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    SDX kicks off Moroccan drilling

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The company is hoping to open up a new exploration area.

by: Joseph Murphy

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SDX kicks off Moroccan drilling

 London-listed SDX Energy announced on November 19 it had started drilling a new exploration well in Morocco.

The KSR-19 well is the first of two wells SDX plans to drill in the north African country under the second stage of its 2021 drilling campaign.

The well is targeting the Main Hoot reservoir at a depth of 1,780 m. A second well, SAK-1, will target a Guebbas reservoir at a depth of 1,300 m, and SDX hopes this borehole will open up a new exploration area at the company's Lalla Mimouna Sud concession.

"Both wells are looking to encounter shallow, biogenic gas accumulations," SDX said. "KSR-19 is near to the company's existing infrastructure, thus enabling the tie-in to be completed quickly and at low cost.

:The first phase of SDX's drilling campaign resulted in three successful appraisal and development wells in the Gharb basin," the company continued. "KSR-19 is near to the company's existing infrastructure, thus enabling the tie-in to be completed quickly and at low cost. SAK-1 is a little further from the existing infrastructure, but will still be relatively quick to tie-in and, if successful, will open a new area for follow-on drilling and further exploitation."

The first phase of SDX's drilling campaign for the year resulted in three successful appraisal and development wells.