Less than one-fifth of GoM oil production remains shut-in, says BSEE

Offshore oil and gas operators in the Gulf of Mexico are continuing to re-board platforms and rigs following Tropical Storm Nate, according to the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement.

Offshore staff

NEW ORLEANS — Offshore oil and gas operators in the Gulf of Mexico are continuing to re-board platforms and rigs following Tropical Storm Nate, according to the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement.

Based on offshore operator reports submitted as of 11:30 CDT today, personnel remain evacuated from a total of 20 production platforms, which is 2.71% of the 737 manned platforms in the Gulf of Mexico.

Personnel have returned to all 20 non-dynamically positioned (DP) rigs currently operating in the Gulf, and none of the 18 DP rigs are off location.

From operator reports, it is estimated that about 19.63% of the current oil production and about 12.42% of the natural gas production in theGulf of Mexico is shut-in. 

10/12/2017

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