1:10 p.m. Update from the Office of Conservation

Bayou Corne/Grand Bayou Response Activity

Thursday, October 16 work-

Sinkhole Activity Code 1 – indicating work is allowed on sinkhole and within containment berms. Seismic monitoring indicates no elevated levels of subsurface activity near sinkhole/Oxy 3/Oxy 2.


– Continuing pumping on ORWs 48 (north of containment berm), 54 (north of La 70, near west of Texas Brine facility entrance) and 57 (southeast of Oxy 9 well pad)

– Venting down pressure monitoring wells PMW 04 (north end of Sportsman’s Drive) and 07 (south end of Sportsman’s Drive) to test for pressure return

– Cutting vegetation around ORW-50 (west side of Sportsman’s Drive)

Containment/ Roads/ Sinkhole/Survey

– Conducting daily berm inspections

– Extending well pads for installation of aquifer monitoring wells MRAA 06D (east of Oxy 2 well pad) and 09D (southeast of Oxy 9 well pad)

– Conducting sampling of aquifer monitoring wells