8:10 p.m. DNR Field Update

Office of Conservation
Bayou Corne Field Update
Dec. 16, 2012 Activities

Texas Brine Operations

Oxy 3-A Cavern Well –

· Well shut in pending planned inspection Monday of system installed to safely contain/flare hydrogen sulfide

Texas Brine Facility Vent Well to Top of Aquifer –

· Flaring gas at 52.5 mcf/day

Texas Brine Facility Vent Well to Top of Cap Rock –

· Shut in pending plug and abandon evaluation

Texas Brine Facility Geophone Well –

· Initial geophone equipment installed and monitoring, pending final installation of permanent geophone equipment

Texas Brine Facility Shallow Pressure Monitoring –

· Two shallow wells to monitor pressure and quality of water in aquifer installed, third to begin installation Monday

Sinkhole Site –

· Skimming operations suspended through weekend

Conservation/Shaw Operations

Observation/Vent Well #1 –

· Flaring gas at 20.8 mcf/day

Observation/Vent Well #2 –

· Flaring gas at 15.4 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 –

· Work will continue this week 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 monitoring of Office of Conservation-directed Texas Brine geoprobe shallow pressure wells in Bayou Corne community

· Initial Office of Conservation-directed Texas Brine aquifer monitoring well in community to be installed this week