BSEE Update 8/29: Oil Production Shut-In of 18% in Gulf of Mexico
Update 8/29: From operator reports as of 11:30 a.m. CDT today, an estimated 18% of the current oil production of 1.75 million B/D in the Gulf of Mexico has been shut in, which equates to 319,523 B/D. Approximately 19% of the natural gas production of 3,220 MMcf/d, or 615 MMcf/d in the Gulf of Mexico has been shut in. This reflects a 1% decrease in oil shut-ins and a 1% increase in gas shut-ins since yesterday’s report.
Personnel have been evacuated from a total of 102 production platforms, 14% of the 737 manned platforms in the Gulf of Mexico. This reflects evacuations from an additional four platforms.
Original article 8/28: From operator reports, an estimated 19% of the current oil production of 1.75 million B/D in the Gulf of Mexico has been shut in, which equates to 331,370 B/D. Approximately 18% of the natural gas production of 3,220 MMcf/d, or 583 MMcf/d, has been shut in as a result of Hurricane/Tropical Storm Harvey.
The production percentages are calculated using information submitted by offshore operators in daily reports. Shut-in production information included in these reports is based on the amount of oil and gas the operator expected to produce that day.
Based on data from the reports submitted as of 11:30 CDT today, personnel have been evacuated from a total of 98 production platforms, 13% of the 737 manned platforms in the Gulf.
Personnel have been evacuated from five non-dynamically positioned (DP) rigs, or about 50% of the 10 rigs of this type currently operating. Of the 21 DP rigs operating, none have moved off location out of the storm’s path as a precaution.
After the storm has passed, facilities will be inspected. Once all standard checks have been completed, production from undamaged facilities will be brought back on line immediately.
Texas and Gulf of Mexico Production Continues Comeback After Harvey
Onshore and offshore production in Texas and the Gulf of Mexico continues to recover to pre-Hurricane Harvey levels as inspections and assessments of damages are done. Operators have not reported major damages resulting in extended shut-ins.
BSEE Update 9/1: Offshore Oil and Gas Production Up 10% in Gulf of Mexico
Oil and gas production in the Gulf of Mexico have each gone up 10% since yesterday as Harvey continues to weaken and move northeast toward the Ohio Valley. Widespread flooding is expected to continue in Texas and toward the Louisiana border through the weekend.
Drones Utilized to Assess Facility Damage After Harvey
As companies begin examining facilities in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, commercial drones have become a valuable asset in reaching flooded areas too dangerous for people to reach.
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