SDX Energy has announced another gas discovery at its SD-3X well in the South Disouq concession, Egypt Oil & Gas reports.

The well, which is located in Abu Madi and Kafr el Sheik horizons, will be completed as a producer and tested after drilling rigs are moved out of location.

SDX owns 55% of the working interest and operatorship in the concession, the company added.

Abu Madi testing is expected to start within 30 to 40 days after removing the rig depending on the availability of testing equipment. If successful, the well will be connected to the infrastructure located adjacent to the original SD-1X discovery, where production is expected to start at the end of 2018.

“We will now analyze the data from all four wells drilled in the South Disouq campaign, as well as reprocessing and inverting the existing 3D seismic we have on the concession,”  Paul Welch, SDX CEO, said.

The company plans to complete the data analysis and the 3D survey in late 2018 in order to identify further opportunities at Abu Madi and Kafr el Sheik for drilling in 2019 and 2020.

“With our drilling activities completed, we will now focus on the completion of the South Disouq processing facility and pipeline infrastructure with a view to achieving first production by the end of 2018,” Welch said.