NAMIBIA, PRACTICALLY UNEXPLORED, MAY HAVE LAND, OFFSHORE POTENTIAL
M.P.R. Light Intera ECL Petroleum Technologies Henley-on-Thames, U.K. H. Shimutwikeni National Petroleum Corp. of Namibia Windhoek, Namibia Namibia became an independent nation in March 1990. Lying in southwestern Africa, it has an onshore area of 823,144 sq km with a coastline some 1,400 km long (Figs. 1, 2). The offshore area, out to the 1,000 m isobath, is 240,000 sq km. This is equal to the combined offshore areas of Gabon, Congo, Zaire, and Angola.