The ONZ-7 well was drilled down to a depth of 1,167 metres and uncovered 5 metres of net conventional gas pay, in the Hoot formation, which as the company highlighted, was found to be “on prognosis”. Reservoir quality was seen to be better than the company expected, with porosity measuring 35.3%.
ONZ-7 will now be complete, tested and subsequently connected to existing infrastructure for long term production operations. Testing results are anticipated in early February.
"We are very excited to be able to announce another discovery, the fourth from five wells drilled to date in our nine well Moroccan campaign,” said Paul Welch, SDX chief executive.
“For this well we used our own high resolution 3D seismic data, as we have for the other successful wells and as we will for the remainder of the campaign.”
SDX will subsequently continue the ongoing drill programme, by moving on to drill the KSS-2 prospect.