Tropical Depression Laura - Shell Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Update #16
August 28, 2020 08:00 PM CST
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