After Hurricane, Crews in the Gulf of Mexico Have Been Evacuated
As it appears there’s still a threat to the Gulf of Mexico oil and gas activities, and until production goes back to normal, the Hurricane Response Team, enacted by the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) continues to monitor offshore oil and gas operators.
In a report released on September 2, evacuations were conducted throughout the Gulf of Mexico of personnel aboard 177 production platforms where oil and gas are produced. 6 rigs were also tapped for personnel evacuations as well as 4 dynamically positioned rigs were moved off location.
Once the storm has fully passed and all appears safe to do so, all facilities will be inspected for safety. After clearance is granted, any facility that has not sustained any damage will be brought up online and personnel will be returned to begin immediate production. If facilities have incurred any damage, they will continue with repair and safety checks until complete.