Shell Says Recovery Operations Continue in the Gulf of Mexico

Shell says Comprehensive post-hurricane assessment and recovery operations continue at all Shell-operated Gulf of Mexico assets. Significant efforts are ongoing to evaluate our hurricane-impacted assets, Mars, Cognac, and West Delta 143. Assessment and repair activities for two drilling rigs under contract to Shell, Transocean Deepwater Nautilus and Noble Jim Thompson continue as planned.

The company ramping up production at Auger, North Padre Island and Fairway (Mobile Bay). This systematic process can take several days before full production rates can be achieved.

Recovery of production from other GoM assets not impacted by Katrina will resume as appropriate once final inspections of the facilities are completed and pipelines and other related downstream facilities that transport and receive our production to onshore locations have been systematically inspected and are operational.

Shell is expanding its Robert Training Center facility in Robert, LA, about 45 miles northwest of New Orleans, to provide a temporary Operations Center to manage GoM production activities until such time as New Orleans offices can reopen. Activities include establishing communications and increasing space for offices and accommodations.

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