SDX Energy Incorporation announced plans to increase its natural gas gross production from Morocco to reach between 8 million standard cubic feet per day (mscf/d) and 10 mscf/d by the end of 2018, Egypt Oil & Gas reports.

The company’s nine well drilling program in Morocco is ongoing in 2018, with the drilling of two exploration wells, LNB-1 and LMS-1, the drilling of two development wells, KSS-2 and SAH-1, and the testing and tie-in of the most recent discovery, ONZ-7.

The gross drilling cost for the wells is seen to reach around $13 million, according to Bloomberg.

SDX is further targeting to conduct a 3D seismic survey on 240 km2 in its Rharb Center concession, with cost estimated at $6.5 million.

SDX announced early January the completion of the KSR-16 well on the Sebou permit in Morocco, which has been tested at a conventional natural gas restricted average flow rate into the sales line of 8.43 mscf/d. The well was placed on production, Egypt Oil & Gas reported.