About 77% of the total natural gas and oil produced by the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) went offline Wednesday, more than 10 days after it took place in Port Forton, Louisiana.
The Department of Homeland Security’s Bureau of Safety and Environmental Protection (IOC) said that during the midday update, 77.25% of the gas, or 1,723 Bcf / d, was offline. In addition, 76.88% of offshore production or about 1.399 million B / d of oil production was shut down.
Workers were evacuated from 73 production sites or up to 13% of the human infrastructure that remained in the same area during the project period. Four motorbikes also remain unmanned, equivalent to about 36%. In addition, two flexible X-rays, unsealed, did not return to their excavation sites.
Damage to some coastal structures, coupled with extinction and power shortages along Louisiana’s coast, has halted efforts to resume gas and oil production.
Two of GOM’s largest oil and gas producers are Royal Dutch Plc and BPP Plc.
The most active operator at GOM was relocating staff to Oger Platform and Enchilada / Salsa facilities. However, the deep water facilities on Ida Road remain offline.
“Approximately 80% of the product is offline,” the operator said. Our inspections on the board confirm that there is no significant structural damage to these stormwater resources. Our staff focuses on any necessary repairs in a safe, sustainable manner. ”
Damage assessments continue at Shell West Delta-143 (WD-143) Coastal Institute.
“We are working to understand the full extent of the damage and the extent to which it will affect production in the Gulf of Mexico,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Lollipop Shoal 28 facility was reconvened, and crews were finalizing the platform and pipelines. Prior to the start of the pipeline, a standardized test was to be carried out. In addition, the launch of the forum “will ensure the availability of downstream infrastructure, including pipelines and delivery areas.”
He said he was continuing to assess the impact on the power plant in Norko, La. The company said it was continuing to “smoke in a high flame.”
“We are making significant improvements to reduce blinking until repairs are completed and power is restored. We are monitoring the airline and we are using third party resources in the community for air quality control. We will continue this monitoring during this preparation.
BPP continues to operate on deep water platforms in Atlantis and Crazy Dog. Operations on Thunder Horse and Na Kika are expected to resume in the “next days.” We cannot imagine how long this process will take.
Repairs were also being made to the BP Louisiana property at Homa and Port Forchon. Temporarily, the base of the beach was moved to Galveston, TX, and the helicopter was moved to Lafayette, LA.
The Great Laforche Port Commission said the port of Fortcho and Huma, which serves more than 200 coastal oil and gas operators, was damaged on Wednesday.
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The roads were clear to Port Forton and inland. The main channel at the Bell Passage opened last Friday. However, “many obstacles” remain in the channel, and they have stopped all rehabilitation efforts. In addition, many people working in the region continue to engage in personal rehabilitation efforts.
“Be prepared to be self-sufficient in Port Fortune,” the commission said in a statement. “There is no power, and Entergy is on September 29 for Lafure Church. There is not much flowing water right now. There are currently no gas stations or restaurants. Accessibility is limited to parish hours. ”
Slow energy recovery
According to the US Department of Energy (DOE), about 378,000 customers in Louisiana are still waiting for their power to be renewed.
Before the end of the day, Entergy Corporation was expecting a full power recovery in East New Orleans and Orleans Parish.
However, most of the energy recovery for the most difficult areas, all along the coast of southern Louisiana, could be “until the middle of September,” Doe said. The affected areas include the Association, Laforche, Placmenes, St. Charles, Terrebon, and Lower Jefferson Parish.
Five Louisiana filters were also closed on Wednesday, down from about 1.0 million B / d capacity, or about 6% of the total US filtration capacity.
In areas where power outages, fuel shortages, and high demand are leading to retail outages,… heavy traffic in some areas is slowing down efforts to resume operations. ”
The three filters in the Baton Rouge area and a 1.3 million B / D filtration capacity near New Orleans have begun. However, the DEE warned: “They do not produce rates for a certain number of days.”
According to DOE, you will not be able to restart “until the supply of livestock, energy and other necessary third-party utilities is restored.” Local refineries are depleting their reserves as refineries and marine production return to normal.