Muzarabani

Muzarabani is a district located along the Mocambique-Zimbabwe border in Mashonaland Central province. It has an area of 4,266 km² and according to the 2012 census, had a population density of 28.78/km². Its total population was 122,791.

Location

Latitude: -16°19'37.06"
Longitude: 31°8'22.56"

History

The Muzarabani Local Government is Muzarabani RDC.

Oil and Gas Discovery

In November 2018, President Emmerson Mnangagwa announced that an Australian firm, Invictus Energey, had found an oil field in northern Muzarabani.[1]

In July 2019, Invictus Energy said that exploration had shown that Muzarabani area had oil and gas deposits. The company claimed the possible existence of 1,3 billion barrels of oil equivalent (BOE) or alternatively an estimated resource of 206 billion litres of oil in the Cahora Bassa Basin in Muzarabani.[2]

ONE Gas Resources, the exploration partner of Invictus Energy in Zimbabwe’s said that drilling to begin in the second half of 2020.[3]

References

  1. TENDAYI MADHOMU, ED hails oil find in Muzarabani, Daily News, Published: 02 Nov 2018, Retrieved: 18 Sep 2019
  2. Muzarabani oil and gas prospects up, The Herald, Published: 02 Jul 2019, Retrieved: 18 Sep 2019
  3. Drilling to begin next year in Muzarabani, The Chronicle, Published: 09 Jul 2019, Retrieved: 18 Sep 2019