SDX Energy has announced that Egypt’s Kelvin-1X exploration well at the South Disouq concession is non-commercial due to low gas saturation, Egypt Oil & Gas reports.

The well was drilled at a depth of 8075 feet, and “encountered 606 net feet of high quality reservoir interval in the Abu‐Madi formation with an average porosity of 21%”, the company said in an official statement.

SDX Energy intends to plug and abandon the Kelvin-1X well, and to move the drilling rig to the next drilling location in the concession: the SD-4X appraisal well.

“The results of the Kelvin-1X well are not commercial and will not contribute to the initial production in this first phase of the development at South Disouq. However, today’s news follows the positive results from previous drilling activity in the concession where our first two wells were commercial discoveries,” said Paul Welch, president and chief executive of SDX Energy.

“The Kelvin-1X location was an ambitious step-out from the crest of the identified structure where we were exploring for a larger stratigraphic portion of the identified trap. Further potential exists within the current structure but in a location that could not be reached by side-tracking the well from the Kelvin-1X location,” Welch explained.