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Special Notice to Operators - Red River impacts of Flooding

Monday, June 1, 2015

Special Notice to Operators - Red River Flooding and Weather




DNR Office of Conservation has received notice from the Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) indicating areas which may potentially be impacted by flooding from the Red River.  Here is a  presentation on “Red River Flooding and Weather Briefing”.


In initial review of the area, our office has determined that your company may conduct E&P activity within this area.  We provide this information solely as a notification and belief that you may wish to review your companies’ respective emergency planning and preparation activities in response to the potential flooding of the Red River.  I encourage each of you to maintain awareness and to monitor the announcements as released by GOHSEP and the National Weather Service.  Considerations for response may include your attention to property, facilities and operations to minimize loss, damage and impacts to the environment.


The following actions are suggested for oilfield sites that could be affected from flooding:


•         Remove or secure all loose items.

•         Remove all stock on hand.

•         Secure any unburied flowlines.

•         Secure stock tanks by filling same with water.

•         Affix wellheads with PVC markers in case they are fully submerged.

•         Ensure appropriate safety valves and/or plugs are installed.

•         Demobilize and secure rig equipment.


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