About

History

The beginning

Monitor Exploration Limited (MEL) is a UK private exploration company, established in 2008, for onshore Oil and Gas exploration in Africa. MEL was formed by Geodynamics WorldWide (GWW), a specialist oil service company. MEL was created to take advantage of:

  • Direct access to geophysical technologies, managed and operated by GWW and its partners (Airbus Defence, E&P Geofield), that reduce risk,
    time and cost to identify hydrocarbons directly and provide reconnaissance structural imaging:
  • Sedimentary basins in Africa that are relatively under explored but prospective geologically and where our partners have past experience in
    terms of geological and geophysical data.
  • Countries that are prepared to offer attractive PSA terms, and most importantly are not restrictive or onerous on work programmes, at least in
    the initial phase, and allow the Oil company the option, as opposed to the obligation, to go to the next phase of commitments to drilling wells
  • Lack of competition from independent companies for onshore licences, due to lack of capital and practice in alternative technologies
  • Scope to obtain substantial initial interests in licenses, e.g. over 70%, whilst keeping some local interest to assist in managing local
    representation
  • Local knowledge in our team
Future

Where do we want to go

Monitor Exploration Limited (MEL) has at its heart the goal to build a portfolio of licenses with balance in terms of geological and political risk, on terms that do not include unmanageable financial risks in terms of commitments, which in three years we can valorise through farm-outs to fund the next phases of exploration, and/or a private placing or IPO if market conditions are favourable.
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