How Nodal Technology Enabled New African Opportunities to be Explored

Nodal technology offers substantially reduced environmental footprint, reduced HSE risk, faster surveys and significant operational and logistical efficiencies before, during and after acquisition.

Locally hired teams carried out 90 nodes per person by foot. (Source: STRYDE)

Unexplored during the country’s political unrest, Zimbabwe’s basins have largely been left dormant since the mid-1990s. 

Last year Invictus Energy, an Australian gas and oil company, began a multimillion-pound E&P project to tap the last untested large frontier rift basis in onshore Africa—the Cabora Bassa Basin in northern Zimbabwe. 

Welcomed by locals, the project has the potential to provide a solution to the country’s energy crisis, offering Zimbabwe the chance to not only be energy independent but shift its position to that of an exporter into the region. 

To explore the petroleum potential of the frontier basin, Invictus deployed a 2D seismic campaign that resulted in a more cost-efficient acquisition and promoted safer operations while reducing environmental impact in complex and remote terrain. 

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