Close to 77% of the total natural gas and oil produced in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) remained offline Wednesday, more than 10 days after Hurricane Ida slammed into the heart of Louisiana’s energy home base in Port Fourchon.

Ida's Aftermath

The Interior Department’s Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) in a midday update said 77.25% of the gas, or around 1.723 Bcf/d remained offline. In addition, 76.88% of the oil produced from the offshore, or around 1.399 million b/d, also was shut in. 

Crews were still evacuated from 73 production platforms, or around 13% of the manned infrastructure that remains in the same location throughout a project’s duration. Four moored rigs also remained unmanned, equivalent to around 36%. In addition, two dynamically positioned rigs, which are...