10:10 a.m. Update from the Office of Conservation

Bayou Corne/Grand Bayou Response Activity

Thursday, Oct. 17 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


– Monitoring pump drawdown tests of OGRW 1 (Oxy 2 well pad)

– Continuing pump test on ORW 40 (north of containment berm)

– Restarting pump test on ORW 39 (north of containment berm)

– Laying out fiber optic lines for Geophone 1 (Oxy 2 pad) and 60’ geophone well on Chevron property (east of Oxy 2, west of Grand Bayou)

– Conducting vibe tests for new geophone systems

– Installing MIHPT 96 (south of containment berm)

– Installing CPT 97 (near 121 Sportsman’s Drive)

– Continuing running and evaluating DPVE 47 (west of containment berm) 

Containment Berm/Roads/Sinkhole

– Stockpiling limestone on site for potential containment berm needs

– Checking water levels around sinkhole

– Monitoring bubble sites

– Surveying DPVE 47 settlement plates, geophone well locations

– Daily berm inspections