The British SDX Energy has completed testing LMS-1 well in the Company’s Lalla Mimouna Nord permit in northern Morocco, the company announced in a statement on Monday.
“Upon test the well flowed at sub-commercial rates which at this stage we believe are temporary and due to damage created by the fluids used to control the elevated pressures encountered in the well whilst drilling, however this is still being investigated,” the statement pointed out.
“At present, we believe the damage is the result of formation clays reacting to certain components used to increase the mud weight of the drilling fluid,” the statement noted.
The reservoir section, beyond the zone of damage, is thought to be of excellent quality based upon the well log response and is not expected to have been damaged by the drilling fluids, the same source pointed out.
Once the fluid interaction study is complete, a stimulation program will be designed and implemented and the well test will be repeated, it said.
“Fortunately, we have a complete data set from this well which will allow us to quickly and accurately design a stimulation program for this, which we are confident will work,” said Paul Welch, President and CEO of SDX. Enditem