Morocco: Dry well for Genel

Issue 289 - 20 Nov 2014
Operator Genel Energy is to plug and abandon the SM-1 well on the Sidi Moussa permit. Genel said on 13 November the well had been drilled to 2,825 metres sub-sea and encountered oil in fractured and brecciated cavernous Upper Jurassic carbonates. In the course of well control operations, 26 degree API oil was produced to surface, but the company said a testing programme over the same interval had failed to produce oil at sustainable rates “potentially as a consequence of the reservoir damage suffered during drilling and well control operations”.

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