3:55 p.m. Update from the Office of Conservation

Bayou Corne/Grand Bayou Response Activity

Tuesday, October 21 work-

Sinkhole Activity Code 1 – indicating work is allowed on sinkhole and within containment berms. Seismic monitoring indicates no elevated levels of subsurface activity near sinkhole/Oxy 3/Oxy 2.  

ORW/CPT Wells

- Continuing pumping on ORWs 48 (north of containment berm), 54 (north of La 70, near west of Texas Brine facility entrance) and 57 (southeast of Oxy 9 well pad)

- Conducting bottom-hole pressure and depth-to-water measurements on ORWs to verify transducer readings

- Conducting pressure readings and monitoring of passive vent wells and bubble site caps

Containment/ Roads/ Sinkhole/Survey

- Conducting daily berm inspections

- Extending well pads for installation of aquifer monitoring wells MRAA 06D (east of Oxy 2 well pad) and 09D (southeast of Oxy 9 well pad)

- Conducting sampling of industrial water wells and sinkhole inflow

1:10 p.m. Update from the Office of Conservation

Bayou Corne/Grand Bayou Response Activity

Thursday, October 16 work-

Sinkhole Activity Code 1 – indicating work is allowed on sinkhole and within containment berms. Seismic monitoring indicates no elevated levels of subsurface activity near sinkhole/Oxy 3/Oxy 2.

ORW/CPT Wells

- Continuing pumping on ORWs 48 (north of containment berm), 54 (north of La 70, near west of Texas Brine facility entrance) and 57 (southeast of Oxy 9 well pad)

- Venting down pressure monitoring wells PMW 04 (north end of Sportsman’s Drive) and 07 (south end of Sportsman’s Drive) to test for pressure return

- Cutting vegetation around ORW-50 (west side of Sportsman’s Drive)

Containment/ Roads/ Sinkhole/Survey

- Conducting daily berm inspections

- Extending well pads for installation of aquifer monitoring wells MRAA 06D (east of Oxy 2 well pad) and 09D (southeast of Oxy 9 well pad)

- Conducting sampling of aquifer monitoring wells

10:00 a.m. Operational Meeting, 10/15 @ 5:30 p.m.

Revised (with time)
On Wednesday, October 15, 2014, at 5:30 pm, DNR will hold an operational meeting to inform residents of current and future activity in Bayou Corne. The meeting will be held at the Texas Brine command trailer located at Sportman’s Landing.

9:45 a.m. Operational Meeting Scheduled

On Wednesday, October 15, 2014, at 5:30 pm, DNR will hold an operational meeting to inform residents of current and future activity in Bayou Corne. The meeting will be held at the Texas Brine command trailer located at Sportman’s Landing.

8:55 a.m. Update from the Office of Conservation

The Office of Conservation and Assumption Parish Incident Command are reporting that seismic monitoring early Tuesday detected a brief period of increased seismic activity that appears to have been located in or near the eastern wall of the original Oxy Geismar 3 cavern. Though the number of micro-seismic events was elevated for several minutes, the number and strength were lower than have been witnessed in previous major events, and quickly diminished. Conservation and Assumption Parish Incident Command will continue to monitor the situation and advise the public of any developing concerns.

1:05 p.m. UPDATE

**UPDATE**
After investigating, a source producing the odor mentioned in this morning’s post was not able to be located. If you experience an odor of this sort, we encourage you to contact OEP at 985-369-7386 so that it can be looked into further.