8:05 a.m. DNR 12/10 Field Update

Office of Conservation
Bayou Corne Field Update
Dec. 10, 2012 Activities

Texas Brine Operations

Oxy 3-A Cavern Well –

  • Well shut in pending of analysis of cavern content samples and determination of best methods for control of hydrogen sulfide detected in wellbore


Texas Brine Facility Vent Well to Top of Aquifer –

  • Flaring gas at 63 mcf/day

Texas Brine Facility Vent Well to Top of Cap Rock –

  • Shut in pending plug and abandon evaluation

Texas Brine Facility Geophone Well –

  • Preparing well for initial placement of geophones

Texas Brine Facility Shallow Pressure Monitoring –

  • Continuing work on installation of three shallow wells to monitor pressure and quality of water in aquifer


Sinkhole Site –

  • Skimming hydrocarbons removing vegetation from sinkhole surface

Conservation/Shaw Operations

Observation/Vent Well #1 –

  • Flaring gas at 15.8 mcf/day

Observation/Vent Well #2

  • Flaring gas at 12.8 mcf/day

Observation/Vent Well #3 –

  • Remains in monitoring status, set up to vent/flare natural gas if concentrations are observed around wellbore

Observation/Vent Well #4 –

  • Continuing work to clear perforations that have sanded in in order to restore natural gas flow for flaring

Bayou Corne Community

  • Participating in ongoing in-home monitoring effort with DEQ
  • Oversight of completion of Office of Conservation-directed Texas Brine geoprobe monitoring wells and benchmarks in Bayou Corne community – work beginning to clean and flush monitoring wells