Shell Evacuates All Personnel, Shuts-In GOM Production

Shell noted that its offshore GOM evacuation plans in preparation for Hurricane Gustav have been completed.

All personnel have been safely evacuated and all Shell operated Gulf of Mexico production (with the exception of natural gas production from our Fairway field) has been shut-in.

The Fairway field is being operated remotely from the Company's  Yellowhammer Gas Plant in Coden, Alabama and plans were set to shut-in the field on Sunday.

Shell will continue to monitor this system as well as Tropical Storm Hanna closely and respond to further developments.

There will be no further updates regarding Shell's Gulf of Mexico operations until Hurricane Gustav has passed. When weather allows for safe flying conditions, the Company will conduct a fixed-wing fly over to asses damage impacts, if any, to its offshore facilities. At that time Shell will finalize its redeployment plans.

Read more on preparations for Gustav in Rigzone's Special Coverage Gearing Up for Gustav.