Invictus Energy on 25 June said 2D seismic campaign in the Cabora Bassa basin in Zimbabwe will begin in July.
The seismic acquisition contract was awarded to Canada’s Polaris Natural Resources in April. Invictus said:
Polaris has received work permits for their expatriate staff and has begun mobilising personnel to Zimbabwe to commence the 2D seismic campaign and are due to arrive in the next few days.
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Polaris has commenced the recruitment of up to 100 local employees who will be involved in the seismic campaign, the vast majority of which are expected to come from within the local communities.
The camp construction will commence prior to the end of June and is expected to be completed in early July. Said Invictus:
The seismic campaign is estimated to officially commence in July with line clearing operations and followed by seismic data acquisition.
The vibroseis units and recording equipment are currently in transit to Zimbabwe.
The company intends to conduct, process, and interpret a minimum of 400 line km of 2D seismic in order to refine the Muzarabani-1 drilling location and well path and identify additional prospectivity for the upcoming drilling campaign.
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Meanwhile, Invictus has appointed Perth-based Aztech Well Construction as the drilling project manager for the upcoming basin opening drilling programme.