The Al Amir SE 24 (AASE-24) development well in the Northwest Gemsa Concession of Egypt’s Eastern Desert has hit “significant oil-bearing reservoir sections in both the Kareem Rahmi and Shagar formation,” SDX Energy Inc. said in a news release.

The well was completed as a producer in the Shagar formation and flowed on a test light 43.6 degree API oil at an average rate of 1,714 bbl/d with 3.062 MMscf/d of associated gas. SDX said the well, which has been connected to existing facilities, will be placed on production immediately.

According to the news release, the well was drilled to a depth of 3,025 m (9,925 ft), where both oil reservoirs were encountered. Log analysis indicated 5 m (15 ft) of net Shagar oil pay and 2 m (7 ft) of net Rahmi oil pay.

“The AASE24 well is expected to be another strong producer from the Shagar and is the second of two successful development wells to be drilled in the field this year,” SDX Energy CEO Paul Welch said in the release. “The results of these two development wells combined with a nine well work-over program, which his currently underway, will allow us to maintain production at a plateau rate of 8,000 boe/d for the remainder of 2016.”

SDX has a 10% working interest in the North West Gemsa Concession, the release said.