Personnel Begin Reboarding Platforms After TS Barry
Offshore personnel are reboarding Gulf of Mexico platforms, according to today’s Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement’s (BSEE) update.
About 69% of the current oil production in the Gulf of Mexico has been shut in, or 1.3 million BOPD, and 61% of the natural gas production, or 1.7 million MMcf/D, remains shut in. Compared with yesterday’s figures, oil production has increased by 100,000 BOPD; gas production has increased by 1.1 MMcf/D.
Based on data from offshore operator reports submitted as of 11:30 CDT today, personnel remain evacuated from a total of 267 production platforms, 40% of the 669 manned platforms.
Personnel remain evacuated from 10 non-dynamically positioned rigs, equivalent to 48% of the 21 rigs of this type currently operating in the Gulf. However, none of the 20 dynamically positioned rigs operating are off location. They have all returned to pre-storm positioning.
After the storm has passed, facilities will be inspected. Once all standard checks are completed, production from undamaged facilities will be brought back on line immediately. Facilities sustaining damage may take longer to bring back on line.
SBM Offshore Completes Financing of Liza Unity FPSO
As construction continues, SBM Offshore secured the $1.14 billion needed to finance work on the vessel. Liza Unity is scheduled for deployment at ExxonMobil's Liza Phase 2 development offshore Guyana.
Drones Take Off in the Oil Field, but How High Will They Fly?
Unmanned aerial vehicles are creeping up on ubiquity in the oil and gas industry, but their potential still firmly outweighs the actuality. A panel at the 2019 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition took a close look at the benefits of drones and at the tethers still holding back their use.
Kongsberg To Build Digital Twin for Shell’s Nyhamna Gas Facility
As part of the $11-million deal, Kongsberg will establish a dynamic virtual representation of the plant, which serves as a gas processing and export hub for the Shell-operated Ormen Lange in the Norwegian North Sea.
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