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BSEE releases final report after Barry

Posted at 3:38 PM, Jul 20, 2019

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement has released their final report after Tropical Storm Barry.

Offshore oil and gas operators are now resuming normal operations.

As of 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 20, personnel remain evacuated from a total of 20 production platforms, 2.99 percent of the 669 manned platforms in the Gulf of Mexico.

Personnel have returned to all previously evacuated rigs.

None of the 20 DP rigs operating in the Gulf are off location. DP rigs maintain their location while conducting well operations by using thrusters and propellers. The rigs are not moored to the seafloor; therefore, they can move off location in a relatively short time frame.

BSEE estimates that approximately 3.32 percent of the current oil production in the Gulf remains shut-in and 7.35 percent of the natural gas production remains shut-in.

There were no additional reports of damage after Barry.