STATE OF ALASKA
ALASKA OIL AND GAS CONSERVATION COMMISSION
3001 Porcupine Drive
Anchorage Alaska 99501-3192
Re: THE APPLICATION OF ARCO
Conservation Order No. 424
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 212-35 gas
Beluga River Unit
production well in the Beluga River Unit.
May 15, 1998
IT APPEARING THAT:
ARCO Alaska, Inc. submitted an application dated March 5, 1998 requesting
exception to the well spacing provisions of 20 AAC 25.055(a)(4) to allow
drilling the ARCO Beluga River Unit 212-35 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 April 15, 1998 pursuant to 20 AAC 25.540.
No protests to the application were received.
The Beluga River Unit 212-35 gas production well will be drilled as a deviated
hole with a surface location 1404' from the north line and 4557' from the
east line of Section 35, T13N, R10W, Seward Meridian (SM) and a proposed
bottomhole location 2153' from the north line and 165' from the west line
of Section 35, T13N, R10W, SM.
Offset owners ARCO Beluga, Inc., Chevron USA Inc., Municipal Light and
Power and the State of Alaska have been duly notified.
An exception to the well spacing provisions of 20 AAC 25.055(a)(4) is necessary
to allow the drilling of this well.
Granting a spacing exception to allow drilling of the ARCO Beluga River
Unit 212-35 gas production well will not result in waste nor jeopardize
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 212-35 gas production well is approved.
DONE at Anchorage, Alaska and dated May 15, 1998.
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David W. Johnston, Chairman
Robert N. Christenson, P.E., Commissioner
Cammy Oechsli, Commissioner