The SD-3X well flowed at a maximum rate of 16.1mln cubic feet of gas per day over an eight-hour clean-up, and, following a brief shut-in (with no pressure decline measured), further tests at varied choke sizes recorded rates of 5.3mln and 8.4mln cubic feet per day.
An extended flow test, over 12 hours, saw an average rate of 10.5mln cubic feet per day.
The well was then shut-in and suspended awaiting connection to local production facilities.
"We are very pleased with the test results of the SD-3X well as it exceeded our expectations,” said Paul Welch.
“The well is located the furthest down dip on the structure and had the least amount of pay when compared to the two offset wells.
“We, therefore, limited both the test duration and peak rates to ensure that no damage was done to the well whilst testing it.”
“The well performed in line with the offsets even with the reduced pay section.”
Welch added that SDX is now “very confident” that the wells now in place at South Disouq can satisfy the intended peak capacity at the planned facilities, some 60mln cubic feet per day.
“We intend to connect this well to infrastructure located adjacent to our SD-1X discovery over the coming months,” Welch said.
“We are targeting a late Q4 2018 start-up of production in South Disouq.”