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Proposed Spacing and Integration Order Terry Hill South Field

The Oil, Gas and Solution Mining Law requires public notice and hearing to implement field-wide spacing and integration rules when necessary to prevent waste, provide greater ultimate recovery of the hydrocarbon resource and protect the correlative rights of all owners, including landowners. Public hearings took place in Painted Post on December 3 and 4, 2002, on the matter of field-wide spacing and integration in the Terry Hill South Field. This field is located in the towns of Catlin and Veteran in Chemung County and the Towns of Dix and Montour in Schuyler County.

Operator: Fortuna Energy Inc.
Unit Sizes for Wells Drilled Prior to the Order: 323-640 acres
Unit Sizes for Future Wells: 320-640 acres
Minimum Spacing Between Future Wells: 9,000 feet (along strike of a common geologic feature)
Extension Well Distance: 5 miles

rig and horses, Gublo 1 wellHearing Documents

Commissioner's Interim Order dated January 13, 2005
Establishes eight spacing units and permitting and unit approval procedures for future wells in the field. Authorizes release of royalty payments to all mineral rights owners other than petitioners.

Commissioner's First Interim Decision dated December 21, 2004
Rules that petitioners failed to raise an adjudicable issue concerning proposed spacing units' size and configuration. Directs Department staff to prepare a Commissioner's Order establishing the proposed spacing units and releasing escrowed royalties to all mineral rights owners other than petitioners.

ALJ Ruling for Terry Hill South Field (Ruling 4) dated July 2, 2004
ALJ Maria E. Villa ruling finds that motion by intervenor for clarification of the issues ruling dated June 17, 2004, is denied.

ALJ Ruling for Terry Hill South Field dated June 17, 2004
ALJ Maria E. Villa ruling finds that there are no adjudicable issues raised by the petitioners for party status. Requests for party status are denied. DEC staff instructed to prepare a Decision and Order.

Terry Hill South Field (Ruling 2) dated September 19, 2003
Grants Department's request to stay the issues ruling.

Terry Hill South Field (Ruling) dated June 5, 2003
Grants Department's request to stay the issues ruling.

Administrative Order between Fortuna Energy Inc. and NYSDEC dated November 4, 2002 (PDF, 58 KB)
Executed order whereby Fortuna Energy Inc. assumes all outstanding regulatory responsibilities related to wells formerly owned by Fairman Drilling Company in Terry Hill South Field.

Stipulation between NYSDEC and Fairman Drilling Company dated October 9, 2002 (PDF, 88 KB)
Sets forth proposed spacing and integration rules for the field. This stipulation is binding upon Fortuna Energy Inc. as successor to Fairman.


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