Shell Making Plans to Conduct Flyover of GoM Assets
Now that Ike has passed through the Gulf of Mexico, Shell is making plans to conduct a flyover of our GoM assets that may have been impacted by Ike, most notably the Auger Tension Leg Platform. The flyover may happen today or tomorrow, depending on flying conditions around the facilities.
We plan to redeploy a small amount of personnel today to some Shell-operated assets that were not in the immediate path of Ike. These personnel are flying out of an area not affected by the hurricane. We intend to continue to redeploy personnel over the next several days. These dedicated people will focus on ensuring safe conditions, establishing power and communications and conducting damage assessments.
Once power and communications are restored at our facilities, then personnel can commence repairs, and where possible, conduct restart and production ramp up procedures. Production ramp up at each facility will vary and could take from a few days to weeks.
|Read more on the aftermath of Hurricane Ike in Rigzone's Special Coverage After the Storm.|