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Offshore work in GOM resumes following Hurricane Michael

Posted: 2:45 PM, Oct 16, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-16 15:45:47-04

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement says that offshore oil and gas operators in the Gulf of Mexico are resuming normal operations following Michael.

BSEE’s Hurricane Response Team is monitoring the operators’ activities and say they will continue to work with offshore operators and other state and federal agencies until Gulf of Mexico oil and gas operations return to normal.

Tuesday, according to reports, all personnel have returned to the 687 manned platforms in the Gulf of Mexico.

All dynamically positioned rigs that moved off location due to the storm are back on location. Personnel with those rigs remain on-board and return to the location once the storm has passed.

Since the hurricane has passed, operators are inspecting their facilities. Once all standard checks have been completed, production from undamaged facilities will be brought back online immediately. Facilities sustaining damage may take longer to bring back online, according to a release.

A total of 3 platform damage reports have been submitted, citing missing grating.