London-listed SDX Energy has made another gas discovery at its SAH-2 well on the Sebou permit in Morocco.
The SAH-2 well was drilled to a total depth of 1,304 meters and encountered 5.2 meters of net conventional natural gas pay across two zones in the Guebbas and Hoot formations with an average porosity in the pay section of 33 per cent. The well came in on prognosis but with a reservoir thickness above pre-drill expectations.
The well will now be completed, tested and connected to existing infrastructure.
Paul Welch, President and CEO of SDX, commented: "We are very pleased to be able to announce another discovery, the fifth from seven wells drilled to date in our nine well Moroccan campaign. This was also the first well in the Gharb basin that was successfully drilled using downhole directional tools which allowed us to penetrate the crest of two individual targets with a single well-bore. By successfully targeting the crests of specific horizons, we now have the ability to improve the recovery efficiency from individual wells."