- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 41. Public Resources
- Chapter 9. Oil and Gas Exploration Incentive Credits
- Section 90. Definitions.
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AS 41.09.090. Definitions.
In this chapter,
- (1) "eligible costs" means those direct costs incurred for activities in support of an exploration program, based upon the
footage drilled or miles surveyed, that are reasonable in amount for the area of the state in which a well is drilled
or geophysical activity is conducted;
- (2) "exploratory well" means a well drilled for the purpose of oil and gas exploration that is
- (A) located three or more miles from another well drilled for oil and gas, with all distances measured as the horizontal
distance between exploration targets, also known as bottom hole distance; or
- (B) within three miles of a well drilled for oil and gas, but tests potential hydrocarbon traps that the commissioner,
after analyzing evidence submitted by the qualified applicant and any other information, determines constitute a
distinctly separate exploration target;
- (3) "geophysical work"
- (A) means all geophysical data gathering methods used in hydrocarbon exploration;
- (B) includes seismic, gravity, magnetic, and electromagnetic measurements;
- (4) "qualified applicant" means
- (A) a natural person who is at least 18 years of age;
- (B) a corporation qualified to do business in the state;
- (C) a legal guardian or trustee of a qualified natural person described in (A) of this paragraph;
- (D) any association of persons listed in (A) - (C) of this paragraph;
- (5) "stratigraphic test well" means a well that is not intended to encounter an oil or gas accumulation and that is
drilled to a sufficient depth to measure the geological, geophysical, and engineering parameters used for determining
an area's oil and gas potential.
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