London-listed SDX Energy announced on 18 May that it has spudded the MSD-24 infill development well the Meseda field in Egypt’s Eastern Desert (west bank of the Gulf of Suez) on the West Gharib concession. SDX says the well will take approximately six weeks to drill and is set to produce 300 b/d. It is the fourth well of a 13-well development campaign on the Meseda and Rabul fields on West Gharib, where SDX holds a 50% non-operated stake along with operator, Canada-based independent Dublin International (50%).

The current campaign, SDX says, “is aimed at growing production to c. 3,500-4000 b/d by early 2023.” West Gharib production for 2021 was 2,400 b/d, with SDX guiding 2,200-2,650 b/d for 2022 (MEES, 25 March). The first two wells of the current campaign, which kicked off in January, have already been tied-in while progress on the third well has been slower than expected and forced the partners to replace the rig that drilled the well, with results expected in the next three to four weeks. (CONTINUED - 261 WORDS)