SDX Energy Inc., the North Africa focused oil and gas company, said it has completed the SAH-2 well on the Sebou permit in Morocco, while another well was spud in the same area.
The well, tested at a restricted rate on a 40/64” choke, achieving an average flow rate of conventional natural gas of 12.9 million standard cubic feet per day (“MMscf/d”), with a maximum flow rate during this test of 13.5 MMscf/d, SDX said in a statement.
The well will now be shut in for several days for a pressure build-up after which it will be connected to the local infrastructure and placed on test production. SDX has a 75 per cent working interest in the well.
Additionally, SDX spud the LNB-1 well on the Lalla Mimouna permit (SDX 75 per cent working interest) in Morocco. This is the eighth well in the company's nine well campaign in Morocco, and the first of two remaining exploration commitment wells to be drilled on the permit in 2018.
The well is anticipated to take between 15-20 days to drill and if successful it will be completed, flow tested and connected to existing infrastructure.
“We are very pleased to have reported a strong flow test result from our SAH-2 well in Morocco.
This positive outcome underpins our guidance of gross production target of 8-10mmscf/d of conventional natural gas in Morocco by the end of 2018,” said Paul Welch, President and CEO of SDX.
"The LNB-1 exploration well represents an excellent exploration opportunity for us in Morocco.
Success in LNB-1 will open up a large section of new acreage for development in the Gharb Basin, potentially allowing us to expand our overall production footprint in Morocco. We look forward to updating our stakeholders on the result in due course.”