BY THE MARITIME EXECUTIVE 2019-07-01 13:40:43
On Sunday morning, two workers on Royal Dutch Shell’s Auger platform in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico were killed during a routine lifeboat launch and retrieval exercise. Another was injured and evacuated to a hospital for treatment.
One of the deceased was a Shell employee, and the other worked for Danos, an oilfield services firm. The injured individual worked for Shell.
Auger was the first tension leg platform installed in the Gulf of Mexico. In 1994, it was towed out and anchored in 2,700 feet of water, a pioneering achievement for deepwater oil and gas production.