Another week has passed in the Smallcaps underverse. What a cracking week it’s been. Dominated by LGO, SOU, CAZA & NTOG. Oilers that have been highlighted over the last year or so as ones to watch. I’ve taken a shine to http://www.malcysblog.com/ good information/opinion coming through. I interviewed David Lenigas this week Read it HERE. What a funny guy! Told him to pack those fags in! Not sure he understood that one. Started rambling on about Hampstead Heath. I thought he was talking slang for “Teeth” told him to get his cavity drilled and filled. Double-entendres galore. Right that’s enough of that! Great write up this week. Enjoy it.
Bowleven (LON: BLVN)
Said this week that a significant milestone has been achieved in the development of the Etinde Permit. Following a Special Operating Committee Meeting, held between the Cameroon State and the Contractor (EurOil and its partner CAMOP) on 21 May 2014, a formal resolution confirming the State’s support and approval of the Etinde Exploitation Authorisation Application (EEAA) has been signed. The formal decree is expected to follow in due course.
Caza Oil & Gas (LON: CAZA)
Has drawn an advance of US$10,000,000 pursuant to its Note Purchase Agreement with Apollo Investment Corporation, an investment fund managed by Apollo Investment Management. With this advance, the Company has drawn an aggregate of US$45,000,000 from the facility, which contemplates Apollo purchasing up to US$50,000,000 of senior secured notes, subject to specified performance and financial requirements. The Company plans to use proceeds from this advance to fund development drilling at West Copperline, Gramma Ridge, Forehand Ranch, Marathon Road and Jazzmaster properties. Forehand Ranch development drilling will concentrate on the Cherry Canyon formation, while development drilling on the other properties will focus on the Bone Spring formation. Heavily tipped at 8p by one of my twitter followers @ABMckinley who just happens to be an offshore oilman. Knows his stuff does @ABMckinley.
Faroe Petroleum (LON: FPM)
Announced the spudding of the Centrica-operated Butch South West exploration well 8/10-6S (Faroe 15%). Butch South West, which is adjacent to the Company’s 2011 Butch discovery, is situated in approx. 65 metres water depth in the Norwegian North Sea, close to significant existing infrastructure with the giant Ula field approximately seven kilometres to the north-west, Tambar approximately ten kilometres to the south west and Gyda approximately 20 kilometres to the south. The significant Butch Main oil discovery (Faroe 15%) was made in late 2011 and contains a light crude oil in a high quality reservoir, the Upper Jurassic reservoir of the Ula formation. The Butch South West exploration well is located in a separate segment from both the Butch East well, the results of which were announced on 12 May 2014, and the Butch Main well. How many times do they need to keep using the word “Butch?”
Independent Reources (LON: IRG)
Are proposing to raise funds of up to £2.76 million (before expenses) by way of an equity fundraising of up to 91,903,213 New Ordinary Shares at an issue price of 3 pence per share, through the Placing and Open Offer.
Leni Gas & Oil (LON: LGO)
The champagne corks have been popping this week. What a week it’s been for LGO share-holders. Goudron oil production has kicked in at 240 bopd on a restricted choke. The well is flowing under its own pressure through a 7/32-inch choke at a wellhead pressure of 660 psi, without any water or sand production. While the 2nd development well, GY-665, in the 30 well drilling campaign, has already intersected approx. 310 feet of gross oil sand in the Goudron sandstones. Neil Ritson, LGO’s Chief Executive, commented: “This is a very significant outcome and I am sure it will be completely transformational for the field and the Company. As the first new production well on the field for over 30 years, GY-664 was drilled with an on-balance mud system and completed with modern tubing conveyed guns. The initial flow rate demonstrates the value of this approach; exceeding the historic averages four-fold. We fully expect many more similar results as the drilling campaign progresses and indeed well GY-665 is already showing consider able potential.” LGO also announced that it has completed the full Equity Swap Agreement with YA Global Master SPV, which has now agreed to provide a total of £1,407,404 in cash funding under the Placing and Equity Swap Arrangements of 23 December 2013. The swap has been terminated. Hooray!
Mosman Oil & Gas (LON MSMN)
Drilling has started (spudded) today, on the first of its three planned wells in the 2014 drilling programme, at its Petroleum Creek Project in New Zealand. On the first well, Cross Roads-1, Mosman plans to test Eight Mile and Cobden Limestone formations known to contain oil in offset wells. The well is being drilled vertically from a newly constructed well pad to an expected total depth of 400 m.
Nostra Terra Oil & Gas (LON: NTOG)
Released their Final Results for the year ended 31 December 2013. You can read them by clicking HERE
Ophir Energy (LON: OPHR)
Said the successful results of the Taachui-1 & subsequent Taachui-1 ST1 well in Block 1, Tanzania has resulted in a new gas discovery. Ophir holds 20% of Blocks 1, 3 and 4. BG Group operates with 60%. The Taachui-1 well was drilled by the Deepsea Metro I drillship close to the western boundary of Block 1. The well was sidetracked for operational reasons to complete as the Taachui-1 ST1 well and was drilled to a Total Depth of 4215mMD. The well encountered gas in a single gross column of 289m within the targeted Cretaceous reservoir interval. Net pay totalled 155m. Observed reservoir properties are in-line with those encountered at Mzia, the other Cretaceous-aged discovery on Block 1. Estimates for the mean recoverable resource from the discovery are c.1.0 TCF. The size of the gas column is such that the discovery could extend into a second compartment to the west which has the potential to be of a similar size. An appraisal well will be required to confirm this upside and is under consideration by the JV partners. A Drill Stem Test will now be performed on the Taachui discovery with results expected before the end of June.
Petroceltic International (LON: PCI)
More debt & dilution came this week from the Serial debtors/diluters as they yet again passed the hat around to the tune of $100,000,000 million dollars! Using the very same cock reasons as the last time and the time before that and… The bullshitters also released an operations update this week. Click HERE to read it.
Petrel Resources (LON: PET)
The board of the Company announces that the legal proceedings being pursued in the High Court in Accra, Ghana in relation to the Tano 2A exploration licence have been temporarily adjourned while discussions take place. Settlement?
Providence Resources (LON: PVR)
Presented 2 papers at an industry conference in Dublin this week. The company provided a general overview of its Irish portfolio as well as a technical paper on the Drombeg oil prospect. Copies of these presentations are now available for download from the company’s website, www.providenceresources.com
Range Resources (LON: RRL)
Released a Company update with the following highlights: As a result of the recent debt repayment, the total outstanding debt of the Company is forecast to reduce from $US10.5 million (as reported on 30 April 2014) to approximately GBP 75,000 by the end of June 2014. The Company’s equity interest in Citation Resources Limited (ASX: CTR) has reduced to 6.67%. Following this change, Range will have a direct and indirect interest of approximately 24% in the Guatemalan Project (previously 32%).
Rockhopper Exploration (LON: RKH)
Announced that a drilling unit has been contracted by Premier Oil to drill a minimum of four firm wells in the North Falkland Basin. RKH also released their finals today. Which can be read by clicking HERE
Roxi Petroleum (LON: RXP)
Updates the market with operational progress at its Galaz and BNG assets and released their final results which can be read by clicking HERE
Tethys Petroleum (LON: TPL)
Has completed drilling and logging of the AKK20 exploration well, the fourth well in its 2014 shallow gas drilling programme in Kazakhstan. The well was drilled to a depth of 681 metres with hydrocarbon shows and electric logs indicating the presence of hydrocarbons within the target Tasaran sand, although testing will be required on this well to confirm commerciality.
Tower Resources (LON: TRP)
The AIM-listed Africa-focussed oil and gas exploration company, announces the completion of its farm-in to Block 2B, onshore Kenya. Click HERE to read it!
Union Jack Oil (LON: UJO)
Announced a potential material unconventional shale oil and gas in place within the northern section of PEDL201, in which Union Jack holds a 10% interest. An independent technical review has been undertaken by Molten Limited. The results of this work indicate that the mean gross unrisked deterministic in place volumetric estimates approximate to 5.4 billion barrels of oil and over 2.7 trillion standard cubic feet (scf) of gas. The technical report, prepared by Molten, examines the shale resource potential of part of PEDL201 within the Widmerpool Gulf