Title: Well shut down at giant Louisiana sinkhole, H2S discovered
Source: WAFB 9
Author: Amber Stegall
Date Updated: Dec 07, 2012 9:07 PM EST
A cavern well had to be shut down after Hydrogen Sulfide gas was discovered. [...]
Two weeks ago, Texas-Brine detected amounts of Hydrogen Sulfide in its deepest well. Now the company has reported to the Department of Natural Resources that it has detected amounts of the gas in one of its flow lines in the failed cavern that caused the sinkhole. [...]
OEP and DNR, along with Texas-Brine tested the flow line in the cavern again Friday to see if the gas is present; that is when the low levels of Hydrogen Sulfide was discovered.
Because the gas was detected, the cavern cannot be plugged and the gas will have to be removed as it flows. “They’ll have to bring in scrubber units and put those devices in the line and scrub out the hydrogen sulfide as well as remove the hydrogen sulfide and dispose of it in the proper manner,” said [Assumption Parish Director of OEP John Boudreaux.]
Title: 1:15 p.m. Update
Source: Assumption Parish Police Jury
Date: Dec. 7, 2012
Texas Brine Oxy 3A evaluation was performed this morning and confirmed the well does have H2S present in the hydrocarbon. The Well has been shut in and a work plan is being developed to address this issue. We will update accordingly.
Published: December 7th, 2012 at 9:47 pm ET