Production Returning at Gulf Platform

Monday, April 6, 2015 @ 04:04 PM gHale


Search continues for missing workers at the dehydration and pumping platform in the Gulf of Mexico where four died and 45 sustained injuries Wednesday. Production should soon resume at the platform.

Search continues for missing workers at the dehydration and pumping platform in the Gulf of Mexico where four died and 45 sustained injuries Wednesday. Production should soon resume at the platform.


The search continues for three missing workers from a platform fire that killed four, and where Pemex officials are beginning to restore production at the damaged Gulf of Mexico facility.

Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex, has help from the Navy in the search and rescue, and expects to restore 80 percent of production in the next week, said exploration and production director Gustavo Hernandez.

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Estimated production of 646,000 barrels of crude a day and 1.4 billion cubic feet of gas in the region will not suffer from the blast and resulting fireball that hit the processing platform Wednesday, Hernandez said.

Some 301 workers ended up evacuated and 45 sought medical attention.

There was no significant oil spill because workers could turn off the feeder lines. Pemex is still investigating the cause.



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