Strike Energy Limited (Strike) reported Thursday that the Company has entered into a Gas Supply Option Agreement for 12.5 petajoules (PJ) of gas with Austral Bricks, a subsidiary of Brickworks Limited (Austral Bricks). The gas is to be produced by Strike from its Southern Cooper Basin Gas Project (the Project) in South Australia to be developed on the substantial gas resource identified within the PEL 96 permit area.
The Option Agreement complements the gas supply option agreement signed by the Company with Orora Limited for 30PJ of gas, as announced to the market Jan. 15 with the same key terms:
The option agreements with Orora and now Austral Bricks for a total of 42.5PJ of gas follow the announcement in July 2013 of a binding term sheet with Orica for the supply of up to 150PJ of gas over a 20 year period.
Managing Director Quote
“Strike has once again used an innovative commercial arrangement to source additional funding for the rapid commercialization of our substantial gas resource in the Southern Cooper Basin.
The portfolio of gas supply arrangements we now have in place represent win‐win outcomes for Strike and our customers.
As previously announced, our next goal is to demonstrate sustained gas flows to surface within the PEL 96 permit areas, with work planned to commence next quarter. This initial production testing program will be funded by gas supply prepayments and option agreement payments and is the first stage of a drilling, completion and production optimization program designed to establish commercial well productivity.
With the delineation of a very substantial gas resource and established gas supply arrangements, further demonstration of the commercial potential of the gas resource is now our key focus.”
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