10:30 a.m. Update from the Office of Conservation

Bayou Corne/Grand Bayou Response Activity

Wednesday, Jan. 8 work-

Sinkhole Activity Code 1 – indicating work is allowed on sinkhole and within containment berms. Seismic monitoring indicates continued low levels of subsurface activity near sinkhole/Oxy 3.

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)

– Removing water from ORW 22 (north of La 70, west of Texas Brine facility)

– Marking path for access road for planned ORWs 55 and 56 (west of Bayou Corne, south of Sportsman’s Landing area)

Containment Berm/Roads/Sinkhole

– Placing sand off southwest corner of Oxy 10 well pad for new south containment berm route

– Collecting sinkhole water samples

– Inspection of existing containment berms