- October 12, 2020
- Posted in LOCAL
Australian listed oil and gas exploration company Invictus Energy Limited is set to commence a field reconnaissance program in the next fortnight at its Muzarabani Prospect.
The company has also completed a further placement for the equivalent of AUD$220k at a share price of $0.066 with the Mangwana Opportunities Fund under the second tranche of its equity funding agreement with the Zimbabwean funded investor.
According to a statement released by the oil and gas mining and exploration firm, the company’s Environmental Plan and final cultural ceremonies has been approved and completed respectively giving the company a green light to commence field operations.
“Commencement of field operations in the Cabora Bassa Project Following the approval of the Environmental Management Plan, easing of COVID-19 related restrictions and the completion of the final cultural ceremonies in the Muzarabani and Mbire Districts, the Company will commence field operations in the Cabora Bassa Basin.”
The company statement reads in part that, “the reconnaissance program and baseline survey consist of the traversing of the proposed infill seismic lines for a planned acquisition campaign in 2021 dry season. The program will capture details such as topography, existing access roads, drainage, vegetation cover, soil types, rock exposures, sampling of any natural oil and gas seeps, areas of development (constructions and cultivation), plus any sites of cultural, religious, or historic importance.”
The duration of the program is expected to be approximately 30 days and is in the final stages of planning and will be completed before the wet season.
Invictus Managing Director Scott Macmillan said,
“We are extremely pleased to commence our activity on the ground in the Cabora Bassa Project having now received all of the necessary approvals and restrictions in the country being eased. The Company has a window of opportunity to carry out a reconnaissance program prior to the onset of the rainy season so that we can map out the routes for the planned seismic acquisition campaign next year. This exercise will enable us to map out the optimal route ahead of the survey which will reduce the acquisition time and maximise the efficiency of the survey.
The Company is also pleased to have completed a second tranche of funding from the Mangwana Opportunities Fund at a premium of 10% to the previous closing share price. The funds will be used for the upcoming field program and general working capital.”
Completion of Placement with Mangwana Opportunities Fund
The Company has completed a further placement (Second Tranche) under the share subscription agreement announced on 30th April 2020. The placement raises the equivalent of $AUD 222,148 through the placement of 3,404,186 shares at a share price of $0.066; a 9% premium to the last closing price. The shares issued to Mangwana will be held in escrow for 6 months from the date of completion. The agreement makes provision for a further equity investment by Mangwana for the project over the next 12-24 months as well as assisting the Company in achieving its strategic goals in-country.”