Hurricane Ida damage to put some Shell offshore platform facilities offline to 2022

After conducting a damage assessment of its Gulf of Mexico offshore facilities following Hurricane Ida, Shell Offshore reported yesterday that its West Delta-143 (WD-143) facilities sustained significant structural damage.

The company, a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc, estimates that its WD-143 “A” platform facilities will be offline for repairs until the end of 2021, and that the WD-143 “C” platform will be operational sometime in Q4 2021.

Given this timeline, Shell expects to resume production from its Olympus platform, which flows across the WD-143 “C” platform, in Q4 2021, and from its Mars and Ursa facilities, which flow across the WD-143 “A” platform, in Q1 2022.

The WD-143 facilities serve as the transfer station for production from Shell’s assets in the Mars corridor to onshore crude and natural gas terminals.

At this stage, approximately 60% of Shell-operated production in the Gulf of Mexico is back online after the storm.

Kim Biggar

Kim Biggar started writing in the supply chain sector in 2000, when she joined the Canadian Association of Supply Chain & Logistics Management. In 2004/2005, she was project manager for the Government of Canada-funded Canadian Logistics Skills Committee, which led to her 13-year role as communications manager of the Canadian Supply Chain Sector Council. A longtime freelance writer, Kim has contributed to publications including The Forwarder, 3PL Americas, The Shipper Advocate and Supply Chain Canada.
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