750 mmboe gross unrisked resources
The Sidi Moussa licence, offshore Morocco, contains an estimated 750 mmboe of unrisked resources.
In November 2014, the SM-1 well on the Sidi Moussa permit (Genel 60% working interest and operator) was plugged and abandoned after being drilled to a total depth of 2,825 metres. The well encountered oil in fractured and brecciated cavernous Upper Jurassic carbonates. In the course of well control operations, 26 degree API oil was recovered to surface. A subsequent testing programme over the same interval failed to produce oil at sustainable rates.
As announced in November 2017, Genel's prior commitment to drill one well on the licence has been replaced by an obligation to carry out a 3D seismic campaign across the Sidi Moussa acreage, significantly reducing anticipated expenditure. Planning is ongoing, with seismic acquisition set to begin in 2018, which is expected to materially de-risk the prospectivity of the Sidi Moussa licence.