SDX Energy Plc (AIM: SDX), the MENA-focused energy company, is pleased to announce a gas discovery at the SD-5X exploration well which targeted the Warda prospect in the South Disouq development lease.
SD-5X (SDX:36.85% WI) spudded on 4 March and reached TD at 7,855ft MD on 16 March which was on time and within budget. The primary basal Kafr El Sheikh target was encountered at 6,973ft MD and discovered 55.5ft of net pay gas sand with an average porosity of 26.3%, all of which were in line with pre-drill estimates. SD-5X will now be completed, tested and tied-in via the existing SD-4X flow-line to the CPF and it is estimated that the well will be on production in June 2022. An announcement concerning the results of the testing of SD-5X will be made in due course .
With the completion of SD-5X, the rig will now move to the second well in the three well campaign, SD-12-East on the Sobhi Field (planned spud of mid-April). The third well in the campaign will be the MA-1X well targeting the Mohsen prospect (planned spud of mid-to-late May).
Mark Reid, CEO of SDX, commented:
“I am very pleased to announce the success of the first well in the South Disouq 2022 drilling campaign, and, that the SD-5X well aims to contribute to production by June 2022. Our production guidance issued earlier this year did not reflect success at this well and as a result we will be providing updated guidance once the well is connected and producing. The three well campaign aims to further exploit the potential that we see in the South Disouq area. I look forward to updating the market further on the results of the SD-5X well-test and as the 2022 campaign progresses.”
SDX is an international oil and gas exploration, production, and development company, headquartered in London, United Kingdom, with a principal focus on MENA. In Egypt, SDX has a working interest in two producing assets: a 55% operated interest in the South Disouq gas field in the Nile Delta and a 50% non-operated interest in the West Gharib concession, which is located onshore in the Eastern Desert, adjacent to the Gulf of Suez. In Morocco, SDX has a 75% working interest in four development/production concessions, all situated in the Gharb Basin. The producing assets in Morocco are characterised by attractive gas prices and exceptionally low operating costs. SDX has a strong weighting of fixed price gas assets in its portfolio with low operating costs and attractive margins throughout, providing resilience in a low commodity price environment. SDX’s portfolio also includes high impact exploration opportunities in both Egypt and Morocco.
Competent Persons Statement
In accordance with the guidelines of the AIM Market of the London Stock Exchange, the technical information contained in the announcement has been reviewed and approved by Dr Rob Cook, VP Subsurface of SDX. Dr. Cook has 30 years of oil and gas industry experience and is the qualified person as defined in the London Stock Exchange’s Guidance Note for Mining and Oil and Gas companies. Dr. Cook holds a BSc in Geochemistry and a PhD in Sedimentology from the University of Reading, UK. He is a Chartered Geologist with the Geological Society of London (Geol Soc) and a Certified Professional Geologist (CPG-11983) with the American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG).
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SDX Energy Plc
Chief Executive Officer
Tel: +44 203 219 5640
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