Hurricane Ida- Update #19
September 14, 2021 19:00 CST
(Issued at 7:00 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, Enchilada/Salsa, and Auger assets continue to ramp up production. Our floating production, storage and offloading vessel, the Turritella (also known as Stones) is on line as well. Our Mars, Ursa, and Olympus assets remain shut in.
In addition, our Perdido asset shut in production last night due to high winds from Hurricane Nicholas. Perdido is now ready to re-start contingent on power being restored at a non-Shell downstream facility that lost power during the storm. There is no timetable at this point on when the downstream power issue will be resolved. There are no plans for redeployment today given weather conditions.
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 restarted our units at our Geismar Chemical Facility. However, we are operating at reduced rates as the site continues to experience utility and feedstock constraints. We have resumed loading and shipping product, subject to product availability.
Our recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricane Ida include caring for our people and the communities where they live and work, including the donation of four portable 1,000 gallon fueling cells for public safety locations to dispense fuel for first responders.
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.