Shell Oil evacuates Gulf platforms ahead of storm

Oil giant taking no chances as Invest 92 moves into Gulf

Thomas Perumean
July 10, 2019 - 5:09 am

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The Gulf's biggest player in oil exploration and production is evacuating all non-essential platform employees from the company's rigs.  

The move comes in advance of the Gulf's first tropical depression forming in the extreme eastern waters. 

Shell issued a statement about their saying they anticipated minimal impacts to oil production as a result of Invest 92, and are continuing to watch the storm, taking further action as needed.   

According to the Times-Picayune/New Orleans Advocate other Gulf well operators like BP, Anadarko, Chevron and LLOG have not released any statements about their storm preparations.  

Shell pumps more than a quarter-million barrels of oil from five deep water production hubs.  

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