Invictus Energy is working ahead preparing to kick off a two dimensional (2D) seismic campaign at the Cabora Bassa Project in May 2023
. “The campaign will be aimed at maturing multiple leads (Mopane, Musuma, Machabel and Mahogany) along the proven play on trend to the east of Mukuyu and additional leads along the highly prospective Basin Margin play (Mimosa and Mukwa),
These leads, previously identified on reprocessed vintage seismic data, can be converted to drillable prospects in the course of the interpretation.
Invictus says that drilling of Mukuyu-2, the first well in the Mukuyu appraisal programme, remains in line with prior guidance, with an anticipated spud date early in the third quarter of 2023, targeting multiple hydrocarbon (gas-condensate and potentially light oil) bearing intervals encountered in the Mukuyu-1/ST1 well in the Upper Angwa, Pebbly Arkose and Post Dande formations.
The appraisal well will also aim to test the Post Dande horizon away from the major east-west fault on the southern flank and the deeper potential in the remaining Upper Angwa formation, which was not encountered in the Mukuyu-1/ST1 campaign due to it being thicker than predrill estimates, providing further upside potential.
The Mukuyu-1/ST1 well encountered gas pay to total depth, interpreted from wireline logs and fluorescence in multiple reservoirs throughout the 1,500-metre interval penetrated in the Pebbly Arkose and Upper Angwa.
“The well design for Mukuyu-2 will incorporate valuable experience gained from the drilling of the successful Mukuyu-1/ST1 exploration well to improve drilling efficiency and lowering operational risks”, the company notes. “The maintenance and upgrade programme for Exalo’s Rig 202 has commenced and will be completed prior to the rig move and spud of Mukuyu-2”.