Photo gallery: LG-1 Up-dip well final prep and drilling (September-October 2017)

After final rig preparation and establishment through late September, drilling on Sonoro's LG-1 Up-dip well began on Monday, Oct. 2, 2017 in the Indonesian province of West Sulawesi. Sonoro received further confirmation from MIGAS, Indonesia's Directorate General of Oil and Gas, that it has until Jan. 15, 2018 to drill, complete and test the LG-1 appraisal well with no further conditions attached. "We expect the initial drilling to now proceed cautiously in the top hole section," says Sonoro CEO Richard Wadsworth, "given the documented hydrocarbon overpressure encounters in the region."