Hurricane Ida- Update #13
September 7, 2021 09:00 CST
(Issued at 9:00 AM CST): Shell continues to actively monitor the impact of Hurricane Ida to our assets in Louisiana and in the communities where we operate.
We are beginning the process of redeploying personnel to our Auger asset, and are continuing redeployment to our Enchilada/Salsa asset. Our Perdido asset in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico was never disrupted by the hurricane and our floating production, storage and offloading vessel, the Turritella (also known as Stones) is online as well.
Our remaining Shell Deep Water assets---Appomattox, Mars, Olympus, Ursa, Auger, and Enchilada/Salsa--remain shut in. Approximately 80% of Shell-operated production is currently offline. Our inspections on board confirm that there is no significant structural damage to these Shell Deep Water assets impacted by the storm. Our crews will focus on making any necessary repairs in a safe, sustainable manner.
Damage assessments continue at our West Delta-143 (WD-143) offshore facility, operated by Shell Pipeline. We are working to understand the full extent of the damage and the degree to which production in the Gulf of Mexico will be impacted.
We have re-staffed Shell Pipeline’s Ship Shoal 28 asset and are now working to finalize assessment of the platform and pipelines. A standup test will be conducted prior to restart of the pipeline.
Platform startup will remain dependent on the availability of downstream infrastructure including pipelines and delivery locations.
Our Norco manufacturing facility continues to assess impacts. The site is still without electrical power and remains in the elevated flare with visible smoking. We are continuing to complete repairs and are making visible improvements to minimize flaring until power is restored. Air monitoring is being conducted on the fence line and we are utilizing a 3rd party resource for air monitoring in the community. We will continue this monitoring through the duration of this event.
Our recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricane Ida include caring for our people and the communities where they live and work. In St. James Parish, we donated fuel and generator use so that the town of Gramercy could run its wastewater treatment plant. In addition, we donated over 2600 bags of ice for residents in need at St. James Parish distribution sites.
As always, Shell’s top priority is the safety of our people, the environment, and our assets.
To find out more about our hurricane preparedness, please visit the Shell Hurricane Center: www.shell.us/stormcenter.