Officials: Footage released of “very significant” bubbling site near giant sinkhole (VIDEO)

Published: January 22nd, 2013 at 5:00 pm ET
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Follow-up to: WAFB: Officials find "mother of all bubbles" near giant sinkhole -- "The biggest pool they have seen yet" (PHOTO)

Title: 2:45 p.m. Updated Bubbling Sites
Source: Assumption Parish Police Jury
Date: Jan. 22, 2013
h/t Anonymous tip

Site #29 is very significant and can be viewed at the YouTube link below.

Watch the video here

Published: January 22nd, 2013 at 5:00 pm ET
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9 comments to Officials: Footage released of “very significant” bubbling site near giant sinkhole (VIDEO)

  • FREEDOMROX

    This clearly shows that the structures underground have made a major shift and opened up easier pathways for the gas to migrate to the surface, and these are not that dangerous because they are getting a pretty good scrubbing by the water medium they run through. What is disturbing to me is all of the other sites that aren't underwater.
    This should be showing up on detectors, even if not a threat level. Hmmmm.


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    • markww markww

      FREEDOMROX

      gas to migrate to the surface, and these are not that dangerous because they are getting a pretty good scrubbing by the water medium

      Negative Methane can come up from thousands of feet below the surface and are as flammable and dangerous. It can flip and sink boats displacement.The gas can travel thousands of miles and still be flammable.

      Markww


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      • FREEDOMROX

        I know Markww, but I was speaking of health only, and according to Shaw, and LDHS they cannot be detected for LDL…(Yeah right).

        Actually, you do have to have a very concentrated area in the atmosphere for methane to be flammable. I would not have wanted to be on the center of the stinkhole holding a lighter during the 'Belch', but other than that, methane is quickly dispersed into the atmosphere, so explosion is not the concern. If it was lightning would have done so worldwide by now.

        That's why I was pointing out the scrubbing effects of methane in water before vented to the atmosphere, and that is an Air Quality issue only.

        It's the mathane, total dissoved solids, total dissolved chlorides and methane bearing waters with hydrocarbons that are being tranmitted all over the area, and all the way down to the Gulf of Mexico, that makes this a National Emergency, and a tragedy, ecologically, environmentally, as well as the human toll upon people West, East, and South, that are being poisoned even as we speak.


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  • Pierpont

    Can anyone explain why seismographs of this area all went silent today at about 3:50pm for about 20 min.?

    Union machines and that was their scheduled smoker-break?

    http://folkworm.ceri.memphis.edu/heli_temp/LA10_EHN_GS_10.2013012212.gif


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    • rainbeaudais rainbeaudais

      They are working in all of that area. Could be a number of things, such as it was disrupted, power off, or had to be moved? Also could have been caliberating it. Nothing sinister. A total flat or no line means offline.


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  • RADS

    OH look, a disaster with no data. sounds familiar.


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  • markww markww

    Breaking News Report

    6:05 p.m. DNR Field Update
    by assumptionla

    Office of Conservation
    Bayou Corne Field Update
    Jan. 22, 2013 Activities

    Texas Brine Operations

    Oxy 3-A Cavern Well –
    Shut in, monitoring pressure

    Texas Brine Facility Vent Well to Top of Aquifer (RW 1 on Oxy 2 well pad) –
    Flaring gas at 20.3 mcf in AM — Shut in during ongoing seismic work in PM

    Texas Brine Facility Vent Well to Top of Cap Rock (RW 2 on Oxy 2 well pad) –
    Shut in pending plug and abandon

    Texas Brine Facility Geophone Well (Between Oxy 2 & original Oxy 3 well pads) –
    Ongoing monitoring for seismic activity, data available at http://folkworm.ceri.memphis.edu/heli_temp/

    Texas Brine Facility Shallow Pressure Monitoring (TBC 1-3)

    TBC 1 (Original Oxy 3 well pad)
    Tubing Pressure: 39 psig
    Casing Pressure: 17 psig

    TBC 2 (Original Oxy 3 well pad)
    Tubing Pressure: 56 psig
    Casing Pressure: 12 psig

    TBC 3 (Oxy 1 well pad)
    Tubing Pressure: 0 psig
    Casing Pressure: 0 psig

    Sinkhole Site –
    Monitoring status of sinkhole area

    Conservation/Shaw Operations

    ORW 1 Vent Well (North of Hwy 70)–
    Flaring gas at 4.57 mcf/day

    ORW 2 Vent Well (North of Hwy 70)
    Flaring gas at 7.64 mcf/day

    ORW 3 Vent Well (West of Bayou Corne) –
    Remains in monitoring status, set up to vent/flare natural gas if concentrations are observed around wellbore

    ORW 4 Vent Well (South of Hwy 70) –
    Flaring gas at 2 mcf/day

    Bayou Corne Community

    Bayou Corne Community Aquifer…


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  • markww markww

    Aquifer Monitoring Wells (BC 1-2)

    BC 1
    Texas Brine reports awaiting landowner access to reach proposed site

    BC 2
    Tubing Pressure : 53 psig
    Casing Pressure: 13 psig

    Other Actions in Near-Term on Office of Conservation Directives

    In status updates to Office of Conservation, Texas Brine reports:

    Work ongoing to improve rig road west of sinkhole to allow for installation of vent well (ORW 5) and geophone well (G 03) and provide sinkhole containment

    Began geotechnical borings on Texas Brine facility in preparation for installation of permanent sinkhole containment system

    10 indoor air monitors (LEL and H2S monitors) installed in Bayou Corne community structures to date; 10 more currently scheduled

    Field surveying for 3-D seismic continuing

    Vibroseismic truck-mounted vibration generator continued work in conjunction with surface seismic stations, Texas Brine facility geophone well and USGS monitoring stations

    assumptionla | January 22, 2013 at 6:04 pm | Categories: Uncategorized | URL: http://wp.me/p2Ed3J-jT


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  • Ibuiltthis Ibuiltthis

    MarkWW… after reading the field updates, my initial reaction is this: It's sink or swim time…


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