Sound Energy successfully tests gas well in Morocco

May 08, 2019
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Sound Energy, Morocco-focused upstream gas company, said it has found gas at a second test well at TE-10 in the Greater Tendrara area, onshore Morocco.

The company earlier announced a planned stimulated well test at TE-10, the second well in Sound Energy’s current three well exploration programme.

It confirmed that the initial phase of the test programme - the unstimulated test - has now been largely completed, over a gross interval of 158m between measured depths (MD) of 1932 and 2090 metres MD in the TAGI. The test secured hydrocarbon gas to surface (C1 to C5 composition) from within the primary shallow zone, a section of which was perforated from 1932 to 1938 metres MD.  This has been achieved without stimulation or artificial lift, Sound Energy said.

The test programme involves rig-less re-entry of the TE-10 well in the TAGI reservoir, and both unstimulated and stimulated flow tests on multiple intervals.

The next step in the operation will be to mechanically stimulate the most prospective zones, in order to seek to establish potentially commercial flow rates of gas. 

Based on the company's assessment of the reservoir section, a stimulated flow rate of approximately 1.5 mmscf/d to 2mmscf/d, is likely to be commercial.

Meanwhile, Sound Energy also successfully concluded and was awarded by the Moroccan authorities an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for future drilling activities.

The EIA covers approximately 9,400 square kilometres in the northern region of the Greater Tendrara permit and the majority of the Anoual permit. The relatively large size of this EIA is designed to give the company maximum flexibility in selection of future wells in the acreage including the forthcoming TE-11 exploration well and further future drilling locations.