Australian junior Strike Energy confirmed today its recent West Erregulla gas discovery is one of the largest onshore conventional gas fields ever in Western Australia with a best estimate contingent gas resource of 1.1 trillion cubic feet.

Additional resources are expected to be added from further testing of the Wagina sandstone; the resource estimate by Igesi Consulting assessed the Kingia and High Cliff sandstones.

Strike said it is planning an appraisal drilling campaign in the second half of next year, and is targeting first production in 2022.