STATE OF ALASKA
ALASKA OIL AND GAS CONSERVATION COMMISSION
3001 Porcupine Drive
Anchorage Alaska 99501-3192
Re:THE APPLICATION OF PHILLIPS              )                    Conservation Order No. 409
   PETROLEUM COMPANY(PHILLIPS) for an   )
   order granting an exception to spacing           )
   requirements of Title 20 AAC 25.055 to          )
   provide for the drilling of the North                  )
   Cook Inlet Unit B No. 1 ST delineation           )
   oil well.                                                       )

                                                                                          January 29, 1998

IT APPEARING THAT:

1.Phillips submitted an application dated January 6, 1998, requesting
  exception to 20 AAC 25.055(a)(3) to allow drilling the North Cook
  Inlet Unit B No. 1 ST delineation oil well to a location in an undefined
  pool that is closer than 500 feet to a quarter section line.

2.Notice of opportunity for public hearing was published in the Anchorage
  Daily News on January 13, 1998, pursuant to 20 AAC 25.540.

3.No protests to the application were received.

FINDINGS:

1.The North Cook Inlet Unit B No. 1 well as proposed will be a deviated hole
  drilled from a surface location 1249' from the north line (FNL) and 980'
  from the west line (FWL) of Section 6, T11N, R09W, Seward Meridian (SM)
  to a proposed producing location 2830' from the south line (FSL) and
  5044' from the east line (FEL) of Section 7, T11N, R09W, SM.

2.Affected owner ARCO Alaska, Inc. has been duly notified.

3.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 Phillips North
Cook Inlet Unit B No.1 ST well as proposed will not result in waste
nor jeopardize correlative rights.

NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS ORDERED:

Phillips Petroleum Company's application for exception to 20 AAC 25.055
for the purpose of drilling the North Cook Inlet Unit B No. 1 ST well
is approved as proposed.

DONE at Anchorage, Alaska and dated January 29, 1998.
__________________________________________
David W. Johnston, Chairman
Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission
__________________________________________
Cammy Oechsli, Commissioner
Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission

Conservation Order No. 409
January 29, 1998
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