SDX Energy PLC will tie in hydrocarbons from the MSD-21 infill development well on Meseda field in the West Gharib concession in the Egyptian Eastern Desert adjacent to the Gulf of Suez.
MSD-21 encountered the primary top Asl Formation reservoir at 4,040 ft MD (-3,251ft TVDSS) and reached a TD of 4,740 ft. The well encountered 62.3 ft of good-quality, net oil pay sandstone, with an average porosity of 21.3% in the Asl Formation reservoir. MSD-21 will now be tied-in to existing facilities and flow tested.
The well is the first in a 12-well development campaign on Meseda and Rabul oil fields within block H of the West Gharib concession. The fields have 100 million bbl in place and the development drilling campaign is aimed at growing production to about 3,500-4,000 b/d by early 2023 from current rates of about 2,400 b/d (OGJ Online, Oct. 18, 2021).
The rig will now move to the next well in the campaign, MSD-25, which is expected to spud in early to mid-January 2022.
SDX holds a 50% working interest in the license. Partners are The General Petroleum Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Egyptian General Petroleum Corp., and Dublin Petroleum Ltd.