2020 Storm Season

  • Tropical Depression Beta - Shell Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Update #10

    Shell Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Operations.

    (ISSUED at 1:00 PM CST) Shell has begun to safely redeploy personnel to Perdido in the western Gulf of Mexico. Drilling operations have been restored at the Mars platform.

    Any personnel moved from, or to, our assets will continue to adhere to our existing strict COVID-19 risk mitigation measures, and all personnel will be required to pass our COVID-19 screening process prior to returning to work offshore. As always, the safety of our people, the environment and our assets are Shell’s top priority.

    To find out more about our hurricane preparedness and evacuation and shut in procedures, please visit the Shell Hurricane Center: www.shell.us/stormcenter

    Tropical Depression Beta - Shell Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Update #10

  • Tropical Depression Beta - Shell Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Update #9

    Shell Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Operations

    (ISSUED at 6:00 PM CST) As Tropical Depression Beta moves ashore, Shell continues to monitor and manage remaining impacts to our assets and operations in the Gulf of Mexico. As a precautionary measure, Shell has evacuated all personnel from Perdido in the western Gulf of Mexico and has shut in production. Drilling operations at the Mars platform remain suspended due to storm conditions.

    Any personnel moved from, or to, our assets will continue to adhere to our existing strict COVID-19 risk mitigation measures, and all personnel will be required to pass our COVID-19 screening process prior to returning to work offshore. As always, the safety of our people, the environment and our assets are Shell’s top priority.

    To find out more about our hurricane preparedness and evacuation and shut in procedures, please visit the Shell Hurricane Center: www.shell.us/stormcenter

    Tropical Depression Beta - Shell Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Update #9

  • Tropical Storm Beta - Shell Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Update #8

    Shell Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Operations (No change from Update #7)

    (ISSUED at 6:30 PM CST) Shell is monitoring Tropical Storm Beta for potential impacts to our assets and operations in the Gulf of Mexico. As a precautionary measure, Shell has evacuated all personnel from Perdido in the western Gulf of Mexico and has shut in production. Drilling operations at Mars have been suspended due to storm conditions.

    Any personnel moved from, or to, our assets will continue to adhere to our existing strict COVID-19 risk mitigation measures, and all personnel will be required to pass our COVID-19 screening process prior to returning to work offshore. As always, the safety of our people, the environment and our assets are Shell’s top priority.

    To find out more about our hurricane preparedness and evacuation and shut in procedures, please visit the Shell Hurricane Center: www.shell.us/stormcenter

    Tropical Storm Beta - Shell Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Update #8

  • Tropical Storm Beta - Shell Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Update #7

    Shell Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Operations

    (ISSUED at 9:30 AM CST) Shell is monitoring Tropical Storm Beta for potential impacts to our assets and operations in the Gulf of Mexico. As a precautionary measure, Shell has evacuated all personnel from Perdido in the western Gulf of Mexico and has shut in production. Drilling operations at Mars have been suspended due to storm conditions.

    Any personnel moved from, or to, our assets will continue to adhere to our existing strict COVID-19 risk mitigation measures, and all personnel will be required to pass our COVID-19 screening process prior to returning to work offshore. As always, the safety of our people, the environment and our assets are Shell’s top priority.

    To find out more about our hurricane preparedness and evacuation and shut in procedures, please visit the Shell Hurricane Center: www.shell.us/stormcenter

    Tropical Storm Beta - Shell Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Update #7

  • Tropical Storm Beta - Shell Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Update #6

    Shell Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Operations (No change from Update #5)

    (ISSUED at 7:30 PM CST) Shell is monitoring Tropical Storm Beta for potential impacts to our assets and operations in the Gulf of Mexico. As a precautionary measure, Shell has evacuated all personnel from Perdido in the western Gulf of Mexico and has shut in production. All rigs in the area are monitoring the weather and have secured operations.

    Any personnel moved from, or to, our assets will continue to adhere to our existing strict COVID-19 risk mitigation measures, and all personnel will be required to pass our COVID-19 screening process prior to returning to work offshore. As always, the safety of our people, the environment and our assets are Shell’s top priority.

    To find out more about our hurricane preparedness and evacuation and shut in procedures, please visit the Shell Hurricane Center: www.shell.us/stormcenter

    Tropical Storm Beta - Shell Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Update #6

  • Tropical Storm Beta - Shell Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Update #5

    Shell Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Operations.

    (ISSUED at 6:30 PM CST) Shell is monitoring Tropical Storm Beta for potential impacts to our assets and operations in the Gulf of Mexico. As a precautionary measure, Shell has evacuated all personnel from Perdido in the western Gulf of Mexico and has shut in production. All rigs in the area are monitoring the weather and have secured operations.

    Any personnel moved from, or to, our assets will continue to adhere to our existing strict COVID-19 risk mitigation measures, and all personnel will be required to pass our COVID-19 screening process prior to returning to work offshore. As always, the safety of our people, the environment and our assets are Shell’s top priority.

    To find out more about our hurricane preparedness and evacuation and shut in procedures, please visit the Shell Hurricane Center: www.shell.us/stormcenter

    Tropical Storm Beta - Shell Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Update #5

  • Tropical Storm Beta - Shell Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Update #4

    Shell Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Operations.

    (ISSUED at 9:30 AM CST) Shell is monitoring Tropical Storm Beta for potential impacts to our assets and operations in the Gulf of Mexico. As a precautionary measure, Shell has evacuated all personnel from Perdido in the western Gulf of Mexico and has shut in production. All rigs in the area are monitoring the weather and are securing operations.

    Any personnel moved from, or to, our assets will continue to adhere to our existing strict COVID-19 risk mitigation measures, and all personnel will be required to pass our COVID-19 screening process prior to returning to work offshore. As always, the safety of our people, the environment and our assets are Shell’s top priority.

    To find out more about our hurricane preparedness and evacuation and shut in procedures, please visit the Shell Hurricane Center: www.shell.us/stormcenter

    Tropical Storm Beta - Shell Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Update #4

  • Tropical Storm Beta - Shell Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Update #3

    Shell Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Operations.

    (ISSUED at 6:30 PM CST) Shell is monitoring Tropical Storm Beta for potential impacts to our assets and operations in the Gulf of Mexico. As a precautionary measure, Shell is evacuating non-essential personnel from Perdido in the western Gulf of Mexico and has shut in production. All rigs in the area are monitoring the weather and securing operations.

    Any personnel moved from, or to, our assets will continue to adhere to our existing strict COVID-19 risk mitigation measures, and all personnel will be required to pass our COVID-19 screening process prior to returning to work offshore. As always, the safety of our people, the environment and our assets are Shell’s top priority.

    To find out more about our hurricane preparedness and evacuation and shut in procedures, please visit the Shell Hurricane Center: www.shell.us/stormcenter

    Tropical Storm Beta - Shell Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Update #3

  • Tropical Depression #22 - Shell Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Update #2

    Shell Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Operations.

    (ISSUED at 9:00 AM CST) Shell is monitoring Tropical Depression #22 for potential impacts to our assets and operations in the Gulf of Mexico. As a precautionary measure, Shell is evacuating non-essential personnel from Perdido in the western Gulf of Mexico and has shut in production. All rigs in the area are monitoring the weather and securing operations.

    Any personnel moved from, or to, our assets will continue to adhere to our existing strict COVID-19 risk mitigation measures, and all personnel will be required to pass our COVID-19 screening process prior to returning to work offshore. As always, the safety of our people, the environment and our assets are Shell’s top priority.

    To find out more about our hurricane preparedness and evacuation and shut in procedures, please visit the Shell Hurricane Center: www.shell.us/stormcenter

    Tropical Depression #22 - Shell Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Update #2

  • Tropical Storm Sally and Tropical Depression #22 - Shell Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Update #1

    Shell Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Operations

    (ISSUED at 9:00 PM CST) As weather conditions improve from Tropical Storm Sally, production at Appomattox is ramping back up and is expected to resume operations as normal tonight.

    Meanwhile, Shell is monitoring Tropical Depression #22 for potential impacts to our assets and operations in the Gulf of Mexico. As a precautionary measure, Shell is evacuating non-essential personnel from Perdido in the western Gulf of Mexico. All rigs are monitoring the weather and beginning to secure operations.

    Any personnel moved from, or to, our assets will continue to adhere to our existing strict COVID-19 risk mitigation measures, and all personnel will be required to pass our COVID-19 screening process prior to returning to work offshore.As always, the safety of our people, the environment and our assets are Shell’s top priority.

    To find out more about our hurricane preparedness and evacuation and shut in procedures, please visit the Shell Hurricane Center: www.shell.us/stormcenter

    Tropical Storm Sally and Tropical Depression #22 - Shell Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Update #1

  • Hurricane Sally - Shell Manufacturing Gulf Coast Update #4

    Shell Manufacturing Gulf Coast

    (ISSUED at 12:30 PM CST) The Shell Mobile Refinery is running normally. Rain, storm surge and winds from Hurricane Sally had only minimal operational impact. Site employees and contractors have been notified to report as usual today, Thursday, September 17, 2020. No additional updates will be issued.

    To find out more about our hurricane preparedness, please visit the Shell Hurricane Center: www.shell.us/stormcenter.

    Hurricane Sally - Shell Manufacturing Gulf Coast Update #4

  • Tropical Storm Sally - Shell Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Update #7

    Shell Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Operations

    (ISSUED at 6:00 PM CST) Shell continues to monitor Tropical Storm Sally for potential impacts to our assets and operations in the Gulf of Mexico.

    There are no impacts to drilling operations, and production remains shut in at Appomattox. As always, the safety of our people, the environment and our assets are Shell’s top priority.

    To find out more about our hurricane preparedness and evacuation and shut in procedures, please visit the Shell Hurricane Center: www.shell.us/stormcenter

    Tropical Storm Sally - Shell Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Update #7

  • Hurricane Sally - Shell Manufacturing Gulf Coast Update #3

    Shell Manufacturing Gulf Coast

    (ISSUED at 2:30 PM CST) The Shell Mobile Refinery is conducting a thorough post-hurricane damage assessment to ensure the integrity of equipment, systems and processes at the facility. At this early stage there does not appear to be serious damage from wind, rain or storm surge. Crude oil refining rates were reduced temporarily at the Shell Mobile Refinery in anticipation of the potential impact of Hurricane Sally. Employees are being accounted for, and no hurricane-related injuries have been reported.

    To find out more about our hurricane preparedness, please visit the Shell Hurricane Center: www.shell.us/stormcenter.

    Hurricane Sally - Shell Manufacturing Gulf Coast Update #3

  • Hurricane Sally - Shell Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Update #6

    Shell Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Operations (Note: No change from this morning)

    (ISSUED at 5:30 PM CST) Shell continues to monitor Hurricane Sally for potential impacts to our assets and operations in the Gulf of Mexico.

    As a precautionary measure, some drilling operations have secured wells for rigs that may potentially experience severe weather. Due to potential weather impacts, some production has been curtailed at Mars, Olympus and Ursa, and production at Appomattox has been shut in. All personnel remain aboard our assets.

    As always, the safety of our people, the environment and our assets are Shell’s top priority.

    To find out more about our hurricane preparedness and evacuation and shut in procedures, please visit the Shell Hurricane Center: www.shell.us/stormcenter.

    Hurricane Sally - Shell Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Update #6

  • Hurricane Sally - Shell Manufacturing Gulf Coast Update #2

    Shell Manufacturing Gulf Coast

    (ISSUED at 1:00 PM CST) Shell continues to monitor Hurricane Sally for potential impacts to our assets and operations along the Gulf Coast. At this time the only Shell manufacturing facility within the projected landfall cone of Hurricane Sally is the Mobile Refinery in Alabama. We are monitoring the situation closely and taking the necessary precautions to ensure the safety of employees and manufacturing processes.

    The Shell Mobile Refinery activated its 24-hour emergency operations center for hurricane readiness and response activities. Health and safety, operations, environmental and other specialists are on duty to ensure that steps are taken to minimize any impact from high wind, rain and storm surge from the Mobile River and Chickasaw Creek.

    The Shell Mobile Refinery plans to continue operating during Hurricane Sally. However, only personnel required to prepare for landfall and to operate the facilities will be on site.

    Protection of our people and assets, the community and environment are our top priorities. If conditions lead to an evacuation, we will be prepared to carry it out in a safe and orderly manner. We will use the media and other means of communication to notify employees not to report to work if conditions could be unsafe.

    To find out more about our hurricane preparedness, please visit the Shell Hurricane Center: www.shell.us/stormcenter.

    Hurricane Sally - Shell Manufacturing Gulf Coast Update #2

  • Hurricane Sally - Shell Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Update #5

    Shell Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Operations

    (ISSUED at 9:00 AM CST) Shell continues to monitor Hurricane Sally for potential impacts to our assets and operations in the Gulf of Mexico.

    As a precautionary measure, some drilling operations have secured wells for rigs that may potentially experience severe weather. Due to potential weather impacts, some production has been curtailed at Mars, Olympus and Ursa, and production at Appomattox has been shut in. All personnel remain aboard our assets.

    As always, the safety of our people, the environment and our assets are Shell’s top priority.

    To find out more about our hurricane preparedness and evacuation and shut in procedures, please visit the Shell Hurricane Center: www.shell.us/stormcenter.

    Hurricane Sally - Shell Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Update #5

  • Hurricane Sally - Shell Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Update #4

    Shell Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Operations

    (ISSUED at 7:00 PM CST) Shell continues to monitor Hurricane Sally for potential impacts to our assets and operations in the Gulf of Mexico.

    As a precautionary measure, some drilling operations have secured wells for rigs that may potentially experience severe weather. Due to potential weather impacts, some production has been curtailed at Olympus and Mars and production at Appomattox has been shut in. All personnel remain aboard our assets.

    As always, the safety of our people, the environment and our assets are Shell’s top priority.

    To find out more about our hurricane preparedness and evacuation and shut in procedures, please visit the Shell Hurricane Center: www.shell.us/stormcenter.

    Hurricane Sally - Shell Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Update #4

  • Hurricane Sally - Shell Manufacturing Gulf Coast Update #1

    Shell Manufacturing Gulf Coast

    (ISSUED at 5:00 PM CST) Shell manufacturing facilities along the Louisiana and Alabama coasts are closely monitoring Hurricane Sally and are prepared to take action as appropriate based on our established hurricane readiness and response plans. These manufacturing facilities are located in Convent, Geismar and Norco, Louisiana; and Mobile, Alabama.

    The Shell Mobile Refinery within the projected landfall cone of Hurricane Sally is also taking necessary precautions to ensure the safety of employees and manufacturing processes and is currently operating at normal rates.

    The Shell Mobile Refinery activated its 24-hour emergency operations center for hurricane readiness and response activities. Health and safety, operations, environmental and other specialists are on duty to ensure that steps are taken to minimize any impact from high wind, rain and storm surge from the Mobile River and Chickasaw Creek.

    We are following a multi-phase plan that identifies people and equipment that need attention. The plan is premised on the projected path and severity of the storm and can be adjusted to fit changing weather conditions.

    Before each hurricane season, Shell sites on the Gulf Coast review and test this plan based on various hurricane scenarios. Our facilities regularly confer with local emergency operations centers to share information on preparedness and response tasks, and we work closely with city officials whenever severe weather could affect local residents.

    Our hurricane plan includes a number of checkpoints, such as computing services, flooding, communications, operations, utilities, health and safety, environment, unit shutdowns and staffing requirements. We also assess the potential impact on incoming receipts of crude oil and petrochemical feedstocks, outgoing distribution of products and onsite inventories. The severity and proximity of a hurricane or major storm to our facility will determine actions taken.

    Protection of our people and assets, the community and environment are our top priorities. If conditions lead to an evacuation, we will be prepared to carry it out in a safe and orderly manner. We will use the media and other means of communication to notify employees not to report to work if conditions could be unsafe.

    To find out more about our hurricane preparedness, please visit the Shell Hurricane Center: www.shell.us/stormcenter.

    Hurricane Sally - Shell Manufacturing Gulf Coast Update #1

  • Tropical Storm Sally - Shell Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Update #3

    Shell Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Operations

    (ISSUED at 9:00 AM CST) Shell continues to monitor Tropical Storm Sally for potential impacts to our assets and operations in the Gulf of Mexico.

    As a precautionary measure, some drilling operations have secured wells for rigs that may potentially experience severe weather. Some production is being curtailed at Olympus, Mars and Appomattox to prepare for potential impacts. All personnel remain aboard our assets.

    As always, the safety of our people, the environment and our assets are Shell’s top priority.

    To find out more about our hurricane preparedness and evacuation and shut in procedures, please visit the Shell Hurricane Center: www.shell.us/stormcenter

    Tropical Storm Sally - Shell Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Update #3

  • Tropical Storm Sally - Shell Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Update #2

    Shell Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Operations

    (ISSUED at 9:30 PM CST) Shell continues to monitor Tropical Storm Sally for potential impacts to our assets and operations in the Gulf of Mexico.

    As a precautionary measure, some drilling operations are in the process of securing wells for rigs that may potentially experience severe weather. Some production is being curtailed at Olympus to prepare for potential impacts. All personnel remain aboard our assets.

    As always, the safety of our people, the environment and our assets are Shell’s top priority.

    To find out more about our hurricane preparedness and evacuation and shut in procedures, please visit the Shell Hurricane Center: www.shell.us/stormcenter

    Tropical Storm Sally - Shell Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Update #2

  • Tropical Storm Sally - Shell Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Update #1

    Shell Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Operations

    (ISSUED at 10:30 AM CST) Shell is monitoring Tropical Storm Sally for potential impacts to our assets and operations in the Gulf of Mexico.

    As a precautionary measure, we are securing drilling operations for some rigs in preparation for potentially severe weather. At this time, there are no impacts to production and all personnel remain aboard our assets.

    As always, the safety of our people, the environment and our assets are Shell’s top priority.

    To find out more about our hurricane preparedness and evacuation and shut in procedures, please visit the Shell Hurricane Center: www.shell.us/stormcenter

    Tropical Storm Sally - Shell Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Update #1

  • Tropical Depression Laura - Shell Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Update #17

    Redeployment efforts continue

    (ISSUED at 08:00 AM CST) We are now safely re-deploying personnel to all assets where staff had been evacuated as a safety precaution. Perdido, the only one of our nine operated assets that was not shut in, remains in production.

    As always, the safety of our people, the environment and our assets are Shell’s top priority.

    Any personnel moved from, or to, our assets will continue to adhere to our existing strict COVID-19 risk mitigation measures, and all personnel will be required to pass our COVID-19 screening process prior to returning to work offshore.

    To find out more about our hurricane preparedness and evacuation and shut in procedures, please visit the Shell Hurricane Center: www.shell.us/stormcenter

    Tropical Depression Laura - Shell Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Update #17

  • Tropical Depression Laura - Shell Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Update #16

    Aerial inspections carried out today

    (ISSUED at 08:00 PM CST) Following aerial inspections today which indicated no significant impact at our Auger, Enchilada and Salsa assets, we will now begin to safely redeploy personnel at those assets starting tomorrow. However, given that these assets were in Turnarounds (TA) for planned maintenance and repair prior to Hurricane Laura, they will resume those turnaround activities and remain shut in. All of our mobile drilling units have returned to drill sites to re-start operations.

    Meanwhile, we are continuing to safely re-deploy personnel to assets in the Norphlet and Mars Corridors where staff had been evacuated as a safety precaution. Perdido, the only one of our nine operated assets that was not shut in, remains in production.

    As always, the safety of our people, the environment and our assets are Shell’s top priority.

    Any personnel moved from, or to, our assets will continue to adhere to our existing strict COVID-19 risk mitigation measures, and all personnel will be required to pass our COVID-19 screening process prior to returning to work offshore.

    To find out more about our hurricane preparedness and evacuation and shut in procedures, please visit the Shell Hurricane Center: www.shell.us/stormcenter

    Tropical Depression Laura - Shell Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Update #16

  • Tropical Depression Laura - Shell Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Update #15

    Asset inspections expected to start today

    (ISSUED at 10:00 AM CST) Weather permitting, we expect to begin inspections today of potentially affected assets, Auger, Enchilada and Salsa. These inspections will enable us to determine when we can safely re-deploy personnel and resume operations to those platforms. Meanwhile, we are beginning to re-deploy personnel to all other assets that have not been impacted, including those in the Norphlet and Mars Corridors. Perdido was the only one of our nine operated assets that was not shut it and remains in production. Our drilling operations are in the process of re-starting.

    As always, the safety of our people, the environment and our assets are Shell’s top priority.

    Any personnel moved from, or to, our assets will continue to adhere to our existing strict COVID-19 risk mitigation measures, and all personnel will be required to pass our COVID-19 screening process prior to returning to work offshore.

    To find out more about our hurricane preparedness and evacuation and shut in procedures, please visit the Shell Hurricane Center: www.shell.us/stormcenter

    Tropical Depression Laura - Shell Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Update #15

  • Tropical Storm Laura - Shell Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Update #14

    Eight GOM assets remain shut in

    (ISSUED at 08:00 PM CST) In the wake of now Tropical Storm Laura, eight of Shell’s nine operated assets in the Gulf of Mexico remain safely shut in. Our ninth asset, Perdido in the southwestern Gulf, was not shut in and remains fully operational. Inspections of all assets potentially affected by the storm will be conducted as soon as the weather permits, in order to determine when we will be ready to safely re-deploy personnel and resume operations. Our drilling operations are in the process of re-starting.

    As always, the safety of our people, the environment and our assets are Shell’s top priority.

    Any personnel moved from, or to, our assets will continue to adhere to our existing strict COVID-19 risk mitigation measures, and all personnel will be required to pass our COVID-19 screening process prior to returning to work offshore.

    To find out more about our hurricane preparedness and evacuation and shut in procedures, please visit the Shell Hurricane Center: www.shell.us/stormcenter

    Tropical Storm Laura - Shell Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Update #14

  • Hurricane Laura – Shell Deer Park Update #3

    Shell Deer Park Running Normally Following Hurricane Laura

    (ISSUED at 9:30 AM CST) Shell Deer Park Running Normally Following Hurricane Laura

    Shell Deer Park is running normally. Rain, storm surge and winds from Hurricane Laura had only a minimal operational impact as of Thursday, August 27. No additional updates will be issued.

    Hurricane Laura – Shell Deer Park Update #3

  • Hurricane Laura - Update #13

    Shell Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Operations

    (ISSUED at 08:00 AM CST) Shell is actively monitoring Hurricane Laura in the Gulf of Mexico. We have safely shut in production at all but one of our nine operated assets in the Gulf of Mexico and have completed the evacuation of all non-essential personnel. All well operations have now been safely secured.

    When safe conditions allow, we plan to conduct a flyover of potentially impacted assets to determine what, if any, damage the storm may have caused. We continue to monitor all our assets to ensure we are ready to safely and efficiently resume operations once the storm passes.

    As always, the safety of our people, the environment and our assets are Shell’s top priority.

    Any personnel moved from, or to, our assets will continue to adhere to our existing strict COVID-19 risk mitigation measures, and all personnel will be required to pass our COVID-19 screening process prior to returning to work offshore.

    To find out more about our hurricane preparedness and evacuation and shut in procedures, please visit the Shell Hurricane Center: www.shell.us/stormcenter

    Hurricane Laura - Update #13

  • Hurricane Laura - Update #12

    Shell Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Operations

    (ISSUED at 08:00 PM CST) Shell is actively monitoring Hurricane Laura in the Gulf of Mexico. We have safely shut in production at all but one of our nine operated assets in the Gulf of Mexico and have completed the evacuation of all non-essential personnel. We continue to carefully monitor Laura’s potential impacts to our ninth production asset, Perdido, to determine if a safe shut-in of the facility will be necessary. All well operations have now been safely secured.

    As always, the safety of our people, the environment and our assets are Shell’s top priority.

    Any personnel moved from, or to, our assets will continue to adhere to our existing strict COVID-19 risk mitigation measures, and all personnel will be required to pass our COVID-19 screening process prior to returning to work offshore.

    To find out more about our hurricane preparedness and evacuation and shut in procedures, please visit the Shell Hurricane Center: www.shell.us/stormcenter

    Hurricane Laura - Update #12

  • Hurricane Laura – Shell Deer Park Update #2

    Shell Deer Park Manages Hurricane Laura Weather Response

    (ISSUED at 1:00 PM CST) Shell Deer Park to Continue Operating During Hurricane Laura

    Shell Deer Park plans to continue operating as Hurricane Laura makes landfall approximately 130 miles to the east, near Lake Charles, Louisiana. However, only personnel required to prepare for landfall and to operate the facilities will be on site starting this evening, August 26th.

    Shell Deer Park’s top priority is to protect people, nearby communities, the environment and our assets. If conditions change and lead to an evacuation, we are prepared to carry out plans in a safe and orderly way. We will work with the media and other means of communication to notify employees not to report to work if conditions could be unsafe.

    Shell Deer Park has a workforce on duty at all times that can operate and maintain a facility safely or, if necessary, shut down the units in a safe, controlled manner. The team who stays behind during a storm to maintain control of the site has a mix of expertise deemed essential for the situation. This often includes personnel who work on logistics, security and site supervision as well as an emergency medical technician.

    Hurricane Laura – Shell Deer Park Update #2

  • Hurricane Laura - Update #11

    Shell Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Operations

    (ISSUED at 10:00 AM CST) Shell is actively monitoring Hurricane Laura in the Gulf of Mexico. We have safely shut in production at all but one of our nine operated assets in the Gulf of Mexico and have completed the evacuation of all non-essential personnel. We continue to carefully monitor Laura’s potential impacts to our ninth production asset, Perdido, to determine if a safe shut-in of the facility will be necessary. All well operations have now been safely secured.

    As always, the safety of our people, the environment and our assets are Shell’s top priority.

    Any personnel moved from, or to, our assets will continue to adhere to our existing strict COVID-19 risk mitigation measures, and all personnel will be required to pass our COVID-19 screening process prior to returning to work offshore.

    To find out more about our hurricane preparedness and evacuation and shut in procedures, please visit the Shell Hurricane Center: www.shell.us/stormcenter

    Hurricane Laura - Update #11

  • Hurricane Laura - Update #10

    Shell Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Operations

    (ISSUED at 08:00 PM CST) Shell is actively monitoring Hurricane Laura in the Gulf of Mexico. We have safely shut in production at all but one of our nine operated assets in the Gulf of Mexico and have completed the evacuation of all non-essential personnel. We continue to carefully monitor Laura’s potential impacts to our ninth production asset, Perdido, to determine if a safe shut-in of the facility will be necessary. All well operations have now been safely secured.

    As always, the safety of our people, the environment and our assets are Shell’s top priority.

    Any personnel moved from, or to, our assets will continue to adhere to our existing strict COVID-19 risk mitigation measures, and all personnel will be required to pass our COVID-19 screening process prior to returning to work offshore.

    To find out more about our hurricane preparedness and evacuation and shut in procedures, please visit the Shell Hurricane Center: www.shell.us/stormcenter

    Hurricane Laura - Update #10

  • Hurricane Laura – Shell Deer Park Update #1

    Shell Deer Park Monitors Changing Weather Conditions

    (ISSUED at 1:30 PM CST) The only Shell manufacturing facility within the projected landfall cone of Hurricane Laura is located at Deer Park, TX. We are monitoring the situation closely and taking the necessary precautions to ensure the safety of employees and manufacturing processes.
    Shell Deer Park has activated its emergency operations center for hurricane readiness and response activities. Healthand safety, operations, environmental and other specialists are on duty to ensure that steps are taken to minimize any impact from high wind, rain and storm surge from the Ship Channel.

    We are following a multi-phase plan that identifies people and equipment that need attention. The plan is premised on the projected path and severity of the storm and can be adjusted to fit changing weather conditions.

    Before each hurricane season,Shell Deer Park reviews and tests this plan based on various hurricane scenarios. The facility regularly confers with the City of Deer Park’soffice of emergency management to share information on preparedness and response tasks, and we work closely with city officialswhenever severe weathercould affect local residents.

    Our hurricane plan includes a number of checkpoints, such as computing services, flooding, communications, operations, utilities, health and safety, environment, unit shutdowns and staffing requirements. We also assess the potential impact on incoming receipts of crude oil and petrochemical feedstocks, outgoing distribution of products and onsite inventories. The severity and proximity of a hurricane or major storm to our facility will determine actions taken.

    Protection of our people the community, environment and our assets are our top priorities. If conditions lead to an evacuation, we will be prepared to carry it out in a safe and orderly manner. We will use the media and other means of communication to notify employees not to report to work if conditions could be unsafe.

    Hurricane Laura – Shell Deer Park Update #1

  • Hurricane Laura Threat - Update #9

    Shell Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Operations

    (ISSUED at 10:00 AM CST) Shell is actively monitoring Hurricane Laura in the Gulf of Mexico. We have safely shut in production at all but one of our nine operated assets in the Gulf of Mexico and have completed the evacuation of all non-essential personnel. We continue to carefully monitor Laura’s potential impacts to our ninth production asset, Perdido, to determine if a safe shut-in of the facility will be necessary. All well operations have now been safely secured.

    As always, the safety of our people, the environment and our assets are Shell’s top priority.

    Any personnel moved from, or to, our assets will continue to adhere to our existing strict COVID-19 risk mitigation measures, and all personnel will be required to pass our COVID-19 screening process prior to returning to work offshore.

    To find out more about our hurricane preparedness and evacuation and shut in procedures, please visit the Shell Hurricane Center: www.shell.us/stormcenter

    Hurricane Laura Threat - Update #9

  • Tropical Storm Threat - Update #8

    Shell Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Operations

    (ISSUED at 08:00 PM CST) Shell continues to actively monitor Tropical Storm Laura in the Gulf of Mexico. We have safely shut in production at all but one of our nine operated assets in the Gulf of Mexico and have completed the evacuation of all non-essential personnel. We continue to carefully monitor Laura’s potential impacts to our ninth production asset, Perdido, to determine if a safe shut-in of the facility will be necessary. All well operations have now been safely secured.

    As always, the safety of our people, the environment and our assets are Shell’s top priority.

    Any personnel moved from, or to, our assets will continue to adhere to our existing strict COVID-19 risk mitigation measures, and all personnel will be required to pass our COVID-19 screening process prior to returning to work offshore.

    To find out more about our hurricane preparedness and evacuation and shut in procedures, please visit the Shell Hurricane Center: www.shell.us/stormcenter

    Tropical Storm Threats - Update #8

  • Tropical Storm Threats - Update #7

    Shell Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Operations

    (ISSUED at 10:00 AM CST) Shell continues to actively monitor Tropical Storms Laura and Marco in the Gulf of Mexico. We have safely shut in production at all but one of our nine operated assets in the Gulf of Mexico and have completed the evacuation of all non-essential personnel. All well operations have now been safely secured.

    As always, the safety of our people, the environment and our assets are Shell’s top priority.

    Any personnel moved from, or to, our assets will continue to adhere to our existing strict COVID-19 risk mitigation measures, and all personnel will be required to pass our COVID-19 screening process prior to returning to work offshore.

    To find out more about our hurricane preparedness and evacuation and shut in procedures, please visit the Shell Hurricane Center: www.shell.us/stormcenter

    Tropical Storm Threats - Update #7

  • Tropical Storm & Hurricane Threats - Update #6

    Shell Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Operations

    (ISSUED at 8:00 PM CST) We continue to actively monitor Tropical Storm Laura and Hurricane Marco in the Gulf of Mexico. We are nearing completion of the evacuation of all non-essential personnel. We have safely shut in production at all but one of our assets in the Gulf of Mexico. All well operations have now been safely secured.

    As always, the safety of our people, the environment and our assets are Shell’s top priority.

    Any personnel moved from, or to, our assets will continue to adhere to our existing strict COVID-19 risk mitigation measures, and all personnel will be required to pass our COVID-19 screening process prior to returning to work offshore.

    To find out more about our hurricane preparedness and evacuation and shut in procedures, please visit the Shell Hurricane Center: www.shell.us/stormcenter

    Tropical Storm & Hurricane Threats - Update #6

  • Tropical Storm Threats - Update #5

    Shell Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Operations

    (ISSUED at 10:00 AM CST) We continue to actively monitor Tropical Storm Laura and Tropical Storm Marco. As a precautionary measure, Shell is continuing to evacuate our personnel and safely shut in production at all but one of our assets in the Gulf of Mexico. We are in the process of finalizing the safe pause on our drilling operations.

    As always, the safety of our people, the environment and our assets are Shell’s top priority.

    Any personnel moved from, or to, our assets will continue to adhere to our existing strict COVID-19 risk mitigation measures, and all personnel will be required to pass our COVID-19 screening process prior to returning to work offshore.

    To find out more about our hurricane preparedness and evacuation and shut in procedures, please visit the Shell Hurricane Center: www.shell.us/stormcenter

    Tropical Storm Threats - Update #5

  • Tropical Storm Threats – Update #4

    Shell Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Operations

    (ISSUED at 08:00 PM CST) We continue to actively monitor Tropical Storm Laura and Tropical Storm Marco. As a precautionary measure, Shell continues to evacuate personnel and safely shut in production at all but one of our assets in the Gulf of Mexico. We are in the process of safely pausing our drilling operations.

    As always, the safety of our people, the environment and our assets are Shell’s top priority.

    Any personnel moved from, or to, our assets will continue to adhere to our existing strict COVID-19 risk mitigation measures, and all personnel will be required to pass our COVID-19 screening process prior to returning to work offshore.

    To find out more about our hurricane preparedness and evacuation and shut in procedures, please visit the Shell Hurricane Center: www.shell.us/stormcenter

    Tropical Storm Threats – Update #4

     

  • Tropical Storm Threats – Update #3

    (ISSUED at 10:00 AM CST) We continue to actively monitor Tropical Storm Laura and Tropical Storm Marco. As a precautionary measure, Shell is evacuating personnel and safely shutting in production at the majority of our assets in the Gulf of Mexico. Drilling operations have been safely paused as well. 

    As always, the safety of our people, the environment and our assets are Shell’s top priority.

    Any personnel moved from, or to, our assets will continue to adhere to our existing strict COVID-19 risk mitigation measures, and all personnel will be required to pass our COVID-19 screening process prior to returning to work offshore.

    To find out more about our hurricane preparedness and evacuation and shut in procedures, please visit the Shell Hurricane Center: www.shell.us/stormcenter

    Tropical Storm Threats – Update #3

  • Tropical Storm Threats – Update #2

    Shell Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Operations

    (ISSUED at 09:30 PM CST) We continue to actively monitor tropical threats approaching the Gulf of Mexico. As a precautionary measure, we continue reducing non-essential personnel on board some of our offshore assets as work activities and conditions allow.

    Drilling operations are securing wells, and plans are being made for any potential shut ins to production.

    We are continuing to monitor weather reports and will respond accordingly. As always, the safety of our people, the environment and our assets is Shell’s top priority.

    Any personnel moved from, or to, our assets will continue to adhere to our existing strict COVID-19 risk mitigation measures, and all personnel will be required to pass our COVID-19 screening process prior to returning to work offshore.

    To find out more about our hurricane preparedness and evacuation and shut in procedures, please visit the Shell Hurricane Center: www.shell.us/stormcenter

    Tropical Storm Threats – Update #2

  • Tropical Storm Threats – Update #1

    Shell Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Operations

    (ISSUED at 12:30 PM CST) We are actively monitoring tropical threats approaching the Gulf of Mexico. As a precautionary measure, we have begun reducing non-essential personnel on board some of our offshore assets as work activities and conditions allow. There are currently no impacts to production, and work is underway to secure drilling operations.

    We are continuing to monitor weather reports and will respond accordingly. As always, the safety of our people, the environment and our assets is Shell’s top priority.

    Any personnel moved from, or to, our assets will continue to adhere to our existing strict COVID-19 risk mitigation measures, and all personnel will be required to pass our COVID-19 screening process prior to returning to work offshore.

    To find out more about our hurricane preparedness and evacuation and shut in procedures, please visit the Shell Hurricane Center: www.shell.us/stormcenter

    Tropical Storm Threats – Update #1

  • Tropical Storm Hanna – Update #1

    Shell Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Operations

    We are actively monitoring Tropical Storm Hanna in the Gulf of Mexico. There are currently no impacts to our production due to Tropical Storm Hanna, and we expect minimal impacts to our drilling operations.

    We will continue to monitor weather reports and respond accordingly. As always, the safety of our people, the environment and our assets is Shell’s top priority.

    To find out more about our hurricane preparedness and evacuation and shut in procedures, please visit the Shell Hurricane Center: www.shell.us/stormcenter

    Tropical Storm Hanna – Update #1

  • Tropical Storm Cristobal – Update #7

    Shell Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Operations

    (ISSUED at 08:00 CST) We are actively monitoring improving offshore conditions in the wake of Tropical Storm Cristobal in the Gulf of Mexico. As conditions continue to improve today and tomorrow, we will begin redeploying some non-essential personnel on board some of our offshore assets as we resume work activities. There were no impacts to our production as a result of TS Cristobal, and we expect to resume our drilling operations as conditions continue to improve today and tomorrow.

    We will continue to monitor weather reports and respond accordingly. As always, the safety of our people, the environment and our assets is Shell’s top priority.

    Any personnel moved from or to our assets will continue to adhere to our existing strict COVID-19 risk mitigation measures, and all personnel will be required to pass our COVID-19 screening process prior to returning to work offshore.

    To find out more about our hurricane preparedness and evacuation and shut in procedures, please visit the Shell Hurricane Center: www.shell.us/stormcenter

    Tropical Storm Cristobal – Update #7

  • Tropical Storm Cristobal – Update #6

    (ISSUED at 08:00 CST) We continue actively monitoring Tropical Storm Cristobal in the Gulf of Mexico. As a precautionary measure, we have reduced some non-essential personnel on board some of our offshore assets as work activities and conditions allow. There are currently no impacts to our production, and we expect minimal impacts to our drilling operations. 

    We will continue to monitor weather reports and respond accordingly. As always, the safety of our people, the environment and our assets is Shell’s top priority.

    Any personnel moved from or to our assets will continue to adhere to our existing strict COVID-19 risk mitigation measures, and all personnel will be required to pass our COVID-19 screening process prior to returning to work offshore.

    To find out more about our hurricane preparedness and evacuation and shut in procedures, please visit the Shell Hurricane Center: www.shell.us/stormcenter

    Tropical Storm Cristobal – Update #6

  • Tropical Storm Cristobal – Update #5

    (ISSUED at 18:30 CST)We continue actively monitoring Tropical Storm Cristobal in the Gulf of Mexico. As a precautionary measure, we have reduced some non-essential personnel on board some of our offshore assets as work activities and conditions allow. There are currently no impacts to our production, and we expect minimal impacts to our drilling operations.

    We will continue to monitor weather reports and respond accordingly. As always, the safety of our people, the environment and our assets is Shell’s top priority.

    Any personnel moved from or to our assets will continue to adhere to our existing strict COVID-19 risk mitigation measures, and all personnel will be required to pass our COVID-19 screening process prior to returning to work offshore.

    To find out more about our hurricane preparedness and evacuation and shut in procedures, please visit the Shell Hurricane Center: www.shell.us/stormcenter

    Tropical Storm Cristobal – Update #5

  • Tropical Storm Cristobal – Update #4

    (ISSUED at 08:00 CST)We continue actively monitoring Tropical Storm Cristobal in the Gulf of Mexico. As a precautionary measure,we have reduced some non-essential personnel on board some of our offshore assets as work activities and conditions allow.There are currently no impacts to our production, and we expect minimal impacts to our drilling operations.

    We will continue to monitor weather reports and respond accordingly. As always, the safety of our people, the environment and our assets is Shell’s top priority.

    Any personnel moved from or to our assets will continue to adhere to our existing strict COVID-19 risk mitigation measures, and all personnel will be required to pass our COVID-19 screening process prior to returning to work offshore.

    To find out more about our hurricane preparedness and evacuation and shut in procedures, please visit the Shell Hurricane Center: www.shell.us/stormcenter

    Tropical Storm Cristobal – Update #4

  • Tropical Storm Cristobal – Update #3

    Shell Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Operations

    (ISSUED at 18:00 CST) We continue actively monitoring Tropical Storm Cristobal in the Gulf of Mexico. As a precautionary measure, we are reducing some non-essential personnel on board some of our offshore assets as work activities and conditions allow. There are currently no impacts to our production, and we expect minimal impacts to our drilling operations.

    We will continue to monitor weather reports and respond accordingly. As always, the safety of our people, the environment and our assets is Shell’s top priority.

    Any personnel moved from or to our assets will continue to adhere to our existing strict COVID-19 risk mitigation measures, and all personnel will be required to pass our COVID-19 screening process prior to returning to work offshore.

    To find out more about our hurricane preparedness and evacuation and shut in procedures, please visit the Shell Hurricane Center: www.shell.us/stormcenter

    Tropical Storm Cristobal – Update #3

  • Tropical Storm Cristobal – Update #2

    Shell Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Operations

    (ISSUED at 09:00 CST) We continue actively monitoring Tropical Depression Cristobal in the Gulf of Mexico. As a precautionary measure, we are reducing some non-essential personnel on board some of our offshore assets as work activities and conditions allow. There are currently no impacts to our production, and we expect minimal impacts to our drilling operations.

    We will continue to monitor weather reports and respond accordingly. As always, the safety of our people, the environment and our assets is Shell’s top priority.

    Any personnel moved from or to our assets will continue to adhere to our existing strict COVID-19 risk mitigation measures, and all personnel will be required to pass our COVID-19 screening process prior to returning to work offshore.

    To find out more about our hurricane preparedness and evacuation and shut in procedures, please visit the Shell Hurricane Center: www.shell.us/stormcenter

    Tropical Storm Cristobal – Update #2

  • Tropical Storm Cristobal – Update #1

    Shell Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Operations

    We are monitoring Tropical Storm Cristobal in the Gulf of Mexico. As a precautionary measure, we will be reducing non-essential personnel on board some of our offshore assets as work activities and conditions allow. There are currently no impacts to our production and drilling operations.

    We will continue to monitor weather reports and respond accordingly. As always, the safety of our people, the environment and our assets is Shell’s top priority.

    Any personnel moved from or to our assets will continue to adhere to our existing strict COVID-19 risk mitigation measures, and all personnel will be required to pass our COVID-19 screening process prior to returning to work offshore.

    To find out more about our hurricane preparedness and evacuation and shut in procedures, please visit the Shell Hurricane Center: www.shell.us/stormcenter

    Tropical Storm Cristobal – Update #1

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