STATE OF ALASKA

ALASKA OIL AND GAS CONSERVATION COMMISSION

3001 Porcupine Drive

Anchorage Alaska 99501-3192
Re:THE APPLICATION OF                      )  Conservation Order No. 451
FORCENERGY INC. for an order               )
granting an exception to spacing           )
requirements of 20 AAC 25.055(a)(3)to      )  Forcenergy Inc.
provide for the drilling of the West       )	
McArthur River Unit #6RD to a              )  West McArthur River Unit #6RD
bottomhole location closer than 1000'      )	
to a well capable of producing from the    )
same pool.                                 )
                                              August 21, 2000
IT APPEARING THAT:

1. Forcenergy Inc. has requested an exception to the well spacing provisions of 20 AAC 25.055(a)(3). The exception would allow drilling the West McArthur River Unit #6RD deviated oil well to an oil target closer than 1000' to a well capable of producing from the same pool.

2. The Commission published notice of opportunity for public hearing in the Anchorage Daily News on July 18, 2000 pursuant to 20 AAC 25.540.

3. No protests to the application were received.

FINDINGS:

1. The West McArthur River Unit #6RD oil well will be drilled as a directional hole from a surface location 2395' from the north line (FNL), 1337' from the west line (FWL) of Section 16, T8N, R14W, Seward Meridian (SM) to a bottomhole location of 180'FNL and 2375'FWL of Section 10, T8N, R14W, SM.

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

CONCLUSION:

Granting a spacing exception to allow drilling of the West McArthur River Unit #6RD oil well will not result in waste nor jeopardize correlative rights.

NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS ORDERED:

ARCO Alaska's applications for exception to the well spacing provisions of 20 AAC 25.055 (a)(3) for the purpose of drilling the West McArthur River Unit #6RD oil well is approved.

DONE at Anchorage, Alaska and dated August 21, 2000.

Daniel T. Seamount, Jr., Commissioner
Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission

Camillé Oechsli Taylor, Commissioner
Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission

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