After hurricane, 32% of US Gulf oil output, 13% of gas production remains shut-in: BSEE
Roughly 32% of US Gulf of Mexico oil production and about13% of natural gas output is still shut-in due to Hurricane Michael, the US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement said Friday. A total of 550,313 b/d of oil and 334 MMcf/d of gas remains shut-in, BSEE said. The agency said personnel remain evacuated from nine production platforms, accounting for about 1% of the 687 manned platforms in the Gulf of Mexico. BSEE said that personnel from previously evacuated non-dynamically positioned rigs have returned to the US Gulf. All of the dynamically positioned rigs currently operating in the Gulf of Mexico that were moved out of the storm’s path were back on location Thursday. The estimates are based on offshore operator reports submitted to BSEE as of late Friday morning. Hurricane Michael made landfall in Florida on Wednesday at close to Category 5 strength and caused destruction across the Florida Panhandle.