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Shell's West Delta-143 facilities damaged by Hurricane Ida

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Shell has conducted an initial flyover of its assets in the path of Hurricane Ida and observed damage to its West Delta-143 (WD-143) offshore facilities in the Gulf of Mexico.

When it is safe to do so, the company will send personnel offshore to provide a closer inspection of these facilities to understand the full extent of the damage and the degree to which production in the Gulf of Mexico will likely be impacted.

The WD-143 facilities serve as the transfer station for all production from Shell's assets in the Mars corridor in the Mississippi Canyon area of the Gulf of Mexico to onshore crude terminals.

The Perdido asset in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico was not disrupted by the hurricane, and the FPSO Turritella (also known as Stones) is currently back online. All of other Shell offshore assets remain shut-in and remain fully evacuated at this time. At the early phase of assessment and recovery, approximately 80% of Shell-operated production in the Gulf of Mexico remains offline.

In the initial flyover, Shell did not observe any visible structural damage to the rest of its offshore assets.

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