Anadarko Returns Some Staff to Gulf of Mexico Platforms

Anadarko Petroleum says that it started returning personnel to some of its eastern Gulf of Mexico facilities that had been evacuated as a precaution ahead of Hurricane Ike. In a statement the company said it had begun initial assessments and inspections of its operated facilities in the eastern Gulf of Mexico and crews have returned to the Independence Hub and Neptune facilties. 

The company said both facilities are intact and production will be restored as quickly and safely as possible, and as pipelines and infrastructure allow. The remainder of Anadarko's facilities in the western and west-central Gulf will be inspected in the coming days. 

Anadarko operators eight production platforms and has approximately 600 employees and contractors that work in the Gulf of Mexico, including drilling operations. Pre shut-in levels were more than 150,000 boe/d of net production from the Gulf of Mexico. Independence Hub produces approximately 850 – 900 million cubic feet of natural gas per day and the Neptune facility has a capacity of 30,000 boe/d and 100 million cubic feet of natural gas per day.


Read more on the aftermath of Hurricane Ike in Rigzone's Special Coverage After the Storm.