Tropical Storm Ida- Update #1
August 26, 2021 21:00 CST
Shell Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Operations
(ISSUED at 09:00 PM CST) Shell continues to actively monitor Tropical Storm Ida in the Gulf of Mexico. As a precautionary measure, Shell is in the process of shutting in production and evacuating all personnel from the Ursa, Mars, Olympus, and Appomattox assets. In addition, production has been shut in at Stones as the FPSO Turritella prepares for the potential to disconnect and sail away to safer waters. Non-essential personnel continue to be moved from all eight of our assets. Some drilling operations have been safely paused.
We will continue to monitor weather reports and respond accordingly. As always, the safety of our people, the environment and our assets is Shell’s top priority.
Any personnel moved from or to our assets will continue to adhere to our existing COVID-19 risk mitigation measures. All personnel will be required to pass our COVID-19 screening process prior to returning to work offshore.
To find out more about our hurricane preparedness and evacuation and shut in procedures, please visit the Shell Hurricane Center: www.shell.us/stormcenter