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Shell Identifies Damage to WD-143 from Hurricane Ida in the Gulf of Mexico

The WD-143 facilities serve as the transfer station for all products from our assets in the Mars corridor in the Mississippi Canyon area of the Gulf of Mexico to onshore crude terminals.

Our Perdido asset in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico was never disrupted by the hurricane, and our floating production, storage, and offloading vessel, the Turritella (also known as Stones) are currently back online. All of our other offshore assets remain shut in and remain fully evacuated at this time. At the early phase of assessment and recovery, approximately 80% of Shell-operated production in the Gulf of Mexico remains offline.

In our initial flyover, we did not observe any visible structural damage to the rest of our offshore assets. When we are able to safely deploy personnel offshore to these assets, we will conduct additional inspections and work to restore production as soon as possible.

As we assess the impact of Hurricane Ida on our Upstream and Downstream businesses, our top priorities continue to be the protection and recovery of our people and assets, the community, and the environment.

Source: www.shell.com