Shell reports damage assessment of WD-143 from Hurricane Ida
The company estimates that the WD-143 “A” platform facilities will be off line for repairs until the end of 2021
Shell Offshore Inc., a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc, has conducted a comprehensive damage assessment of its West Delta-143 (WD-143) offshore facilities from Hurricane Ida that revealed significant structural damage.
The company estimates that the WD-143 “A” platform facilities will be off line for repairs until the end of 2021, and that the facilities on its WD-143 “C” platform will be operational in Q4 2021.
The WD-143 facilities serve as the transfer station for production from Shell's assets in the Mars corridor in the Gulf of Mexico to onshore crude and natural gas terminals.
Given the timeline for repairs to WD-143, Shell expects to resume production from the Olympus platform, which flows across the WD-143 “C” platform, in Q4 2021, and from the Mars and Ursa facilities, which flow across the WD-143 “A” platform, in Q1 2022. Shell's Perdido asset in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico was never disrupted by Hurricane Ida, and its floating production, storage and offloading vessel, the Turritella (also known as Stones), is on line. At this stage of the recovery, approximately 60% of Shell-operated production in the Gulf of Mexico is back on line.