* Sees no damage to Sable project so far
* Inspections to satellite platforms to continue
* Hurricane Bill leaves oil and gas production unscathed (Adds detail.)
Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM.N) said on Tuesday that inspections of the Sable Offshore Energy Project off the coast of Nova Scotia have not turned up any damage from Hurricane Bill, which passed over the region on Saturday.
Margot Bruce-O'Connell, a spokeswoman for the company said further inspections on Sable's platforms will be done this week as staff that were evacuated from the project in advance of the hurricane return.
At this point we haven't identified any damage to the facilities, Bruce-O'Connell said. But offshore inspections will continue throughout the week as we man up our facilities and visit satellite platforms.
Bill entered Canadian waters as a Category 1 hurricane on Saturday and weakened to a tropical storm as it hit Newfoundland. The storm did not damage any of Atlantic Canada's oil and gas production facilities or the region's refineries.
Sable was down for scheduled maintenance before the storm hit and was not producing natural gas. Spectra Energy (SE.N) said on Tuesday that Sable, which produces up to 500 million cubic feet of natural gas and 20,000 barrels of natural gas liquids per day, was unlikely to return to service on schedule. [nN25202499]
Bruce-O'Connell said the delay was related to the evacuation prior to the storm but did not say when production would resume.
The Sable Project is owned by Exxon, Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L), Imperial Oil Ltd (IMO.TO), Pengrowth Energy Trust (PGF_u.TO) and Mosbacher Operating Ltd. (Reporting by Scott Haggett; editing by Jeffrey Hodgson)