South Timbalier 301 Gulf of Mexico Platform Back Online

HOUSTON (Dow Jones Newswires), April 23, 2009

Royal Dutch Shell said Thursday its hurricane-damaged South Timbalier 301 platform in the Gulf of Mexico is back online.

The platform was the last producing facility Shell had taken off line after Hurricanes Ike and Gustav hit the Gulf of Mexico last summer.

A Shell spokesperson said production on the platform came back online earlier this month, but declined to specify the specific output figure.

In February, the oil giant said production at the facilities it operates in the Gulf of Mexico was about 420,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day. At that time, the company's only platform remaining to be repaired was South Timbalier 301.

Shell is one of the largest oil and natural gas producers in the Gulf of Mexico.

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