SDX Energy PLC started oil production at the MSD-21 infill development well on the 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 (3,251 ft TVDSS) and reached 4,740 ft TD after drilling through 62.3 ft of good-quality, net oil pay sandstone with an average porosity of 21.3% (OGJ Online, Dec. 27, 2021).
The well has been successfully perforated, tied-in to the existing facilities, and flow tested. It is expected that, post-clean up, the well will achieve stabilized gross production of about 300 b/d, which is in line with pre-drill estimates.
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 is in the process of moving to MSD-25, the next well in the campaign which is expected to spud by mid-January.
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.