SDX Energy PLC - Update on drilling operations in Morocco and Egypt
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Update on drilling operations in
Both the Upper and Lower Guebbas targets in OYF-2 were encountered and reservoir thickness and quality were better than pre-drill expectations. The Upper Guebbas was encountered at a measured depth of 1,001 meters, while the Lower Guebbas was penetrated at a measured depth of 1,120 meters.
Management estimates that approximately 1.3 to 1.9 bcf1 of gas is recoverable from the horizons encountered by the OYF-2 well, which will be tested in February. The discovery will be tied into the Company's infrastructure when required, at an estimated cost of approximately
The rig has now moved to the BMK-1 location, which is approximately 11 kilometres to the north of OYF-2. BMK-1 will again test the extent of the northern expansion of the Company's core productive area and, if successful, could de-risk a number of similar close-by prospects. After BMK-1, one more close to infrastructure well and two other potentially play-opening wells in Lalla Mimouna will be drilled to complete the campaign in March.
South Disouq (SDX Working Interest 55%)
Preparations continue at South Disouq for two exploration wells targeting gross unrisked P50 volumes of up to 104 bcf from the same horizons encountered in the Company's four discoveries to date. The first well, Salah, which is expected to spud in mid/late February and complete in
West Gharib (SDX Working Interest 50%)
In early February the Company is planning to spud an appraisal/development well in the Rabul area of its West Gharib concession. If successful, this well could add approximately gross 200-300 bbl/d of production.
"We have a particularly busy year ahead with the drill bit, giving us the opportunity to increase significantly the Company's reserves life. OYF-2 in
With the imminent commencement of drilling campaigns in South Disouq and West Gharib in
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Use of the term "boe" or the term "MMscf" may be misleading, particularly if used in isolation. A "boe" conversion ratio of 6 Mcf: 1 bbl and a "Mcf" conversion ratio of 1bbl: 6 Mcf are based on an energy equivalency conversion method primarily applicable at the burner tip and does not represent a value equivalency at the wellhead.
1. Management Estimates
The management disclosed or referenced herein have been prepared in accordance with the Canadian Oil and Gas Evaluation Handbook.
2. Prospective Resources
The prospective resource estimates disclosed or referenced herein have been prepared by an independent qualified reserves evaluator,
There are uncertainties associated with the volume estimates of the prospective resources disclosed herein, due to the level of information available on prospective resources, but ranges are defined based on data from the Company's nearby existing analogous wells. Some of the risks and uncertainties are outlined below:
· Petrophysical parameters of the sand/reservoir;
· Fluid composition, especially heavy end hydrocarbons;
· Accurate estimation of reservoir conditions (pressure and temperature);
· Reservoir drive mechanism;
· Potential well deliverability; and
· The thickness and lateral extent of the reservoir section, currently based on 3D seismic data.
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