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Restoration of Oil and Gas Production Continues in Gulf of Mexico

As of 11:30 CDT today, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) reported about 14% of oil production and about 14% of natural gas production remains shut in following Tropical Storm Barry. Four days earlier on 15 July, about 69% of the oil production and 61% of the natural gas in the Gulf of Mexico was shut in.

Based on BSEE’s data from offshore operator reports, personnel remain evacuated from a total of 34 production platforms, 5% of the 669 manned platforms.

Personnel remain evacuated from 1 nondynamically positioned rig out of the 21 rigs of this type.

Among the 24 companies reporting to BSEE, there was one platform damage report for handrail and grating damage.

Shell said on 17 July in its latest storm update that its Ursa and Olympus assets have resumed production, while the Mars, Enchilada, Salsa, and Stone assets are in varying stages of returning to normal operations and production levels.

Approximately 80% of the average daily production of its operated assets in the Gulf of Mexico continues.

In its final Tropical Storm Barry update on 15 July, Anadarko said it had returned personnel to the Constitution and Heidelberg platforms, and expected to return personnel to the Holstein and Marco Polo platforms on the same date. The operator had restarted production at the Marlin facility.

This is the final Tropical Storm Barry update to be posted on OGF. To see additional BSEE updates, visit BSEE on LinkedIn.

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