Update 3: Shell Gulf of Mexico response
May 14, 2016
Shell and the U.S. Coast Guard continue joint efforts to respond to a sheen created by an oil discharge from a flow line at the Glider Field in the Gulf of Mexico.
The sheen is currently located approximately 90 miles from the coast of Louisiana with a westerly trajectory and no coastline impacts anticipated at this time. There are also no reported wildlife impacts or fishery closures at this time. Skimming continued overnight using infrared technology and support from aerial resources. Joint efforts have recovered approximately 566 barrels of oily water mixture, and recovery will continue throughout the weekend. Plans to remove the damaged segment and further secure the subsea system are under development with BSEE. Production from the direct vertical access well at the nearby Brutus tension-leg platform is approved by BSEE to resume. Glider and other subsea tie-backs will remain shut in.
Safety remains our priority throughout our recovery and response efforts.
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