Offshore oil and gas operators in the Gulf of Mexico continue to restore production following Tropical Storm Isaac, The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) has reported.
Oil and gas operators continue to assess their facilities and are submitting damage reports to BSEE as required. Reports continue to indicate mainly minor damage.
Based on data from offshore operator reports submitted as of 11:30 a.m. CDT yesterday, personnel remain evacuated on a total of 6 production platforms, equivalent to 1.01 percent of the 596 manned platforms in the Gulf of Mexico. Personnel remain evacuated from one rig, equivalent to 1.32 percent of the 76 rigs currently operating in the Gulf.
From operator reports, it is estimated that approximately 13.45 percent of the current daily oil production in the Gulf of Mexico has been shut-in. It is also estimated that approximately 8.83 percent of the current daily natural gas production in the Gulf of Mexico has been shut-in.
Press Release, September 10, 2012