Operators returning to the GoM following tropical storm

Offshore oil and gas operators in the Gulf of Mexico are beginning 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 beginning to re-board platforms and rigs following Tropical Storm Nate, 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 remain evacuated from a total of 142 production platforms, which is 19.27% of the 737 manned platforms in the Gulf of Mexico.

Personnel also remain evacuated from eight drilling rigs (non-dynamically positioned (DP) rigs), equivalent to 40% of the 20 rigs of this type currently operating in the Gulf.

Seven DP rigs are still off location out of the hurricane’s path as a precaution. This number represents 38.9% of the 18 DP rigs currently operating in the Gulf.

From operator reports, it is estimated that approximately 85.09% of the current oil production in the Gulf of Mexico remains shut-in, which equates to 1,489,101 b/d.

It is also estimated that approximately 64.78% of the natural gas production, or 2,085.98 MMcf/d in the Gulf of Mexico is shut-in.

According to BSEE, no damages have been reported.

10/09/2017

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