STATE OF ALASKA
ALASKA OIL AND GAS CONSERVATION COMMISSION
3001 Porcupine Drive
Anchorage Alaska 99501-3192
Re: THE APPLICATION OF ARCO   )                           Conservation Order No. 417
ALASKA, INC. for an order granting             )
an exception to spacing requirements of           )
20 AAC 25.055 to provide for the drilling       )                             ARCO Alaska, Inc.
of the Beluga River Unit 242-27 gas                )                             Beluga River Unit 242-27
production well in the Beluga River Unit.          )

                                                                                                           April 14, 1998

 

IT APPEARING THAT:
 
ARCO Alaska, Inc. submitted an application dated April 14, 1998 requesting exception to the well spacing provisions of 20 AAC 25.055(a)(4) to allow drilling the ARCO Beluga River Unit 242-27 gas production well to a location within 1500 feet of a section line.

    The Commission published notice of opportunity for public hearing in the Anchorage Daily News on March 14, 1998 pursuant to 20 AAC 25.540.
     
  1. No protests to the application were received.
  FINDINGS:
 
The Beluga River Unit 242-27 gas production well will be drilled as a deviated hole with a surface location 3343' from the north line (FNL) and 2027' from the east line (FEL) of Section 27, T13N, R10W, Seward Meridian (SM) and a proposed bottomhole location 1908' FNL and 3835' FEL of Section 26, T13N, R10W, SM.
     
  1. Offset owners ARCO Beluga, Inc., Chevron USA Inc., Municipal Light and Power and the State of Alaska have been duly notified.

  2.  
  3. An exception to the well spacing provisions of 20 AAC 25.055 (a)(4) is necessary to allow the drilling of this well.
CONCLUSION:

Granting a spacing exception to allow drilling of the ARCO Beluga River Unit 242-27 gas production well will not result in waste nor jeopardize correlative rights.

NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS ORDERED:

ARCO Alaska, Inc.'s application for exception to the well spacing provisions of 20 AAC 25.055 (a)(4) for the purpose of drilling the ARCO Beluga River Unit 242-27 gas production well is approved.

DONE at Anchorage, Alaska and dated April 14, 1998.

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

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