The Australian Federal Government has awarded Strike Energy a $2 million grant as part of the Supply Chain Resilience Initiative.
Strike said the significance of Project Haber in terms of establishing a significant domestic urea production capacity has resulted in the project being granted Lead Agency Status by the WA Government.
As the company prepares to drill the high-impact South Erregulla-1 well, the company said the importance of the urea fertiliser production facility Project Haber to the national economy has been recognised at both the state and federal levels.
“The award of this Supply Chain Resilience Grant and West Australian Lead Agency Status is recognition of the importance of Strike’s pursuits at Project Haber, to not only domesticate the nitrogen fertiliser industry but also dramatically reduce the carbon footprint of the Australia’s agricultural emissions,” chief executive officer and managing director Stuart Nicholls said.
Strike has also begun mobilising equipment to its South Erregulla project, and the company has secured all approvals necessary to begin drilling at South Erregulla-1 (SE-1).
Strike plans to spud SE-1 in late December with the Ensign 970 rig, which is fresh off the successful Walyering-5 drilling operation.
The primary goal of SE-1 is to identify approximately 350 PJ of high confidence resource to secure Project Haber’s gas requirements from Strike’s licences.
Moreover, Strike has continued to advance the Project Haber FEED early activities after the completion of the Pre-FEED investigations earlier this year.
The company is still working on getting the necessary environmental and planning clearances for Project Haber.
Baseline surveys, modelling, and technical studies are approaching completion, and Strike’s consultant Strategen JBS&G has begun developing the essential regulatory permission applications in preparation for submission in 2022.
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