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

Bayou Corne/Grand Bayou Response Activity

Monday, April 14 work-

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

Air Monitoring/Sub-slab Sampling and Ventilation

– Conducting ventilation system inspections 


– Continuing pumping on ORWs 4 (northwest of containment berm), 48 (north of containment berm) and 54 (west of Bayou Corne, south of La 70)

– Troubleshooting pumps on ORWs 14 (Oxy 9 well pad) and 15 (north of La 70, east of Gumbo Street)

– Removing water from ORW 57 (southeast of Oxy 10 well pad) flare line and preparing to install pump

Containment/ Roads/ Sinkhole/Survey

– Collecting samples from aquifer monitoring wells around sinkhole