Sound Energy to continue drilling in Morocco

sound oil orme 28Sound Energy, the North Africa-focused upstream gas company, has announced the completion of the entire 2,850 line Kilometre 2D seismic acquisition programme in eastern Morocco

According to the company, this programme adhered to ‘best in class’ international safety standards throughout and has been completed on budget and with zero lost time incidents.

Sound Energy has further expressed plans for more drilling activities in the North African country. The company has also finalised the specific location of the TE-10 exploration well, which will target the North East Lakbir prospect and is expected to spud immediately after the drilling of TE-9. This second well will target a high impact TAGI structural-stratigraphic play with previously advised estimated volumes of 2.6 Tcf mid case, GOIP and will drill both the TAGI and the underlying Palaeozoic.

The acquisition of the new seismic coupled with the Basin Modelling has enabled the company to increase its understanding of the TAGI structural play, the deeper Palaeozoic potential and the hydrocarbon charge model.

The new seismic has also now revealed, in addition to the existing structures targeted by the planned wells, a new large Palaeozoic structure to the North West of the structural-stratigraphic play.

This is believed that the hydrocarbon migration pathways converge into this Palaeozoic structure which, if correct, could be the largest prospect within the entire basin.

The company has announced to include this opportunity as another candidate for the planned third exploration well (TE-11), alongside the significant Palaeozoic oil play in the Anoual licence.

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