Over 75% of US Gulf oil, natgas production remains shut in
HOUSTON (ICIS)–Over 75% of US Gulf oil production and natural gas production respectively remains offline as offshore producers continue to recover from the disruption in production caused by Hurricane Ida.
Currently, 76% of oil production and 77% of natural gas production in the Gulf of Mexico remains shut in, according to the US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE).
The following table shows the number of platforms and rigs evacuated, including the total of oil and natural gas that has been shut in.
|Oil shut in (bbl/day)||1,391,865||76.48|
|Gas shut in (bcf/day)||1.722||77.25|
Facilities continue to be inspected for damage. Once all standard checks have been completed, production from undamaged facilities will be brought back online, while facilities that sustained damage could take longer to bring back online, the BSEE said.
Shell is redeploying personnel to its Appomattox asset and continuing to deploy employees to its Enchilada/Salsa and Auger assets.
Its Appomattox, Mars, Olympus, Ursa, Auger and Enchilada/Salsa assets reported no major damage although they remain shut in. Approximately 80% of Shell-operated production is currently offline, the company said.
Damage assessments continue at Shell’s West Delta-143 (WD-143) offshore facility. This week the company re-staffed Main Pass 69, Green Canyon 19 and South Pass 89.
Shell said it is currently unable to provide service downstream to Port Fourchon.
Occidental Petroleum said on Wednesday that three of its 10 platforms have restarted production, with three prepared to restart. Primary shore bases sustained damage from the storm, but the company has relocated shore-based operations.
It declined to provide a timeline for full restoration of operations.
BP is resuming operations at Atlantis and Mad Dog. Operations at Thunder Horse and Na Kika are expected to resume in the coming days.
Repairs are underway at its onshore assets in Houma and Port Fourchon. BP has temporarily relocated its shore base to Galveston, Texas, and heliport to Lafayette, Louisiana.
Port Fourchon, Louisiana is continuing its recovery phase. The port is a main site for offshore workers.
Power has been restored to 80% of the 948,000 customers who lost service after Ida made landfall, local power distributor Entergy said on Thursday.
Of the 226 affected transmission substations, 210 had returned to service as by 8 September, as well as 174 of 211 affected transmission lines. Approximately 450 miles (724km) of transmission lines remain out of service.
Distribution system damage in Louisiana and Mississippi included 30,679 poles, 36,469 spans of wire and 5,959 transformers damaged or destroyed.
The number of poles damaged or destroyed is more than Katrina, Ike, Delta and Zeta combined, Entergy said.
The following shows the status of the chemical plants and refineries affected by Ida.
|Company||Site||Products (*indicates force majeure)||Status|
|AmSty||St James, Louisiana||Styrene||Shutdown|
|BASF||Geismar, Louisiana||BDO*, EO, isocyanates*, polyols*||Expected Restart|
|Cornerstone||Waggaman, Louisiana||ACN*, melamine*||Shutdown|
|Cos-Mar||Carville, Louisiana||Styrene, ethylbenzene||Shutdown|
|DAK Americas||Bay St Louis, Mississippi||PET*||Shutdown|
|Dow||Plaquemine, Louisiana||Ethylene, propylene, benzene, toluene, EO, glycol ethers*, PE, PG, PO||Expected Restart|
|Dow||Taft, Louisiana||Ethylene, propylene, acetic acid, acrylic acid, acrylates, ethanolamines, EO, glycol ethers*, LLDPE, oxo-alcohols, 2-EHA*||Shutdown|
|Enterprise Products||Louisiana, US||Propylene, NGLs||Shutdown|
|ExxonMobil||Baton Rouge, Louisiana||Ethylene, propylene, BD, benzene, toluene, IPA, PA, plasticizers, PE, PP, base oils||Restart|
|Formosa Plastics||Baton Rouge, Louisiana||PVC*, VCM||Shutdown|
|Huntsman||Geismar, Louisiana||MA, MDI, polyethyer polyols, aniline nitrobenzene||Expected Restart|
|INEOS Oxide||Plaquemine, Louisiana||Ethanolamines*||Shutdown|
|Lion Copolymer||Geismar, Louisiana||EDPM||Restart|
|Marathon Petroleum||Garyville, Louisiana||Gasoline, propylene, refined products||Shutdown|
|NOVA||Geismar, Louisiana||Ethylene*, propylene*||Shutdown|
|Olin||Plaquemine, Louisiana||Caustic soda, chlorine||Shutdown|
|Olin||St Gabriel, Louisiana||Caustic soda, chlorine||Shutdown|
|OxyChem||Convent, Louisiana||Caustic soda*, chlorine*||Restart|
|OxyChem||Geismar, Louisiana||Caustic soda*, chlorine*, EDC*||Restart|
|OxyChem||Taft, Louisiana||Caustic soda*, chlorine*||Restart|
|PBF Energy||Chalmette, Louisiana||Benzene, toluene, MX, propylene||Shutdown|
|Phillips 66||Belle Chasse, Louisiana||Benzene, toluene, MX, propylene||Shutdown|
|Pinnacle Polymers||Garyville, Louisiana||PP*||Shutdown|
|Roehm||Fortier, Louisiana||Methyl methacrylate (MMA)||Shutdown|
|Rubicon||Geismar, Louisiana||MDI, polyether polyols, aniline, nitrobenzene||Shutdown|
|Shell||Geismar, Louisiana||EO, EG, glycol ethers, linear alcohols, linear olefins||Shutdown|
|Shell||Norco, Louisiana||Ethylene, propylene, BD||Shutdown|
|Shintech||Plaquemine, Louisiana||Caustic soda, chlorine, EDC, PVC, VCM, ethylene||Shutdown|
|Total Energies||Carville, Louisiana||PS||Shutdown|
|Valero||Meraux, Louisiana||Gasoline, refined products, propylene||Shutdown|
|Valero||St Charles, Louisiana||Gasoline, refined products, propylene||Shutdown|
|Westlake||Geismar, Louisiana||Caustic soda, chlorine, EDC, PVC*, VCM*||Shutdown|
|Westlake||Plaquemine, Louisiana||Caustic soda, chlorine, EDC, PVC*, VCM*||Shutdown|
|YCI Methanol One||St James, Louisiana||Methanol||Shutdown|
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