Isaac Halts Petroleum Production and Refining: Open Thread
You can toggle individual layers by clicking the buttons on the right. Unfortunately, toggling the Vis Sat photo ON causes a refresh which resets the zoom. Clicking on placemarks launches a window with some identifying information. Data is currently updated using NOAA advisory #29.
[Update] There were registration issues with the satellite image of Isaac, and most people know what a hurricane looks like. I thus replaced it with 120 hour wind speed estimates, specifically:
The 120 hour cumulative wind speed probabilities show probabilities of sutained (1-minute average) surface (10-meter altitude) wind speeds equal to or exceeding one of the following thresholds: 34 kt...39 mph (tropical storm force) 50 kt...58 mph (50-knot) 64 kt...74 mph (hurricane force) at a regulary spaced (1/2 degree) grid of points.Below shows the 74 mph probability, ranging from >20% to >50%.
[Update] Here is the breakdown of infrastructure disruption due to Isaac as provided by the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement:
|Total||Percentage of GOM|
|Total shut-in||Percentage of GOM Production|
|Oil, BOPD Shut-in||1,076,642||78.02%|
|Gas, MMCF/D Shut-in||2,165.94||48.13%|
[Update] Rigzone reports that BSEE reports that the GOM oil and gas shut ins are now 93% and 67%, although I can't find those numbers on the BSEE website.
Here is a good document from DOE on the energy-related impacts of GOM hurricanes in 2005 and 2008: