SoCalGas continues to make progress on relief well number one, reaching a measured depth of 8,615 feet. As we move forward, there are three major milestones - the 'three C's' - to stopping the leak:
Controlling the natural gas that is leaking:
This step consists of approaching the target well along the most precise path possible so the drill bit is in the best position to drill through it, and then pumping heavy fluids into the target well to stop the flow of gas.
We expect this step to begin within the next several days.
Cementing and stabilizing the target well so that it is permanently sealed: