STATE OF ALASKA

ALASKA OIL AND GAS CONSERVATION COMMISSION

333 W. 7th Avenue, Suite 100

Anchorage Alaska 99501

Re:THE APPLICATION OF FOREST                     )  Conservation Order No. 453
OIL CORPORATION. for an order                     )
granting an exception to spacing                    )
requirements of 20 AAC 25.055(a)(3)to               )  Forest Oil Corporation
provide for the drilling of the West                )
McArthur River Unit #7 to a                         )  West McArthur River Unit #7
bottomhole location closer than 1000'               )
to a well capable of producing from the             )
same pool.                                          )  April 4, 2001
IT APPEARING THAT:

1. Forest Oil Corporation 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 #7 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 February 9, 2001 pursuant to 20 AAC 25.540.

3. No protests to the application were received.

FINDINGS:

1. The West McArthur River Unit #7 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 625'FNL and 647''FWL of Section 10, T8N, R14W, SM.

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

CONCLUSION:

Granting a spacing exception to allow drilling of the West McArthur River Unit #7 oil well promotes efficient development and will not result in waste nor jeopardize correlative rights.

NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS ORDERED:

Forest Oil's application for exception to the well spacing provisions of 20 AAC 25.055 (a)(3) for the purpose of drilling the West McArthur River Unit 7 oil well is approved.

DONE at Anchorage, Alaska and dated April 4, 2001.

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

Camillé Oechsli Taylor, Commissioner
Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission

Julie M. Heusser, Commissioner
Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission

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