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Namibia Southwest African Coastal exploration basin

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13 December 2018

Namibia Southwest African Coastal exploration basin

Report summary

There has been limited exploration in Namibia's Southwest African Coastal basin, and only one discovery has been made to date in the shallow water, the Kudu gas field. Consequently, the geology is poorly understood. Conceptually, the basin is considered to have geological similarities with the deepwater Cretaceous basins of Brazil. However, it is not a pre-salt play; only the northernmost blocks bordering Angola are believed to have a salt layer. Interest boomed in 2011/2012, when 30 deepwater blocks were awarded under an open licensing process. Both Majors and independents - including Shell, Maurel & Prom and Tullow Oil - acquired large swathes of acreage. In 2012, the first deepwater wells were drilled since the 1990's, but all ten wells completed so far have been disappointing. Nonetheless, interest in the basin remains high. Full details are available to download in excel and pdf format.

Table of contents

Tables and charts

This report includes 30 images and tables including:

  • Key play data
  • Assumptions
  • Price assumptions
  • 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
  • Key licence holders
  • Key well operators (TYP period) and success rates
  • Gross exploration wells completed by operator
  • Net exploration wells completed by participant
  • Key play characteristics
  • Summary of discovery and development costs
  • Exploration and appraisal spend
  • Summary and key issues: Image 3
  • Exploration: Image 1
  • Discoveries and success rates
  • Basin creaming curve
  • Reserves and resources: Table 1
  • Cretaceous Deepwater
  • Typical fiscal terms
  • TYP value creation, spend and volume discovered
  • Outlook value creation, spend and prospective resource
  • Economic analysis: Table 2
  • Unit value of potential discoveries
  • Prospect breakeven prices
  • Cretaceous Deepwater
  • Average value of future discoveries and implied acreage value

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