Update 4: Shell Gulf of Mexico response
May 15, 2016
Shell and the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) continue joint efforts to respond to an oil sheen created by a discharge from a flow line at the Glider Field in the Gulf of Mexico.
The sheen has maintained a westerly trajectory with no shoreline impacts anticipated at this time, and Shell has approval from the U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) to begin repairs at Glider. Production from the nearby Brutus field has resumed. Glider and other subsea tieback fields remain shut-in. Skimming of the sheen continued overnight using infrared technology with support from aerial resources. Joint efforts have recovered approximately 1,229 barrels (or about 51,000 gallons) of oily-water mixture.
Safety remains our priority throughout our recovery and response efforts.
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