NEW ORLEANS– Offshore oil and gas operators in the Gulf of Mexico are beginning to re-board platforms and rigs following Tropical Storm Gordon, according to the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement.
Based on data from offshore operator reports submitted as of 11:30 a.m. CDT Tuesday, personnel have been evacuated from 48 production platforms, 6.99% of the 687 manned platforms in the Gulf of Mexico.
All 20 rigs (non-dynamically positioned) operating in the Gulf are in operation. Also, all 19 dynamically positioned rigs are on location.
From operator reports, it is estimated that about 9.36% of the current oil production and 10.39% of the natural gas production in the Gulf of Mexico have been shut-in.