Operators returning to the GoM after tropical storm

July 15, 2019

Offshore staff

NEW ORLEANS – Operators in the Gulf of Mexico are starting to re-board offshore platforms and rigs after Tropical Storm Barry, according to the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE).

Based on data from offshore operator reports submitted as of 11:30 CDT today, personnel have been evacuated from 267 production platforms, 39.91% of the 669 manned platforms in the Gulf of Mexico.

Personnel have been evacuated from 10 non-DP rigs, equivalent to 47.6% of the 21 rigs of this type currently operating in the Gulf.

None of the 20 DP rigs operating in the GoM are off location. They have all returned to pre-storm positioning.

From operator reports, BSEE estimates that about 69.08% of the current oil production in the Gulf has been shut-in, which equates to 1,305,558 b/d. It is also estimated that about 60.58% of the natural gas production, or 1,684.20 MMcf/d in the GoM has been shut-in.