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September Oil & Gas News Roundup

In September, Shell reported structural damage to its facilities due to Hurricane Ida, Shell deploys personnel to the Gulf of Mexico, ADIPEC confirms in person events for 2021, and the NAGA 7 contract has been terminated. Continue reading our oil and gas news round up to learn more about what’s happening in the industry this month. 

Shell Reports Structural Damage to West Delta Facilities

Shell Offshore Inc. has conducted a comprehensive damage assessment of its West Delta-143 offshore facilities from Hurricane Ida that revealed significant structural damage. Shell estimates that its 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 Q4 2021.

For more information on the damages and repair process check out the full article here.

Shell begins Redeploying Personnel to Platforms in the Gulf of Mexico

Royal Dutch Shell Plc is beginning the redeployment of personnel to its Appomattox platform in the Gulf of Mexico while damage assessments are continuing at its West Delta-143 (WD-143) offshore facility after Hurricane Ida.

Their inspectors on board confirm that there is no significant structural damage to these Shell Deep Water assets impacted by the storm. So, crews can focus on making any necessary repairs in a safe, sustainable manner.

Check out the full article here for more details.

ADIPEC Confirms its First in Person Event for 2021

The Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) will return in person this year. ADIPEC 2021 will take place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre from November 15th-18th. This year’s event is expected to host more than 100,000 energy professionals, over 2,000 companies and 26 international country pavilions.

For more information on the conference and to sign up click here.

The Naga 7 Contract has Been Terminated

A contract between Velesto Drilling and ConocoPhillips for the NAGA 7 jack-up rig is now considered terminated due to an incident earlier this year that tilted and submerged the rig.

ConocoPhillips hired the NAGA 7 in March 2021 for the value of about $8 million. It was supposed to drill up to three wells off Sarawak. While working on its assignment on May 3, the rig tilted and submerged due to rapid penetration into the formation resulting in a total loss of the asset.

Velesto Drilling said that its insurance underwriters confirmed on August 9th, 2021, that NAGA 7 is a constructive total loss.

Check out the entire article on rigzone.com by clicking here.

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