8:20 a.m. Update from the Office of Conservation (MONDAY OCT 7)

Due to email issues, this update was not posted on yesterday. Apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused.. 

Bayou Corne/Grand Bayou Response Activity

Monday, Oct. 7 work-

Sinkhole Activity Code 1 –lowest level, indicating little seismic activity detected near sinkhole/Oxy 3

Sub-slab Sampling and Ventilation

– Conducting ventilation system inspections

– Replacing blower on vent system at 1438 Sauce Piquante

– Installing probe in slab at 174 Crawfish Stew 


– Monitoring pump drawdown tests of OGRW 1 (Oxy 2 well pad), ORW 9 (west of containment berm), ORWs 39 and 40 (north of containment berm)

– Reworking ORW 31  (northwest of containment berm)

– Flushing ORWs 16 and 17 (west of containment berm) to clear perforations

– Clearing bore of Water Well 2 (Oxy 2 well pad)


Containment Berm/Roads/Sinkhole

– Adding clay to new north pad access road (northwest corner of containment berm)

– Building board road to planned MIHPT 19 site (north end of Gumbo St.)

– Inspecting berms

– Checking water levels around sinkhole