10:40 a.m. Update from the Office of Conservation

Bayou Corne/Grand Bayou Response Activity 

Tuesday, Oct. 29 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 10 (west of containment berm)

–  Installing concrete pads around ORWs, PMWs and flares

–  Monitoring industrial water wells

–  Measuring water level of industrial water wells and MRAA water wells

–  Sampling industrial water wells

Containment Berm/Roads/Sinkhole

– Surveying DPVE 47 settlement plates

– 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

–  Sampling outfall locations