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Shell's West Delta-143 A platform facilities offline for repairs until end of 2021

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Shell Offshore Inc. has conducted a comprehensive damage assessment of the West Delta-143 (WD-143) offshore facilities from Hurricane Ida that revealed significant structural damage.

Shell estimates that the WD-143 “A” platform facilities will be offline for repairs until the end of 2021, and that the facilities on the WD-143 “C” platform will be operational in 4Q21.

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

Given the timeline for repairs to WD-143, Shell expects to resume production from the Olympus platform, which flows across the WD-143 “C” platform, in 4Q21, and from the Mars and Ursa facilities, which flow across the WD-143 “A” platform, in 1Q22. The Perdido asset in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico was not disrupted by Hurricane Ida, and the FPSO Turritella (also known as Stones), is online. At this stage of the recovery, approximately 60% of Shell-operated production in the Gulf of Mexico is back online.

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