July 2, 2010 / 11:53 AM / 9 years ago

FACTBOX-Gulf of Mexico oil & gas ops resuming after Alex

 (Updates to normal operations at Citgo and Valero Corpus Christi refineries)
 July 2 (Reuters) - Hurricane Alex, the season’s first hurricane, drenched the Texas-Mexico border as it made landfall as a Category 2 storm on Thursday, spawning tornadoes and flooding towns, but it spared U.S. oil wells before weakening to a tropical storm. [ID:nN01273172]
 Forecasters said the 2010 Atlantic hurricane season could be the worst since 2005, when Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Wilma caused havoc in the Gulf Coast, damaging oil rigs and refineries and forcing sharp cuts in production.
 The hurricane season runs from June 1 through Nov. 30 and often affects the Gulf of Mexico, home to about 30 percent of U.S. oil production, 11 percent of natural gas production, and more than 43 percent of U.S. refinery capacity.
 Oil and gas production shut as a precaution peaked on Wednesday at 421,350 barrels per day of oil and 919 million cubic feet per day of gas. By midday Thursday, facilities were being restarted and the amount of oil production offline was down to 342,224 bpd and the gas production temporarily out was down to 877 Mmcfd.
 ESTIMATED CAPACITY OFFLINE  [ID:nWNA4809]
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 Oil output: 342,224 (21.39) Thursday vs 421,350 bpd (26.3 pct) Wednesday
 Gas output: 877 Mmcfd (13.7) Thursday vs 919 Mmcfd (14.4 pct) Wednesday
 Refinery production: Three Corpus Christi refineries lose power briefly.
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 Source: U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement
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 OFFSHORE PRODUCTION & PIPELINES IMPACT
 ——————————————————— Company    Asset      Capacity  Shut In   Date Shut  Date Restarted   Link ——————————————————————————————————————— OIL ——————————————————————————————————————— Anadarko   Boomvang   40,000 bpd NA          June 29  July 1   [ID:nWNA4741]
        Nansen     40,000 bpd NA          June 29  July 1   [ID:nWNA4741]
        Gunnison   40,000 bpd NA          June 29  July 1   [ID:nWNA4741] Apache     NA         NA         6,000 bpd   NA       July 1   [ID:nWNA4755] BP         Atlantis   NA         NA          June 28  June 30  [ID:nWNA4730]
        Mad Dog    NA         NA          June 28  June 30  [ID:nWNA4730]
        Holstein   NA         NA          June 28  June 30  [ID:nWNA4730]
        South. Green Canyon   NA          June 29  June 30  [ID:nWNA4730] Conoco     Magnolia             10,000 boepd June 29           [ID:nWEN6449] Chevron    Western/Central production        June 29           [ID:nWEN6471] ExxonMobil West Gulf            10,000 bpd   June 29  July 1   [ID:N02195231] Hess       Baldpate  18,326 bpd   NA         NA       July 2   [ID:nWEN6644] Marathon   Ewing Bank 9,700 bpd  9,700 bpd   June 28  July 1   [ID:nWEN6406] Shell      Auger   101,000 bpd  32,000 boepd June 27           [ID:nWEN6604]
        Brutus  110,000 bpd    NA         June 27           [ID:nN27622581] Shell      Western/Central Assets NA         June 28           [ID:nWEN6394] Shell      Perdido  100,000 bpd   NA         June 29           [ID:nN29178276] ——————————————————————————————————————— GAS ——————————————————————————————————————— Anadarko   Boomvang  200 MMcfd    NA         June 29  July 1   [ID:nWNA4741]
        Nansen    200 MMcfd    NA         June 29  July 1   [ID:nWNA4741]
        Gunnison  200 MMcfd    NA         June 29  July 1   [ID:nWNA4741]
        Red Hawk  120 MMcfd    NA         June 29  July 1   [ID:nWNA4741] Apache     NA        NA           110 MMcfd  June 29  July 1   [ID:nWNA4755] BP         NA                     NA         June 29  June 30  [ID:nWNA4730] Hess       Baldpate  56,600       NA         NA       July 2   [ID:nWEN6644] ExxonMobil NA                     146 MMcfd  June 29  July 1   [ID:nN02195231] Marathon   Ewing     8.2 MMcfd    8.2 MMcfd  June 29  July 1   [ID:nWNA4757] ——————————————————————————————————————— PIPELINE ——————————————————————————————————————— Enbridge   Nautilus 600 MMcfd     100 MMcfd  June 28   July 1  [ID:nN28247850] BP         Cleopatra 500 MMcfd    Resuming   June 28   July 1 ———————————————————————————————————————
 CUMULATIVE OUTPUT LOST
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 OIL (barrels per day)
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 July 1      342,224
 June 30     421,350
 June 29     395,878
 TOTAL     1,159,452
 NATURAL GAS (million cubic feet)
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 July 1       877
 June 30      919
 June 29      600
 TOTAL      2,396
 Source: U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement
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 OTHER ASSETS/OPS AFFECTED
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 * Lake Charles, Louisiana - Pilots resumed moving ships in and out of the oil port Thursday. [ID:nWNA4804]
 * Corpus Christi, Texas - Vessel pilots resumed moving ships in and out of the oil port Thursday. [ID:nWNA4818]
 * Houston Ship Channel - Pilots have restarted ship traffic both in and outbound at the key oil and petrochemical port of Houston after passage of Hurricane Alex on Friday.  [ID:nN02206388]
 * Sabine Pass, Beaumont, Port Arthur, Texas - Pilots resumed moving ships early Thursday. [ID:nWNA4745]
 * LOOP - The Louisiana Offshore Oil Port, which shut late Tuesday due to rough seas, resumed operations early Friday. The port is capable of unloading 1 million barrels of crude per day from supertankers. [ID:nN02204578]
 * PEMEX [PEMX.UL] - Reopened two export terminals in Mexico, the 1 million-bpd Cayo Argos port and the 113,000-bpd Dos Bocas port. The 274,000-bpd Coatzacoalcos/Pajaritos port was never closed.  [ID:nMEX003815]
 * OIL SPILL - BP Plc (BP.L) (BP.N) kept oil-capture and relief well drilling operations going at its Gulf of Mexico during Hurricane Alex but the storm slowed oil spill clean-up and containment work and drove more petroleum into fragile Gulf wetlands and beaches. [ID:nN30271159]
             TEXAS REFINERIES NEAREST TO STORM ——————————————————————————————————————— Company      Location        Capacity    Status/Production
                          (1,000 bpd) ______________________________________________________________________________ Citgo        Corpus Christi  163  Normal ops after power outage  [ID:nWEN6654] Flint Hills  Corpus Christi  289  Restarting after power outage[ID:nN01146968] Valero       Corpus Christi  142  Normal ops after snags         [ID:nWNA4875] ______________________________________________________________________________  (Compiled by Rebekah Kebede, Erwin Seba, Bruce Nichols, Kristen Hays, Jeannine Prezioso and Janet McGurty; Editing by Lisa Shumaker)      

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