MMS updates post-hurricane statistics

Based on data from offshore operator reports submitted to the Minerals Management Service today, personnel are evacuated from 81 production platforms, equivalent to 11.7% of the 694 manned platforms in the Gulf of Mexico.

Offshore staff

NEW ORLEANS -- Based on data from offshore operator reports submitted to the Minerals Management Service today, personnel are evacuated from 81 production platforms, equivalent to 11.7% of the 694 manned platforms in the Gulf of Mexico. There are no longer any evacuated rigs in the GoM.

From the operators' reports, it is estimated that approximately 43.3% of the oil production and approximately 38.2% of the natural gas production in the GoM is shut-in.

10/10/2008

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