2:40 p.m. Evacuation Assistance Distribution, Wednesday 11/27/2013

Message from Texas Brine: 

REMINDER:  In observation of the Thanksgiving Holiday, Evacuation Assistance checks will be distributed on Wednesday, Nov 27 this week at the Command Trailer.  We will return to the normal Thursday schedule next week.

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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