Invictus Energy Limited has elected to deepen the Mukuyu-1 well to test its further potential after reaching targetted depth of at least 3.5 kilometers last week.
The Australia-headquartered firm is exploring oil and gas in Muzarabani in the Zambezi Valley.
In an update on Friday, Invictus managing director Scott Macmillan said the Exalo Rig 202 was preparing to drill further down to 3.8 kilometres, to test the deeper potential of the remaining Upper Angwa and Lower Angwa formations. He said:
Preliminary logging analysis from this early stage of the wireline programme in the current 8½ hole section has been encouraging, indicating multiple potential gas-bearing zones.
However, the presence of moveable hydrocarbons will be determined following the wireline formation testing programme, which will be run following the arrival of the wireline formation testing tool at the well site.
In the interim, we have elected to drill ahead to test the deeper potential of the remaining Upper Angwa and Lower Angwa formations, which will also provide us with valuable geological and geophysical information for future wells in the basin.
We anticipate the remaining activities will require a further 5 -7 days to complete following which final well results will be provided.
Soon after drilling Mukuyu 1, a second well, the Baobab, will be sunk down to 1.5 km, with both exercises set to give a better idea of the full extent of the reserves in the Muzarabani prospect following the collection of more than 800 km of seismic data in 2021. | New Ziana