PROJECT CASE STUDY

Hell Hole Bayou

A nature-based approach used satellite analysis and our patented Natrx DryForm Technology to deploy custom-formed Natrx ExoForms along this eroding bayou. Our work allowed for the slow closure of the eroding bayou and stabilized our partner’s critical oil and gas infrastructure while promoting the ongoing creation of valuable new habitat.

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Where: Terrebone Parish, Louisiana

When: August 2021

PROJECT OVERVIEW 

Client: Shell
Project: Infrastructure Protection & Resilience
Industry: Oil and Gas 

PROJECT GOALS

  • Prevent further scouring and erosion of wetlands around existing riprap structures near the mouth of the inlet

  • Reduce water flow to promote sedimentation and net new wetland creation

  • Install floating marsh to further promote sedimentation and vegetation growth

  • Create oyster reefs to provide ongoing erosion protection and increase water quality

INSTALLATION

NATRX EXOFORMS • 1 DAY INSTALLATION

PROJECT OUTCOMES 

  • Natrx created custom ExoForm structures using its DryForm technology to reverse bayou erosion and promote wetland creation

  • Constructed channel closure structure safely and efficiently (only 1 day over water)

  • Immediately slowed water flow and promoted beneficial sedimentation

  • Created new oyster habitats resulting in new growth in just one season

  • Produced potential for new growth of 30,000 oysters (271 million gallons of water filter potential in the first year) and 9.6 acres of net new wetlands

  • Continue to monitor site performance and quantify ongoing resilience and habitat benefits with our proprietary satellite analysis platform

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