Following the gas kick at 3,332m, the mud weight was increased to 1.35sg (specific gravity) and drilling resumed.

A further gas kick occurred and mud weight was again increased, up to 1.47sg.

Drilling has again resumed, but the rate of penetration (ROP) has now dropped to 1metre/hour and is expected to remain low until the middle of the C14 interval.

Over the next week, the company expects to drill to the ‘Total Depth’ (TD) of around 3,520m.

The company said that further pressure step increases may be encountered based on the data from nearby wells.

Transeuro is involved in the acquisition of petroleum and natural gas rights, the exploration for, and development and production of crude oil, condensate and natural gas.