Anadarko shuts in two Gulf of Mexico platforms ahead of storm

Marlin Facility (Image source: Anadarko) – The image has been cropped

U.S. oil and gas company Anadarko has shut down production and evacuated workers from two of its platforms in the Gulf of Mexico ahead of Tropical Storm Gordon. 

In a statement on Monday, September 3 Anadarko said it had removed all personnel from its Horn Mountain and Marlin facilities in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.

“We have also shut in production at both platforms to protect the environment,” the oil company said.

All other Anadarko operated and producing platforms remain on production.

“We will return personnel to Horn Mountain and Marlin when it is safe to do so,” the company concluded.

According to a Tuesday update by the National Hurricane Center (NHC), a west-northwestward to northwestward motion with some decrease in forward speed is expected over the next few days. On the forecast track, the center of Gordon will move across the eastern Gulf of Mexico today, and will approach the north-central Gulf Coast within the warning area late this afternoon or evening, and move inland over the lower Mississippi Valley on Wednesday.

The NHC also reported that maximum sustained winds have increased to near 65 mph (100 km/h) with higher gusts. Additional strengthening is expected today, and Gordon is forecast to be a hurricane when it makes landfall along the north-central Gulf Coast. Rapid weakening is expected after Gordon moves inland.

This is the second time for Anadarko to evacuate its offshore personnel from the Horn Mountain and Marlin platform in less than a year. Namely, Anadarko was also in September 2017 forced to remove the personnel from these platforms due to Hurricane Irma.

Offshore Energy Today Staff

Share this article

Follow Offshore Energy Today

Events>

<< Nov 2018 >>
MTWTFSS
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 1 2

OSEA2018 International Conference

The OSEA International Conference is regarded as one of the preferred knowledge exchange platforms in the region and with over 18,000…

read more >

IMCA Annual Seminar

The focus of this year’s seminar is on the industry finding new strategies and ways of working in today’s…

read more >

Mauritanides 2018

Mauritanides (11-13 Dec 2018) is the foremost and largest event for companies seeking to invest in the Mining…

read more >

Jobs>

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of OffshoreEnergyToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of OffshoreEnergyToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of OffshoreEnergyToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply