Shell's Olympus Gulf of Mexico Platform Offline for Maintenance

© Alexandr Blinov / Adobe Stock
© Alexandr Blinov / Adobe Stock

Top U.S. Gulf of Mexico oil producer Shell on Thursday said its Olympus production platform in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico is offline for planned maintenance.

The work started a week ago on Wednesday, June 7, and is expected to last 14 days, Shell said. The offshore hub, along with its Mars and Ursa platforms that underwent turnarounds last year, produce Mars sour crude.

Prices for Mars crude oil has edged down in the last few days, but the grade is trading this week at a premium to U.S. crude oil futures at the Cushing, Oklahoma, hub.

Enbridge Inc said volumes on its Mississippi Canyon Gas System fell due to the maintenance and will return to normal volumes once it returns to service. The system transports production from the Mars platform to onshore Louisiana.

(Reuters - Reporting by Arathy Somasekhar)

Current News

North Sea Energy Firms Look Beyond UK After Tax Squeeze

North Sea Energy Firms Look Be

Sapura Ônix Heads to Atlanta Field to Install Subsea Equipment

Sapura Ônix Heads to Atlanta F

Prysmian Cements Partnership with Port of Middlesbrough with New Long-Term Deal

Prysmian Cements Partnership w

Gulfstream LNG Projects Receives FERC Approval to Start Pre-Filling Process

Gulfstream LNG Projects Receiv

Subscribe for OE Digital E‑News

Offshore Engineer Magazine