Shell Plans to Restart, Ramp Up GOM Production in Next Few Days

Shell conducted a fixed-wing flyover of its Gulf of Mexico assets today and no significant damage was observed. All facilities can accept helicopter flights for crews to land, conduct final safety assessments and commence production start up.

Shell plans to redeploy crews to all of its producing assets over the next two days (most locations on Wednesday). Once power and communications are restored then personnel will commence restart and production ramp up procedures. Production ramp up at each facility will vary, but complete GOM production ramp up may take three to five days assuming no issues with downstream infrastructure.

The Company also continues to monitor Tropical Storm Ike and its potential impact on the Gulf of Mexico next week.