SDX Energy Makes Gas Discovery In Morocco

SDX Energy Inc. has made a conventional natural gas discovery at its LMS-1 exploration well on the Lalla Mimouna permit in Morocco (SDX 75%), the company said on May 7.

The LMS-1 well was drilled to a total depth of 1158 m (3,799 ft). The primary target was in the H-9 sequence which is a Miocene aged shallow marine deposit that had not been previously tested in the area. The well encountered 16.4 m (53.8 ft) of net conventional gas pay sands which had an average porosity of 32% in an over-pressured section. Similar to the previously drilled LNB-1, heavier gas shows were encountered indicating the presence of a deeper thermogenic source rock charging the structure. In addition, the cuttings showed evidence of fluorescence indicating the potential presence of liquid hydrocarbons within the section encountered.