Gulf of Mexico - BP Evacuates Four Gulf of Mexico Platforms Ahead of Storm

Oil major BP on Sunday started evacuating workers from four of its Gulf of Mexico platforms ahead of the Tropical Storm Zeta.

BP said on Sunday it was closely monitoring Tropical Storm Zeta in the Caribbean Sea to ensure the safety of its personnel and operations in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. With forecasts indicating the storm will move across the Central and/or Northeastern Gulf of Mexico in the next few days, BP said it was taking steps to respond.

BP has begun securing its offshore facilities and evacuating personnel from four offshore platforms. Reuters reported on Monday that BP is pulling workers from its Atlantis, Mad Dog, Na Kika, and Thunder Horse platforms.

“Safety is our top priority and we will continue to monitor weather conditions closely to determine next steps”, BP concluded.

Due to an extremely active storm season, oil and gas operators in the Gulf of Mexico have been forced many times this year to evacuate personnel from their offshore facilities. It has been said that this was the most active tropical storm season in the Gulf of Mexico over the past 10 years.

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