SDX Energy PLC tied back the MSD-25 infill development well on Meseda field in the West Gharib concession, Egyptian Eastern Desert.
The well, the second in a possible 13-well development campaign at Meseda and Rabul fields, spudded Jan. 23 and targeted the Asl formation (OGJ Online, Jan. 24, 2022). The primary top Asl formation reservoir was encountered at 4,109 ft MD (3,361 ft TVDSS) and reached 4,385 ft TD on Feb. 22, 2022, after drilling through 84.8 ft of good-quality, net oil pay sandstone with 26.1% average porosity.
The well has been perforated, tied-in to the existing facilities, and flow tested. It is expected that, post-clean up, the well will produce a stabilized rate of about 300 b/d, in line with pre-drill estimates.
The rig is in the process of moving to MSD-20, the next well in the campaign with spud expected in the next 2-3 weeks. A second rig also will begin operations to drill the MSD-24 well and accelerate the development plan, with a spud date planned for mid-April. SDX and its partner will continue to assess the performance of the rigs over the coming months to determine how long both rigs will remain operational on the concession.
The development drilling campaign is aimed at growing gross production to about 3,500-4,000 b/d by early 2023.
SDX holds 50% working interest in the well.