Summary Recently acquired broadband 2D seismic from the Namibe Basin (offshore Angola) has allowed a detailed imaging of syn-rift and post-rift structures, enabling more confident identification and mapping of prospects analogous to those so prolific in the Santos Basin offshore Brazil. The improved imaging and resolution provided by these data significantly de-risk exploration in a frontier deepwater area where well costs are high. Introduction The offshore deepwater basins of Angola hold tremendous potential for hydrocarbons. These basins have marked similarities with the pre-salt of the Brazilian margin which abutted the Angola offshore area prior to the opening of the South Atlantic (Figure 1). The Brazilian offshore margin has become a prolific hydrocarbon producer with massive reserves additions contributed from sub-salt giant discoveries such as the Lula and Jupiter fields of the Santos Basin and more recent discoveries such as Gavea in the Campos Basin.