SDX Energy Plc, the MENA-focused oil and gas company, provided an update on its drilling operations in Egypt, according to an announcement by the company.

The company said that SD-6X (Salah) exploration well at South Disouq has been drilled at a total depth of 3,167 meters.

According to the statement, the well encountered 1.7 meters of net gas bearing sand in the Kafr El Sheikh formation, one meter of net gas bearing sand in the Abu‐Madi Formation which has 143 meters of high quality net reservoir, and 258 meters of high quality net reservoir in the Qawasim Formation.

The gas sands in both the Kafr El Sheikh and Abu Madi is considered to be sub-economic and the Qawasim has low gas saturation.

Furthermore, the rig now will move to the SD-12X (Sobhi) exploration well, which is to the north and is structurally updip of the Ibn Yunus discovery and the SD-6X well.

The CEO of SDX, Mark Reid, commented saying that “After the SD-6X well in Egypt, we can look forward to spudding the SD-12X well in the weeks ahead, where there is no expected technical read across from SD-6X.”