Irish oil and gas explorer Circle Oil has drilled, logged and tested the ADD-1 exploration well in the Sebou Permit of the Rharb Basin, Morocco, and discovered gas in both the Main Hoot target and the secondary Guebbas target.

The well first tested gas at a sustained rate of 3.57mmscf/d on a 24/64" choke from the Main Hoot.

The perforated Main Hoot zone of 4.4m at 969.6m-974m measured depth (MD) has a calculated net gas pay of four metres.

The Guebbas zone was then perforated and flowed gas at a sustained rate of 1.89mmscf/d on a 16/64" choke.

The perforated Guebbas zone of 2.1m at 889.4m-891.5m MD has a calculated net gas pay of 1.5m.

According to the company, the well is being completed as a potential producer.

The Sebou permit lies to the north-east of Rabat in the Rharb Basin, which is a foredeep basin located in the external zone of the Rif Folded belt.