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Environmental Clearance Certificate (ECC) is now issued

On 15 September 2022 the Environmental Commissioner at the Ministry of Mines and Energy of Namibia has signed the Environmental Clearance Certificate (ECC).The ECC is the ultimate Government document which authorises the application of the already deposited and approved Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and the Environmental Management Plan (EMP) to run a 2D seismic survey…

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Monitor to speak at the AOW next month

Also this year, Monitor is present at the Africa Oil Week held in Capetown, South Africa. Our company is grateful for this opportunity. Robin Sutherland will speak on October 6th - Thursday - at 12:00 am during the Prospect Forum.We look forward to meeting many senior delegates  there, representatives of Governments and companies across the world, interact, exchange ideas and…

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Initial Exploration Period extended

Today, Just 14th, 2022 the Ministry of Mines and Energy has positively assessed our timely request to extend the duration of our Initial Exploration Period, as the Covid-19 pandemic has significantly limited our ability to execute our business plan during the last two years. Monitor has been granted a 12-month extension. Now the Initial Exploration…

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Monitor eagerly awaiting Recon’s 8-2 result

Monitor Exploration eagerly await news of the latest ReconAfrica well, where we see a reasonable chance of a discovery at this location in the Karoo rift. We anticipate good quality basal sands in the rift with access to oil charge from the main Owambo Basin and that seal quality will improve in this central rift…

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Our neighbour Recon Africa is ready to spud the first of four wells drilling plan

Our neighbour ca. 100/200 km to the East - ReconAfrica – will imminently spud its debut wildcat onshore Namibia according to the company’s announcement from June 22, 2022. They are targeting a prospect that could hold 800 million barrels of oil in place and what is the first of a four-well exploration campaign in this…

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Monitor presented at the AAPG on 7-9 June 2022 in Namibia

Robin Sutherland - Monitor's Exploration Director - was excited to present Monitor at the AAPG in Windhoek, Namibia, which was held on 7 - 9 June 2022. Here are his slides about Monitor's main exploration project in the Owambo basin, onshore north Namibia.

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Energy Voice article on Namibia’s oil and gas outlook. Interview with Monitor

Following the exciting announcements of Venus-1 (Total) and Graff (Shell) offshore Namibia, the market is showing increased interest in the country's onshore exploration. While onshore oil and gas investments have marked a worldwide decline in the recent years, this may well be the world's last prospect region and Monitor has set its foot here since 2018,…

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Technical Advisory Meeting: March 2022

A Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) virtual meeting took place on March 23, 2022, with the purpose of revising Monitor’s work undertaken in the past 2 years and update the Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME) and NAMCOR, who partner with 10% in the licence. Both MME and NAMCOR expressed their satisfaction in Monitor’s progress and…

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Community Engagement meetings

Monitor recognizes the importance of the Community engagement as an integral part of our exploration programme in Namibia. It is our goal to establish a long-term relationship with the community leaders and residents throughout the life-time of our work in the country. As part of this commitment, in March 2022 Robin Sutherland from Monitor traveled…

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Commencement of EIA and EMP for seismic operations

Monitor closed 2021 by commencing the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Environmental Management Plan (EMP), engaging Risk-Based Solutions (RBS) of Dr. Sindila Mwiya and his team. 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,…

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