With Hurricane Ivan entering the Gulf of Mexico, Newfield began evacuating non-essential personnel on Sunday, September 12. By the end of today, 53 non- essential personnel and 31 essential personnel are expected to have been evacuated. Drilling operations have been suspended on two operated jack-up rigs operating in the eastern Gulf.
Newfield will make determinations on additional shut-ins as Ivan's progress is monitored over the next 24 hours. Newfield operates more than 160 platforms in the Gulf of Mexico and controls about 250 lease blocks.
Most Popular Articles