11:10 a.m. Update from the Office of Conservation

This may be somewhere on the maps page:
“monitoring well MRAA 09D” …. I wonder how close it is to LA10.

Assumption Parish Police Jury

Bayou Corne/Grand Bayou Response Activity

Thursday, Nov. 6 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.

ORW/CPT Wells

– 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)

– Re-working ORWs 6 and 19 (west of containment berm)

– Installing pump on ORW 40 (north of containment berm)

– Conducting gas depletion tests on ORWs 6 and 9 (west of containment berm)

Containment/ Roads/ Sinkhole/Survey

– Conducting daily berm inspections

– Installing aquifer monitoring well MRAA 09D (southeast of Oxy 9 well pad)

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2 thoughts on “11:10 a.m. Update from the Office of Conservation

  1. Is this the first time a sinkhole happen on or near a salt dome ?

    Bayou Corne and the Grand Bayou sit atop the Napoleon Salt Dome, which covers a one by three mile area and has 53 caverns.

    This isn’t the first time this has happened.
    On the way to Bayou Corne, you pass through Grand Bayou and notice concrete slabs — foundations of what once were homes of a Grand Bayou community.
    In 2003, a Dow Chemical storage cavern in the Napoleonville Salt Dome lost contents into the subsurface and gasses vented into homes.
    Salt Dome Instability Caused Bayou Corne Sinkhole Tragedy and Others
    http://www.cleanhouston.org/misc/salt_dome.htm

    Just what are they talking about ?
    Installing aquifer monitoring well MRAA 09D (southeast of Oxy 9 well pad

    Just what is the Definitions and Acronyms for MRAA
    MRAA—Mississippi River Alluvial Aquifer, sand and grave aquifer used for
    industrial water supply in vicinity of Napoleonville Salt Dome
    http://dnr.louisiana.gov/assets/OC/BC_All_Updates/Plans_Reports/BlueRibb.04.05.13.pdf

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