It is the second of two planned appraisal wells for South Disouq, both of which are precursors to production.
The company expects it will take 30 days to drill the well. If successful, the well will be flow tested and connected to infrastructure that’s being developed in the vicinity of the SD-1X discovery site.
SDX also noted that it is expecting to start the testing of the recently drilled SD-4X well in the next ten days, before it is connected to the infrastructure.
The SD-4X well, drilled in June, encountered 89 feet of net conventional natural gas pay in the Abu Madi horizon. Significantly, SDX said the well was “on prognosis” and that the reservoir section had a similar quality but was thicker than the original SD-1X discovery well.