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ReconAfrica readying for seismic campaign in Kavango Basin

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Reconnaissance Energy Africa has taken a short break in drilling operations in Nambia's Kavango Basin due to maintenance issues and expects to start drilling ahead in the next couple of days to a permitted total depth of approximately 3800 m (12 500 ft)

Reaching total depth on the second well (6-1), which was spudded in May, is anticipated during the first week of July 2021.

The initial analysis of the first section of the 6-1 well established 134 m (440 ft) of light oil and gas indicators (shows). Thus far in the deeper section of this 6-1 well the company has encountered an incremental 209 m (685 ft) of hydrocarbon shows comprising a variety of light oil and natural gas. Collectively, the 6-1 well has encountered 343 m (1125 ft) of hydrocarbon shows, further confirming an active petroleum system in the Kavango Sedimentary Basin.

The company has formally received all water well regulatory approvals for drilling operations from the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Land Reform.

Subject to final permitting, the seismic programme is expected to commence in the third week of July for an anticipated 6 – 8 week duration. Polaris Geophysical is currently mobilising staff and equipment for ReconAfrica’s and its partner NAMCOR’s (the National oil company of Namibia) 450 km 2D seismic programme in the Kavango Basin.

Polaris Geophysical will operate from its established base in Rundu, Namibia, and anticipates hiring approximately 100 local unskilled and skilled personnel for the operation.

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