SDX, an international oil and gas exploration with a principal focus on Mena, has announced a gas discovery at the SD-5X exploration well which targeted the Warda prospect in the South Disouq development lease.
SD-5X spudded on March 4 and reached TD at 7,855ft MD on March 16 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 in 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).