CALGARY, Canada (October 23, 2017)—Sonoro Energy Ltd. (“Sonoro” or “the Company”) (TSX-V: SNV), is pleased to announce that drilling operations at its LG-1 Up-dip wellsite in West Sulawesi, Indonesia have advanced to a depth of 297 meters, where a gas kick to surface occurred as the drill string was pulled out of the hole.
While drilling through the upper hole section on Sunday, Oct. 22, personnel from Sonoro’s drilling contractor PT Advanced Services Indonesia (“ASI”) encountered hydrocarbons in the C1-C5 range in the return mud across several thin sands to a depth of 297m, while operations continued to weight up to about 9.9 ppg.
The gas kick was encountered as crews pulled the string out of the hole to prepare for logging and intermediate casing operations. Gas flowed to the surface and was diverted to the flare. Oil shows were also present in the mud.