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West Erregulla JV secures drilling rig

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Strike Energy has announced that it and its joint venture (JV) partner Warrego Energy, the operators of the West Erregulla gas field in Western Australia, have entered a long-term contract with Ensign Energy Services for the provision of drilling services with the Ensign 970 drilling rig.

West Erregulla 3 is due to spud during 3Q20 with mobilisation to commence after civil works are complete for the drill pad construction.

West Erregulla 4 will follow shortly after, with the timing dependent on the regulatory approvals process. West Erregulla 5 planning is also underway, with a decision by the JV due no later than 30 November 2020 to make this well a firm commitment. Strike has procured a contingent drilling slot on the Ensign 970, an ADR-1500 model rig, for this activity.

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