British oil and gas company Sound Energy has failed to find producible natural gas at the TE-9 well in Morocco’s Tendrara area.
Rabat – Sound Energy announced Monday the exploration results of the TE-9 well—the first of three planned wells to explore in the Tendrara area in eastern Morocco.
The TE-9 well was drilled to a total measured depth of 2,925 meters and will now be plugged, abandoned, and not tested.
The well encountered 60 meters of dolomitized silty sandstone, interpreted as an age equivalent to the primary target sandstone.
The petrophysical analysis of the wireline data indicates the interval is of low porosity and therefore poor reservoir quality.
The British oil company made its first natural gas discovery in the Tendrara area on June 6, 2016. The TE-6 well encountered approximately 28 meters of vertical net gas pay.
It conducted many drilling operations in the same region, drilling the TE-7 well in October 13, 2016, which showed the same positive results as the previous well, and the TE-8 well in February 19, 2017, which also delivered positive results.
Sound Energy has expanded its petroleum exploration duration by signing a new eight-year petroleum agreement with the National Office of Hydrocarbons and Mines (ONHYM) in the Tendrara region.
The agreement will come into effect after the approval of the Moroccan finance and energy ministries.
British giant SDX Energy is also conducting gas exploring operations in Morocco.