SDX Energy has announced the spudding of its Kelvin-1X exploratory well located in Egypt, Egypt Oil & Gas reports.
The well was drilled in the South Disouq concession, in which the company owns a 55% stake.
“The well is anticipated to take up to 30 days to drill and if successful, will be completed, flow tested and connected to the infrastructure being developed at the SD-1X discovery location,” the company said.
The company plans to drill four wells in South Disouq during 2018, of which the Kelvin-1X is the second. It is hoped that South Disouq drilling campaign will confirm SDX’s optimism over the potential of the concession.
SDX Energy announced in April that it made an oil discovery at the Rabul 4 well, located in Egypt’s West Gharib Concession, Egypt Oil & Gas previously reported.
The Rabul 4 well was drilled at a depth of 5,250 feet and it “encountered approximately 43 feet of net heavy oil pay across the Yusr and Bakr formations, with an average porosity of 16%,” the company said in a statement.