Walyering produces first gas

26th September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci - Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor: Australasia

PERTH (miningweekly.com) – First gas has been produced from the Walyering gas field, with the gas exported into the Parmelia gas pipeline under commissioning arrangements with gas major Santos.

“The commencement of production from the Walyering gas field marks a significant milestone in Strike’s history,” said ASX-listed Strike Energy MD and CEO Stuart Nicholls.

“The rapid transition from explorer in the Perth basin in 2019 to a producer is now complete. The company is poised to build upon this success through its government-endorsed Perth basin gas acceleration strategy. It has been 10 years since the last operator commissioned a new greenfield domestic gas development in Western Australia, and as such, the Strike team is incredibly proud of this achievement.”

Strike told shareholders that the company’s operations team would now proceed with the ramp-up of the field’s production rates over the coming weeks.

Meanwhile, joint venture partner Talon Energy, which holds a 45% interest in the project, has welcomed the start of production.

“First gas at Walyering is a proud moment for Talon and our shareholders. Transitioning from explorer to producer has been an important milestone for the business. We look forward to working with Strike and supplying firm gas into our gas sales agreement with Santos,” said Talon MD and CEO Colby Hauser.