Code 2 at Lake FUBAR

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

Sinkhole Activity Code 2 – indicating work is not allowed on sinkhole and within containment berms. Seismic monitoring indicates increase in levels of subsurface activity near sinkhole/Oxy 3.”

Oxy 3 would be this almost half million BARRELS of butane at Oxy 3 -

Crosstex713

(no  Crosstex “updates” in 10 days)

They  must be in reference to this grumbling at LA10-01. And pretty big at LA18.

Hearing in August on Abandoned Wells

Sent in -   “Today the DNR formally solicited comments for the first of two rule-makings associated with the damning report issued by the state auditor. This report (attached) sharply critiqued the DNR’s oversight of abandoned wells and overall lack of enforcement. Anyone who is concerned about oil and gas in the state should read this very important report.”  The Report


 

 DNR  Office of Conservation — Engineering-Regulatory Division

PUBLIC NOTICE:

Advanced Notice of Rulemaking and Solicitation of Comments on Financial Security for the Plug and Abandonment of Oil and Gas Wells and Determinations of Future Utility (LAC 43:XIX.Subpart 1)

As recommendations of a 2014 Performance Audit the Department of Natural Resources, Office of Conservation is requesting comments on the following enumerated issues regarding Financial Security for the Plug and Abandonment of Oil and Gas Wells and Determinations of Future Utility, LAC 43:XIX.Subpart 1.

Written comments concerning the proposed revisions are due no later than 4:30 p.m., August 20, 2014, and should be submitted to Brent Campbell, Office of Conservation, Engineering-Regulatory Division, P.O. Box 94275 Capitol Station, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9275 or by fax to (225) 242-3663. Persons commenting should reference this document as CON ENG 14-01.

1. Revise current regulations to require that all operators, without exception, provide financial security or some type of financial assurance on newly permitted wells or wells with amended permits.

2. Revise current regulations to increase the amount of financial security to be more reflective of the costs to properly plug and remediate orphaned well sites. In addition, implement a process to periodically review and adjust financial security amounts to ensure they are reflective of the costs to plug and remediate orphan well sites.

3. Revise current regulations to require a specific timeframe for how long an inactive well can remain in future utility status, including how often and under what circumstances extensions will be granted.

4. Revise current regulations to require additional financial security or charging a yearly fee for wells in future utility status because the longer a well is in this status, the higher the likelihood it will be abandoned.


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DNR’s Long, Long List of Orphaned Wells in Louisiana

Check it out here [XLS formal].   FAQ for it.

The column with oil field numbers shows location. Oil Fields number/parish
Orphaned Wells by parish list. Look up Field ID - to get the parish (ID, not name)

Wells near Bayou Corne – MAP

Field No. List with Parish Name

SONRISWells by Field ID (just has a number code instead of the parish name)

Industry info and well counts (from 2000)

 

How Different Events Look on Helicorders at Lake FUBAR

At 1:50 a.m. today there was a pretty big, 4.8M, shallow earthquake in Mexico. It looked like this on the helicordes at Lake FUBAR:

LA10_03_July22

4.8 QUAKE
Here is what some other past events look like:

10_02Jun10_2014Thumping Machines 

  Details

LA12May3_2014

FLUID MOVEMENT

LA12July10_2014

Lake FUBAR makes its own seismos

LA12_July7_2014   LA21_June162014

Something big  at Lake FUBAR

LA10_03_Jun23_2014

VERY BIG, SHALLOW FAR AWAY EARTHQUAKE

Details

LA12_Jun7_2014

FLUID MOVEMENT PLUS SEISMIC GRUMBLES

Fluid movement is the top red line.

CLICK ON IMAGE FOR FULL SIZE

Some Seismic Activity Monday

It started a little before 5:30 a.m. – seen here on LA12.

At 9:54 CST there was a huge 6.8  quake off Fiji. It was very deep so maybe it is the shallow ones that shake up the helicorders from far away. It doesn’t show on helicorders at Bayou Corne. Then before noon all the helicorders had an outage for about an hour and a half. Looks like some tech issue.

heli_button

Strange Sounds – Loud Boom: Increasing Number Of Mystery Booms Around The World – July 2014

Florida has a giant new sinkhole threatening homes – see comments.

Weekend News

SATURDAY

Risk of earthquake increased for one-third of U.S.
A new federal earthquake map dials up the shaking hazard just a bit for about one-third of the United States and lowers it for one-tenth.

Temporary, Ark. has the oddest seismic activity today

4.7 quake (on the Pacific side) at La Libertad, El Salvador < Map

SUNDAY

Something happened at Lake FUBAR before 2 p.m. – shown in LA10-03 helicorder. There was a big quake north of Japan (M6.6) today. SEE ALSO COMMENTS.

In case it affects helicorders -