OPERATORS BOOST GULF OF MEXICO PRODUCTION
Two operators are ramping up oil and gas production in the Gulf of Mexico off Louisiana. Shell Offshore Inc. (SOI) boosted its Gulf of Mexico production, mainly with flow from two deepwater developments. SOI's gulf-wide production in October averaged 150,000 b/d of oil and 1 bcfd of gas. In 1990, the company's production averaged 110,000 b/d and 945 MMcfd. In addition, Freeport-McMoRan Resource Partners LP, New Orleans, started oil production from Main Pass Block 299 sulfur/oil deposit.