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Yesterday I asked you for suitable captions for this picture of Big Dave Lenigas and Lyin' Steve Sanderson of UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) standing next to a tanker at Horse Hill. There were several splendid suggestions as you can see HERE and Mr Contrarian certainly wins a commendation for his cracking caption. But the winner of the semi naked photo of Britain's top share blogger before lunchtime, Thirsty Paul Scott is Jules2k6 with:
Tear yourself away from looking at how much your portfolio is down and cheer yourself up by providing a caption for the photo David Lenigas is tweeting out today of him standing at Horse Hill with UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) boss Lyin' Steve Sanderson. Post your entries in the comments section below with a deadline of midnight tonight. The wittiest entry wins the usual prize: a semi naked photo of the UK's top share blogger, before lunchtimes, "Thirsty" Paul Scott.
Five weeks in and the man who demanded we bring this contest back, Juicin Drumroll, is the runner up in this week’s contest but the photo of a semi I naked Thirsty Paul Scott goes instead to Putneywill – but there were numerous cracking entries, mainly posts by shareholders in UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) who – as you can see HERE – really are true morons.
Having failed to ramp shares in UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) on the back of its utterly misleading RNS yesterday, an episode discussed at length here, Big Dave Lenigas tried to deflect attention by launching an amazing twitter rant at anti drilling protesters at Horse Hill. It started off as only semi-Musk but by the end, as you can see below, it was alarming.
We only brought back the Bulletin Board Moron of the week contest in response to repeated demands from Juicin Drumroll but he is not playing fair. He said there was so much to nominate but he is not in the game. Instead – as you can see HERE – Drunken Sailor again dominated the contest and has now won his third semi naked photo of Thirsty Paul Scott with the entry below. Come on Juicin we are going to give you one last chance…
Juicin Drumroll demanded we bring back the contest but after two weeks we haveb the same winner both times. drunken Sailor has now won two prizes of a semi naked photo of Britian's thirstiest share blogger, Paul Scott. Come on Juicin, this contest is all about you getting a chance to win, time to up your game,man. You can see all the entries HERE but the winner from DS is, I think, from the ADVFN UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) Asylum:
Finally after 48 hours of moronic and unpleasant harassment by a brigade of half-witted members of the cult of Lenigas, the Messiah himself was prompted by one particularly loathsome tweet (see below) to call a halt. I think David Lenigas wants the morons to play the ball not the man but what he says is a welcome start. Whether the UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) owning retards get the message is another matter but, thank you Big Dave for this...
I trained as an oil analyst 27 years ago and have been writing about the sector ever since. Those morons who thought they knew better, as they filled their boots with Gulf Keystone (GKP), Xcite (XEL), Magnolia (MAGP), Andalas (ADL) and UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) always thought they had greater sector experise and on twitter came up with devestating responses to my hard analysis. Meet utter fucktard Donato Perretta, a UK Oil & Gas owning moron.
A man who slammed Elon Musk of Tesla for making irresponsible statements that he could not validate via twitter has just made the most ramptastic claim in history about the Gatwick Gusher. Step forward David Lenigas. Without extensive drilling which has yet to take place Big Dave Lenigas cannot justify this statement in any way shape or form. But apparently the Russians are quaking that little old UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) is going to transform the metrics of global oil supply... whatever...
So I trained as an oil analyst and for the past 27 years have been writing about this sector. UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) owning moron Gavin Slattery is an expert in retail facilities management. He can't be bothered to register here but demands via twitter that I give a personal precis of my work yesterday but suggests that he will ignore whatever I say because he knows better anyway. The arrogance of a man whose portfolio will die from ignorance is breathtaking...
Giving its piss poor drilling results elsewhere the future of UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) is almost entirely a play on the Gatwick Gusher, aka, Horse Hill, aka the latest mega ramp engineered by David Lenigas. Today UK upped its stake in Horse Hill by an effective 4.55% to 36.985% in a deal which only demonstrates more clearly how grotestquely overvalued its own shares are. That is unless you are using Leni-maths.
In our relaunched Bulletin Board Moron of the week contest, there were some fine examples of moronic activity by investors in Tern, UK Oil & Gas, Cloudtag, Whetstone and other great British Companies nominated by ShareProphets readers as you can see HERE. But there has to be a winner.
This is a guess the share price contest with a difference. It is a two part one. We ask you to post your entries in the comments section below and Steve Moore will track and update ranking all entrants. The person with the lowest overall rank ( i.e. 1st and 1st) wins. So what do you have to guess?
On Thursday, shares in Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) rose to levels not seen since June, as the market reacted favourably to its Q2 numbers and the subsequent earnings call.
An RNS has to be signed off by a Nomad as fair and not misleading. UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) is sometimes forced to correct an RNS which it turns out was in fact misleading but there is at least some control. On twitter UK Oil & Gas says what it likes. So can you spot the difference?
The UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) twitter feed, dutifully retweeted with added hype by David Lenigas, has so far reported three tankers leaving Horse Hill full of oil to be sent to the BP refinery. But is this proof that the Gatwick Gusher is a gusher? That is what the Bulletin Board Morons believe but they would believe almost anything. Let’s look at the tweets below and do some maths, not Leni-maths, real maths.
With shares in UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) flying and another £5 million raised at 2p yesterday, the loons who own this stock are out there on social media buzzing excitedly like flies who have located cow dung, once again making the most ludicrous of assertions.
You would have thought that after being caught ramping UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) where he is a paid consultant in the most shameless fashion and with statements he could not verify as a bailout placing got underway, as exposed here, Big Dave would STFU. But now...he has no shame and is tweeting like a dervish once again as you can see below. In the US this sort of behaviour by "consultants" would be dealt with very firmly indeed but this is the AIM Casino.
We forced a statement last Friday and, today, UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) says it has completed an “oversubscribed” placing at 0.9p. FFS these bastards have a nerve. How they abuse and insult the owners of this company, its shareholders.
On Friday we forced UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) to fess up that it was trying to raise £5 million. It is struggling to fill that back and the shares – now just 1p-1.05p – at least partially discounts the pain that is coming. But ShareProphets readers, when polled HERE, think far worse is coming. I agree.
It was a sordid end to the week for UK Oil & Gas (UKOG). On Thursday its "consultant" David Lenigas was ramping the shares on twitter with outrageous claims as exposed HERE. On Friday morning I revealed that a placing - which clearly Big Dave knew nothing about - was underway HERE and by midday UK had fessed up with weasel words, see HERE. The shares closed Friday at just 1.05p-1.1p. So at what price will the bailout placing be? You vote below with a deadline of midnight Sunday:
This tweet below is just one of a number of bullish tweets about Horse Hill where the biggest investor is UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) made by David Lenigas the founder of UK and, as far as we know still a shareholder. Today it has been forced by me to fess up that a bailout placing is underway. The problem with Big Dave's tweet is that it is bollocks. As to the idea that it is a pre-placing ramp, no way Jose, not David Lenigas, this is just a coincidence.
UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) has been forced to confirm my scoop of earlier today - that is to say that it was running a book on a placing of £5 million and is struggling. The statement marks this company out as being run by outright wankers running a busted flush. It says:
As noted many times, but most recently in bearcast yesterday, UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) is running on fumes. It quite simply does not have the cash to both cover its (bloated) PLC costs and fulfil its exploration commitments for the rest of calendar 2018. Thus a City source close to the situation tells us that ShoreCap is - as we speak - sounding out investors about a £5 million placing. And it is struggling to find any demand.
Normally if it is a group of smelly, workshy, tree huggers up against a PLC in the Courts I back the PLC all the way. Capitalism rocks and most protesters should just go get a bath, get on their bikes and get a proper job. But this case is different and we should all support the smellies.
The day, that after 28 years as a journalist,, I take lectures on my vocation from a lying toe-rag like UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) boss Steve Sanderson is the day I quit. Lyin' Steve attacked me at his company's AGM and blames me for the death spiral which - along with drilling disasters - has cratered his company's share price.
The results are for the year to 30th September 2017 as is clear if you read down the RNS. But sadly even when he tries to tell the truth UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) boss Steve Sanderson can't seem to get it quite right as the two screenshots below show...
You can't sit on bad news forever. In the end even Lyin Steve Sanderson of UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) needs to fess up and so today we got the much delayed news of flow testing at Broadford Bridge. Natch Lyin' Steve tried to bury the poisonous needle in a haystack of waffle.
Hat Tip to the great Waseem for this but after yesterday's death spiral conversion from UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) here are all the death spiral conversions to date. If I was Cynical Bear I would now be offering a prize for anyone who can show the trend. But I am not as I am a mean bastard with a reputation to protect. So here is the data:
My son Joshua has stumbled across this shocking video which he tells me is the training video that Steve Sanderson of Uk Oil & Gas (UKOG) uses to help him persuade Bulletin Board Morons to buy into the story at Broadford Bridge and Horse Hill. You can now see from where Lyin' Steve gets his inspiration when it comes to "investor relations" ...enjoy
At 10.38 AM today I published a photo showing that UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) was clearly stopping drilling at Broadford Bridge. The company should have issued an RNS this morning to say this was happening but what does Lyin' Steve Sanderson care about timely disclosure of price sensitive information?
Is this photo fake? I believe that it is genuine but do not know for sure. But it is starting to do the rounds on the interweb and appears to show drilling equipment being removed from the UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) site at Broadford Bridge. I would assume it is moving, with the goalposts, to Horse Hill.
It is the sort of battle where I'd normally want both sides to lose, a bit like Man City vs Chelsea. I have no time for Lyin Steve Sanderson the boss of stock market promotion, oops junior oil explorer, UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) but the rabble on the other side are not exactly my sort of folks either. Among the virtue signallers backing the nimbies & smellies are Bianca Jagger and actress Sue Jameson (yes I had to look her up on google too).
Sooner or later UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) will have to fess up that Broadford Bridge flow rates are not very good at all and its shares will slump. While we wait for that let's just ask who is lying about a sidetrack well?
Having successfully shorted UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) down to 1.6p, bear raider Waseem Shakkortt still sees 65% or more downsidee from here. And he says this long running farce will soon be over. Was stated on a BB post today:
Over the weekend the extraordinary tweet below was sent by UK Oil & Gas (UKOG). Was it approved by its poltroon of a Nomad James Joyce of WH Ireland? Methinks not. In light of its content a responsible Nomad would be resigning or at the least forcing a statement. But not this one.
"I am tomorrow, or some future day, what I establish today. I am today what I established yesterday or some previous day." So said the great Irish author James Joyce. But the question for lackey Nomad James Joyce at WH Ireland is whether his client UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) has a tomorrow, has a future day at all? A statement is needed now to clarify the financial position of his client.
Once again Waseem Shakoor has been vindicated and those morons who ignored his sensible analysis and attacked him have done their conkers. Waseem stays short of UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) and his tweets over the past 24 hours ( starting with the most recent) explain why. I think his analysis of where next is very similar to mine of earlier. Over to the great man...
You may say that fundamentals don't matter on the AIM casino. In the short run you are right - sentiment drives share prices. But in due course fundamentals always out and that inherent valuation mismatch is your opportunity to buy cheap, unloved, stock or to short over-promoted crap. And that brings us to UK Oil & Gas (UKOG), now just 1.375p after yesterday's disastrous news from Broadford Bridge. So what is it really worth?
If it was not ouzo o'clock at the Sheriff's Greek bolt-hole after the Servision (SEV) debacle it sure is now after UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) fessed up to disastrous news from Broadford Bridge. We bear have been utterly vindicated but there is far worse to come for the morons who thought they knew better - the shares have slumped to 1.9p but they will now inevitably fall to as low as 0.5p in the coming weeks.
Last year I was involved in two rollercoaster rides, UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) and Cloudtag (CTAG). Having called UK Oil a sell at 3.1p, I saw it go to 11p. As I write it is sub 3p. In July when it was around 6p I used a WW2 analogy and suggested that the army of bulls had reached Stalingrad. To continue the theme it is looking like Berlin is all but surrounded.
Does Lyin' Steve Sanderson of UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) know what month it is let alone what day of the week it is? I am only asking because of a statement he snuck out when all sane folks were not watching the screen, on December 27 regarding flow testing at Broadford Bridge. Remember that companies - especially those with stacks of death spiral loan notes to convert - hurry out good news and always delay bad news. So rewind to when you and I were focusing on mince pies, the man who specialises in porky pies stated:
To lose 25% of your market capitalisation in less than a month looks a bit like carelessness but that is what UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) has managed. The real issue is that it is grossly overvalued on a fundamental basis - the shares should be sub 1p. The immediate issue is the news from Broadford Bridge. Or rather lack of it.
Lube up morons, another £500,000 tranche death spiral loan has been converted into shares in UK Oil & Gas (UKOG). As time goes on this exercise is becoming ever more painful for the morons who own this stock.
On setting the competition at the end of November, shares in UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) were 3.85p bid. It was unlucky for Dave Jenkins as a share price-bashing “Operational, Technical & Corporate Update” was announced at attempted no-one watching o'clock 27th December - I was watching though...
With the shares hovering around 3p, anyone holding options in UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) exercisable at just 0.4p but expiring on 31 December 2017 would surely exercise the lot would he not?
The above piece, from the staff gazette of logistics compamy Hoyer (which was sent out three days ago) had the retail faithful in charlatan oil promotion UK Oil and Gas jumping up and down with excitement today as they marked the stock up 18 % yesterday and endlessly circulated it on Twitter.
Tom Winnifrith has voiced his suspicions that AIM-listed UK Oil and Gas (UKOG) has been playing fast and loose with the rules over timely announcements of conversions of its death spiral funding package. A trip to Companies House suggests he is right...
At no-one is warching O'clock yesterday, 5.17 PM, Uk Oil & Gas (UKOG) announced that the fourth £500,000 tranche of death spiral loan notes had been converted into shares. Once again it was sticking two fingers up to AIM Regulation with regards to timely disclosure.
Wmeritus Professor David Smyth knows about geology unlike the morons who root for the grossly overvalued oil explorer run by a proven liar that is UK Oil & Gas (UKOG). The good Prof has produced a new report on what is really going on at Broadford Bridge entitled "Yet more codswallop from UKOG," Over to the great man....
UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) has announced that another £500,000 of death spiral loan has been converted into shares, 14,159,092 of them. But hang on, this does not add up. UK Oil & Gas and its patsy Nomad WH Ireland (WHI) are not telling you something.
Well, the trend is his friend. The shares are now just 3.6p to sell having been c5p when the company announced it was entering into a £10 million death spiral. But Shakoor reckons the bad news is only just starting. Last night he tweeted:
I am not sure who has these 70 million options but the bad news is that they lapse at the end of December....
The chart of UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) looks truly sickly. It might well have been a Zak Mir charting buy it looks that bad. However much paid promoters like Malcolm Graham Wood and the (dwindling) armies of its BBM fans say buy, the trend is clear. So how about a Christmas contest?
The providers of £10 million of death spiral finance for UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) are not daft. When this last resort funding was announced on 15 November they were initially on the hook for £7.5 million. That is a fair old whack and not surprisingly they are moving fast to reduce that exposure.
I am a bear of Uk Oil & Gas (UKOG) but here is a leading broker in a private email to his clients putting the bear case very eloquently indeed. Here is why you should sell your shares in the company best known for the now infamous Gatwick Gusher !
There were those, such as our own Drunken Sailor, who argued that UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) could manage to absorb the rolling short of a £10 million death spiral announced last week quite easily and it would not hit the share price. The evidence with just 5% of the spiral drawn suggests otherwise and this makes the stock a slam dunk short.
I suggested last week that the time had come for oil stock promotion UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) to come clean about its financial position and update the market on where it stood on its flow testing at Broadford Bridge. I suggested the shares were a sure fire short at 4.6p.
The video is self explanatory and the UKOG ramper in chief does not mince his words. Enjoy.
I have to take my hat off to UK Oil & Gas (UKOG). It has kept the show on the road for far longer than is customary with these types of promotes and seems to have cemented its position as the nations’ favourite oil tiddler after the long reign of Gulf Keystone (GKP) in the good old days of "The Tod squad".
The one thing we all know about UK Oil & Gas (UKOG), the massively over-valued company run by Lyin's Steve Sanderson is that it has virtually zero cash left and thus needs to get a placing away ASAP. To that end one would expect a proven ramper like Lyin' Steve to be give us ramptastic news from Broadford Bridge on an almost daily basis. Instead...
The bear raider and professional northern git has been tweeting frantically with what he believes is photo evidence that key kit has been removed from Broadford Bridge meaning that UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) cannot be flow testing the well. That would seem odd as UK Oil needs good flow data to ramp the shares ahead of the bailout placing it so urgently needs now that all its cash has been spent. Curiouser and curiouser.
UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) may be out of cash and needing to raise £10 million PDQ. It has tried the old French bid ruse but was exposed, it has tried billions of barrels claims but been exposed so how to ramp the shares. Okay Big Dave may have sold many of his UKOG shares into the last6 ramp but let's not discuss that, the cash crisis, the refusal to admit flow rates or go for any hard analysis. It is time to wheel out Big Dave for an uber soft interview c/o the LSE Asylum with a man who makes Graham Norton on Crooked Hillary Clinton seem like Frost on Nixon The shares are up by 2% on this ramp, a chance to sell some more at 4.45p
So Jersey Oil & Gas got its placing away at a 21% discount and it is a company serving up good news. UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) has been serving up cold sick to its shareholders and is out of cash so needs a placing ASAP to avoid going tits up. UK Oil & Gas shares are now just 4.5p to sell so at what price do our readers expect the placing? Look away now if you are long, strong, wrong and clearly smoking a bong.
UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) is almost out of cash and the see-through from the latest Horse Hill transaction shows that at 4.775p, a market cap of £169 million is absurd as I explained HERE. So at what price will the rescue £5-10 million bailout be priced a?. We know that it was offered some cash at 2p a few weeks back but that was before all the bad news. With a placing surely imminent the deadline to vote in this reader poll is midnight tonight (19 October)
The shares are tanking said the PR man to lyin' Steve Sanderson, CEO of UK Oil & Gas (UKOG). How will we get the bailout placing away? I know said Lyin' Steve, let's put out a ramptastic operational update. And so lo and behold Lyin's Steve issued the release and the Bulletin Board Morons fell for it (again) and the shares zoomed from 4.05p to 5.35p-5.4p. It is placing ahoy.
My good pal the bear raider Waseeem Shakoor posted a few thoughts on UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) this morning over at ADVFN. He, like Lucian Miers, is now well in profit but staying short at 4.6p. I explained in bearcast why he is right to do so. Here is Waseem...
Please do not tell me that there is no insider dealing on AIM. Shares in Uk Oil & Gas (UKOG) were up and down like a whores drawers yesterday but it was more down than up. Then at 5.18 it announced an "operational update." It was and is bad news however lyin' Steve Sanderson tries to polish the turd..
Injuneer is a man claiming to be a drilling engineer but whose "analysis" of Horse Hill and UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) suggests otherwise and demonstrates once again that a (very) little knowledge is a dangerous thing. His "critique" of the analysis of Professor David Smythe is today rebutted by the good Prof in a way that shows again how utterly overvalued UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) shares are today at just under 7p. The Prof writes:
On 8th September I penned a long piece explaining why the valuation of UK Oil & Gas (UKOG), then 9p, was crackers and anyone owning was a moron. My friend Andrew Bell posted a response saying that his company owned the shares, that he was not a moron and this is why I had it all wrong. In light of news today I repost Mr Bell's comments:
Remember Horse Hill? That was the original breakthrough site for UK Oil & Gas (UKOG). It was the Gatwick Gusher. It was the site that lyin' Steve Sanderson claimed contained a billion barrels of oil. Then he said he never claimed that. Then a video emerged of him saying that. So is that one big lie or two? Anyhow as UK Oil & Gas tries to ramp its shares ahead of a placing we have more ramptastic news from the Hill.
The word on the street is that - having raised £6.5 million (gross) at just 0.8p back in May - UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) has been so startled by the spectacular - and largely unwarranted - re-rate of its shares that it is lining up another, much larger, placing alberit at a material discount to the current share price. The shares raced ahead again yesterday as private investors again fundamentally misunderstood an RNS.
I have reported before on the work of top geologist Dr David K. Smythe. Last time we carried his work of the various Weald basin drill programmes including Horse Hill & Broadford Bridge Andrew Bell of Regency Mines (RGM) "played the man" as well as the ball and slammed his analysis. I note Regency has been selling down its position not buying and so judge it by its actions not its words. Now we have a new detailed dossier on Horse Hill.
This afternoon at 1.38pm came another RNS from AIM-listed Regency Mining (RGM). Having dumped 26% of its holding in AIM-listed UK Oil and Gas (UKOG) as announced yesterday evening, it has dumped a further 34.7% of the UKOG confetti it got from the sale of 1.9% of Horse Hill Developments to UKOG.
I noted the other day that if I were Andrew Bell, Chairman of AIM-listed Regency Mines (RGM), and was about to be handed £1.28 million worth of UK Oil & Gas confetti, I think I know what I’d do with it. Last night (after hours, natch) we learned that Regency had dumped 26% of its recently acquired holding in also AIM-listed UK Oil and Gas (UKOG).
UK Oil and Gas (UKOG) has completed the transaction with fellow AIM-listed Regency Mines (RGM) announced on 10th July under which a 1.9% shareholding in Horse Hill Developments Ltd heads to UKOG in a cash and shares deal.
UK Oil & Gas and its partners in Kimmeridge Oil & Gas have sought an amendment to their permit from West Sussex County Council to allow a continuation of drilling at Broadford Bridge. Top geologist, David K. Smythe, Emeritus Professor of Geophysics, University of Glasgow has submitted a detailed application which slams UK Oil & gas for, inter alia, lying about what it was doing and claims that it will have to frack to have any hope of making this operational commercial. On that basis he asks , in a detailed and damning submission, that drilling be halted at once. We have the full report below and it appears damning. The highly regarded professor states:
Little Steve Sanderson of UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) is a slimy little git. Do you remember the BBC expose where he was caught on camera making claims about Horse Hill which he then denied making? If you have forgotten about that shameful eipisode here is a reminder. Now the Weald Basin circus moves on to Broadford Bridge and this time it is more about what oily little Steve is NOT saying. Natch it is bad news he hides. Here is the timeline:
Having asked for readers tips for 2017 for the amazing prize of a meal with Tom Winnifrith (or the chance to fob it off on someone you don't like) HERE, the following is a monthly update on performance (to be eligible needed to have selected, on a per username basis, a buy & sell pick from the LSE or AIM Casino and the stocks not to have been suspended at the commencement of 2017)...
There were many good nominations this week making selecting the selection of a winner a difficult one. But we persevere.
Oh how the Lucian Miers baiters were having fun a couple of days ago as UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) shares hit 11p. The Bulletin Boards were full of folks gloating about impending poverty for Lucian and for bears such as Waseem Shakoor. The biggest morons were adding to their holdings as they talked of ever more fanciful targets. Oh dear, as wre speak it is those who averaged up who are now hurting and hurting badly. The shares are just 6p-6.15p.
Lucian Miers' 3.1p short call on UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) seems to be, at present, right up there with most of the share tips of the market abuser Chris Oil in the pantheons of duff calls. The shares surged yesterday to 7.25p-7.3p. Ouch.
I see that UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) has cemented its position as the nation’s favourite oil tiddler with a stonking rally to 5.1p since my recent short call at 3p. I haven’t received such joyous vitriol on twitter since I called Cloudtag a sell at 7p and saw the shares rise to 20p. Tom Winnifrith gleefully points out that he is glad to see someone take over as the Bulletin Board Moron's No 1 hate figure, at least for now.
Lucian Miers advised shorting UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) and went short himself at c3.1p, boasting that twice before he had made a packet on the short tack with this perennial darling of the educationally sub-normal wing of the provisional private investor army. The shares are now 4.65p and the Bulletin Boards and the comments section on this website are full of posts by folks laughing at my old friend, the Bard of the Boleyn. So has East London's most feared short seller lost his marbles as well as a vast amount of dosh?
In April 2015, at Waterloo station I looked up and saw, on a giant television screen streaming live Sky News, the portly figure of colourful Australian share promotor David Lenigas making wild and, as it turned out, unsubstantiated claims about the ‘Gatwick Gusher’, the voguish oil play situated on the Sussex Weald. Instinctively, I reached for my phone and shorted UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) which had trebled to 3p on the excitement.
Every AIM company must have a Nominated Adviser, a NOMAD, to retain its listing. A Nomad is an FCA regulated financial adviser which charges an arm and a leg as a retainer to ensure that every RNS issued is 1005 accurate and that the company also complies with all the other AIM Rules. Not, as the LSE has made clear, that there is any downside in breaking all the rules or telling outright lies. That brings us to UK Oil & Gas (UKOG).
I haven’t looked at UK Oil and Gas (UKOG), and more specifically the Horse Hill oil field, for quite a while and a lot has changed in the meantime, so I thought it about time that I revisited it.
There were some good entries for this edition of the caption contest, and it was a photo finish for the winner of captioning this photo of little Steve Sanderson of UK Oil & Gas (UKOG), playing host to anyone who was interested at the company's site at Broadford Bridge on the Weald Basin.
It seems that little Steve Sanderson of UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) was hosting anyone who was interested at the company's site at Broadford Bridge on the Weald Basin. Just last week the Old Bill were arresting local protestors near the drill pad, so what is little Steve saying now? Suitable captions in the comments section below with a deadline of midnight tonight please.
The busting of a placing by AIM-listed UK Oil and Gas (UKOG) at 1p by Tom Winnifrith has caused a bit of controversy. It is not the first time he has been accused of being irresponsible by blowing the lid on a placing only for it to be pulled or the price dropped. Anyone left holding the baby gets their fingers burned – in the recent example quite badly if they had been buying into the ramp at north of 1.4p only to see the company raise cash at just 0.8p. Is it right?
Our in-house Bulletin Board Moron Wildes has his knickers in a twist claiming that our multiple scoops on the placing at UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) are in some way insider dealing and that the share price crash is down to us. Bollocks. I shall try to make this simple, so that even a simpleton can understand.
As we predicted here, the UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) placing to raise £6.5 million has finally limped over the line at 0.8p. Lagos Securities had tried to raise the cash at 1p but we outed them and the price had to be slashed. The shares were 1.4p before the roadshow started. So how would you describe a placing that has seen the market cap slashed from £36 million to £22 million pre-new money as the shares tumbled. Over to odious prig "little" Steve Sanderson.
As we forced it to admit on May 9th, UK Oil & Gas (UKOG), the Horse Hill explorer run by pompous little prig Steve Sanderson is trying to raise c £6 million. The shares before that scoop were 1.2p mid. But having raisred to get the issue away at 1p, hapless broker to frauds like Quindell, Lagos Securities is now struggling to get it away at 0.8p as we revealed last night. Just to put the value destruction in perspective...
Even in the Snakefields of Greece I keep on breaking news! On 9th May I revealed that UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) was endeavouring to raise £6 million at 1p - with the shares then trading at 1.2p bid. That forced an angry admission from the company that it was all true. Another scalp and fine piece of investigative journalism saw the shares then tumble to 1p. For long suffering holders and believers in Horse Hill, I have more bad news.
Even here, half way up a Greek mountain in the snakefields, word reaches me of a major fundraising being undertaken at 1p by UK Oil & Gas (UKOG).
I previously published a previous article about the various transactions between Angus Energy and other parties in connection with Horse Hill Developments Limited (“HHDL”). Including two very private companies namely Danadav and Flowermay which sold HHDL shares to UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) and Evocutis.
On 17 October UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) announced that it had submitted a planning application for the next phase of drilling at Horse Hill in Surrey. It stated that: "The normal local planning authority cycle for an application not requiring an Environmental Impact Assessment such as at Horse Hill, takes approximately 13 weeks." So that means January 16. er...no
Horse Hill was incorporated on 10 December 2013. Angus Energy was the founding shareholder of Horse Hill and after formation and being issued 300 shares exchange for the issue of licenses in the underlying oil fields ended up with 400 shares out of total of 1,000 shares. David Lenigas was appointed a director on 8 December 2014 and resigned as a director on 13 July 2015 and was a key promoter for some of the listed entities that now a large proportion of Horse Hill entity.
UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) has today announced that it has bought another 6% of Horse Hill Developments, 3.9% of the Horse Hill Field for £1 million. The deal makes no sense at all and stinks at every level. Here is why.
Gracie May Turner sent out her first tweet today Her best pal who she chats to Miriam Sharples also sent her first tweet today. Both have tweeted just five times. Both tweet on David Lenigas themes only and love shares in his companies. And both commit market abuse. I put it to you that both are bogus accounts. In response to the damning Horse Hill bombshell earlier, Gracie May tweets:
Jabba The Hutt has taken to twitter last night complaining that I have not published his latest abusive email sent to me at 7.07 PM after yesterday's expose. Apparently I have to drop everything to respond and publicise this journalist bullying and smearing fat Aussie share ramper. Needless to say, the email from David Lenigas is pathetic but just to bring a smile to his face as he gazes down to the marina in the Monaco tax haven, where lives, to look at his 36 foot yacht....
There are two statements from UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) today. One is a hard financial transaction which demonstrates clearly that UK Oil & Gas shares are horrendously overvalued and the other is the most ludicrous attaempt at share ramping in the history of AIM. Defenders of Steve Sanderson, UKOG's CEO, say that he is trying to distance himself from the Aussie share ramper David Lenigas. Frankly even Dave would have struggled to sign off on today's ramping. It is cringe-making and it is noticeable that although it relates to a Horse Hill study, no other Horse Shite company has dared publish these ridiculous claims.
We were meant to record a video. In fact we did record but something went wrong and the Conservative Club with its cheap beer beckoned. And thus the video short letter appears as a contemporaneous note.
Okay the photo is from tree huggers but WTF is going on at Horse Hill. Men in whote protective suits arriving on the site and wandering around. Doing what exactly? Perhaps you'd like to suggest what the men in white coats are looking for at the Gatwick Gusher? Over to you. David Lenigas, Chris Oil, PR genius Steffi ( who works for both), anyone involved in Sefton, menacing PR hardman David Bick, Andrew Bell, shareholders in US Oil & Gas are all fair game. Do your worst in the comments section below. Deadline midnight Sunday
With Petroceltic (PCI) put to bed I am looking for borrow in UK Oil and Gas (UKOG) which seems crazily valued at £51 million and represents cracking value to short at 2.43p Any suggestions are welcome. I am not short but would like to be.
I am not a classic tree hugging envoronmentalist but on the other hand if rules are in place, those capitalists who opt to flout them will - in the long run - not benefit either themselves or the cause of the private sector. And that brings me to David Lenigas, Steve Sanderson and the Horse Hill rampfest and the latest breaches of Environmental rules.
Just how much cash does UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) have left? At September 30 2015 net of trade payables it was c£4 million. PLC costs are £100,000 cash per month. And the cost of all the work at Horse Hill not to mention the Isle of Wight must have been closer to £2 million than £1 million. I reckon the number is now c£1.5 million which means a placing is needed fast. Fellow Horse Shite play Solo (SOLO) neess a placing within two weeks to pay its commitments in Bongo Bongo land hence today's ramptastic (misleading) RNS.
The companies drilling Horse Hill, the so called Gatwick Gusher, have claimed that the oil that has flowed has flowed with minimal stimulation. But perhaps Steve Sanderson of UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) - a proven liar - might clarify what minimal means given evidence emerging from local residents.
I ask you to examine two RNS statements issued by Lenigas ramp (how's the placing going) UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) concerning Horse Hill flow rates from 29 February. Then let's do some Leni-maths.
I have noted before that the little watched internet TV channel tipTV charges companies to appear then serves up a soft ramptastic interview and fails to declare that it is being paid to pull its punches and assist the rampathon. This is wholly unacceptable but tip TV persists. I guess it needs the cash.
Given the form of David Lenigas and others in lying about Horse Hill perhaps he might come clean on exactly how much stimulation was needed at the site in light of evidence from the protesters who are plaguing his operations.
Yesterday I pointed out how David Lenigas and others were ramping Horse Hill like mad to get rescue placings away for companies such as Solo which are at death's door. The ramp continues today with new flow data. But in a private email to clients a leading broker explains just why the Leni-maths does not stack up at all.
At least two of the companies involved in Horse Hill will go bust within weeks if they do not issue shares for a bailout placing and thus the ramping of today's (probably good but not great) news from Surrey was shameless with ther fat Aussie Share Pusher David "I won't say who made money from Danadav" Lenigas at the fore.
UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) is on the ramp again but when Stephen "I did not say there were 100 billion barrels except when I did say that" Sanderson ramps these days, folks remember Horse Hill and only the true lunatics still believe.
On 3 Feb 2014 the then AIM-listed Lenigas ramp UK Oil and Gas (UKOG) announced that it had purchased a 6% stake in Angus Energy Limited (now called Angus Energy Holdings UK Limited) – see HERE. The price disclosed for this transaction was £368,000, to be settled in UKOG shares to be issued at 0.8p (implying the issue of 46 million shares).
Yesterday I asked what had happened to a deal under which AIM-listed UK Oil and Gas (UKOG) was to buy some eploration assets from Angus Energy, as announced by UKOG on 15 Jan 2014. Having hunted for the answer myself (and failed), two readers spotted what I had not and so with hat-tips to Vines and Pousis we now know that UKOG announced the termination of the deal on 16 May 2014. But this now brings up even more serious questions over this.
On 15 Jan 2014, AIM-listed UK Oil and Gas (UKOG) announced that it had agreed to buy some assets from Angus Energy. This was further reported as a post-balance sheet event in the FY13 Accounts (see note 12). But there was never any confirmation that the deal had completed. What happened?
Holders of AIM-listed UK Oil and Gas (UKOG) have had a fair old ride since the company emerged from the wreckage of its former existence as Sarantel Group plc. The restructuring at the end of 2013 saw the immediate injection of £150,000 of new money brought in to the company in return for 82% of the equity. So who paid what? Step forward David Lenigas and Donald Strang.
And now we turn to Danadav Investments, yet another short lived and mysterious company which actively traded shares with two David Lenigas concerns and then just expired. Who owned Danadav? Perhaps Jabba might explain what on earth went on here.
While Big Dave Lenigas was still running the show at AIM-listed UK Oil and Gas (UKOG) two RNSs were released on 10 June 2015 which announced a placing of 266,666,667 new shares at a price of 2.25p per share. AIM confirmed the admission of those shares to trading on the morning of 17 June 2015. So where is the Companies house filing for this?
If you want me to analyse a stock for you just drop me a line at [email protected] - Today I look at shares in Hardide (HDD), Ncondezi Energy (NCCL) and UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) setting share price targets for all three stocks.
Featuring shares in 88 Energy (88E), Churchill Mining (CHL), Coms (COMS), Mobile Streams (MOS), W Resources (WRES) and UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) with share price targets set for all six stocks.
And so today all the Horse shite stocks have served up news that appeared to have leaked onto every Bulletin Board and twitter ramping session days ago. Flow testing at the "Gatwick gusher" will start early next year. Since every BB Moron already knew this and since half the Horse Hill runners and riders have to do a placing to survive fairly soon, shares in this stable of dogs have not soared as promoters such as David "Jabba The Hutt" Lenigas wuld have hoped.
And so what is the news? The companies involved have been:
Featuring shares in Alba Mineral Resources (ALBA), Aurasian Mining (AUM), Beowulf Mining (BEM), MX Oil (MXO), Union Jack Oil (UJO) and UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) with share price targets for all six stocks.
Featuring shares in Alba Mineral Resources (ALBA), China New Energy (CNEL), Cap-XX (CPX), Kennedy Ventures (KENV), LGO Energy (LGO) and UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) with share price targets for all these minnows.
Featuring shares in Asiamet Resources (ARS), Audioboom (BOOM), Orosur Mining (OMI), Optibiotix (OPTI), UK Oil & Gas (UKOG), together with some share price targets.
A short podcast on UK Oil & Gas (UKOG). Are the shares a buy or a sell at 0.95p. At a fundamental, technical and trading level they are a sell as I explain.
John Meyer of SP Angel today admits that he has been analysising resource companies wrongly for years. Having looked at UK Oil & Gas's (UKOG) Horse Hill data, John has stumbled across the new science of Leni-Maths. John writes:
Steve “I never said there were 100 billion barrels, although I was caught on camera saying just that” Sanderson of UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) pitched up last week for a paid for interview with the UK’s softest host, Sith Lord Zak Mir at tipTV (audience 3, on a good day). But give the Sith Lord his dues, for a moment he turned into Jeremy Paxman and made Sanderson look like the shifty little twit he is.
Almost a year since the first drilling “discovery” at Horse Hill and the companies involved, led by David Lenigas ramp UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) still decline to drill again, instead pumping out more and more meaningless reports on the prospect. Today there is another but almost no-one believes the Lenigas blather any more.
There is one thing that the “businesses” David Lenigas sets up rely on; his instinctive ability to promote overvalued paper. Despite this the Lenigas alchemy only works for so so long. As soon as Britain’s best paper salesman moves on from one of his “businesses” (once it’s reached a certain stage of “maturity”, of course) the company’s share price typically follows him quickly out of the door. This pattern has been repeated time and time again. Tom recently pointed out the miserable long-term performance of LGO Energy (LGO), but today it is UK Oil & Gas’ (UKOG) near terminal-looking decline that caught my eye. Worry not though UKOG’ers you have Stephen “I never said 100 billion barrels, although I was captured on camera saying just that” Sanderson at the helm.
Last night, the BBC’s Inside Out London documentary revealed that UK Oil & Gas’ (UKOG) Stephen Sanderson was the original source that claimed there are “between 50 and 100billion barrels of oil in place in the ground” in the Weald. This wildly optimistic figure was at the heart of April’s Horse Hill propaganda campaign, which caused the shares prices of all the listed companies involved to rocket. UK Oil & Gas half-heartedly tried to distance itself from these wilds estimates, but it is now unequivocally clear that it was behind them. Stephen Sanderson surely now has to go. Let’s see what the company’s Nomad (scandal plagued WH Ireland) has to say about this.
After last night’s documentary on the BBC David Lenigas responded by sending me emails at 3.43 AM and 3.47 AM and by tweeting personal abuse. He did not answer questions about how he & Steve Sanderson ramped shares in UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) with unjustifiable claims about Horse Hill. Big Dave you want war? Ok tell me about Mick Shemasian.
Last night, the BBC published a previously unseen, yet explosive interview with UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) Executive Chairman Stephen Sanderson. It looks like Mr Sanderson has been less than forthcoming in his explanation of who was behind this spring’s outrageous Gatwick Gusher ramp. Having categorically denied that UK Oil & Gas had anything to do with the “100billion barrels of oil beneath the Weald” claims, video evidence now strongly suggests that Sanderson himself was the direct source. You can watch the damning clip here.
Okay the show is out and it demonstrates quite clearly who was ramping UK Oil & Gas with ludicrous claims: Steve Sanderson and David Lenigas. You can watch the show on IPlayer on the link below.
I somehow suspect that Big Dave Lenigas will not be unblocking me on twitter after tonight. Nor will little Steve Sanderson be inviting me to the UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) Christmas party. For tonight the Horse Shite rampers are in the spotlight on BBC1.
Featuring shares in 88Energy, Oxus Gold, Rare Earth Minerals Serica Energy, Tethys Petroleum and UK Oil & Gas with share price targets for all these minnows.
The Horse Hill farce continues apace with the latest RNS from UK Oil & Gas (UKOG). If I needed cheering up this nonsense did the trick.
Featuring shares of Hague & London Oil (HNL), Arcontech (ARC), African Potash (AFPO), Coms (COMS), SolGold (SOLG), UK Oil & Gas (UKOG), together with some share price targets.
This morning, UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) issued a far more realistic vision of what this company can realistically hope to achieve. Forget the Horse Hill pipedream of billions of (unextractable) barrels for a moment and pay close attention to the numbers in today’s announcement. No one has ever doubted that UK Oil & Gas could be a viable business. However, the reality is that it is most unlikely ever to live up to the blue (pie in the) sky fantasy many appear to have bought into.
Featuring shares in Amur Minerals (AMC), Ceps (CEPS), Graphene Nanochem (GRPH), Powerflute (POWR), UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) with share price targets set for all five stocks.
Featuring shares of African Potash (AFPO), Audioboom (BOOM), Sefton Resources (SER), Trinity Exploration (TRIN), UK Oil & Gas (UKOG), XTR Resources (XTR), together with some share price targets.
I suppose a downgrade of fantasy oil estimates is about as worthwhile as an upgrade of fantasy oil estimates, but nevertheless this morning’s announcement from UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) represents a significant reduction in the embarrassing hype surrounding Horse Hill. Schlumberger’s last “independent report” about this absurd project estimated that total oil in place, across the three so-called target areas, was 255million barrels of oil per square mile (bopsm). This morning, Schlumberger slashed this figure to 199.9million bopsm. And yet there are still some out there hailing this as brilliant news…
Featuring shares in BMR Mining (BMR), Cap-XX (CPX), Edenville Energy (EDL), Golden Saint Resources (GSR), Independent Resources (IRG), UK Oil & Gas (UKOG), with some share price targets
Featuring the shares Boxhill Technologies (BOX), CEB Resources (CEB), Manx Financial (MFX), Reach4Entertainment (R4E), Stratmin Global (STGR), UK Oil & Gas (UKOG), with associated share price targets.
Featuring Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO), Premier African Minerals (PREM), Quindell (QPP), Sound Oil (SOU), UK Oil & Gas (UKOG)
If you want me to analyse a stock for you just drop me a line at [email protected] - Today I look at Daniel Stewart (DAN), FTSE 100 (UKX), UK Oil & Gas (UKOG).
News just crossed the wires that stock-promoter extraordinaire David Lenigas is going to stand down as Executive Chairman of UK Oil & Gas (UKOG). The company’s shares fell sharply in an immediate reaction to this, only to recover quickly. Last seen, UK Oil & Gas was trading at 2.18p and the question on all shareholders’ minds must be who is going ramp the stock now?
Featuring Empyrean Energy (EME), Formation (FRM), Premier African Minerals (PREM), Stellar Resources (STG), UK Oil & Gas (UKOG), Xtract Resources (XTR)
Cap-XX (CPX), Conroy Gold (CNR), Arria NLG (NLG), Sirius Minerals (SXX) and UK Oil & Gas (UKOG)
Featuring Central Rand Gold (CRND), Northcote Energy (NCT), Rose Petroleum (ROSE), UK Oil & Gas (UKOG)
Another day, another stupidity test from UK Oil & Gas (UKOG). Unfortunately for David Lenigas and the Horse Hill stock promoters it looks like the message is finally settling in on the British investing public, as it suffers an acute attack of souped-up report fatigue. UK Oil & Gas’ share price surged to 2.75p at the open, only to retreat instantly. As of writing UK Oil & Gas is trading at 2.3, down slightly on the day. This clearly isn’t part of the plan and we will no doubt hear more about the wonders of Horse Hill from Schlumberger any day now…
After the Schlumberger shares pump of last week in a brazen and shameless manner AIM Casino listed UK Oil & Gas is now passing the hat around in a quite brazen and shameless fashion.
This morning, we’ve read one of the funniest disclaimers we’ve ever come across. We are, of course, talking about the latest ramptastic missive from the Horse Hill stock promoters. The Schlumberger report, paid for exclusively by UK Oil & Gas (UKOG), has been presented as even more bullish than the absurd Nutech report of a couple of months ago. What is most amusing about this, apart from the crazy reaction of a herd of private investors, are the health warnings that come attached to it. Even UK Oil & Gas was forced to admit in its RNS “No person or company other than UKOG may directly or indirectly rely upon the contents of its report”. Whatever else happens at Horse Hill, no one can say they weren’t warned.
All the Horse Hill shares were suspended yesterday morning pending an announcement in relation to Horse Hill. It caused lots of speculation and some think there is a big reserve update coming, I don't agree (I was completely wrong - see update below) but it set me wondering what could be going on. It can't be a placing, as so many companies are suspended, and a co-ordinated placing would be tricky; maybe the plan is to list Horse Hill developments, it could be that. Or maybe their partner has done something that they need to tell the markets about.
The news out this morning by UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) is breathtaking. There is no other word to describe Horse Hill. This is Schlumberger we are talking about.
Featuring AFC Energy, Kenmare Resources (KMR), LGO Energy (LGO), Proxama (PROX), Stellar Resources (STG), UK Oil & Gas (UKOG)
I am afraid that the entries for the three men in a bath caption contest were almost universally obscene. Whatever I have written about Big Dave Lenigas I have never suggested that he is anything other than a red blooded heterosexual. As for the other two… well the Sith Lord did go to a posh boarding school but that was all a long time ago.
Until the General Election is finally over, we are allowing both idiot comments by MPs or political figures as well as by Bulletin Board Morons to be entered in this contest. And as such we have a tie for the most moronic posting of the week.
In my spare time, i.e. when I am not writing articles, I like to think of myself as a passable petroleum engineer. So I thought I would mock up the memo I would have written to Messrs Lenigas of UK Oil & Gas (#UKOG), Sanderson & Ritson if they had had the gumption to ask for my advice. I can't blame Messrs Lenigas and Sanderson for not calling me as they don't know me from Adam, but Neil, well all I can say is I'm hurt, deeply hurt.
I ask you to compare and contrast two statements and then go email David Lenigas and ask why he is afraid of putting out an RNS for UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) which is er…true.
This morning The Telegraph delivered another broadside to Horse Hill. It claimed that Horse Hill Developments Ltd has not applied to the regulator, the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA), “for permission to begin flow testing the Horse Hill-1 well in the Weald Basin.” This flies directly in the face of claims made in RNS announcements by the six listed companies participating in Horse Hill, not to mention David Lenigas on Twitter. We’ve spent much of the day seeking official confirmation of the accuracy of The Telegraph’s story. In the last hour we’ve received it.
Another day, another smokescreen from UK Oil & Gas (UKOG). As with all of this month’s announcements from the company, what it hasn’t said is more important than what it has. Quite how long UK Oil & Gas’ Nomad, WH Ireland, will allow the excessive over-promotion of Horse Hill to go unfettered is anyone’s guess, but in the meantime here’s what the spinners hope you are too stupid to figure out for yourself.
This was a last minute special for UK Investor but it contained some pretty explosive stuff. On the panel were Andrew Bell, Derek Musgrove, Andrew Monk of VSA and Ben Turney. All four men have a special unique angle and insight on this project and it is explosive stuff at times. Watchthe video and enjoy.
If you go onto most of the popular share chat forums they will be full of people constantly moaning about the share price. The majority of PIs obviously believe that the shares they hold should be worth a lot more – otherwise you wouldn’t buy them in the first place – but most lack the patience needed to just hold and wait for the fundamentals to be reflected in the market cap of the company, assuming of course that you’ve picked a good company in the first place.
Following the fiasco of today’s admission of how Horse Hill stocks were ramped last week shares in most of the Horse Hill AIM casino listed runners and riders are still well ahead so who do you think will be next to place?
This morning’s “Clarification of Press Comment” from UK Oil & Gas (UKOG), and the other companies participating in Horse Hill, heaps shame on all involved in last Thursday’s monumental ramp. At ShareProphets, we were the first to criticise the BBC, ITV, Sky News and all the other broadcasters, who leapt so obediently onto this propaganda bandwagon, for their deeply misleading coverage. Hundreds, if not thousands, of private investors bought stocks in the Horse Hill nags, thanks to the appalling laziness of too many journalists. Within 24 hours, most of these ordinary people were facing losses of upwards of 35% on their “investments”. This disgraceful episode illustrates once again why AIM is in such desperate need of comprehensive reform.
I’ve refrained from commenting on last week’s Horse Hill news until some of the fuss surrounding it had died down a bit. This onshore oil field, located near Gatwick, was drilled back in 2014 and the share prices of the companies involved plummeted on the initial results from the Upper Portland sands.
It seems that my comments in yesterday's bearcast on Gulf Keystone have sent cheerleader for the Gulf loons Paul Curtis into a bit of a frenzy. And so while he takes a bit of medication to calm down I have another go. Then, via Igas, it is on to Horse Hill where today's press coverage is shockingly bad and I have another detailed review of what on earth is going on.
Eventually a lot of people are going to lose a lot of money on UK Oil & Gas (UKOG). This morning’s announcement from the company, laughably titled “Significant upgrade of the Horse Hill discovery”, has been wrapped in one of the most skillfully crafted and epic stock promotions of recent years. I correctly predicted this “Horse Hill super-ramp” was coming, last month. Today it is just sad to watch gullible and lazy “credible” journalists from the BBC, ITN and Sky News fall over themselves to interview David Lenigas. God knows what hysteria tomorrow’s papers will carry.
At the ShareProphets seminar on Monday 2nd February in Clerkenwell at The Free Speech & Liberty Pizza House, David Lenigas & the new CEO of UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) Mr Steve Sanderson explianed why they thought Horse Hill was not a busted flush but very exciting. The video is below.
At about 3.30pm yesterday, Brokerman Dan revealed his exclusive scoop that Horse Hill was about to yield a commercial oil discovery. This triggered a mini-buying frenzy, which drove the share prices of the listed companies involved in Horse Hill much higher. As the most exposed Horse Hill play, UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) flew from 1.16p, to hit an intraday high of 1.7p, all within the last hour of trading! This morning, as a flurry of RNSs hit the market and the dust settled, it turned out that Dan’s figures were well off the mark. A commercial discovery hasn’t been announced (read the RNSs thoroughly for confirmation of this). Also, the current size of the discovery is “only” a preliminary estimate of 3.1million barrels of oil in place, not 15million to 20million barrels. In the ensuing sharp sell off, UK Oil & Gas is back down to 1.15p. Dan is likely to come in for criticism for his reporting of this event, but this is misguided. Here’s why.
The tweets of David Lenigas have been controversial in the past - see here - but now another episode comes to light which appears to beggar belief. Quite simply Mr Lenigas appears to have made tweet claims about Horse Hill which his own team says are untrue. For the avoidance of doubt I am a shareholder in a HH company (UK Oil & Gas) and I reckon oil will be found but that does not excuse what has gone on.
Earlier today we ran an article by Doc Holiday slating yesterday’s placing by UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) – you can read it HERE. I commented on the matter in my BearCast HERE. David Lenigas has now been in touch and wishes to put the record straight. The contention regards a tweet David sent on Monday evening blaming shorters for the price being weaker, only for the company to announce a placing on Wednesday night – that is covered in full in Doc’s article. Here is what Mr Lenigas has to say:
Ladies and Gentlemen let's open your minds to the mechanics of the markets and the 5.55 PM yesterday RNS slipped in whilst the market was closed and the industry had all gone home or out for a sociable pint. At no-one is watching O’Clock, UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) announced a £2 million placing at 1.2p as the company looks to grow its portfolio of assets.
Yesterday morning the six Horse Hill participants, put out an RNS which the market read wrongly and marked the shares down. We sense some people were expecting an announcement that oil had been found. We also sense that they won’t be waiting long.
Bears of the Horse Hill Oil stocks keep insisting that the well has a 20% COS. Where, a reader asks, does this number come from? Er… the bears. We put this to Mr David Lenigas this morning who appears to disagree with this assessment. His (diplomatic) response was:
And so the formal announcement is out: The Horse Hill starting pistol has really been fired. How long do you have to wait for news? Not long!
The starting gun has been fired on drilling at Horse Hill. A. Houseman provided a bookies guide to the runners and riders earlier HERE. But what do ShareProphets Readers expect to happen. Opinion is sharply divided according to our poll.
Now that the listed companies participating in the much anticipated Horse Hill exploration campaign have announced that drilling has started, we'd like to know what you think is going to happen. Choose one of the selections below and cast your vote. The runners and riders are: Regency Mines, Alba Minerals, Doriemus, UK Oil & Gas, Solo Oil & Stellar Resources. Deadline Midnight Today (Wednesday)
This seems pretty dramatic. UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) is ponying up £750,000 – which it has after the recent placing to take its stake in Horse Hill Development to 20% from 7.5%. Given that it also owns 6% of Angus Energy its see through stake in the field is now 15.4%.
Ever the showman, this morning’s RNS from David Lenigas’ UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) is a perfect pump primer for the soon to spud Horse Hill exploration well. UK Oil & Gas has just upped its direct stake in Horse Hill Development Ltd, which has a 65% participating interest in the Horse Hill Field, to 20%, for a £750,000 commitment. Apparently this purchase is “being funded from UKOG's existing cash balances”, which is probably the Australian for “expect a placement tomorrow”. But I’m not very good at foreign languages, so what do I know?
UK Oil & Gas Investments (UKOG) has announced that it has raised a gross £2 million via a placing at 1p per share “to make further investments in accordance with the company's investing policy and provide further working capital”.
Whatever else is said about David Lenigas he certainly appears to have a firm grip of the current mood of the market. This morning UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) announced a £2million placement at 1p. Some will complain about this, but this looks like another smart bit of business. Whether this leads to a material uplift in the stock price is another matter...
The deal of the day for today was undoubtedly the purchase by UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) of the UK assets of cash desparate Northern Petroleum (NOP). The man behind that deal was David Lenigas.
On Monday, UK Oil & Gas Investments (UKOG) announced its results for the six months ended 31st March 2014 showing a £0.29 million loss on nil turnover and period end cash (net) of £0.16 million. However, £0.70 million has subsequently been raised to enable the company to further its strategy of investment in the UK conventional oil and gas space and it is noted that the Horse Hill-1 well remains “scheduled to spud in July”.
We tipped UK Oil & Gas (LSE:UKOG) on Hotstockrockets at a 0.9p offer on 16 June 2014. Two weeks later the stock is trading at 1.1p-1.2p. But the big gains are yet to come and will come soon. We expect to sell at 1.8p within five weeks.
It's a big week this one for UK Oil & Gas (UKOG). All eyes are now turning to Lidsey and the mouth-watering Horse Hill drill. News is on the way re' both plays. The bar was dropped over the weekend. If you want to know what that means think firing pin! The perf' has been shot. Yes I hold stock here. You'd be mad not too!
This is a short term trading play as the newsflow here will start within ten days and will continue at a rate of knots until early August. The shares are a buy at a 0.8p offer with an early August target of up to 2p.
Direct from the Queen Elizabeth Conference Centre a video featuring a UK Investor Show 2014 presentation by David Lenigas of UK Oil & Gas (UKOG)
Broker XCap has initiated its coverage of the new David Lenigas play UK Oil & Gas (UKOG).
As you might expect the Closet Chartist is very often on the receiving end of some rather strange requests, and not all in the area of technical analysis.