Whitebark Energy Ltd (ASX:WBE) has welcomed the WA Government’s fracturing implementation plan which charts steps to be undertaken to incorporate recommendations of a scientific enquiry into regulations.
This marks the end of the ban on onshore fracking and companies may now submit applications to the EPA for review.
The field of the Warro Gas Project has been appraised by the drilling, fracking and testing of four wells which have confirmed the presence of a substantial gas resource.
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Whitebark has also welcomed the appointment of Adelaide Equity Partners as corporate advisor.
Adelaide Equity has substantial experience in natural resources, particularly the oil and gas sector.
Its appointment comes during a pivotal stage in Whitebark’s development as the company looks to develop its Wizard Lake asset and provide a strategic assessment of the Warro project to best maximise value for shareholders.
The company appointed Precision Drilling as drilling contractor to drill the upcoming Rex-2 development well at the Wizard Lake oil field in Alberta.
Following the drilling of Rex-2, Whitebark will have a 40% working interest in Rex-2 and the Wizard Lake oil field, increasing to 50% following the drilling of Rex-3.
The rig and crew that successfully drilled Rex-1 in nine days will return to spud Rex-2 within the next 14 days.