After making a significant onshore gas discovery in Tendrara in Morocco’s north east, Sound Energy confirms the success of a second TE-7 gas well lying only 1.6 kilometres away from its TE-6 first well.
“I am pleased to report the success of our second well at Tendrara and that the use of sub-horizontal drilling techniques on TE-7 has delivered a significant uplift on flow rates,” said the company’s chief executive James Parsons.
“This result further reinforces our belief in the Eastern Morocco TAGI/Palaeozoic play,” he told the press.
The TE-7 well was drilled to a depth of just over 2,600 metres before going horizontally for 700 metres.
The company said the flow rate of its first well exceeds expectations flowing at 32 million standard cubic feet of gas a day and could increase above 40 million standard cubic feet.
Sound’s partners on Tendrara include the American oilfield services giant Schlumberger and Morocco’s Oil & Gas Investment Fund. The explorer also has assets in Italy.