Hurricane Laura sends large waves crashing on a beach in Cameron, La., on Aug. 26 as an offshore oil rig appears in the distance. The most active hurricane season on record was just one of many challenges facing the oil industry this year — aside from the attention-grabbing crisis of the pandemic.

Large waves as a result from Hurricane Laura crash on the beach as an off shore oil rig is seen in Cameron, Louisiana on August 26, 2020. – Hurricane Laura is due to strengthen to Category 4 before slamming into the US south coast later Wednesday, forecasters said, as residents of coastal Texas and Louisiana were told to evacuate or shelter. With maximum sustained winds currently of 115 miles (185 kilometers) per hour, the hurricane could trigger a storm surge raising water levels by several feet and affecting areas as much as 30 miles inland. (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP) (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images)