MMS updates evacuation statistics for hurricanes Gustav, Ike

Based on data from offshore operator reports submitted to the Minerals Management Service (MMS), personnel have been evacuated from 167 production platforms, equivalent to 23.3 % of the 717 manned platforms in the Gulf of Mexico.

Offshore staff

NEW ORLEANS -- Based on data from offshore operator reports submitted to the Minerals Management Service (MMS), personnel have been evacuated from 167 production platforms, equivalent to 23.3 % of the 717 manned platforms in the Gulf of Mexico.

Personnel from 44 rigs have also been evacuated; this is equivalent to 36.4 % of the 121 rigs currently operating in the Gulf.

From the operators' reports, it is estimated that approximately 77.5% of the oil production in the Gulf has been shut-in. It is also estimated that approximately 64.8% of the natural gas production in the Gulf has been shut-in.

09/09/2008

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