Some Hess operations in Gulf shut-in after fire

Royal Dutch Shell and Hess Corp. said there's no timeline yet in place for resuming operations following a fire at Shell’s Enchilada platform in the Gulf of Mexico, UPI reported.

Hess said its share of production shut-in was 30,000 barrels of oil-equivalent per day (BOE/d), Kallanish Energy learns.

Two people were injured last week due to the fire onboard the Enchilada, located in the Garden Banks area in the Gulf, roughly 100 miles off the Texas-Louisiana border.

There were no signs that oil was on the water at the time of the incident. A spill-response vessel was mobilized to the area as a precaution, UPI reported.

Shell said two of its platforms were shut-in, as was a 30-inch natural gas pipeline. Hess said Monday it was told a repair plan was being developed, but closed down production from three of its fields as a precaution.

"Though the structure is visibly sound, crews will continue to determine the integrity of the platform and formulate a plan for damage repair," Shell said.

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