US Offshore Oil Production Still Down 58%

July 16, 2019

(File photo: Shell)
(File photo: Shell)

More than half the daily crude production in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico remained offline on Tuesday in the wake of Hurricane Barry, the U.S. drilling regulator said, as most oil companies were re-staffing facilities to resume production.

Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) said 1.1 million barrels per day (bpd) of oil, or 58% of the region's total, and 1.4 billion cubic feet per day (cfd) of natural gas output remained shut.

BSEE also said 171 production platforms, or 26%, have not resumed operating, down from 267 platforms on Monday.

Since July 10, 7.8 million barrels of oil, or nearly two-thirds of the United States daily oil production, has been lost from Barry, which has become a post-tropical cyclone and was moving over eastern Missouri on Tuesday.


(Reporting by Erwin Seba and Scott DiSavino; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama and Richard Chang)



Current News

Noble Corp: New Rig Deals in UK, Extensions in Qatar and Suriname, Cancellation in Vietnam

Noble Corp: New Rig Deals in UK, Extensions in Qatar and Suriname, Cancellation in Vietnam

Gibdock Repairs Shearwater Duo

Gibdock Repairs Shearwater Duo

Hermitage Offshore Services Gets a Short Breather from Creditors

Hermitage Offshore Services Gets a Short Breather from Creditors

Norway-linked Firms Might Bid for Petrobras' Golfinho Field Offshore Brazil

Norway-linked Firms Might Bid for Petrobras' Golfinho Field Offshore Brazil

Subscribe for OE Digital E‑News

Offshore Engineer Magazine