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Offshore US operators continue restarting shut-in Gulf of Mexico output: BSEE

Houston (Platts)--12 Oct 2017 521 pm EDT/2121 GMT


Offshore operators in the Gulf of Mexico continued to restart production on Thursday after as much as a week of shut-ins from Hurricane Nate last weekend, the US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement said.

By noon CDT (1700 GMT) Thursday, 343,539 b/d of oil was still shut in, or about 20% of all Gulf of Mexico production, as well as 399,920 Mcf/d of natural gas, or 12% of all gas produced in the Gulf.

By contrast, on Wednesday, 571,854 b/d of oil, or 33% of the US Gulf's total, and 660,550 Mcf/d of gas, or 21%, was shut in.

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Late Wednesday, Chevron said it had resumed normal operations in all its Gulf of Mexico fields that had been shut in prior to Nate's approach. That included the company's Jack/St. Malo, Tahiti, Petronius, Genesis and Blind Faith fields, spokeswoman Veronica Flores-Paniagua said.

Nate, a fast-moving hurricane, moved ashore late Saturday as a Category 1 storm.

--Starr Spencer, starr.spencer@spglobal.com

--Edited by Annie Siebert, ann.siebert@spglobal.com




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