Large Seismic Ding at 1 A.M. Saturday & Weekend News

SATURDAY

I think the bigger jump on the monitors is on the SE corner of Lake FUBAR next to the incredible amount of butane.

LA21 shows the “Ding” at 1:10 a.m.  The parish blog says they are keeping the Code 2 status.
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Oddity – 1 a.m. seems to be prime time for Lake FUBAR to turn into an underwater disco. Check out previous headlines here with “1 a.m. ” in the title!

8:30 p.m. Sat. eve -  
6.0 quake out in the Atlantic - between Jamaica and Africa <  MAP.
  It showed up as fluid movement at 8:45 p.m. at Lake FUBAR – seen on LA18 helicorder.

UPDATE

The 6.0 figure comes from USGS but RSOE says it was 6.6 plus there were 2 big ones next to it. All late Sat. at 10:28 except the 5.7 was at 8:28.  If they all went off at 28 min. after the hour … were they man-made/oil drilling?

Reports – 6.6, 5.7, 5.6

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Scientists discover why the Appalachian mountain chain bends

If you took a bird’s-eye view of the Appalachian mountain chain, you could pretty much trace a 1,500-mile straight line from Newfoundland to Alabama, notes Nature World News.

Except, that is, for a little squiggle in New York and Pennsylvania. So what on earth could make a mountain chain bend like that? Geologists think they’ve figured out the answer, and it’s not so much “on earth” as “in earth”—namely, an underground volcanic rock about 60 miles by 280 miles in dimension. . . .

Vermilion Parish – Instead of DEQ fines, plant sees tax breaks after explosion

Multi-Chem, a Halliburton-owned business that blends chemicals for oilfield production, including fracking, paid no state environmental fines when its New Iberia plant exploded in 2011.

Instead, the company received an expedited environmental permit to build a new plant in Vermilion Parish without public notice or a public hearing and was granted $1.8 million in state property tax exemptions over a 10-year period to build the new plant. . . .

. . . .  DEQ scheduled a public hearing for 6 p.m. Aug. 14 at the North Vermilion High School cafeteria, 11609 La. Highway 699, Maurice.

St. Tammany Parish - ‘Fracking’ site could affect Louisiana’s wetlands

SUNDAY

A jump on the helicorders at 12:06 a.m. and at 6:10 a.m. – seen on LA12.

What Happened at Lake FUBAR at 6 A.M. Friday???

Something BIG.  Seismos + fluid movement.

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It shows on LA12 -

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To get into the spirit of the Code 2 declaration, Crosstex is ADDING a lot more butane to the cavern next to sunken berm corner!

On July 13 it had 498,803 barrels in Well #1.

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jarheads …

Code 2 at Lake FUBAR + NEWS

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 -

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(no  Crosstex “updates” in 10 days)

They  must be in reference to this grumbling at LA10-01. And pretty big at LA18.  And it all got way worse after 1 p.m.

UPDATE: After midnight many helicorders konked out for 3 hours. LA11 shows it.

Extinction Protocol – Earthquakes are rising in Oklahoma: 2,300 tremors reported since January

Real Coastal Warriors - FSU Law Professor Dan Markel, who wrote numerous articles including this one in the NY Times, stressing that BP should NOT be able to deduct punitive damages awards was found dead, shot in the head as police are looking for clues. . . .

Kean Miller targeted by lawsuit alleging divided loyalties in sinkhole litigation

Vulcan Materials, a longtime client of Baton Rouge-based Kean Miller, is suing its former law firm in Baton Rouge district court. Vulcan alleges Kean Miller breached its duties to Vulcan while working for Texas Brine, the firm blamed for the Bayou Corne sinkhole. Vulcan says Kean Miller failed to advise Vulcan of the sinkhole’s emergence or the fact that Vulcan was being accused by Texas Brine of contributing to the cause of it. . .

WAFB – Work on Bayou Corne sinkhole gets delayed again

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:

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

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  Details

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FLUID MOVEMENT

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Lake FUBAR makes its own seismos

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Something big  at Lake FUBAR

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VERY BIG, SHALLOW FAR AWAY EARTHQUAKE

Details

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FLUID MOVEMENT PLUS SEISMIC GRUMBLES

Fluid movement is the top red line.

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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.

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

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