BHP and others batten down hatches as hurricanes approach

OFFSHORE oil and gas producers, including Australia’s BHP, have shut-in fields and evacuated their rigs and facilities as two large hurricanes approach the US Gulf of Mexico.

BHP and others batten down hatches as hurricanes approach BHP and others batten down hatches as hurricanes approach BHP and others batten down hatches as hurricanes approach BHP and others batten down hatches as hurricanes approach BHP and others batten down hatches as hurricanes approach

 

Based on government data, personnel have been evacuated from a total of 281 production platforms, or nearly half of all manned platforms in the Gulf with more evacuations expected today.