Shell Begins Redeploying Staff in the Gulf of Mexico

Today, Shell personnel plan to conduct a fixed-wing plane overflight of the assets that were in the path of Ike to assess possible damage.

On Saturday, we redeployed approximately 50 people to a few assets not in the immediate path of Ike.  We plan to redeploy approximately 170 people today.  Redeployments to Shell-operated assets will continue next week until we reach our pre-storm staffing levels of about 1,400 people.

As personnel go back offshore, their main priorities are ensuring safe conditions, establishing power and communications, assessing damage, commencing repairs and preparing for production restart procedures. Production ramp up at each facility will vary, depending on damage assessments and repairs, as well as downstream oil and gas infrastructure readiness.

Read more on preparations for Hurricane Ike in Rigzone's Special Coverage Preparing for Ike to Strike.


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