Sound Energy says it discovered a gas-bearing zone at the second TE-10 well in its Tendrara project in eastern Morocco.
Rabat – The British oil and gas company Sound Energy has identified gas bearing sands with its second TE-10 well, “within and below the currently mapped structural closure.”
The company finished drilling the TE-10 well at a total measured depth of 2,218 meters, “with gas shows down” to a depth of 2,070 meters, the company said in a statement Monday.
Sound Energy identified an “additional thin bedded net pay” after reaching the total depth.
“Quantification of the overall net pay is underway and will require substantiation from side-wall core analysis and further wireline log evaluation,” Sound Energy wrote.
A “pay” is a reservoir or portion of a reservoir that contains economically producible gas.
The results included a “potential TAGI gross reservoir sequence from” 1,899 meters to 2,009 meters of measured depth and “an initial net pay estimate of up to 10.5m, with an average porosity of 8%.”
Sound Energy successfully recovered a gas sample from one of the pay intervals at a depth of approximately 1,937 meters.
“The successful retrieval of this gas sample confirms the presence of moveable hydrocarbons in the reservoir, and importantly is the first successful gas test from the TAGI sandstone in the Tendrara licence,” the company said.
Located 25 kilometers northeast of the anticipated production area in Tendrara, the TE-10 well, is the second of three planned exploration wells. TE-10 is planned to test the North East Lakbir prospect in the company’s Greater Tendrara permit.
The upstream gas company is currently planning to conduct a well test over the reservoir interval in February 2019.
The groundwork for drilling the third well in the exploration program, TE-11, is expected to kick off after testing the TE-10 well.
Last month, Sound Energy plugged and abandoned the TE-9 well, which they drilled to a total depth of 2,925 meters, after the company failed to find producible gas at the well.