Update 2: Shell Gulf of Mexico response
May 13, 2016
On Friday, May 13th, a segment of flow line at the Glider Field, connecting to one of Shell’s tension leg platforms, was identified as the source of an oil release in the Gulf of Mexico.
Shell and the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) are continuing joint efforts to respond to the sheen created by the discharge. The section of flow line has been isolated, and efforts continue to assess the subsea infrastructure to confirm no additional discharge points. Skimming of recoverable oil has begun. Investigators with the U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement are on site and leading an investigation into the cause of the release.
The Glider field is located approximately 90-miles south of Louisiana, and production remains shut-in.
No release is acceptable, and safety remains our priority as we respond to this incident.
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