SDX Energy - Positive Development Well results in NW Gemsa, Egypt

Al Amir S.E. #24 Development Well

LONDON, England, May 20, 2016 /CNW/ - SDX Energy Inc. ("SDX" or the "Company") (TSX-V / AIM: SDX), an oil & gas exploration and production company with assets in Egypt & Cameroon, is pleased to provide the following update on the recently completed Al Amir SE 24 (AASE-24) development well in North West Gemsa, where SDX Energy has 10% working interest. The well encountered significant oil bearing reservoir sections in both the Kareem Rahmi and Shagar formations and has been completed as a producer in the Shagar. 

Al Amir SE-24 Well:

AASE-24 was drilled to a depth of 9,925 feet where both the Shagar and Rahmi oil reservoirs were encountered.  Log analysis indicates 15 feet of net Shagar oil pay and 7 feet of net Rahmi oil pay.  The well has been completed as an oil producer in the Shagar and has flowed on test light 43.6⁰ API oil at an average rate of 1,714 BOPD with 3.062 MMSCFD of associated gas.  The well has been connected to the existing facilities and it will be placed on production immediately. 

Commenting, Paul Welch, CEO of SDX Energy, said:

"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. The results of these two development wells combined with a 9 well work-over program, which his currently underway, will allow us to maintain production at a plateau rate of 8,000 Boepd for the remainder of 2016."   

About North West Gemsa

The North West Gemsa concession is located onshore on the west side of the Gulf of Suez, approximately 300 km southeast of Cairo. Two main oil fields are producing light oil, the Al Amir SE field along with the Al Ola extension to the south and the Geyad field to the north.  SDX has a 10% working interest in the North West Gemsa Concession.

About SDX

SDX is an international oil and gas exploration, production and development company, headquartered in London, England, UK, with a principal focus on Egypt. In Egypt, SDX has an interest in two production concessions: NW Gemsa and West Gharib (Meseda) both located in the Eastern Desert. SDX's portfolio also consists of South Ramadan, a development asset in the Gulf of Suez; South Disouq, an exploration asset in the Nile Delta; and Bakassi West, an exploration block in Cameroon within the prolific Niger Delta Basin. For further information, please see the website of the Company at www.sdxenergy.com or the Company's filed documents at www.sedar.com.

In accordance with the guidelines of the AIM Market of the London Stock Exchange the technical information contained in the announcement has been reviewed and approved by Paul Welch, Chief Executive Officer of SDX Energy. Paul Welch, who has over 30 years of experience, is the qualified person as defined in the London Stock Exchange's Guidance Note for Mining and Oil and Gas companies,

Mr. Welch holds a BS and MS in Petroleum Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, CO. USA and an MBA in Finance from SMU in Dallas, TX USA and is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE).

This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities in the United States, in any province or territory of Canada or in any other jurisdiction.

NEITHER THE TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE NOR ITS REGULATION SERVICES PROVIDER (AS THAT TERM IS DEFINED IN THE POLICIES OF THE TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE) ACCEPTS RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ADEQUACY OR ACCURACY OF THE RELEASE.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

Certain statements contained in this press release constitute "forward-looking statements" as such term is used in applicable Canadian and US securities laws. These statements relate to analyses and other information that are based upon forecasts of future results, estimates of amounts not yet determinable and assumptions of management. In particular, statements concerning the 2016 drilling and capital expenditure programs of the NW Gemsa, Meseda and South Disouq Concessions and the results referenced or implied herein should be viewed as forward-looking statements.

Any statements that express or involve discussions with respect to predictions, expectations, beliefs, plans, projections, objectives, assumptions or future events or are not statements of historical fact and should be viewed as "forward-looking statements". All reserves and resources information contained herein should be considered as forward looking statements. Such forward looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such risks and other factors include, among others, costs and timing of exploration and production development, availability of capital to fund exploration and development and political, social and other risks inherent in carrying on business in Egypt and Cameroon. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate as actual results and future events could vary or differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements contained in this news release.

Forward-looking statements are made based on management's beliefs, estimates and opinions on the date the statements are made and the Company undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements and if these beliefs, estimates and opinions or other circumstances should change, except as required by applicable law. Although SDX has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. Investors are cautioned that such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from those currently anticipated. SDX's Annual Information Form for the year ended December 31, 2015, filed on the Company's SEDAR profile on April 29, 2016, has a full description of the risks and uncertainties associated with the Company's business, including its exploration activities and these risk factors and uncertainties should be referred to and read in their entirety. The forward-looking statements contained herein are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement.

SOURCE SDX Energy Inc.

For further information: SDX Energy Inc., Paul Welch, President and Chief Executive Officer, Tel: +44 203 219 5640; Mark Reid, Chief Financial Officer, Tel: +44 203 219 5640; Cantor Fitzgerald Europe (Nominated Adviser & Joint Broker), Sarah Wharry/Craig Francis, Tel: +44 207 7894 7000; FirstEnergy Capital LLP (Joint Broker), Jonathan Wright/David van Erp, Tel: +44 207 448 0200; Buchanan (PR), Ben Romney/Madeleine Seacombe, Tel: +44 207 466 5000


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