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SDX Energy PLC
07 April 2022
 

 

7 April 2022

SDX ENERGY PLC ("SDX", the "Company" or the "Group")

SD-5X WELL-TEST AT SOUTH DISOUQ CONCESSION EGYPT

 

SDX Energy Plc (AIM: SDX), the MENA-focused oil and gas company, is pleased to provide an update on well-testing operations at the recent SD-5X (Warda) discovery well (SDX Working Interest: 36.85%) in the South Disouq Development lease.

The well was perforated in the basal Kafr El Sheikh gas sand and was tested on 30 March 2022, opening the well for a two-hour clean-up period only. The well flowed at a controlled rate of 10.4 MMscf/d on a 26/64" choke. When connected, it is anticipated that the well will produce at an optimum stabilised rate of 8-9 MMscf/d.

SD-5X will now be tied-in via a short connection (600 metres) to the SD-4X flow-line and into the CPF. It is estimated that the tie in cost will be c.US$0.5 million (gross) and that SD-5X will be on production in June 2022, when the well will be subject to a longer rig-less test. By conducting the longer test after tie-in, SDX will maximise saleable production from the well. The results of the longer test will be the subject of a further update to the market in due course.

 

With the completion of SD-5X operations, the rig is now moving to the second well in the three well campaign, SD-12_East on the Sobhi Field (with a planned spud date in mid-April). The third well in the campaign will be the MA-1X well targeting the Mohsen prospect (planned spud in mid-to-late May).

 

Mark Reid, CEO of SDX, commented:

 

"This is a very good result and a pleasing start to our 2022 drilling campaign, which aims to accelerate cash flow and exploit the continued potential that we see in the South Disouq area. The tie-in of the well is short and low cost, and the well is expected to be on production in June. I look forward to updating the market on the longer-term test in the coming months and on the progress of the other wells in our 2022 campaign."

 

 

About SDX

SDX is an international oil and gas exploration, production, and development company, headquartered in London, United Kingdom, with a principal focus on MENA. In Egypt, SDX has a working interest in two producing assets: a 36.9% operated interest in the South Disouq and Ibn Yunus gas fields and a 67.0% operated interest in the Ibn Yunus North gas field in the Nile Delta and a 50% non-operated interest in the West Gharib concession, which is located onshore in the Eastern Desert, adjacent to the Gulf of Suez. In Morocco, SDX has a 75% working interest in four development/production concessions, all situated in the Gharb Basin. The producing assets in Morocco are characterised by attractive gas prices and exceptionally low operating costs. SDX has a strong weighting of fixed price gas assets in its portfolio with low operating costs and attractive margins throughout, providing resilience in a low commodity price environment. SDX's portfolio also includes high impact exploration opportunities in both Egypt and Morocco.

 

For further information, please see the Company's website at www.sdxenergygroup.com or the Company's filed documents at www.sedar.com

 

Competent Persons Statement

In accordance with the guidelines of the AIM Market of the London Stock Exchange, the technical information contained in the announcement has been reviewed and approved by Dr Rob Cook, VP Subsurface of SDX. Dr. Cook has 30 years of oil and gas industry experience and is the qualified person as defined in the London Stock Exchange's Guidance Note for Mining and Oil and Gas companies. Dr. Cook holds a BSc in Geochemistry and a PhD in Sedimentology from the University of Reading, UK. He is a Chartered Geologist with the Geological Society of London (Geol Soc) and a Certified Professional Geologist (CPG-11983) with the American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG).

 

For further information:

 

SDX Energy Plc

Mark Reid

Chief Executive Officer

Tel: +44 203 219 5640

 

 

 

Stifel Nicolaus Europe Limited (Nominated Adviser and Broker)

Callum Stewart

Jason Grossman

Ashton Clanfield

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7710 7600

 

Camarco (PR)

Billy Clegg/Owen Roberts/Violet Wilson

Tel: +44 (0) 203 757 4980

 


Glossary

 

"CPF"

Central processing facility

"MMscf/d"

Million standard cubic feet per day

 

 

Forward-looking information

 

Certain statements contained in this press release may constitute "forward-looking information" as such term is used in applicable Canadian securities laws. Any statements that express or involve discussions with respect to predictions, expectations, beliefs, plans, projections, objectives, assumptions or future events or are not statements of historical fact should be viewed as forward-looking information. In particular, statements regarding the future production, cashflows and drilling activities, costs and results from the South Disouq drilling campaign, and management's intention to provide further updates to the market should be regarded as forward-looking information.

 

The forward-looking information contained in this document is based on certain assumptions, and although management considers these assumptions to be reasonable based on information currently available to them, undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking information because SDX can give no assurances that they may prove to be correct. This includes, but is not limited to, assumptions related to, among other things, commodity prices and interest and foreign exchange rates; planned synergies, capital efficiencies and cost-savings; applicable tax laws; future production rates; receipt of necessary permits; the sufficiency of budgeted capital expenditures in carrying out planned activities, and the availability and cost of labour and services.

 

All timing given in this announcement, unless stated otherwise, is indicative, and while the Company endeavours to provide accurate timing to the market, it cautions that, due to the nature of its operations and reliance on third parties, this is subject to change, often at little or no notice. If there is a delay or change to any of the timings indicated in this announcement, the Company shall update the market without delay.

 

Forward-looking information is subject to certain risks and uncertainties (both general and specific) that could cause actual events or outcomes to differ materially from those anticipated or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such risks and other factors include, but are not limited to, political, social, and other risks inherent in daily operations for the Company, risks associated with the industries in which the Company operates, such as: operational risks; delays or changes in plans with respect to growth projects or capital expenditures; costs and expenses; health, safety and environmental risks; commodity price, interest rate and exchange rate fluctuations; environmental risks; competition; permitting risks; the ability to access sufficient capital from internal and external sources; and changes in legislation, including but not limited to tax laws and environmental regulations. Readers are cautioned that the foregoing list of risk factors is not exhaustive and are advised to refer to the Principal Risks & Uncertainties section of SDX's Annual Report for the year ended 31 December 2021, which can be found on SDX's SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com, for a description of additional risks and uncertainties associated with SDX's business.

 

The forward-looking information contained in this press release is as of the date hereof and SDX does not undertake any obligation to update publicly or to revise any of the included forwardlooking information, except as required by applicable law. The forwardlooking information contained herein is expressly qualified by this cautionary statement.

 

 

Oil and Gas Advisory

Certain disclosures in this news release constitute "anticipated results" for the purposes of National Instrument 51-101 - Standards of Disclosure for Oil and Gas Activities ("NI 51-101") of the Canadian Securities Administrators because the disclosure in question may, in the opinion of a reasonable person, indicate the potential value or quantities of resources in respect of the Company's resources or a portion of its resources. Without limitation, the anticipated results disclosed in this news release include estimates of volume, flow rate, production rates, porosity, and pay thickness attributable to the resources of the Company. Such estimates have been prepared by Company management and have not been prepared or reviewed by an independent qualified reserves evaluator or auditor. Anticipated results are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, including those described above and various geological, technical, operational, engineering, commercial, and technical risks. In addition, the geotechnical analysis and engineering to be conducted in respect of such resources is not complete. Such risks and uncertainties may cause the anticipated results disclosed herein to be inaccurate. Actual results may vary, perhaps materially.

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