11:20 a.m. Update from the Office of Conservation

Bayou Corne/Grand Bayou Response Activity

Friday, Jan. 3 work-

Sinkhole Activity Code 3 – indicating no work is allowed directly on sinkhole or within containment berms. Seismic monitoring indicates ongoing increased levels of subsurface activity near sinkhole/Oxy 3 – slough-in of trees observed on western side of sinkhole (east of original western containment berm route)  – state and parish will continue to closely observe seismic activity to advise of any sudden changes.

Air Monitoring/Sub-slab Sampling and Ventilation

– Conducting ventilation system inspections


– De-pressurizing ORW 54 (north of La 70, west of Texas Brine facility) to change out wellhead

– Monitoring bubble site 56 (Bayou Corne, north of La 70)

– Conducting pressure/depth logging of Oxy 3A (working from Oxy 9 well pad)

Containment Berm/Roads/Sinkhole

– Surveying centerline of south containment re-route

– Placing gravel in rutted areas of north containment berm