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With the imminent arrival of Cindy storm, oil companies in Gulf of Mexico are evacuating workers

The last few days, a tropical storm called Cindy has been forming in the Gulf of Mexico, a couple of hundred miles south of the central Louisiana coast, leaving oil companies apprehensive. Some of them decided to evacuate personnel.

Enbridge, BP and Anadarko have evacuated nonessential workers from their Gulf platforms. Anadarko declared that all their operated facilities remain operational and that they are monitoring the weather system, planning to close their facilities if necessary.
 
Shell decided not to evacuate their personnel, declaring that all their floating deep-water production hubs are designed to safely withstand hurricane force conditions. Offshore flights are suspended, however.
 
Personnel have been evacuated from a total of 40 production platforms. It is estimated that approximately 17.24 percent of the current oil production and 0.32 percent of the natural gas production in the Gulf of Mexico has been shut-in.

Open Ocean has developed a new innovative methodology to improve the accuracy of extreme value computation based on a regional analysis that increases the hurricane impact sample size. This original approach can help your company with your offshore project and it can be used at any site affected by super storms (hurricanes, typhoons,...).

If you want to know more about this methodology and how you can apply it on your offshore project, please contact us and ask for more information.

Sources:

NOAA Satellites
Offshore Energy Today