MMS updates evacuation statistics

The MMS has provided updated statistics on platform and rig evacuations in the path of Tropical Storm Dolly.

Offshore staff

NEW ORLEANS -- The MMS has provided updated statistics on platform and rig evacuations in the path of Tropical Storm Dolly.

Personnel have been evacuated from 62 production platforms, equivalent to 8.6 % of the 717 manned platforms in the Gulf of Mexico. Personnel from eight rigs have also been evacuated; this is equivalent to 6.5 % of the 123 rigs currently operating in the Gulf.

From the operators' reports, it is estimated that approximately 4.47 % of the oil production in the Gulf has been shut-in. It is also estimated that approximately 7.87 % of the natural gas production in the area has been shut-in.

07/23/2008

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