Storm Center Update #3 - Tropical Depression 9
Aug 31, 2016
Deepwater Gulf of Mexico
Shell is returning personnel to our offshore assets in the Gulf of Mexico as forecasts continue to show Tropical Depression 9 moving away from our operations. Tropical Depression 9 did not affect production at any Shell-operated assets. We are in the process of safely resuming drilling operations that were suspended as a precautionary measure.
The Coulomb subsea field (100% owned by Shell) will remain shut in until the associated non-operated production hub, downstream oil and gas gathering systems and receipt points resume operations.
Our priorities are the safety of personnel, protecting the environment and minimizing operational impact.
This will be the final update for Tropical Depression 9.
NOTES AND DISCLAIMERS: Customers of Shell and its affiliates may have other specific inquiries related to storm or hurricane impacts and should contact their account manager with those questions. Nothing herein shall be construed as a declaration of force majeure. All declarations of force majeure will be made and related notices given in accordance with the provisions of the affected contracts.
Shell-specific production shut-in numbers are not issued externally. You can contact the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement (BOEMRE) - opens in new window for overall Gulf of Mexico shut-in status, as of the previous day.