10:50 a.m. Update from the Office of Conservation

Bayou Corne/Grand Bayou Response Activity

Friday, May 29 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), 15 (north of La 70, east of Gumbo Street), 48 (north of containment berm) and 54 (west of Bayou Corne, south of La 70)

– Changing pump on ORW 14 (Oxy 9 well pad)

– Drilling and coring PMW 15

– Doing surface completion on PMW 04

– Installing CPT 139 (north of La 70, east of Gumbo Street)

Containment/ Roads/ Sinkhole/Survey

– Conducting daily berm inspections

– Placing rock at road entrance to ORW 57 (southeast of Oxy 9 well pad)

– Placing rock over culverts on access road to ORW area west of Bayou Corne, south of La 70