Office of Hydrocarbons and Mining (ONHYM) in Morocco revealed the affirmative test results for the SAH-W1 well in the western-central area of the Sebou Permit, onshore Morocco.
Well flows were 140,000 cubic meters per day, and production will begin at the end of June 2015, according to a report.
The well is situated within the western-central area of the Sebou Permit, approximately 3.2 kms to the south-west of the main gas gathering station. It was drilled to a TD of 1,263 meters MD in June 2014, with gas shows came upon at various levels within the objective Guebbas sands.
As is normal practice, Circle Oil will create from the lowermost Guebbas area followed by the Main Guebbas area successively from the bottom up, whereas the highest pressure is present.
The lowermost Guebbas area has 3.6 metres of net pay and the test over this period flowed at a continued rate of 4.94 MMscf/d on a 24/64″ choke on a period of 5 hours.
The chairman of Circle Oil, Steve Jenkins averred that they are pleased with the outcome of the SAH-W1 well test. This was the first well of their third drilling campaign, drilled with their partner ONHYM in the Sebou permit and is coupled with their drilling programme in the Lalla Mimouna permit.
He also added that they consider that this well has the possible to add important volumes to their reserves for gas production and at rates not subject to cost variation due to unchanging value contracts.