1:30 p.m. Update from the Office of Conservation

Bayou Corne/Grand Bayou Response Activity

Monday, Oct. 21 work-

Sinkhole Activity Code 2 – indicating no work is allowed directly on sinkhole, elevated due to seismic monitoring indicating trend of increased MEQ (micro-earthquake) activity near sinkhole/Oxy 3 in the past few days 

Sub-slab Sampling and Ventilation

– Conducting ventilation system inspections

– Conducting bi-weekly in-home air monitoring in Texas Brine-acquired houses

ORW/CPT Wells

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

– Continuing pump test on ORWs 39 and 40 (north of containment berm)

– Installing gas collection lines for ORWs 52 and 53 (west of Bayou Corne, south of La 70)

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

Containment Berm/Roads/Sinkhole

– Stockpiling limestone on site for potential containment berm needs

– Setting new reflectors around sinkhole

– Surveying DPVE 47 settlement plates

– Preparing for pressure reduction operations in Oxy 3A (working from Oxy 9 pad)