Gulf Weather System Upgraded to Tropical Storm Don

The tropical disturbance that has been forming in the Gulf of Mexico has been upgraded to Tropical Storm Don. The National Hurricane Center reported that the storm is moving toward the west-northwest at approximately 10 mph and an increase in forward speed is expected through Friday. As of Thursday afternoon, the storm's location is approximately 480 miles east-southeast of Brownsville, Texas

Should the storm stay on its present track, its center would move through the southern and central Gulf of Mexico Thursday and approach the Texas coast on Friday. Maximum sustained winds remain near 40 mph and tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 45 miles from the center.

Oil companies have begun evacuating non-essential personnel from offshore installations in the path of the storm. Shell, Apache, Chevron, BP and BHP have said that while evacuations have started, production has not been impacted.

BP has evacuated non-essential personnel from the Atlantis, Mad Dog, and Holstein production facilities located in the southern Green Canyon area. Shell has begun securing well operations and evacuating personnel from the Perdido Spar, Auger platform and the Noble Danny Adkins ultra-deepwater semisub. BHP Billiton has evacuated non-essential personnel from Shenzi which is located in Green Canyon 609 and Neptune which is located in the Atwater Valley area.

Anadarko has evacuated approximately 185 employees and contractors from their Nansen, Boomvang, Gunnison, Red Hawk and Constitution spars as well as the Marco Polo facility in the western Gulf of Mexico. As a precaution, Anadarko is also shutting in production at these facilities.

Related Companies
 Company: Apache Corp.more info


 - Apache Raises North America Output Forecast, Swings To Profit (May 4)
 - Oil Producer Apache Posts Smaller-Than-Expected Loss (Nov 3)
 - Trade Group Oil & Gas UK Makes 4 Board Appointments (Oct 4)
 Company: BHP Billitonmore info


 - 'You Wouldn't Do It': BHP Chair Regrets $20 Billion on Shale (Jun 29)
 - Woodside Sees Output Growing 15 Pct Over Next Three Years (May 23)
 - BHP Billiton Puts US Shale Gas Assets On The Block Again (Apr 26)
 Company: BP plcmore info


 - BP Says It Is Considering IPO of US Pipeline Assets (Jul 18)
 - Total, BP Unit, YPF Boost Investment in Argentina's Vaca Muerta (Jul 18)
 - Big Oil Sees Salvation in Gas, But What If It's a Wrong Bet? (Jul 18)
 Company: Shellmore info


 - BP Says It Is Considering IPO of US Pipeline Assets (Jul 18)
 - Top Oil Market Summons Poseidon to US-Mideast Crude Fight (Jul 18)
 - Big Oil Sees Salvation in Gas, But What If It's a Wrong Bet? (Jul 18)
 Company: Anadarko Petroleummore info
 - Blast Backlash Hangs Over Drillers as 'Fractivists' Seek Limits (Jun 13)
 - Colorado Oil Tank Fire Kills One, Injures Three (May 26)
 - Anadarko Petroleum Posts Bigger-Than-Expected Loss As Costs Rise (May 2)
 Company: Chevron Corporationmore info
 - Mexico Delays Next Oil Auction to Let Huge New Find Sink In (Jul 17)
 - White House Is Said to Be Unlikely to Restrict Venezuelan Crude (Jul 7)
 - Oil Producers' Cost-Cutting Swept Away by New Price Decline (Jun 30)
For More Information on the Offshore Rig Fleet:
RigLogix can provide the information that you need about the offshore rig fleet, whether you need utilization and industry trends or detailed reports on future rig contracts. Subscribing to RigLogix will allow you to access dozens of prebuilt reports and build your own custom reports using hundreds of available data columns. For more information about a RigLogix subscription, visit www.riglogix.com.
Events  SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER

Our Privacy Pledge
SUBSCRIBE


Most Popular Articles


From the Career Center
Jobs that may interest you
QA/HSE Advisor
Expertise: HSE Auditing
Location: Springtown, TX
 
Geologist or Environmental Scientist
Expertise: Environmental Engineer|Geologist
Location: St. Louis, MO
 
On-site Construction Coordinator
Expertise: Client Representative|Construction Manager|Laborer
Location: Pecos, TX
 
search for more jobs

Brent Crude Oil : $48.06/BBL 2.51%
Light Crude Oil : $45.77/BBL 2.17%
Natural Gas : $2.97/MMBtu 2.30%
Updated in last 24 hours