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Tropical Storm Debby Update #1

Shell GoM Deep Water Operations

(This information is up-to-date as of 9:30 a.m. Central, June 24, 2012. Further updates will be provided as needed.)

Given the forecast for Tropical Storm Debby, Shell evacuated approximately 360 staff yesterday who were not associated with production activities.

Based on the revised forecast, evacuations are being planned to further reduce staff in our Central and Western Gulf operations as flight conditions allow. 

Production has been shut-in at Auger and Enchilada/Salsa, mostly attributable to subsea infrastructure.  Other production shut-ins are being considered and we are positioning other operations to shut-in should weather conditions continue to deteriorate.

We will continue to monitor weather reports and respond accordingly.  The information on this site will be updated as necessary.

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) for overall Gulf of Mexico shut-in status, as of the previous day.