Gulf Keystone Petroleum. Thoughts on the play!

Map of Ancient Kurdistan

Historically unstable!

I’ve had an awful lot of enquiries regarding the recent surge in Gulf Keystone Petroleum. It’s been one of the shares high-lighted many times on the blog over the last couple of years. So just what’s holding the share-price back after all the company have announced further improvements on their  P90 volumes which have increased from 4.9 billion barrels to 8 billion barrels on Shaikan. The revised gross oil-in-place volumes for the Shaikan discovery, as calculated by Dynamic Global Advisors (DGA), independent Houston-based exploration consultants, are a P90 value of 8 billion barrels to a P10 value of 13.4 billion barrels of oil-in-place with a mean value of 10.5 billion barrels. These figures are absolutely enormous why then isn’t the share-price £10 plus?

It’s actually falling as I write this! You can forget about the nonsense being written about Exxon/Chevron tentatively dipping their oily toes into Kurdistan, although this is good news it isn’t going to sustain any share-price surge over the long-term.  Welcomed by most in the city as further proof that the rewards in Kurdistan are beginning to out-weigh the risks the news has pushed the sp. Hence the recent rise in GKP. It doesn’t matter what nonsense people post online their views are not on the map and generally are wide of the mark the “£5 before Xmas” brigade are living in cloud cuckoo land and should NOT be viewed as any thing other than background noises from inmates living in the local asylum. Every one in the city knows that GKP on Shaikan alone should be worth £10+ unfortunately GKP are operating in a region that could go up in flames at any time. That’s the truth of the matter however unpalatable it is.


Until Baghdad and Kurdistan settle their long running dispute on how oil revenues are to be split then there will be no reflection of the GKP true value. It’s all about risk v reward for small private investors here. After all this region is a war-zone.  Institutions run their investment models on this. They see the whole Iraq/Kurdistan dispute as high-risk hence the reluctance to become joined at the hip. As a close watcher on Kurdistan puts it “One bomb detonated in Kurdistans oil-producing regions and there will be a huge knee-jerk reaction from the market” It’s as simple as that! This in a nutshell is how Institutions weigh up the risk v reward in Iraq/Kurdistan.

You pays your money you takes your chances!



You may also like...

No Responses

  1. marcus says:

    well done dan some of the rubish being written on iii is tosh the new guys all get sucked in by the noisy ranters and tick ups.

    what you have said is very good advice for the new guys …
    and for what its worth try trading shares in this market sit and hold not this year its a game of chiecken

  2. Barnstonpickle says:

    Excellent summation Dan. I like the one bomb goes off in Kurdistan and it’s game over quote. I never thought of it that way but its true. Its all about risk and theres defo risk in Iraq some of the foolish rubbish Hub has been spouting makes me laugh. No mention that theres a frigging war raging over there. Typical loony rantings. Dalesmans another one these creeps never mention the risk Petroceltic are the same its a bloody great big throw of the dice.


  3. Jane says:

    Hang on a minute I thought you liked GKP? I know you sold up some time ago Dan but surly it’s worth the gamble?

  4. Brettski says:

    Hi Dan….i keep having difficulty with my passwords and accessing when sthing comes up….please advise mate…..B.