Strike Energy has landed and cemented the surface casing string at the West Erregulla 5 well in Western Australia ahead of drilling to a measured depth of 2785m.
The company is also continuing production testing of the West Erregulla 4 well where it is in the clean-up phase and pressure conditions similar to West Erregulla 2 well have been encoded on initial flows.
The high reservoir quality seen at West Erregulla 4 has been confirmed by core results from the laboratory, which show permeability up to 430mD and porosity of up to 19.9 per cent in the Kingia sandstones.
The extended flowing of West Erregulla 4 will build further data in preparation for potential production operations at the West Erregula phase one development.
Looking ahead, the company has advised that it will continue to drill the 12-1/4-inch intermediate hole section down to a nominal depth of 3750m MD, at with time wireline logs will be acquired.
The West Erregulla project is a 50:50 joint venture with Warrego Energy and includes the drilling of three wells in the EP469 permit.
After various coring and logging operations, Strike plans to flow test the wells as they will be future producers across the Kingia/High Cliff sequences for the proposed phase one production.