The MMS Says 100% of Oil and 78% of Gas Production Shut In
The U.S. Minerals Management Services reports that in the Gulf of Mexico shut-in oil production is 1,527,630 BOPD. This shut-in oil production is equivalent to 100% of the daily oil production in the GOM, which is currently approximately 1.5 million BOPD. The MMS also reported that shut-in gas production is 7.843 BCFPD. This shut-in gas production is equivalent to 78.43% of the daily gas production in the GOM, which is currently approximately 10 BCFPD.
92.55% of 819 manned platforms and 75.37% of 134 rigs currently operating in the Gulf of Mexico have been evacuated.
The cumulative shut-in oil production for the period 8/26/05-9/26/05 is 34,811,397 bbls, which is equivalent to 6.358 % of the yearly production of oil in the GOM (approximately 547.5 million barrels). The cumulative shut-in gas production 8/26/05-9/26/05 is 163.869 BCF, which is equivalent to 4.490% of the yearly production of gas in the GOM (approximately 3.65 TCF).
The MMS says that these cumulative numbers reflect updated production numbers from all previous reports. The reports only represent input received by 11:30 a.m. CDT. If a company does not report by 11:30 a.m. it is not included in the special information release, but it is included in the cumulative shut-in production. This may result in an apparent increase in the cumulative report amount.