HOUSTON – bp has resumed operations at the Atlantis and Mad Dog platforms in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico.
Located 150 mi (241 km) south of New Orleans, the Atlantis semisubmersible production platform operates in about 7,000 ft (2,134 m) of water. It has a production capacity of about 200,000 b/d of oil and 180 MMcf/d of gas.
Located 100 mi (161 km) south of Grand Isle, Louisiana, the Mad Dog spar operates in 4,500 ft (1,372 m) of water. It has a production capacity of about 100,000 b/d of oil.
Operations are expected to resume at the Thunder Horse and Na Kika platforms in the coming days, the company said.
Located 150 mi southeast of New Orleans, the Thunder Horse semisubmersible production platform operates in 6,050 ft (1,844 m) of water. It has a production capacity of about 250,000 b/d of oil and 200 MMcf/d of gas.
Located 140 mi (225 km) southeast of New Orleans, the Na Kika semisubmersible production platform operates in 6,340 ft (1,932 m) of water. It has production capacity of up to 130,000 b/d of oil and 550 MMcf/d of gas.
Repairs are under way at the company’s onshore assets in Houma and Port Fourchon. In the interim, bp has temporarily relocated its shore base to Galveston, Texas, and heliport to Lafayette, Louisiana.
Personnel remain evacuated from 73 production platforms and four rigs in the Gulf of Mexico, according to the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE).
Two DP rigs remain off location.
From 33 operator reports, BSEE estimates that about 76.88% of the current oil production in the Gulf is shut-in. It estimates that about 77.25% of the gas production remains shut-in.