1:40 p.m. Update from the Office of Conservation

Monday, Oct. 28 work-

Sinkhole Activity Code 3 – indicating no work is allowed directly on sinkhole or on containment berms, due to seismic monitoring indicating ongoing elevated MEQ (micro-earthquake) activity 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 ORWs 39 and 40 (north of containment berm)

– Removing water from ORW 6 and ORW 10 (west of containment berm) and preparing to flare

– Installing flow meter equipment on ORW 52 (west of Bayou Corne, south of La 70)

– Re-installing pressure transducers in ORW 17 and ORW 19 (west of containment berm)

Containment Berm/Roads/Sinkhole

– Surveying DPVE 47 settlement plates

– Placing additional tiltmeter equipment near Texas Brine facility brine tanks to monitor for potential movement

– Reducing pressure in Oxy 3A (working from Oxy 9 pad)

– Continuing placement of limestone on work area west of Bayou Corne, south of La 70