After failing to encounter producible natural gas at a first well, TE-9, Sound Energy has found positive initial results at a second well, TE-10, in Morocco.
Rabat – Three weeks after the British oil and gas company Sound Energy started drilling the second, TE-10, well, the company announced encouraging initial results at the well in its Tendrara project in eastern Morocco.
“The preliminary results of intermediate wireline logs at TE-10 indicate the presence of gas bearing sands in the TAGI,” Sound Energy said in a statement Thursday.
“These positive initial results underscore our confidence in the exploration potential across the broader basin,” said James Parsons, Sound Energy’s CEO.
“We will now finalise the logging, drill to [total depth] and then test the well to better understand the scale of the discovery and seek to confirm commercial flow rates.”
Located 25 kilometers northeast of the anticipated production area in Tendrara, the TE-10 well, the second of three planned exploration wells, “will test the North East Lakbir prospect in the Company’s Greater Tendrara permit.”
The British company estimated 30-40 days for the drilling program of the second well at a total measured depth of 2,200 meters.
Up to now, the TE-10 well has been drilled to a depth of 2,098 meters, “penetrating the top of the TAGI sand sequence at a measured depth” of approximately 1,892 meters, according to Sound Energy’s statement.
Last month, Sound Energy plugged and abandoned the TE-9 well, which it had drilled to a total depth of 2,925 meters, after the company failed to find producible gas at the well.
The focused upstream gas company plans to perform a well test after it has completed drilling TE-10, “including possible mechanical stimulation.”
Sound Energy “will also initiate seismic analysis to establish the Company’s internal estimated gas resources of the structural closure and the upside potential of the North East Lakbir stratigraphic trap.”
The groundwork for drilling the third well in the exploration program, TE-11, is expected to kick off after testing the TE-10 well.