Offshore industry assesses impact of Tropical Storm Cristobal

June 10, 2020
About 31% of US GoM crude oil production remains shut in following Tropical Storm Cristobal.

Offshore staff

HOUSTON – About 31%, or 575,541 b/d of offshore crude oil production remains shut in the US-regulated Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday following the passage of Tropical Storm Cristobal, the US government said.

About 33%, or 898.32 MMcf/d of offshore natural gas output remains shut in the US Gulf after the storm’s passage ashore, according to the US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE).

On Monday, 34% of crude oil production and 35% of natural gas output had been shut, the agency said. The agency also said about 19%, or 123 production platforms, remained evacuated in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Also, one exploration rig, or about 12.5%, remained evacuated, BSEE said.

In total, the storm has shut in 2.5 MMb/d and 3.5 Bcf/d of natural gas production since Saturday, says BSEE.

Cristobal formed on June 1, struck the Mexican coast and then passed north to make landfall in southeast Louisiana on Sunday. Currently, Cristobal, now considered an extratropical depression, is passing over Missouri, according to the U.S. National Weather Service.