Hurricane Ida- Update #17
September 12, 2021 15:00 CST
(Issued at 3:00 PM CST): Shell continues to actively monitor the impact of Hurricane Ida to our assets in Louisiana and in the communities where we operate.
Our Appomattox asset is now back online, as our Enchilada/Salsa and Auger assets ramp up production. 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 Mars, Ursa, and Olympus assets remain shut in.
We are now beginning the process of redeploying personnel to our Olympus asset, and continuing redeployment to our Enchilada/Salsa, Auger, Mars and Appomattox assets.
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.
The Shell Norco Manufacturing facility continues to assess impacts from Hurricane Ida. The site continues to flare residual light hydrocarbon material with visible smoking. We are continuing to complete repairs and we are making improvements to minimize visible flaring until power is fully 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 throughout 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. Our Norco manufacturing facility is providing generators to local food stores so that community residents would have access to food and necessary supplies.
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.