Normal Operations Resuming in Gulf of Mexico
Thursday, September 26, 2002
Offshore workers have begun returning to work and oil companies are trying to re-establish normal operations now that Tropical Storm Isidore has moved onshore. Anadarko, Apache, BP, ConocoPhillips, Devon and Marathon have been sending crews back out to the platforms and rigs as weather permits. They are hoping to see limited production return by Friday. Overall, approximately 90% of the Gulf of Mexico's production was shut-in which equates to 1.5 million barrels of oil per day and 13.5 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day.