2017 Storm Updates
Shell employees at all levels of the business, from offshore platforms and refineries, to terminals and retail gas stations, work to continually improve preparations for hurricane season. We also work to anticipate new problems by maintaining a steadfast dedication to hurricane drills and simulations to test all emergency response and recovery systems.
Oct 08, 2017
Shell is in the process of returning personnel to its Mars, Olympus, Ursa and Ram Powell production hubs. Production operations will resume once we can verify the integrity of our assets for safe operation, and the associated pipelines and downstream gas plants are back on line to accept product.
Oct 06, 2017
In preparation for severe weather associated with Tropical Storm Nate, Shell is securing its Mars, Ursa, Olympus and Ram Powell production hubs located in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico. Production is being safely shut in, drilling operations have been suspended and all personnel are returning to shore.
Oct 05, 2017
Shell is monitoring Tropical Storm Nate. As a precautionary measure, we are minimizing the number of people working offshore at our assets in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico and are taking steps to secure our facilities in preparation for potentially severe weather. This includes safely shutting in production from some of our subsea fields and suspending some drilling activity.
Oct 04, 2017
Shell is monitoring Tropical Depression 16. As a precautionary measure, we are minimizing the number of people working offshore at our assets in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico and are taking steps to safely secure our facilities in preparation for potentially severe weather. There are currently no impacts to our production or drilling operations.
Sep 08, 2017
As a precautionary measure, we have suspended some of our well operations and reduced staff at our eastern Gulf of Mexico assets in preparation for potentially severe weather conditions in the region associated with Hurricane Irma. There are currently no impacts to production.
Sep 07, 2017
Shell safely restarted operations at its Perdido facility and is currently ramping up production.
Sep 06, 2017
Shell Deer Park is currently assessing start-up efforts across the site following the impacts of Hurricane Harvey. We will re-start operations once all system checks have been completed. The top priority of Shell Deer Park is to operate in a safe and environmentally sound manner. We would like to thank all of our employees, contractors, and local agencies who are working around the clock to ensure we're up and running as quickly as possible - despite the devastating personal impacts of the hurricane. We will share more information as it becomes available.
Sep 06, 2017
Shell is monitoring the movements of Hurricane Irma to support the safety of our people and the integrity of our Gulf of Mexico and coastal assets.
Sep 04, 2017
Workers continue to return to the Perdido spar to perform inspections and test operating systems in anticipation of a safe, restart of the asset after Tropical Storm Harvey.
Sep 01, 2017
Crews are continuing to arrive onto Perdido to perform inspections, check operating systems, and prepare the spar for restart. Early inspections have not revealed any major damage to Perdido as a result of Tropical Storm Harvey’s impacts.
Aug 28, 2017
The United States Coast Guard visually confirmed the structural integrity of Shell’s Perdido Spar during a fly-over on Saturday, August 26th. In addition, we can verify that Perdido’s on-board systems are functioning. We continue to monitor the asset from a state-of-the-art remote operation center in downtown New Orleans.
Aug 25, 2017
By Thursday, August 24th, approximately 160 workers were returned to shore after the Perdido production spar was safely shut in. The Enchilada and Salsa platforms were also shut in Thursday, and a portion of the crew were brought in to shore today. A small crew will stay on site at Enchilada Salsa toensure the safe operation of the facility’s pipeline infrastructure, which is currently being used to transport oil and gas from Shell’s Auger production hub to shore.
Aug 24, 2017
Shell safely shut in production and secured its Enchilada Salsa asset in response to downstream constraints created in preparation for Hurricane Harvey. As a safety precaution, Shell has reduced the number of people on the asset.
Aug 23, 2017
Shell safely shut in production and secured its Perdido asset in preparation for severe weather associated with Tropical Depression Harvey. Shell is in the process of returning all personnel working on Perdido to shore. We continue to monitor this weather system and assess for potential impacts to our other operations in the western Gulf of Mexico. Shell's top priority is always the safety of our people, the environment and our assets.
Aug 22, 2017
Shell is continuing to monitor the remnants of Tropical Storm Harvey. As a precautionary measure, we are taking steps to secure our assets in the western Gulf of Mexico in preparation for severe weather. There is no current impact to production. Shell's top priority is always the safety of our people, the environment and our assets.