(This information is up-to-date as of 2:30 p.m. Central, August 29, 2012. Further updates will be provided as needed.)
Hurricane Issac’s center has made landfall and its sustained maximum winds are expected to decrease slowly. It has moved very little over the past several hours, with an average west-northwest motion of 6-8 mph. Hurricane Issac will continue to move slowly and forecasts indicate that it should reach Northwest Louisiana by Thursday evening.
Shell’s central and eastern Gulf operations remain fully evacuated with the associated production shut-in. As the weather conditions improve, we expect to begin flyover inspections of our assets on Thursday, August 30. Once we determine that conditions are safe, we will begin redeploying staff on Friday, August 31 and restarting operations. We will continue to monitor weather reports and respond accordingly. The information on this site will be updated as necessary.
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.