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.