Shell completes shutdown of oil rig lost in Gulf of Mexico due to Hurricane Beryl

Shell completes shutdown of oil rig lost in Gulf of Mexico due to Hurricane Beryl
Shell completes shutdown of oil rig lost in Gulf of Mexico due to Hurricane Beryl

Shell has reported that it completed the closure of the Perdido oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico before the arrival in the region of the huracán Berylalthough it noted that the evacuation of its personnel continues.

After the water phenomenon hit Jamaica with winds and rains that caused destruction in several Caribbean islands and so far has left 10 people deadalthough the number is expected to rise as communications are restored in flood-affected areas.

In response, Shell has declared the evacuation of its workers non-essential oil rigs at Perdido — the world’s largest oil platform — while continuing to remove all personnel from its Whale asset also in the Gulf of Mexico.

Shell could be impacted by Hurricane Beryl

Despite the destruction left in Hurricane Beryl’s wake, Shell said that so far has not detected any further impacts on its production of oil derived from the arrival of the cyclonic phenomenon; although this could change since the natural phenomenon is expected to touch Mexican lands in the early hours of Friday.

The national coordinator of Civil Protection, Laura Velazquez said that the hurricane is expected to impact as a category 1 in the state of Quintana Roo, for which more than 1000 personnel have been deployed. 13,000 employees assistance from various Mexican agencies.

After crossing the Yucatan Peninsula, Beryl is expected to have a second entry into the national territory through northern Tamaulipasalso as a category 1, but could be downgraded to a tropical storm.

With information from Reuters

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