Gulf of Mexico
BP’s Thunder Horse platform; Source: BP

Gulf of Mexico - Oil operators evacuating workers ahead of storm

Oil and gas operators in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico are removing workers from its offshore assets and ramping down production ahead of an incoming tropical storm.

In an update on Wednesday, BP said it is closely monitoring Tropical Storm Cristobal to ensure the safety of personnel and operations in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico.

With forecasts indicating that Cristobal will begin moving north across the Gulf of Mexico later this week, BP has begun removing offshore personnel and ramping down production at its operated facilities Thunder Horse, Atlantis, and Na Kika.

Non-essential personnel are being evacuated from BP’s operated Mad Dog platform but production remains unaffected at this time.

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