Strike Energy Ltd., Perth, has completed mobilization of a drilling rig to the site of its new well, South Erregulla-1, in onshore North Perth basin permit EP503 and plans to spud later this week.
There was a delay when drilling personnel entered quarantine due to Western Australia’s COVID border closure rules, but the required staff are expected to be cleared to begin work in the next few days.
The South Erregulla prospect lies in the 100%-Strike owned permit immediately south of EP469 where Strike, as operator, made a high-quality gas discovery in West Erregulla last year.
South Erregulla-1 is less than 5 km from the nearest successful West Erregulla intersection.
New and reprocessed 3D and 2D seismic interpreted a major structural high in the South Erregulla location, the company said.
Previous drilling results from West Erregulla along with nearby Waitsia, Beharra Springs, Lockyer, and Irwin discoveries support the presence of gas in the main Kingia sandstone reservoir, the company said.
Structural mapping suggests that South Erregulla is connected and updip of West Erregulla.
The primary objective for South Erregulla-1 and any subsequent appraisal wells is to delineate around 350 petajoules of high confidence gas resource to underpin the company’s proposed Project Haber urea manufacturing infrastructure at Geraldton on the Western Australian coast.