STATE OF ALASKA

ALASKA OIL AND GAS CONSERVATION COMMISSION
3001 Porcupine Drive
Anchorage Alaska 99501-3192

Re: THE APPLICATION OF BP             )  Conservation Order No. 297
    EXPLORATION (ALASKA),             )
    INC. for an order exempting       )  Endicott Field
    the Duck Island Unit operator     )  Endicott Oil Pool
    from requirements of              )
    20 AAC 25.280(a)                  )  July 27, 1992

IT APPEARING THAT:

1. BP Exploration (Alaska), Inc. operator of the Duck Island Unit, Endicott Field, Endicott Oil Pool submitted an application dated May 7, 1992 requesting exemption from the requirements of 20 AAC 25.280(a) for all wells in the Unit.

2. Notice of Public Hearing on the application was published in the Anchorage Daily News on June 3, 1992 and the Alaska Administrative Journal on June 8, 1992 in accordance with 20 AAC 25.540.

3. No protests to the application were filed with the Commission.

FINDINGS:

1. Operators must file an Application for Sundry Approvals (Form 10-403) and receive Commission approval prior to performing well workovers per 20 AAC 25.280(a).

2. Current well activity in the Endicott Oil Pool is dominated by the types of workover operations set forth in 20 AAC 25.280(a).

3. These workover operations include: 1) perforating or reperforating casing; 2) well stimulation; 3) pulling tubing; 4) altering casing; and 5) repairing wells.

4. Procedures for these well workovers have become standard and routine for wells in the Duck Island Unit.

5. Information required with the Application for Sundry Approvals for these operations is repetitive for wells in the Duck Island Unit.

6. Records and reports of well workovers must be maintained by the operator as required by 20 AAC 25.280(c).

7. Changes in well status or configuration and the results of well workover operations must be reported by the operator on a Report of Sundry Well Operations (Form 10-404) as required by 20 AAC 25.280(d).

8. The Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission has primacy for all Class II injection wells in the state.

9. Well operations on injection wells sometimes prompt additional requirements such as mechanical integrity tests.

10. A current schedule of upcoming workover operations is necessary for the Commission to exercise its compliance responsibilities.

CONCLUSIONS:

1. Elimination of the requirements of 20 AAC 25.280(a) for all development wells in the Duck Island Unit, Endicott Field, Endicott Oil Pool will not promote waste nor jeopardize correlative rights.

2. In order to administer the Class II UIC program 10-403's must still be required prior to workovers on all service wells in the Duck Island Unit, Endicott Field, Endicott Oil Pool.

NOW, THEREFORE IT IS ORDERED THAT:

Rule 1

The requirements of 20 AAC 25.280(a) are hereby waived for all development wells in the Duck Island Unit, Endicott Field, Endicott Oil Pool.

Rule 2

The operator shall provide the Commission with a schedule of planned workover operations including the well and intended operation on a weekly basis.

DONE at Anchorage, Alaska and dated July 27, 1992.

David W. Johnston, Chairman
Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission

Russell A. Douglass, Commissioner
Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission

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