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- 1 - RUSTON FIELD
Docket No. 11-181
LEGAL NOTICE
STATE OF LOUISIANA, OFFICE OF CONSERVATION, BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA.
In accordance with the laws of the State of Louisiana, and with particular reference to the provisions of Title 30 of Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, a public hearing will be held in the Hearing Room, 1st Floor, LaSalle Building, 617 North 3rd Street, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, at 9:00 a.m. on TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2011, upon the application of DEVON ENERGY PRODUCTION COMPANY LP. At such hearing the Commissioner of Conservation will consider evidence relative to the issuance of Orders pertaining to the following matters relating to the Lower Cotton Valley Zone, Reservoir A, in the Ruston Field, Lincoln Parish, Louisiana.
1. To establish one (1) additional drilling and production unit for the exploration for and production of gas and condensate from the Lower Cotton Valley Zone, Reservoir A.
2. To redefine the Lower Cotton Valley Zone, Reservoir A, INSOFAR AND ONLY INSOFAR as LCV RA SUK is concerned, to revise the base of the defined interval such that the zone will hereafter be defined as the stratigraphic equivalent of that gas and condensate bearing zone encountered between depths of 9,250’ and 10,385’ (electrical log measurements) in the Devon Energy Production Company, LP-Mattie Watson No. 1 Well, located in Section 25, Township 19 North, Range 3 West.
3. To force pool and integrate all of the separately owned tracts, mineral lease and other property interests within the proposed unit in accordance with Section 10, Title 30 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950 with each tract sharing in unit production on a surface acreage basis of participation.
4. To authorize Devon Energy Production Company, LP to drill, designate and utilize a horizontal lateral as the unit well for LCV RA SUK at an exceptional location and in the general manner shown on the plat submitted with the application, or within a radius of 100 feet of the path shown provided there are no perforations in the wellbore closer than 330 feet to any unit line and to designate Devon Energy Production Company, LP as operator of the unit.
5. To confirm that with respect to horizontal wells drilled to the Lower Cotton Valley Zone, Reservoir A, in or to serve the proposed unit, where the horizontal lateral portion of the well is cased and cemented back above the top of the Lower Cotton Valley Zone, Reservoir A, the distance to any unit boundary and offset well(s) will be calculated based on the distance to the nearest perforation in the well and not based on the penetration point or terminus.
6. To extend to the proposed unit for the Lower Cotton Valley Zone, Reservoir A, the pertinent provisions of Office of Conservation Order No. 164-Z, effective February 12, 1997, as amended and supplemented by the 164-Z Series of Orders, and all applicable Statewide Orders, except to the extent inconsistent herewith.
7. To the extent necessary, to approve the proposed unit well as an exception to the well location provisions of Order No. 164-Z, effective February 12, 1997.
8. To consider such other matters as may be pertinent.
The Lower Cotton Valley Zone, Reservoir A was defined in Order No. 164-Z, effective February 12, 1997 and is to be redefined INSOFAR AND ONLY INSOFAR AS LCV RA SUK is concerned as provided herein. A plat is available for inspection in the Office of Conservation in Baton Rouge and Shreveport, Louisiana.
http://dnr.louisiana.gov/conshearings All parties having interest therein shall take notice thereof.
BY ORDER OF:
JAMES H. WELSH
COMMISSIONER OF CONSERVATION
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE, PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE OF CONSERVATION- ENGINEERING DIVISION AT P.O. BOX 94275, BATON ROUGE, LA 70804-9275 IN WRITING WITHIN TEN (10) WORKING DAYS OF THE HEARING DATE.
1td: March 9, 2011

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