Gulf of Mexico operators returning to work after Harvey

About 9% of oil production and 13% of natural gas production remains shut-in in the Gulf of Mexico, according to the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement.

Offshore staff

NEW ORLEANS– About 9% of oil production and 13% of natural gas production remains shut-in in the Gulf of Mexico, according to the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement.

From Gulf of Mexico operator reports, BSEE estimates that approximately 8.74% of the current oil production of 1,750,000 b/d in the Gulf remains shut-in, which equates to 152,989 b/d. BSEE also estimates that about 12.61% of the natural gas production of 3,220 million cubic feet per day, or 405.99 MMcf/d, remains shut-in.

BSEE added that no damage reports from oil and gas operators have been received.

Based on the data from offshore operator reports submitted as of 11:30 CDT today, personnel remain evacuated from 75 production platforms, which represents 10.18% of the 737 manned platforms in the Gulf of Mexico.

Personnel have returned to all five of the previously evacuated non-DP rigs.

As offshore oil and gas operations return to normal, the industry continues to provide assistance for the onshoreHurricane Harvey relief efforts.

Hess Corp. has donated $1 million to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. The company said that it will match every donation employees make in the coming weeks to relief efforts by the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, American Red Cross, and United Way of Houston.

Transocean says that it has contributed $100,000 to the American Red Cross and $100,000 to the Houston Food Bank. The company says that it will also match donations made to the relief efforts by its employees.

Statoil announced via social media that it has donated $250,000 to the Red Cross.

Weatherford International plc says that is has pledged $25,000 to Feeding Texas, the Texas Food Bank Network, and $25,000 to J.J. Watt's Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund.

ExxonMobil says that it has increased its financial commitment for Harvey relief to up to $9.5 million, which includes a new employee and retiree donation match program and in-kind donations to the American Red Cross for recovery efforts in South Texas. The increased support builds on $1 million in previous contributions to the American Red Cross and United Way of Greater Houston.

09/01/2017

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