More Gas Discovered in Morocco

More Gas Discovered in Morocco



Circle Oil Plc announced the preliminary results of the drilling of the well CGD-12 in the Sebou Permit, onshore Morocco,  and the divulged results indicate that another gas discovery was made in Sebou.

Commenting on the results, Prof. Chris Green, Circle Oil Plc’s CEO, said that “We are very pleased to have another successful discovery in our Sebou permit and have proven additional reserves for potential gas production. This is the second well of a six well programme to be drilled with our partner ONHYM in the Sebou permit and is coupled with another six well programme in the Lalla Mimouna permit.”

According to a statement from the company, the newly discovered natural gas was found in a well “located within the western central area of the Sebou Permit, about 4 kilometres to the south of the main gas gathering station. The well was spud [the initial drilling operations] on 25 August and drilled to a TD of 1,232 metres MD. Gas shows, which were confirmed by wire logging, were encountered at different levels within the Guebbas and Hoot sands.”

“The total net gas pay encountered in the well from wireline log analysis is 9.7 metres.  The seven inch liner was run and cemented and the first test over the secondary target Intra Hoot sands flowed at a sustained rate of 2.21 MMscf/d on a 18/64″ choke. The second test over the main target Main Hoot sands flowed at a sustained rate of 4.62 MMscf/d on a 24/64″ choke. The well will be completed for future production and the Upper Hoot and Guebbas sands will be available for production at a later date,” the statement added.

After their second gas discovery in the Sebou permit, Circle Oil Plc will now move on to another well located in the same permit.

The Moroccan Times.