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Tropical Storm Alex - Update #4

11 a.m. Central Shell Upstream Americas Deep Water Operations

(This information is up-to-date as of 11 a.m. Central June 28, 2010, Further updates will be provided as needed.)

Shell will continue evacuations from its Western Gulf of Mexico operations today, bringing another approximately 200 personnel to shore. The total number of evacuated personnel to date is approximately 700. Remaining personnel offshore is ~835 and we will continue to evaluate the necessary evacuation of those remaining personnel as we gain more information.

Production from our Western and Central Gulf of Mexico assets is being shut-in today to prepare for the potential full evacuation of personnel tomorrow morning. Production from our East assets will be evaluated as the storm progresses.


We will continue to monitor this system closely and respond to further developments.

The information on this site will be updated as necessary.  

For reference:  a list of assets in our Gulf of Mexico operations can be found here

NOTES AND DISCLAIMERS:  Shell-specific production shut-in numbers are not issued externally.  You can contact the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement (BOEMRE)  for overall Gulf of Mexico shut-in status, as of the previous day.


Customers of Shell and its affiliates may have other specific inquiries related to storm or hurricane impacts and should contact their account manager with those questions. Nothing herein shall be construed as a declaration of force majeure.  All declarations of force majeure will be made and related notices given in accordance with the provisions of the affected contracts.

Shell and Motiva are Prepared

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