Hurricane Ida- Update #15
September 9, 2021 22:00 CST
(Issued at 10:00 PM 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 now beginning the process of redeploying personnel to our Mars asset, and continuing redeployment to our Enchilada/Salsa, Auger, and Appomattox assets. These assets, along with Ursa and Olympus, remain shut in.
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.
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 are re-staffing Shell Pipeline’s Ship Shoal 241 asset today. Platform startup will remain dependent on the availability of downstream infrastructure including pipelines and delivery locations.
Our recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricane Ida include caring for our people and the communities where they live and work. Volunteers from our Norco manufacturing facility are going door to door to check on elderly neighbors and assist with a variety of needs ranging from roof tarping, food and ice deliveries and assistance with minor repairs. Other volunteers from the site are taking on clean-up work in the community, including removing trees and debris not entangled in downed power lines.
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.