ReconAfrica identifies key oil and gas exploration target for 2024 drilling campaign in Namibia

February 25, 2024

(WO) – Reconnaissance Energy Africa Ltd. announced an operations update. ReconAfrica continues to pursue activities as it prepares to start a multi-well drilling campaign in 2024.

Source: ReconAfrica

To date, all surveying activity has been completed, with demining activities complete on the Damara Fold Belt Prospect L, which is expected to be the company’s first drilling location with an expected spud date in June 2024.

The company is currently in the process of preparing well site access roads and preparing the drilling pad. Additionally, the company is in the process of tendering all required equipment and services associated with the multi-well drilling campaign which is expected to see back-to-back wells in the Damara Fold Belt. Follow-up drilling is expected to be either Prospect M or Prospect P, both locations are being prepared for drilling operations.

The company has further progressed its technical assessment of the Damara Fold Belt over the last several months with the integration of new studies, basin modelling and all available geochemical data.

The company now anticipates potentially having oil in the shallower Mulden reservoir intervals, while the deeper Otavi target is expected to have natural gas with liquid/oil yield potential.

The company has re-engaged Netherland, Sewell & Associates (“NSAI”) to evaluate the oil potential of this play considering the additional information and anticipates having a revised report issued in March.

Over in the Rift play, the company has decided to undertake an additional phase of tight grid 2D seismic activity to more clearly image the prospects within this play ahead of drilling. The revised target for the first Rift well is in the first half of 2025.

ReconAfrica is a Canadian oil and gas company engaged in the opening of the newly discovered deep Kavango Sedimentary basin in the Kalahari Desert of northeastern Namibia and northwestern Botswana, where the company holds petroleum licenses comprising ~8 million contiguous acres.


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