STATE OF ALASKA
ALASKA OIL AND GAS CONSERVATION COMMISSION
3001 Porcupine Drive
Anchorage Alaska 99501-3192

Re:THE APPLICATION OF ARCO                  )                Conservation Order No. 410
   ALASKA, INC. for an order granting             )
   an exception to spacing requirements          )
   of Title 20 AAC 25.055 to provide                 )
   for the drilling of the Alpine CD1-22              )
   delineation oil well in the Colville Delta         )
   Vicinity.                                                    )
                                                                                     January 29, 1998

IT APPEARING THAT:

1.ARCO Alaska, Inc. (ARCO) submitted an application dated December 29, 1997, 
requesting exception to the well spacing provisions of Title 20 AAC 25.055(a)(3) 
to allow drilling the ARCO Alpine CD1-22 delineation oil well to a location 
which is within 500 feet of a quarter section line in the Colville Delta
vicinity of the North Slope.

2.Notice of opportunity for public hearing was published in the Anchorage Daily 
News on January 6, 1998, pursuant to 20 AAC 25.540.

3.No protests to the application were received.

FINDINGS:

1.The Alpine CDI-22 delineation oil well well as proposed will be a deviated
hole drilled with a surface location 372' from the north line (FNL) and 2427'
from the west line (FWL) of Section 5, T11N, R05E, Umiat Meridian (UM) to a
proposed bottomhole location 1009' FNL and 2584' FWL of Section 32, T12N,
R05E, UM.

2.Offset owners Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, Union Texas Petroleum Alaska 
Corporation, Chevron USA Inc., and the State of Alaska have been duly notified.

3.An exception to 20 AAC 25.05(a)(3) is necessary to allow drilling of this well.

CONCLUSION:

Granting a spacing exception to allow drilling of the ARCO Alpine CD1-22 well
will not result in waste nor jeopardize correlative rights.

NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS ORDERED:

ARCO Alaska, Inc.'s application for exception to 20 AAC 25.055(a)(3) for the
purpose of drilling the ARCO Alpine CD1-22 well is approved. 

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. 410
January 29, 1998
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