Strike Energy has commenced a major 2D seismic survey in exploration permits 503 and 505 in the North Perth Basin.
Originally the survey, designed to define the well location for South Eregulla-1, was scheduled for October, but Strike said Terrex Seismic had been mobilised and begun surveying the various lines.
The campaign will capture 140km of new modern 2D data and lines had been located on existing roads, firebreaks, clearings and gaps in paddocks within the region.
“This method of line choice was chosen to minimise landholder impact, accelerate approvals and allow for data generation in time for the earliest possible spud of SE1. With the permits only granted in January, Strike is continuing to demonstrate its ability to take projects forward in a very timely manner,” Strike Energy said.
The 2D campaign will be followed up by the proposed Minjiny 3D seismic survey post a successful SE1 well and if land access and approvals are granted for a post-harvest acquisition.
The West Erregulla appraisal campaign has continued to produce strong results and supports the regional Permian gas fairway play extension to the south and into the Dandaragan Trough, Strike said.
While the parties in the West Erregulla joint venture had varying, “positive” interpretations of the gas water contact in the field, Strike said that “even if the most conservative viewpoint were to be adopted, the South Erregulla structure is interpreted to lie above the contact and in communication. On that basis it is likely to be co-charged with West Erregulla.