Gulf of Mexico
For Illustration only; Shell’s Auger platform – Image source: Shell

Report: Two workers killed aboard Shell’s Auger platform in Gulf of Mexico

Two offshore workers have reportedly been killed in an incident aboard Shell’s Auger platform in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.

According to Reuters, the incident happened on Sunday morning during a test related to “a lifeboat launch and retrieval capabilities” at the Auger deepwater platform. One other person sustained a non-life-threatening injury.

Offshore Energy Today has reached out to Shell and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, seeking confirmation of the report, and more information.

The BSEE referred us the U.S. Coast Guard as the lead federal agency. The U.S. Coast Guard has yet to respond to Offshore Energy Today’s request for comment.

We will update the article once we have more information.

As for the Auger platform, in 1994, it was the world’s first tension leg platform, operating in the US Gulf of Mexico, moored to the sea floor 830 meters (2,720 feet) below. The platform’s life was extended when it in 2014 began producing energy from a nearby Cardamom field.

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