Morocco-focused upstream company Sound Energy started exploration drilling on October 17 at TE-9, the first of a three-well drilling campaign in Greater Tendrara, Morocco, the company announced in a press release.

The TE-9 well will test the A1 prospect in the company’s permit area, located roughly 19 km northwest of its Tendrara production concession.

The main wellbore will be drilled and logged at a depth of approximately 3,022 meters, intended it to drill both the TAGI as a primary target as well as the underlying Paleozoic. It is expected to take between 35 and 45 days.