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UPDATE: Operators Restore GOM Production After Hurricane Delta

Forty-four percent of oil production and 30% of natural gas production remain shut in as operators return workers to offshore platforms. Production from undamaged facilities are being brought back online once all standard checks are completed. Facilities with damage may take longer to bring back up.

Supply boats leaving an offshore platform
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Oil and gas operators in the US Gulf of Mexico (GOM) are bringing personnel back to offshores facilities this week following the aftermath of Hurricane Delta, including Shell, Chevron, and BP.

On Tuesday, BSEE reported 70 production platforms (11%) of 643 manned platforms in GOM still have personnel evacuated, compared with a high of 273 production platforms evacuated on 8 October.

Personnel returned to nondynamically positioned rigs, and all dynamically positioned rigs that moved off location for Hurricane Delta are back on location. Up to 15 dynamically positioned rigs (88%) moved off location out of the hurricane’s path last week.

BSEE estimated about 44% of oil production and 30% of natural gas production remain shut-in from last week. As much as 92% of oil production and 60% of gas was shut in as Delta made landfall in the US. A total of just over 10 million bbl of oil production and 9.6 Bcf of natural gas production was shut in due to the hurricane.

 

 

Total

Percentage of GOM

Platforms
Evacuated

70

11

Rigs
Evacuated

0

0

DP Rigs Moved-off

0

0

 

Total shut-in

Percentage of GOM Production

Oil, BOPD
Shut-in

805,965

44

Gas,
MMCFD Shut-in

809.11

30