GoM operators re-man platforms after storm

first_imgOffshore oil and gas companies in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico have completed re-boarding offshore platforms and rigs following Tropical Storm Michael.BP’s Na Kika platform in the Gulf of Mexico / Image by BPThe Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) said that based on data from offshore operator reports submitted as of 11:30 a.m. CDT Friday, personnel have returned to all of the previously evacuated platforms and rigs in the Gulf of Mexico.At one point last week, workers were evacuated from 89 production platforms, leading to a 40 percent drop in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico oil production.As per BSEE’s Friday report, some 15.8 percent of oil production and 8.9 percent of the natural gas production in the Gulf of Mexico remained shut-in.“Since the hurricane has passed, facilities are being inspected. Once all standard checks have been completed, production from undamaged facilities will be brought back online immediately,” BSEE said on Friday.British oil giant BP had had four platforms evacuated last week – Atlantis, Mad Dog, Na Kika, and Thunder Horse. The company on Thursday said it had started redeploying offshore personnel.last_img read more

Mary Sue Deaton, age 71

first_imgMary Sue Deaton, age 71, of Brookville, Indiana died Monday, February 1, 2016 at Lincoln Center East in Connersville, Indiana.Born January 19, 1945 in Peppertown, Indiana she was the daughter of the late Lloyd & Snobee (Carroll) McDaniel. On October 17, 1964 she was united in marriage to Bill Deaton Jr., and he survives.She worked for many years at the Dairy Cottage Restaurant in Brookville. In her leisure time she enjoyed the outdoors; fishing, gardening and mushroom hunting.Survivors include her husband of 51 years, Bill Deaton of Brookville; two sons, John Deaton and Bill Deaton III, both of Brookville, Indiana; six grandchildren, Lydia, Zach, Curtis, Danny, Hannah, and Holden; two brothers, George McDaniel of Brookville, Indiana and Bob McDaniel of Peppertown, Indiana.In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a daughter, Lee Anne Ward who died 1/26/2005; three sisters, Patricia Flowers, Geri Kelly, Thelma Greenway; and two brothers, Kenneth and Joe McDaniel.Family & friends may visit from 4 until 7:00 P.M. on Thursday, February 4, 2016 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Avenue, Brookville.Rev. Ron McCulloch, Pastor of Bible Baptist Church, will officiate the Funeral Services at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, February 5, 2016 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home in Brookville. Burial will then follow in Sims Cemetery in New Fairfield, Indiana.Memorial contributions may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association. Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to serve the Deaton family, to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences please visit www.phillipsandmeyers.com .last_img read more