Shell is closely monitoring Hurricane Dean and continues to evacuate personnel non-essential to producing and drilling operations and reducing producing operations personnel to minimum levels at locations in the western Gulf of Mexico expected to get some weather impacts from Dean.
Shell evacuated approximately 380 personnel on Saturday with approximately another 200 scheduled to be evacuated today. Evacuations are expected to continue, as needed, on Monday.
Shell operated production shut-in as a result of Hurricane Dean as of midnight, Saturday, 8/18 is approximately 23,000 barrels of oil per day and 47.5 million cubic feet of natural gas per day.
Safety is at the forefront of all of Shell's evacuation and redeployment decisions. Shell is committed to the safety and well being of the employees and contractors at their facilities.