USA: Shell evacuates offshore workers ahead of storm

Shell has evacuated offshore workers from two of its platforms in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico ahead of the tropical storm Alberto.

Shell’s Appomattox platform ahead of its sailaway to the U.S. Gulf of Mexico earlier in May. (Image source: Shell)

In a statement over the weekend, Shell said the company was “monitoring subtropical storm Alberto and are taking actions to keep our people and assets safe.”

As a precautionary measure, Shell evacuated all offshore personnel from its Ram Powell hub in the Viosca Knoll area and its Appomattox hub in the Norphlet.

“We have also safely suspended production operations at Ram Powell. There are currently no other impacts to our production or drilling operations in the Mars Corridor or other areas of the Eastern Gulf of Mexico,” Shell said.

The Appommatox platform only recently reached its Gulf of Mexico location and is not producing any oil at the moment. The platform is expected to begin production by the end of the decade.

“The platform recently arrived in the Norphlet, which is located in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico. Appomattox is designed to safely withstand hurricane force conditions,” Shell said.

Related:

Share this article

Follow Offshore Energy Today

Events>

<< Dec 2019 >>
MTWTFSS
25 26 27 28 29 30 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 31 1 2 3 4 5

Africa Oil Week 2020

For over 25 years Africa Oil Week has been the meeting place for Africa’s most senior E&P stakeholders.

read more >

CERAWeek 2020

 Each year, CERA clients gathered for a few days in Houston…

read more >

Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) 2020

The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) showcases leading-edge technology for offshore drilling, exploration…

read more >

2020 EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION STANDARDS CONFERENCE ON OILFIELD EQUIPMENT AND MATERIALS

The development of consensus standards is one of API’s oldest and most successful programs.

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