Melbana Energy reached a total depth of 3,645m MD for its Alameda-3 drilling, encountering heightened formation gas.

Two core samples await analysis alongside wireline logs to assess further potential.

Alameda-3 aims to appraise the Alameda and Marti reservoirs, which hold an estimated 179 million barrels of combined prospective recoverable resources.

Melbana's Executive Chairman Andrew Purcell anticipates a successful logging run.