BP Says Holstein Spar Has Returned to Service

BP has returned the deepwater Holstein SPAR facility to production in the Central Gulf of Mexico, and is now producing approximately 70,000 barrels of oil equivalent (gross). The BP operated Caesar and Cleopatra pipelines, which serve the Holstein field, have also been returned to service.

The company has also returned a further 55,000 boe to production from the western Gulf of Mexico and onshore Louisiana. Efforts are continuing to inspect and return the remaining Gulf of Mexico oil and gas fields to production and pipelines to service. Inspections thus far have revealed no major damage to BP-operated deepwater facilities. Restoration of remaining deepwater production is largely dependent on resumption of downstream infrastructure.

Surveys of near shore facilities indicate damage to several small platforms with relatively small production volumes in the West Delta and Grand Isle areas of the Gulf.

Power has been restored to the BP-operated Pascagoula gas processing plant, however the plant is unable to resume operations until offshore pipelines are able to deliver gas to the plant.

All BP employees in Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana have been contacted.

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