The team visually confirmed that there is no fire on the asset and no hydrocarbons were detected in the area where the incident occurred. Though the structure is visibly sound, crews will continue to determine the integrity of the platform and formulate a plan for damage repair.
After additional overflights, Shell verified that there was no oil in the water as a result of this incident.
Shell and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) are investigating the cause of the incident.
There is no timeline to resume normal operations.
No harm to people or the environment is ever acceptable and Shell deeply regrets that this incident occurred.