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BP Chief Meteorologist Ed Bracken explains how he and his team work together to forecast the weather around the company’s North American operations.

Updates

Date: 2 September 2016

Update on Tropical Storm Hermine

BP has begun redeploying non-essential offshore personnel to company-operated facilities in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. With the storm out of the Gulf we are now in the process of safely ramping up production at the Thunder Hose and Na Kika platforms. This will be the final update.
 

Date: 31 August 2016

Update on Tropical Storm Hermine:

BP is closely monitoring Tropical Storm Hermine to ensure the safety of our personnel and operations in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. Production has resumed at BP’s Atlantis platform. BP has shut-in production at the Thunder Horse and the Na Kika platforms. BP’s other offshore production platform in the deepwater Gulf, Mad Dog, has remained in production. BP will continue to monitor offshore conditions to determine when conditions are safe to redeploy non-essential personnel and resume normal operations.
 

Date: 29 August 2016

Statement on Tropical Depression Nine:

BP is closely monitoring Tropical Depression Nine to ensure the safety of our personnel and operations in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. With forecasts indicating the system will be entering the eastern Gulf of Mexico, BP has evacuated all non-essential personnel from its four operated platforms in the Gulf and has begun shutting-in production at the Thunder Horse, Na Kika and Atlantis platforms. BP’s other offshore production platform in the Deepwater Gulf, Mad Dog, is farther to the west and continues to operate. Once this process is complete, BP will continue to monitor offshore conditions to determine when conditions are safe to redeploy personnel and resume operations.
 

Date: 26 August 2016

Statement from BP:

BP is closely monitoring the tropical disturbance in the Caribbean Sea to ensure the safety of our personnel and operations in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. With forecasts indicating the system could enter the Gulf of Mexico we are now taking additional steps to respond. BP has begun securing offshore facilities and evacuating non-essential personnel from our platforms and drilling rigs.
 

About BP's storm response activities

BP is committed to safe and reliable operations in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, where it operates four large production facilities and drilling rigs, is one of the industry’s largest leaseholders and is a leading producer of oil and natural gas.

During the 2016 hurricane season (June 1- Nov. 30) BP will be closely monitoring tropical storm activity and hurricanes that could impact our operations in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. 

Please check this page for the latest information on BP's storm response activities. 

If you are a member of the media and have questions, please email the U.S. Press Inbox at uspress@bp.com

Social media updates

Updates will be posted in this page and at BP America's Twitter account when a storm system is in or near the Gulf that has the potential to impact BP's operations.

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