Shell Oil says its Na Kika pipeline in the US Gulf of Mexico will be back online by Nov. 1.
The pipeline sustained damage in two locations a month ago from Hurricane Ivan. Damage occurred under 210 ft of water at Main Pass block 151, and near Main Pass block 69 in 40 ft of water.
BP is waiting for Shell to complete repairs at Main Pass block 69, so the company can repair its MPOG line, which lies underneath the Shell line.
The Na Kika pipeline's capacity is 140,000 b/d. Before the hurricane, throughput was 122,000 b/d. Damage to the Na Kika pipelines is keeping 110,000 b/d shut in.