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Australian Junior Mobilises Rig for Second Well in Zimbabwe

Invictus Energy has commenced the mobilization of the land rig Exalo Rig 202 to Mukuyu-2, its second probe in Zimbabwe’s Cabora Bassa Basin.

The well is on track to spud in September 2023.

“The Mukuyu-2 well will be located approximately 6.8 kilometres north-east from Mukuyu-1 and over 400 metres updip at the primary Upper Angwa target, which provides the potential to prove up a material discovery upon success, Invictus says.

Mukuyu-2 will be a near vertical well with a planned total depth of approximately 3,700 metres, which will also enable Invictus to penetrate the untested Lower Angwa reservoirs in this location.

Mukuyu-2 is targeting a prominent horst block within the greater Mukuyu structural closure.

The primary target interval, the Triassic Upper Angwa Formation, sits approximately 400 metres shallower at Mukuyu-2 than at Mukuyu-1.

“This location will provide excellent information on the distribution and reservoir quality of Upper Angwa sands”, according to the interpretation of Invictus’ geoscientists.

“The Mukuyu-2 well trajectory is planned to be near vertical from the surface location (maximum inclination of 12°) to provide optimal penetration of several stratigraphic intervals within the same structural horst block, while minimising operational complexity for both drilling and formation evaluation activities. The well will also penetrate multiple additional targets including the Dande (JurassicCretaceous), Forest and Pebbly Arkose (both Triassic) Formations within the Mukuyu anticline in the central horst structure”.

“The preparation of the well services equipment to be followed by independent QAQC (Quality Assurance and Quality Control) ahead of mobilisation to the Mukuyu-2 wellsite is well underway and we remain on track to spud in September 2023”, the company explains.


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