Oil/gas production off 6 and 12 percent (with video links)

Eduardo’s impact on the energy industry seems to have been mercifully limited, as we reported earlier today. The effect on oil and natural gas output is limited as well according to the Minerals Management Service’s daily update and has likely reached a high-point for the storm.
A few points from the MMS:
• About 6.0 percent of the oil production in the Gulf has been shut-in. Estimated oil production from the Gulf of Mexico as of January 2008 was 1.3 million barrels of oil per day.
• About 12.3 percent of the natural gas production in the Gulf has been shut-in. Estimated natural gas production from the Gulf of Mexico as of January 2008 was 7.7 billion cubic feet of gas per day.
• Personnel have been evacuated from a total of 154 production platforms, equivalent to 21.5 percent of the 717 manned platforms in the Gulf of Mexico.
• Personnel from 9 drilling rigs have also been evacuated; this is equivalent to 7.2 percent of the 125 rigs currently operating in the Gulf.
Since quite a few workers were still on platforms during the storm there’s some video footage of the storm floating around. Here are some links shot by workers on some of the platforms in the Gulf:
From a platform South of Grand Isle.
“Rough Seas”
More “Rough Seas” focusing on a hand railing that appears to have been broken off by the waves on a low level deck.
A series of videos, including some credited to “Chef Willard Billiot on a rig about 30 miles south of Port Fourcheon, La.”
“SafetyMan22” makes fun of TV storm reporters from adrilling rig off Intracoastal City, La.

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