Monitor commenced the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Environmental Management Plan (EMP). Upon completion, Monitor will be granted a clearance certificate, mandatory for onshore Namibia, for conventional seismic operations over PEL 93.

We expect to obtain this authorization by May-June 2022, and schedule to proceed with the seismic operations immediately after.

Our objective is to cover all three AOIs identified successfully within our licence. This is help us understand the nature of the trends we see on the Gravity and other data. From practical point of view, the terrain allows for operations along roads and fences as well as into the land, if deemed necessary, with minimal impact to the surroundings.  

Currently, AOI 02 has demonstrated the most significant potential for hydrocarbon, after integration of various data, including a few very well positioned existing seismic lines. However, if the lines over AOI 01 show signs of a potential structure, then we could plan further lines to firm that up to drillable status. It is our objective to take advantage of rapid seismic processing turnaround to plan additional lines based on the results of the initial plan.


We are committed. Start of Environmental Impact Assessment for seismic operations

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Highly Prospective Namibian Onshore Oil and Gas Opportunity

Monitor are inviting investors to join us in exploring this emerging basin

There has been significant speculation for sometime as to the prospectively of various massive geological basins in Namibia but until now focused mainly offshore.

MEL is fortunate to control a large and highly prospective onshore area in North Namibia, where there is building evidence of a large and very commercial oil and gas opportunity.

Our neighbour ReconAfrica’s announcements strongly support MEL’s exploration strategy as they have proven a working petroleum system and good quality reservoir in the Owambo basin.  

MEL is looking for a funding partner to support a $25mln seismic and two well drilling programme in 2022-2023 in exchange for a substantial share of the prize that is potentially available. 

The MEL principles are open minded as to the structure that incoming investors may prefer to pursue, including:

✔ Conventional Farm-in arrangement, in exchange for a share of the local license interest 

Investment into MEL to support the company in executing the next stage of the exploration and appraisal

Acquisition of or a merger with MEL where the partner company is able to bring human resources to the situation complimentary to that which MEL itself would look to deploy


Our Neighbour Drilled 


2 strat wells – out of 3 planned – with oil and natural gas indicators 


Petroleum System 


The components and processes of a working petroleum system are present

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The best and quickest way to help you start to evaluate the opportunity to become partner in our Owambo, Namibia, licence is to get in touch by Email or WhatsApp.

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MEL enjoys a favourable logistics position

MEL Monitor licence rail and road infrastructure advantage close to ReconAfrica licence

Oshivielo train station is located within our licence. Direct connection  to the main port of Walvis Bay, to Windhoek, and further to South Africa.

TransNamib offers specialised tank wagons for transporting of fuel and petroleum to all main towns and city across Namibia.

Modern Rail from Oshivielo

Walvis Bay  660 km = 410 mi

Windhoek 500 km = 310 mi

Andrew Shrager

  • Managing Director
  • +44 7802 252722
  • andrew.shrager(at)

Chris Baxter

  • Founding Shareholder
  • +44 7908 049445
  • chris.baxter(at)

Simon Ashby-Rudd

  • Corporate Advisor
  • +44 7921 883720
  • simon(at)

Jonathan Bedford

  • Director (Technical Advisor)
  • +44 7593 503909
  • jonathan.bedford(at)

Robin Sutherland

  • Exploration
  • +27 82 447 2869
  • robin.sutherland(at)monitor

Elisaveta Alessia Ugrinova

  • Administration
  • +39 333 6398 303
  • elisa.ugrinova(at)