USA Oil Sector Examines Ida Damage

USA Oil Sector Examines Ida Damage
Oil and gas producers, and refineries that fuel the U.S., are assessing the impact on operations after the passage of Hurricane Ida.

(Bloomberg) -- Oil and gas producers, and refineries that fuel the U.S., are assessing the impact on operations after the passage of Hurricane Ida.

It could be quite some time before a full extent of the damage is known, with access to many facilities along the Louisiana coast still severely limited. Crews have been able to make aerial surveys, but roads are largely impassable due to high water and downed trees.

At least 2 million barrels a day of oil refining capacity was affected by the weather pattern, which cut power across Louisiana and left at least one facility in standing water. About 95% of oil production, and 94% of gas output had been shut-in as of Monday, according to the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement. 

Here is a list of major oil and gas production sites that were shut and their capacity in barrels per day, or barrels of oil equivalent a day.

  • BP Plc

Atlantis, 200,000 b/d

Mad Dog, 100,000 b/d

Na Kika, 130,000 b/d

Thunder Horse, 250,000 b/d

  • Royal Dutch Shell Plc

Turritella (including Stones field) 50,000 boe/d (at peak), Stones field working to resume partial production

Mars, 60,000 boe/d

Olympus, 100,000 boe/d

Appomattox, 175,000 boe/d

Ursa, 150,000 boe/d

Auger, 130,000 boe/d

Enchilada/Salsa, capacity not specified

  • Equinor SA

Titan, 2,000 boe/d (producing rate in 2Q)

  • BHP Group

Shenzi, 100,000 b/d and 50 mmcf/d gas

  • Murphy Oil Corp.

Shut in production, up to 4,100 boe/d

  • Chevron Corp.

Shut all oil and natural gas platforms; volume not specified

Average net daily production in 2018 was 186k bbl of crude, 105 million cubic feet of natural gas and 13k bbl of NGLs: website

  • Exxon Mobil Corp. evacuated personnel from its Hoover platform; minimal impact on production


  • Coast Guard set condition Zulu for New Orleans
  • LOOP paused deliveries until after storm


  • Phillips 66’s 255k b/d Alliance began idling units Friday; plant had standing water after Ida
  • PBF was reducing rates at 190k b/d Chalmette; no power since Sunday, co. said Monday
  • Shell was shutting 230k b/d Norco
  • Marathon shut production at 578k b/d Garyville; co. evaluating restart timeline as of Monday, didn’t comment on whether facility had power loss
  • Valero halted 340k b/d St. Charles and 125k b/d Meraux
  • ExxonMobil’s 520k b/d Baton Rouge ran at about 50% capacity before Ida; refinery halted units Sunday but didn’t sustain damage and will begin restart process once Exxon confirms that it has access to necessary feedstocks and third-party utilities to stabilize systems

--With assistance from Barbara Powell, Alaric Nightingale and David Wethe.

© 2021 Bloomberg L.P.

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