In Assumption Parish a spokesman for Texas Brine Company says crews have completed installing casings for the relief well.
Right now, crews are drilling dirt out of the casing to prepare for drilling into the cap rock.
The caprock sits on top of the salt dome.
Drilling toward the top of the abandoned cavern will begin some time in the next few days.
Clean up efforts near the sinkhole are still suspended after two workers had to be rescued from it last week.