• Exalo Rig 202 mobilisation to Mukuyu-2 has commenced
• Mukuyu-2 wellpad completed and handed over following approvals from
Environmental Management Authority
• Well services equipment preparation and mobilisation in progress
• Mukuyu-2 on track to spud in September
Invictus Energy Limited (“Invictus” or “the Company”) is pleased to announce the
commencement of the Exalo Rig 202 mobilisation to Mukuyu-2 wellsite at its 80% owned and
operated Cabora Bassa Project in Zimbabwe.
Comments from Managing Director Scott Macmillan:
“The commencement of the rig mobilisation marks another milestone in the project as we prepare
to commence drilling the Mukuyu-2 appraisal well as a follow up from our highly successful basin
opening Mukuyu-1/ST-1 well to confirm a discovery.
“The Mukuyu-2 well will be located approximately 6.8km north-east from Mukuyu-1 and over
400m updip at the primary Upper Angwa target, which provides the potential to prove up a
material discovery upon success.
“Mukuyu-2 will be a near vertical well with a planned total depth of approximately 3,700m, which
will also enable us to penetrate the untested Lower Angwa reservoirs in this location.
“The preparation of the well services equipment to be followed by independent QAQC ahead of
mobilisation to the Mukuyu-2 wellsite is well underway and we remain on track to spud in
Mukuyu-2 wellpad construction completed
The Mukuyu-2 wellpad construction has been completed following the finalisation of civil
works including pad levelling and compaction, water supply and reservoirs. The wellsite has
been inspected by the Environmental Management Authority and approved in accordance
with the Environmental Management Plan.
Following the completion of the rig move to Mukuyu-2, Rig 202 will be rigged up and then
undergo commission of the new mud tank system and rig acceptance.
Mukuyu-2 is located approximately 6.8km to the north-east of Mukuyu-1, targeting a
prominent horst block within the greater Mukuyu structural closure.
The primary target interval, the Triassic Upper Angwa Formation, sits approximately 400m
shallower at Mukuyu-2 than at Mukuyu-1. This location will provide excellent information on
the distribution and reservoir quality of Upper Angwa sands.
The Mukuyu-2 well trajectory (Figure 2) 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, as shown in Figure 2.
The well will be drilled to a planned total depth of approximately 3,700m to penetrate seismic
reflectors interpreted to be the Lower Angwa sequence.
Mukuyu-2 is on track to spud in September.