Title: 1:50 p.m. Sonic Rig Drilling Stopped
Source: Assumption Parish Police Jury
Date: Sept 14, 2012
The drilling performed by the sonic rig, on Dugas & LeBlanc property on the south side of LA-70, has been halted. We have been advised that gas was encountered at 90 feet. We have no additional details at this time. Parish officials and state agencies are currently at the site. We will advise further once information is available.
Title: Drilling on wells to begin at Assumption sinkhole
Source: The Courier
Author: Raymond Legendre
Date: Sept 13, 2012
Tests performed Thursday by the state Department of Natural Resources near the sinkhole foreshadowed the possible discovery of natural gas in the aquifer. Two of six sites tested 48 feet below the surface revealed “slight or low levels” of natural gas, Boudreaux said.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac, officials observed gas bubbling in three locations fewer than four miles away from the sinkhole off La. 70.
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