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Tropical Storm Isaac Update - #15

Shell GoM Deep Water Operations‬‪‬‪

(This information is up-to-date as of 1:00 p.m. Central, August 31, 2012. Further updates will be provided as needed.)‬‪‬‪‬‪

Isaac is a remnant area of low pressure over northwestern Arkansas. Sustained winds are 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph. It is expected to continue weakening over the next several hours.

Shell is executing a full redeployment of personnel to our central operations and two drilling rigs operating in the eastern areas.  Redeployment of staff will continue tomorrow in all areas. Once power and communications are restored, required inspections are made and the locations are deemed safe, operations personnel will work to restart production and recommence drilling activities. Production ramp up at each impacted facility will vary, but complete GOM production ramp up to pre-storm levels may take three to five days and will depend on downstream infrastructure.

We will continue to monitor weather reports and respond accordingly.

To find out more about our hurricane preparedness and evacuation and shut in procedures, please visit the Shell Hurricane Center: www.shell.us/stormcenter  ‬‪‬‪

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