Strike Reports Hydrocarbon Shows at Latest Perth Well
Australian junior Strike Energy reported on March 4 it had observed hydrocarbon shows at the WE4 well at the West Erregulla field in the Perth basin of Western Australia.
Strike spudded the well in January. It is the second of three appraisal wells in a planned campaign at West Erregulla, discovered in 2019. Strike operates the field with a 50% interest, while partner Warrego Energy also has 50%.
In a statement, Strike said it had drilled the second intermediate hole section of WE4 to a final depth of 3,906 m into the Kockatea Shale.
"During the drilling of this section hydrocarbon shows have been observed throughout and as a result, wireline logs will be run through the section," the company said. "The presence of these hydrocarbons is supportive of Strike’s geological models," it said, noting that the results were analogous to those at the WE2 discovery well.
After completing wireline logging operations, Strike will case the well and resume drilling to the well's secondary target, the Basal Wagina sandstones, and primary target, the Kingia and High Cliff sandstones. The company suspended drilling at WE3, the first well in the appraisal campaign, in January, after finding an abnormally over-pressured gas column. The final well will be WE5.