Invictus secures ancillary equipment for drilling campaign

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The Cabora Bassa Project encompasses the Mzarabani Prospect is a multi-TCF and liquids rich conventional gas- condensate target, which is potentially the largest, undrilled seismically defined structure onshore Africa. The prospect is defined by a robust dataset acquired by Mobil in the early 1990s that includes seismic, gravity, aeromagnetic and geochemical data

Itai Ndongwe

Invictus Energy has secured the required long lead items as well as casing and wellheads  for a two-well drilling programme at its Cabora Bassa project in Mashonaland Central.

In a statement, the company says it has completed an extensive tendering exercise for the integrated well services contract including cementing, directional drilling, logging while drilling, drilling fluids and wireline services.

The company’s managing director, Scott Macmillan, said; “We are very pleased with the way the drilling program is coming together with Inivictus securing the wellheads and casing long lead items for a high-impact 2 well drilling programme.”

The company is working to finalize the binding rig agreement with Exalo Drilling SA, a European leader in onshore drilling.

“We are now finalizing the well services contract award and working to execute the binding rig agreement with Exalo for the #202 drilling rig,” he said.

He said Invictus was still dedicated to achieving their goals, which will benefit both Invictus and Zimbabwe.

The project encompasses the Muzarabani prospect, which the company says is potentially the largest, undrilled seismically defined structure onshore Africa. The Muzarabani-1 well will target prospective resources of 8.2 trillion cubic feet and 247 million barrels of conventional gas condensate.

Drilling at the project is anticipated to commence in May of this year, following finalising  of the well services contract award and working to execute the binding rig agreement with Exalo for the drilling rig.

Invictus is advancing the current exploration programme with the acquisition of infill seismic data for a planned basin opening drilling campaign in the first half of this year.

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