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Namibia Southwest African Coastal exploration basin

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There has been limited exploration to date in the Namibian Southwest African Coastal basin and only one discovery has been made in shallow waters. The geology is therefore poorly understood. However interest in the basin has grown recently as a number of smaller independent companies and larger IOCs are excited by the potential of the deepwater. This year has seen the first deepwater drilling in the basin since the mid 1990's however all wells so far have resulted in dry holes. Whilst...

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Table of contents

  • Key facts
  • Summary and key issues
  • Location maps
  • Participation
  • Geology
  • Exploration
  • Reserves and resources
  • Development
  • Costs
  • Fiscal and regulatory
  • Economic analysis

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This report includes 25 images and tables including:


  • Value creation versus investment (TYP period)
  • Value creation versus investment (Outlook)
  • Exploration history map
  • Location maps: Image 2
  • Licensed exploration acreage
  • Expiry forecast of current licences
  • Exploration and appraisal spend
  • Summary and key issues: Image 3
  • Exploration: Image 1
  • Discoveries and success rates
  • Basin creaming curve
  • TYP value creation, spend and volume discovered
  • Outlook value creation, spend and YTF volume
  • Unit value of potential discoveries
  • Prospect breakeven prices


  • Key play data
  • Assumptions
  • Price assumptions
  • Key play characteristics
  • Summary of discovery and development costs
  • Reserves and resources: Table 1
  • Cretaceous Deepwater
  • Typical fiscal terms
  • Economic analysis: Table 2
  • Cretaceous deepwater

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