Hurricane Ida- Update #9
August 31, 2021 20:30 CST
Shell Deepwater Gulf of Mexico
(ISSUED at 8:30 PM CST) Shell continues to actively monitor the impact of Hurricane Ida to our assets in the Gulf of Mexico and in the communities in which we operate. Yesterday, we conducted an initial flyover of assets that were in the path of the storm and were able to confirm that Mars, Olympus and Ursa are all intact and on location. We are still assessing the results of this initial flyover and a more detailed assessment of offshore assets is being planned by helicopter.
A temporary crew-change heliport will be established in the days ahead, because the primary crew-change heliport in Houma, LA sustained significant damage in the storm. Crew changes to and from assets will not occur until the temporary heliport has been established.
Offshore assets currently on line are Perdido in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico and our floating production storage and offloading vessel, the Turritella (also known as Stones). All other assets remain shut in and fully evacuated at this time.
We will continue to monitor weather reports and conditions on the ground across southeast Louisiana and respond accordingly. 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.