Based on data from offshore operator reports submitted as of 11:30 a.m. CDT today, personnel are evacuated from a total of 45 production platforms, equivalent to 6.5% of the 694 manned platforms in the Gulf of Mexico.
From the operators’ reports, it is estimated that approximately 14.1% of the oil production in the Gulf is shut-in. As of June 2008, estimated oil production from the Gulf of Mexico is 1.3 million barrels of oil per day. It is also estimated that approximately 19.7% of the natural gas production in the Gulf is shut-in. As of June 2008, estimated natural gas production from the Gulf of Mexico was 7.0 billion cubic feet of gas per day. Since that time, gas production from the Independence Hub facility has increased and current gas production from the Gulf is estimated at 7.4 billion cubic feet of gas per day.
This survey information is reflective of 50 companies’ reports as of 11:30 a.m. CST. Beginning with this release, the Activity Statistics Update will be issued once a month. The next update will be released on Wednesday, January 14, 2009.
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