Shell reveals significant damage to WD-143 facilities from Hurricane Ida

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Shell Offshore, a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell, has revealed significant structural damage to its West Delta-143 (WD-143) offshore facilities from Hurricane Ida.

Shell Offshore estimates that WD-143 “A” platform facilities will be off line for repairs until the end of 2021, and that the facilities on WD-143 “C” platform will be operational in Q4 2021.

The WD-143 facilities serve as the transfer station for production from our assets in the Mars corridor in the Gulf of Mexico to onshore crude and natural gas terminals.

Due to repairs to WD-143, Shell Offshore will resume production from Olympus platform, which flows across the WD-143 “C” platform, in Q4 2021, and from Mars and Ursa facilities, which flow across the WD-143 “A” platform, in Q1 2022.

Shell Offshore said Perdido asset in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico was never disrupted by Hurricane Ida, and floating production, storage and offloading vessel, the Turritella (also known as Stones), is on line. At this stage of the recovery, approximately 60 percent of Shell-operated production in the Gulf of Mexico is back on line.

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