Offshore US operators continue restarting shut-in Gulf of Mexico output: BSEE

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Offshore operators in the Gulf of Mexico continued to restart production
on Thursday after as much as a week of shut-ins from Hurricane Nate last
weekend, the US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement said.

By noon CDT (1700 GMT) Thursday, 343,539 b/d of oil was still shut in, or
about 20% of all Gulf of Mexico production, as well as 399,920 Mcf/d of
natural gas, or 12% of all gas produced in the Gulf.

By contrast, on Wednesday, 571,854 b/d of oil, or 33% of the US Gulf’s
total, and 660,550 Mcf/d of gas, or 21%, was shut in.

Late Wednesday, Chevron said it had resumed normal operations in all its
Gulf of Mexico fields that had been shut in prior to Nate’s approach. That
included the company’s Jack/St. Malo, Tahiti, Petronius, Genesis and Blind
Faith fields, spokeswoman Veronica Flores-Paniagua said.

Nate, a fast-moving hurricane, moved ashore late Saturday as a Category 1
storm.

–Starr Spencer, starr.spencer@spglobal.com

–Edited by Annie Siebert, ann.siebert@spglobal.com