Tropical Storm Barry:Shell deepwater Gulf of Mexico operations Update #5
Jul 14, 2019
Shell continues to monitor and respond to Tropical Storm Barry in the Gulf of Mexico and we are taking actions to keep our people and assets safe.
Our offshore crews and assets have weathered the storm well; however, we have shut in the Auger, Salsa and the Enchilada assets in the Gulf of Mexico and curtailed production in the Mars Corridor as a result of the effects of this storm. Downstream third-party facilities have experienced weather-related issues, including power loss, that are limiting, restricting or halting some or all of their operating capabilities. We continue to monitor and work with those third-party providers in order to resume normal production as soon as is safely possible.
Despite the shutdowns and curtailments, approximately 65% of the average daily production of oil and gas flowing across our Shell-operated assets in the Gulf of Mexico is continuing.
Worker re-deployment, restarting and normal production resumption are all contingent on weather conditions and repair times (if needed). Planning for all of those activities have begun and we will enact those plans when it is safe to do so.
As always, our top priority is the safety of our people, the environment and our assets.