11/11 update to Garden Banks 128 Incident
Nov 12, 2017
Shell is standing down its emergency response activities in response to a fire on its Enchilada platform in the Gulf of Mexico.
On Saturday November 11, an assessment team confirmed isolation of the platform from the 30-inch gas export pipeline and no presence of uncontained hydrocarbons. Shell is in the process of developing a plan for repairing the damaged portions of the asset and re-deploying personnel. There is no timeline to resume normal operations.
More than 70 people from Shell and the United States Coast Guard worked together to safely respond to this incident. Throughout the response, Shell did not observe any signs of oil on the water associated with this incident.
Shell and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) are investigating the cause of the incident.
No harm to people or the environment is ever acceptable and Shell deeply regrets that this incident occurred.
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