Strike Energy has reached the primary target during drilling of the West Erregulla-4 well, which is part of the West Erregulla joint venture appraisal campaign in Western Australia.
The company has continued drilling operations with WE4 and has reached a measured depth of 4886m.
The well has now reached the top of what is observed by Strike to be the high-quality section of the primary target in the early Permian Kingia Sandstone.
Strike believes it encountered the top of the Kingia Sandstone at 4870m, with the company successfully passing through the Carynginia Shale and Irwin River Coal Measures, where gas shows were observed throughout.
The company is now pulling to the bottom hole assembly to reconfigure to coring operations in order to commence coring of the high-quality section of the Kingia Sanstones.
Strike has advised it will return with the drilling assembly to drill through the Bit Basher Shale and then core the High Cliff Sandstones.
In addition, last week the company reported that its wireline data acquisition campaign across the WE4 well confirmed a large gas column.
The company, on behalf of its joint venture partner Warrego Energy, said the Western Australian project was done across the the well’s tertiary and secondary targets, the Dongara and Wagina Sandstones.
After retiring the targeted data, Strike has run in hole with the drilling assembly and recommenced drilling operations, with the WE4 currently at a measured depth of 4400m.
With the wireline data confirming a large gas column, the company advised that the preliminary interpretation compared to the LWD logs indicate reduced net play and lower overall permeability.