SDX Energy reports gas discovery in Egypt's South Disouq Concession

6/19/2018

LONDON -- SDX Energy Inc., the North Africa focused oil and gas company, has announced that a gas discovery has been made at its SD-4X well in the South Disouq Concession, Egypt (SDX 55% working interest and operator).

The SD-4X well was drilled to a TD of 7,806 ft and encountered 89 ft of net conventional natural gas pay in the Abu Madi horizon, which had an average porosity in the pay section of 24%. The well came in on prognosis with a reservoir section of similar quality but thicker than the original SD-1X discovery well.

The well will be completed as a producer in the Abu Madi and then tested after the drilling rig has moved off location. The testing is anticipated to commence between 30 and 45 days after the rig departs, depending on the availability of testing equipment. Assuming a successful test, it is anticipated that the well will be connected to the infrastructure located adjacent to the original SD-1X discovery, where production start-up is anticipated late in fourth-quarter 2018. After completion, the rig will move to the SD-3X well which is the second of two appraisal locations included in the 2018 development program.

The well test program in the LMS-1 well in the Company’s Lalla Mimouna Nord permit in Morocco has been completed. Upon test the well flowed at sub-commercial rates which at this stage, the company believes are temporary and due to damage created by the fluids used to control the elevated pressures encountered in the well whilst drilling, however this is still being investigated. At present, the company says the damage is the result of formation clays reacting to certain components used to increase the mud weight of the drilling fluid. The reservoir section, beyond this zone of damage, is thought to be of excellent quality based upon the well log response and is not expected to have been damaged by the drilling fluids. Once the fluid interaction study is complete, a stimulation program will be designed and implemented and the well test will be repeated.

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