SDX Energy PLC spudded the KSR-19 well to start the second phase of its 2021 drilling campaign in Gharb basin, Morocco. KSR-19 will be followed by SAK-1 which, if successful, will open a new exploration area for SDX in the company's Lalla Mimouna Sud concession, the company said. The campaign is expected to complete in December.
KSR-19 spudded on Nov. 18 targeting the Main Hoot reservoir at a depth of about 1,780 m TVDSS. SAK-1 will target the Guebbas reservoir at a depth of about 1,300 m TVDSS. Both wells are looking to encounter shallow, biogenic gas accumulations.
KSR-19 is near to the company's existing infrastructure, thus enabling tie-in to be completed quickly and at low cost, the company said. SAK-1 lies a little farther, but would still be relatively quick to tie-in, it continued. SDX Energy is using the drilling rig that was previously stacked in its yard in Morocco.
The first phase of the 2021 Morocco drilling campaign consisted of three successful appraisal-development wells in the company's operated Gharb basin acreage (OGJ Online June 28, 2021).
SDX has a 75% working interest in five development-production concessions in Morocco, all in Gharb basin.