Reconnaissance Energy Africa (ReconAfrica) has provided an operations update in opening the deep Kavango Basin in northeastern Namibia.

Recent Funding

‘With the very successful completion of ReconAfrica’s recent round of funding of approximately C$23 million, the Company is now well positioned to begin its evaluation of the Kavango Basin, one of the world’s last remaining undeveloped deep sedimentary basins,’ stated Scot Evans, Chief Executive Officer. ‘The following is an update of active and planned operations, which will result in the first drilling and seismic programs in this basin.’

Drilling Campaign

ReconAfrica is now funded to initiate and complete a three well drilling program in the most opportune parts of Kavango Basin, with the initial goal of establishing an active Permian aged petroleum system. The campaign will use the Company’s 1000 HP Crown drilling rig (Jarvie-1) purchased in Q1 2020, which is completing refurbishment and upgrade by Henderson Rigs in Houston. While several months of work was lost due to COVID-19 related shutdowns, work has resumed and on track to complete the refurbishment by October, 2020, where subsequently the rig and all ancillary equipment will be shipped from the Port of Houston, Texas to the Port of Walvis Bay, Namibia and on to the first of three drilling locations in the Kavango Basin, northeastern Namibia.

ReconAfrica has now completed the well designs and tendered the drilling service program in full. The Company has received strong support for all operations from the industries major service companies and local contractors. All bids have been received and are currently under evaluation by the Company, with contract awards targeted for the middle of September 2020.

The Company is scheduling the spud of the first well (6-2) early December, 2020 but is aware additional logistical and supply chain delays presented by the COVID-19 virus may play a role in execution, although only measured in weeks.

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Source: EnergyPedia

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