STATE OF ALASKA
ALASKA OIL AND GAS CONSERVATION COMMISSION
3001 Porcupine Drive
Anchorage Alaska 99501-3192
Re:THE APPLICATION OF Union Oil Company              )  Conservation Order No. 446
of California (Unocal)for an order granting          )
an exception to the spacing requirements of          )  Well #11-9
20 AAC 25.055(a)(4) to provide for the drilling      )  Soldotna Creek Unit
of the Soldotna Creek Unit Well #11-9 deviated       ) 	
well to an undefined gas pool.                       )
                                                        June 14, 1999
IT APPEARING THAT:

1. Union Oil Company of California (Unocal) by letter dated May 27, 1999, requested an exception to the well spacing provisions of 20 AAC 25.055(a)(4). The exception would allow drilling the Soldotna Creek Unit (SCU) #11-9 gas well to a bottomhole location that is closer than 1500 feet to a section line.

2. The Commission published notice of opportunity for public hearing in the Anchorage Daily News on May 29, 1999, pursuant to 20 AAC 25.540.

3. No protests to the application were received.

FINDINGS:

1. The SCU #11-9 well will be drilled as a deviated hole from a surface location 530' from the north line (FNL), 1890' from the west line (FWL)of Section 9, T7N, R9W, Seward Meridian (SM) to a bottomhole location 148'FNL, 313'FWL, Section 9, T7N, R9W, SM.

2. Offset owner Cook Inlet Region, Inc. has been duly notified.

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 SCU #11-9 gas well will not result in waste nor jeopardize correlative rights.

NOW THEREFORE, IT IS ORDERED:

Unocal's application for exception to the well spacing provisions of 20 AAC 25.055 (a)(4) for the purpose of drilling the SCU #11-9 is approved.

DONE at Anchorage, Alaska and dated June 14, 1999.

Robert N. Christenson, P. E., Chairman
Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission

Camillé Oechsli, Commissioner
Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission

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

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