30/05/2022 - 13:35

Strike moves on Perth Basin plans

30/05/2022 - 13:35

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Strike Energy is progressing its Walyering gas field development in the Perth Basin, handing over the proposal to the environmental watchdog.

Strike moves on Perth Basin plans
The company plans to construct two free-flowing conventional gas wells, flowlines and a production facility. Photo: Strike Energy

Strike Energy is progressing its Walyering gas field development in the Perth Basin, handing over the proposal to the environmental watchdog.

The company’s South West subsidiary plans to construct and operate two free-flowing conventional gas wells, flowlines extending 1.8 kilometres and a production facility with a maximum export capacity of approximately 30 Terajoules (TJ) per day.

The Walyering proposal would also include the construction of a connection point to WA’s first gas pipeline - Parmelia Gas Pipeline and is designed to allow for the recovery and processing of wet natural gas from existing gas wells to the Parmelia Gas Pipeline.

The project is earmarked for an area of agricultural land spanning almost 92 hectares about 21 kilometres west of Dandaragan.

According to documents lodged with the EPA, no native vegetation would need to be cleared within the 15.31-hectare disturbance area.

As such, the proponent considered there to be two significant environmental issues that may warrant assessment, including greenhouse gas emissions and the potential impact on social surroundings.

But it believes both can be adequately managed under the assessment and approval processes of the state government’s Department of Water and Environmental Regulation and the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety.

Strike expects the project to have a maximum life of 10 years.

The proposal has now been released for seven days of public consultation, after which time the EPA is expected to determine what level of environmental assessment, if any, is warranted.

Strike has been pursuing the development alongside West Perth-based Talon Petroleum since mid-2020, when the pair negotiated a farm-out agreement.

The lodgement of the proposal comes just weeks after the company’s managing director Stuart Nicholls told the market flow testing results at the site had exceeded even the company’s most bullish estimates.

Shares in Strike Energy were up 3.3 per cent at 2:40pm AEST to trade at 30 cents.

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