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Second Well Commences in Zimbabwe’s Frontier Probe

The Australian junior, Invictus Energy, has reported the spud of Mukuyu-2 well at its 80% owned and operated Cabora Bassa Project in Zimbabwe.

The company says it is on track to complete drilling and evaluation within estimated 50-60 days. In that period it is expected to have drilled to a planned total depth of 3,750 metres and conducted petrophysical evaluation of the well

Since the last update, the Exalo Rig 202 has drilled the 17 ½” surface hole section down to a depth of approximately 496m Measured Depth (“MD”).

Rig 202 will continue to drill ahead in the 12 ¼” inch intermediate hole section through the Dande and Forest targets to a planned total section depth of approximately 2,040metre Measured Depth (MD) within the Pebbly Arkose formation before running a wireline logging evaluation suite and then setting the 9 ⅝” casing.

After setting the 9 ⅝” casing the rig will drill ahead in the 8 ½” hole section through the reminder of the Pebbly Arkose through to the primary targets in the Upper Angwa (Alternations Member) and to the Lower Angwa (Massive Member) to approximately 3,750 metres MD before running a wireline logging evaluation suite.

Mukuyu-2 Well Objectives

Mukuyu-2 will test the primary target interval, the Triassic Upper Angwa formation, sitting approximately 450metres updip from Mukuyu-1 where hydrocarbons were intersected.

The well will also penetrate multiple additional targets including the Dande (JurassicCretaceous), Forest and Pebbly Arkose (both Triassic) formations, as well as the previously untested Lower Angwa sequence within the Mukuyu anticline in the central horst structure. Invictus  will provide regular updates as the drilling campaign progresses.

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