Circle Oil confirmed its Moroccan exploration campaign has made a credible gas find.
The first well drilled on the Lalla Mimouna permit, targeted the Miocene gas-bearing sands.
The primary target was perforated at 1,261-1,272 metres and flowed gas at a stabilised rate of 1.9 MMscf/d on a 16/64″ choke and the secondary target was perforated at 1,181-1,183 metres MD and flowed at a stabilised rate of 1.1 MMscf/d on a 16/64″ choke.
Chief executive Mitch Flegg said: “We are delighted that our first well on the Lalla Mimouna Nord Block has such positive results, flowing gas at significant rates from both target intervals.
“The productivity of this first well is very encouraging for the expansion of Circle’s portfolio of Morocco gas fields.”