3:30 p.m. Update

Texas Brine advised that the tagging of Cavern 3 is at 3,869′ which is 189′ higher than the tagging performed a little more than two weeks ago. As information becomes available, it will be shared here. 

11:40 a.m. Update from the Office of Conservation

Bayou Corne/Grand Bayou Response Activity

Friday, Nov. 22 work-

Sinkhole Activity Code 1 – indicating work is allowed on sinkhole and containment berm, seismic monitoring indicates low levels of sub-surface activity near sinkhole/Oxy 3

Air Monitoring/Sub-slab Sampling and Ventilation

– Conducting ventilation system inspections and air monitoring

– Continuing perimeter air monitoring near ORW locations in Sportsman’s Landing

ORW/CPT Wells

– Pumping ORW 43 (north of containment berm) to enhance gas flow

– Connecting ORW  50 (Sportsman’s Landing) to flare

– Installing privacy fences around ORWs 49 and 50 (Sportsman’s Landing)

– Removing temporary wooden mats at ORW locations (Sportsman’s Landing)

– Installing CPT 122 (Bayou Corne, south of La 70)

Containment/ Roads/ Sinkhole

– Logging Oxy 3A (working from Oxy 9 well pad)

– Surveying south containment berm

– Transferring water from swamp into sinkhole via water transfer pumps

– Collecting water sample from newly installed MRAA-2S  (west of containment berm)

2:05 p.m. Update from the Office of Conservation

Bayou Corne/Grand Bayou Response Activity

Tuesday, Nov. 19 work-

Sinkhole Activity Code 1 – indicating work is allowed on sinkhole and containment berm, seismic monitoring indicates low levels of sub-surface activity near sinkhole/Oxy 3 

Sub-slab Sampling and Ventilation

– Conducting ventilation system inspections

ORW/CPT Wells

– Continue pumping water from ORWs 10 (west of containment berm) and 43 (north of containment berm) to enhance gas flow

– Completing deep aquifer monitoring well MRAA 04D (north of containment berm)

– Continuing installation of ORW 49 (south of La 70)

– Preparing locations along Bayou Corne for CPT installation

– Conducting perimeter air monitoring near ORW locations in Sportsman’s Landing

Containment Berm/Roads/Sinkhole

– Surveying containment berm settlement plates

– Transferring water from swamp to sinkhole

– Sampling water at containment outfalls

– Collecting monthly surface water samples 

2:00 p.m. Update from the Office of Conservation

Bayou Corne/Grand Bayou Response Activity

Monday, Nov. 18 work-

Sinkhole Activity Code 1 – indicating work is allowed on sinkhole and containment berm, seismic monitoring indicates low levels of sub-surface activity near sinkhole/Oxy 3

Sub-slab Sampling and Ventilation

– Conducting ventilation system inspections

ORW/CPT Wells

– Continue pumping water from ORW 10 (west of containment berm) to enhance gas flow

– Drilling deep aquifer monitoring well MRAA 04D (north of containment berm)

– Beginning work on ORW 49 (south of La 70)

– Completing CPT 120 (north of La 70)

Containment Berm/Roads/Sinkhole

– Surveying south containment berm

– Surveying containment berm settlement plates

– Re-starting water transfer pumps

3:25 p.m. Update from the Office of Conservation

Bayou Corne/Grand Bayou Response Activity

Friday, Nov. 15 work-

Sinkhole Activity Code 1 – indicating work is allowed on sinkhole and containment berm, seismic monitoring indicates low levels of sub-surface activity near sinkhole/Oxy 3

Sub-slab Sampling and Ventilation

– Conducting ventilation system inspections and air monitoring

ORW/CPT Wells

– Pumping ORW 43 (north of containment berm) to enhance gas flow

– Completing deep aquifer monitoring well MRAA 05D (south of containment berm)

– Continuing horizontal borings for gas/water collection lines along Sportsman’s Drive

– Completing pressure monitoring well PMW 18 (west of Bayou Corne, south of La 70)

Containment/ Roads/ Sinkhole

– Surveying containment berm settlement plates

– Surveying south containment berm

– Sampling industrial water wells

– Re-locating tilt meter in sinkhole

– Installing culvert in ditch along La 70 near ORW-37 (east of Bayou Corne, south of La 70) and covering with sand, clay, and limestone for driveway access