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Shell reports damage assessment of WD-143 from hurricane Ida

Maryam Farag   

Facilities Maintenance Industry Energy

Photo: Shell Offshore Inc.

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

“We estimate that our WD-143 ‘A’ platform facilities will be off line for repairs until the end of 2021, and that the facilities on our WD-143 ‘C’ platform will be operational in Q4 2021.”

The WD-143 facilities serve as the transfer station for production from 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, production is expected to resume from Shell’s Olympus platform, which flows across the WD-143 “C” platform, in Q4 2021, and from the Mars and Ursa facilities, which flow across the WD-143 “A” platform, in Q1 2022.


The Perdido asset in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico was never disrupted by Hurricane Ida, and floating production, storage and offloading vessel, the Turritella (also known as Stones), is on line. At this stage of the recovery, approximately 60 per cent of Shell-operated production in the Gulf of Mexico is back on line.


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