STATE OF ALASKA
ALASKA OIL AND GAS CONSERVATION COMMISSION
3001 Porcupine Drive
Anchorage Alaska 99501-3192
RE: THE APPLICATION OF Forcenergy, Inc. for an order)       Conservation Order No. 416
    granting an exception to spacing requirements of           )
    20 AAC 25.055 to provide for the drilling of the               )
    West McArthur River Unit No. 5 development oil well.     )
                                                                                           March 24, 1998

IT APPEARING THAT:

Forcenergy, Inc. submitted an application dated March 5, 1998 requesting exception
to the well spacing provisions of 20 AAC 25.055(a)(3) to allow drilling the
West McArthur River Unit No. 5 development oil well to a producing location that
is within 500 feet of a quarter section line and to allow more than one well to
be completed in a producing quarter section.

The Commission published notice of opportunity for public hearing in the Anchorage
Daily News on March 7, 1998 pursuant to 20 AAC 25.540.

No protests to the application were received.

FINDINGS:

The West McArthur River Unit ("WMRU") No. 5 well as proposed will be
a deviated hole drilled from a surface location 2066' from the south line (FSL)
and 3336' from the east line (FEL) of Section 16, T8N, R14W, Seward Meridian (SM)
to a proposed bottomhole location 4423' FSL and 2243' FEL of Section 10, T8N,
R14W, SM. The WRMU #5 well will be open to production in the northwest and
northeast quarter sections of Section 10, T8N, R14W, SM.  The WMRU #2A is
completed in the NW¼ of Section 10 and the WMRU #1A and WMRU #3St wells are
completed in the NE¼ of Section 10.

Offset owner Unocal has been duly notified.

An exception to 20 AAC 25.055(a)(3) is necessary to allow drilling of this well.

CONCLUSION:

Granting a spacing exception to allow drilling of the Forcenery, Inc. West
McArthur River Unit No. 5 development oil well as proposed will not result
in waste nor jeopardize correlative rights.

NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS ORDERED:

Forcenergy, Inc.'s application for exception to 20 AAC 25.055 for the
purpose of drilling the West McArthur River Unit No. 5 development oil well
is approved as proposed.

DONE at Anchorage, Alaska and dated March 24, 1998.

David W. Johnston, Chairman
Robert N. Christenson P.E., Commissioner
Cammy Oechsli, Commissioner
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