Invictus receives Cabora Bassa final processed seismic data in Zimbabwe
01-03-2022 06:59:00 | by: Pie Kamau | hits: 1951 | Tags:

Invictus Energy announced that data processing of the 2021 Cabora Bassa 2D Seismic Survey (CB21 survey) and concurrent reprocessing of a legacy Mobil dataset has largely been completed by onshore high resolution data specialists Earth Signal Processing in Calgary, Canada. All key products have been received by Invictus and seismic interpretation is progressing well.

The acquisition and data processing of the CB21 survey, along with the reprocessing of 1990 Mobil survey data has achieved the objectives of providing a high quality, comprehensive 2D data set which is contractor-consistent and process-consistent. The parameters employed for the acquisition of the CB21 survey, along with modern data processing technology have significantly elevated the data quality to a high standard.

As the interpretation is progressing, multiple anomalies have also been noted in the basin’s seismic data. These anomalies will be investigated with additional data processing products produced by Earth Signal Processing. Their geophysical signature, as well as trapping geometry and position (structurally and stratigraphically) will then be evaluated. This will allow the anomalies to be assessed and ranked to ascertain the likelihood of viable hydrocarbons within a definable trap.

Scott Macmillan,  Managing Director, Invictus: ''The maiden drilling program to test the world-class Muzarabani prospect is coming together well. 'We are pleased to have secured Exalo’s rig 202 as well as well services with Baker Hughes and long-lead items. The final seismic data has provided evidence of multiple trapping geometries and a target rich environment for the upcoming drilling program. The drilling campaign is scheduled to commence in June 2022 and we are working towards a two-well program. The Company is maturing additional potential within our acreage and continuing to build on our significant prospective resource inventory.''

The Cabora Bassa Project encompasses the Muzarabani Prospect, an 8.2 TCF and liquids rich conventional gas-condensate target, which is potentially the largest, undrilled seismically defined structure onshore Africa. The prospect is defined by a robust dataset acquired by Mobil in the early 1990s that includes seismic, gravity, aeromagnetic and geochemical data. The Company is advancing the current exploration program with the completion of 840 line km of 2D seismic data for a planned 1H 2022 basin opening drilling campaign.