The 98% of you yet to donate to rogue bloggers for Woodlarks will not have seen the offer made by Optibiotix (OPTI) boss Steve O’Hara. You can both see his offer and make a donation as you think of the misery that looms for Andrew Bell on 29 May HERE. In the rest of the podcast I discuss being snitched on by some cottage burning freak, Ridgecrest (RDGC), Bluebird Merchant Ventures (BMV) and Alba Minerals (ALBA).
I asked you in yesterday's bearcast, which operation was blessed with a site visit from myself, the Mrs & Joshua, hint its shares are worth 0p.
Alba Mineral Resources (ALBA) has reported a Horse Hill test oil production update and that “Portland test production is now planned to continue until the second half of June when final site preparations for simultaneous HH-2/2z Portland drilling and HH-1 Kimmeridge production operations will commence”…
Alba Mineral Resources (ALBA) “is very pleased to announce that a Maiden Mineral Resource Estimate has been completed in respect of the Company's 100% owned Thule Black Sands Project in north-west Greenland”…
Alba Mineral Resources (ALBA) has updated on Brockham oil field operations (Production Licence 235, Alba: 5%) and on the Horse Hill-1 Kimmeridge Limestone and Portland Sandstone oil discovery, in which it has an 11.765% interest…
Alba Mineral Resources (ALBA) has updated that Production Licence 235 (Alba: 5%) operator Angus Energy (ANGS) has published an indicative timetable for drilling operations…
Alba Mineral Resources (ALBA) “is pleased to announce” assay results from the maiden 2018 drilling campaign across its Thule black sands project in Greenland and has followed with a “Brockham Update”…
Alba Mineral Resources (ALBA) has updated that “we are pleased to see continued stable production reported from the Portland Sandstone and look forward to further updates from the operator as the programme continues” (Alba: 11.765%)…
Alba Mineral Resources (ALBA) has updated following the operator of the Brockham oil field, Angus Energy (ANGS) updating on its operations – including stating on Brockham “the company welcomes this news as it will greatly speed up the process of re-starting production”…
Alba Mineral Resources (ALBA) has updated including “we are pleased to see the resumption of test production from the Portland Sandstone and look forward to further reports from the operator as the test programme continues”…
Alba Mineral Resources (ALBA) “is pleased to report on progress… and to outline the company's work plans for the coming months”…
Alba Mineral Resources (ALBA) has updated that, “based on the continued Kimmeridge extended well test success and last October's announcement of Portland commercial viability, the company has been informed that the operator's plans are to continue HH-1 extended well test production until the expiry of the current permits in spring 2019 and then, subject to receipt of all necessary approvals, to move directly into the drilling and long-term testing of two new wells, HH-2 and HH-1z”…
Alba Mineral Resources (ALBA) has updated following an announcement from the operator (Angus Energy) of the Brockham oil field, the production licence of which Alba has a 5% interest in…
Alba Mineral Resources (ALBA) has followed a “Clogau Field Work Results” announcement with a “Horse Hill Update”…
Alba Mineral Resources (ALBA) has updated on exploration and progress towards a “principal objective” of “the reopening of the Clogau-St David's mine”…
There is one aspect of the latest commentary from Align Research regarding Alba (ALBA) and BlueJay (JAY) with which I disagree strongly. Align argues that Alba must be cheap becuase it has similar assets to Bluejay and the Horse Hill stocks yet trades on a fraction of the ratings of Bluejay and the HH stocks. Surely it could just be that "the field" are grossly overvalued? Of Course I have very real issues with Bluejay and its shamed Nomad and broker SP Angel of MySquar infamy. But over to Align which opines:
My pal Mike Nott was detailed elsewhere so stepping up to the plate for Alba Minerals (ALBA) was George Frangeskides as you can see in the video below.
It looks as if the double share tip video will be out on Tuesday - www speeds in Greece are just too slow to upload it. In today's bearcast I start with the leaking of failed bids, ref Elegant Hotels(EHG). Who benefits and why do it? Then I look at the fund managers accused of colluding to drive down IPO prices. I really do have some sympathy with them and explain why. Then it is onto UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) and Alba (ALBA). Finally I take apart today's ludicrous claims about growing poverty in Britain. They are pure bollocks.
And in today's most useless shuffling of worthless assets as an excuse for a disguised placing we revisit Gold Mines of Wales, the owner of the Dolgellau gold prospect in the heart of sheep shagging country.
On the agenda today as I prepare for my weekly coffee morning with my baby son Joshua and the fit young mums is: Andalas (ADL) a joke broker note, MySquar (MYSQ) another RNS which is all smoke and mirrors and a desperate attempt to prop up the shares but SP Angel refuses to force the company to come clean on the lies in the last RNS and the fraud. Pathetic. I look at Interserve (IRV) and its latest dire news. We did warn you. I "out" the company that was truing to raise $15 million via Cornhill yesterday. I look at former ZAI clients whose days on AIM are numbered and finally I read across from yesterday's Horse Hill trade involving Regency (RGM) and Alba (ALBA) to show just how monstrously overvalued is, out of cash and desperate to place, UK Oil & Gas (UKOG)
ISIS seems to have struck again in the USA, in Minnesota but also in New York and across the river in New Jersey. Pathetic weasel words from Democrats will only anger folks on Main Street even more, Trump calls it right again. I cover the amazing weekend poll numbers on Trump the mainstream British media won't report today HERE and HERE. He is going to win. Elsewhere I explain how to value Watchstone (WTG) post today's shock news on the Quindell fraud from S&G (HERE). I look at Mitie (MTO), WH Ireland (WHI), Servision (SEV) and a statement from Alba (ALBA) which is pure 100% cock.
The pizza hardman took a test to see if he can stay in the UK and avoid deportation to the socialist hell hole that is Canada. I give you one of the questions whuch had me stumped since in part it depends on whether you live in the hard working South or the Northern welfare safaris. Then I answer a question on forward selling and another listener question on whether Sirius Minerals (SXX) is cheap. Then it is onto Harvest Minerals, (HMI), Iofina (IOF), Alba (ALBA) and the Jim Mellon joke that is SalvaRx (SALV) which I have covered in full HERE. Finally I am working on exposing an AIM listed company which has been engaging in industrial scale bribery. I hope to run the story tomorrow. Can you guess the company? Suggestions in the comments section below. Ho Ho Ho.
I have a stack of dessert gooseberries. I know they should be in a fruit salad but I can't buy into that so want to put them into a crumble but with what? I seek answers from any gourmands or gourmets who are listening. Then I look at Alba (ALBA) in detail, its placing ahoy! I move through Northbridge Industrial (NBI), Gable (GAH) and the mystery of the dog that barked in the night, Gulf Keystone (GKP), Keller (KLR) and FastForward Innovations (FFWD).
I comment on my smoking - after 12 days I am still clean and on the weekend's sport. Then onto ISDX and the silly claims by whichever pompous git runs it that it is the new AIM. I explain why it is not, what ISDX shares we own or wish we own (Mechan, Chapel Down & Coinsilium) and why we wont buy any more at all. I discuss the Alba pump and dump as the Horse Hill Gatwick flusher ( of mug punter cash down the pan) saga continuies. Finally my low point of the week: Independent Resources ( IRG) - it makes me feel sick...
A challenge to Eden Research (EDEN) about its FRAUD - will it please send me a lawyers letter as I really want to see the bitchez in Court. Its PR man Queenie McManus smearing me is just so tedious. Man up Queenie and do the decent thing. I also suggest that Nomad Shore Cap thinks twice before assisting Eden with a bailout placing. In this podcast I also look at DDD Group (DDD), Ascent Resoures (AST), Auhua (ACE), ECR Minerals (ECR), Evocutis (EVO), Alba (ALBA) & Stellar Resources (STG)
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.
For those not familiar with the City of Inspector Morse. Oxford is known as the City of lost causes. Wadham College is within the university a bastion of the left and has always been active in promoting lefty causes and a Wadhamite, which conveniently ryhmes with sodomite, is someone who attends this loathsome institution and thus knows all about lost causes. That brings me to Alba Minerals (ALBA) - a reader posting as Wadhamite posts on this website:
Featuring shares in Alba Mineral Resources (ALBA), Coral Products (CRU), Finnaust Mining (FAM), Mariana Resources (MARL), Pantheon Resources (PANR) and Tek Capital (TEK) with share price targets set for all six stocks.
Featuring shares in Alba Mineral Resources (ALBA), Fastnet Equity (FAST), Kibo Mining (KIBO), Mariana Resources (MARL) and Strategic Minerals (SML) with share price targets for all five stocks.
Featuring shares in Alba Mineral Resources (ALBA), Clear Leisure (CLP), Kodal Minerals (KOD), Ortac Resources (OTC), Roxi Petroleum (RXP) and Watchstone Group (WTG) with share price targets set for all six stocks.
On today's regular bearcast naturally I do comment on a few Jabba The Hutt stocks - notably Afriag (TOAST) as they are tanking but the main David Lenigas leaves the AIM Casino bearcast is HERE. Elsewhere I look at 88 Energy (88E), New World Resources (NWR), Rightster (RSTR), CH Bailey (BLEY), Iofina (IOF), ECR Minerals (ECR), Gable (GAH), Concha (CHA), Conroy Gold (CGNR), Petropavlovsk (POG) and Alba Minerals (ALBA)
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:
The annual ritual is complete. The Mrs and I have photographed my morbidly obese three legged cat Oakley in his Christmas hat and even Tara played her part posing in the hat and in a stocking. And thus our rather un-Christian cards are now in production. Awway from that I have a long look at Slater & Gordon (SGH) where the management has just allowed the bears a chance to sell even more shares. Jabba The Hutt stocks Solo (SOLO) and LGO Energy (LGO) get a mention as does Aureus Mining (AUE) with its hugely discounted placing. Alba (ALBA) is clearly lining up its next confetti issue and I comment on that as well as Blur (BLUR), Outsourcery (OUT), Wandisco (WAND), Plant Health Care (PHC), Gulf Keystone (GKP) and NAHL (NAH), Finally I commend the CEO of ValiRx (VAL) who attended Gold & Bears on Saturday and was incredibly poilite. Memo to TW. I will be less beastly to her in 2016.
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.
In today's podcast I start with my thoughts on the NHS. Guardian readers may wish to fast forward past that.Then it is onto assisting a twitter dickead (not David Lenigas) on Reach4Entertainment (R4E) and Nigel Wray. Then it is onto CDialogues (CDOG), blinkx (BLNX) and Havelock Europa (HVE). Finally a few more words on Gulf Keystone (GKP), Alba (ALBA) and Horse Hill.
I am beginning to think that I am surrounded by lunatics. I fear a dawn raid on the ShareProphets editorial team by the men in white coats at any stage. Old Malcolm Stacey believes in the money tree, Zak Mir believes in charting, Ben Turney believes in Gulf Keystone (GKP) but worst of the lot, Gary Newman, has today tipped shares in Alba Minerals (ALBA) at 0.23p to buy. Saints preserve me.
I have been, and continue to be, negative on the ‘Gatwick gusher’, otherwise known as the Horse Hill licence area. I just find it very hard to take any of the figures seriously when the companies involved talk about circa 11 billion barrels of oil in place (as per the most recent Schlumberger report), especially when viewed in the context of what they are ever likely to extract, or the sort of flows that you’d expect from shallow, tight limestones and shales.
Featuring shares in Alba Mineral Resources (ALBA), Boxhill Technologies (BOX), LGO Energy (LGO), Mosman Oil & Gas (MSMN) and Vast Resources (VAST) with share price targets for all five stocks.
Already there has been bad news today for Globo (GBO) but we are waiting for the hammer blow flagged up yesterday HERE. I discuss this. Talking of waiting...I move onto Daniel Stewart (DAN). Then a few words about Northbridge (NBI) and Cloudbuy (CBUY) before a bit of a swipe at Uk Oil & Gas (UKOG) and Alba Minerals (ALBA). There is a mention of Ortac (OTC) and also of Mariana Resources (MARL) and its overpaid POS CEO Glenn Parsons.
Featuring shares in Alba Mineral Resources (ALBA), Armadale Capital (ACP), Noricum Gold (NMG), Oxus Gold (NMG), Physiomics (PYC), SolGold (SOLG), together with some share price targets.
Today's podcast finds me in a panic as Oakley and I need to do frantic tidying before the Mrs returns to cover our respective sins. Meanwhile Tara the cat is also misbehaving. On the agenda - the great unravels at LGO Energy (LGO) but more especially Tribal Group (TRB) - the latter getting a thorough analysis. Then it is onto JQW (JQW), Alba Minerals (ALba) and the Horse Hill/Horse Shite prospect and Michelmersh Brick (MBH) which leaves me confused, perhaps Chris Bailey of Financial Orbit is geekish enough to assist?
Sorry for the delay, blame lunch with Lucian. In this podcast I discuss questions about Lenigas Cuba (CUBA) and read out a confidential email. Then there is the incompetency of the dicksplash lawyers seeking to injunct me, the new idiocy of some UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) shareholders and then onto Sula Iron (SULA), Sefton (SER), the movng to ISDX business, Eden Research (EDEN), Environmental Recycling (ENRT), African Potash (AFPO), Alba Minerals (ALBA) - placing ahoy - and Cloudbuy (CBUY), ditto.
John Meyer of SP Angel this morning comments on Alba Minerals, (ALBA), Firestone Diamonds (FDI) and Mariana Resources (MARL) as well as offering a detailed macro view on the news that is shaping global mining and the AIM mining pond.
Shareholders in Alba Mineral Resources (ALBA) should have the odd question or two for their board, after this morning’s announcement of three purchases. For £365,000 cash, £523,371 worth of shares (based on last night’s close) and 45,909,726 warrants at 0.5p, Alba is going to up its stake in Horse Hill developments by 5%, buy an option to buy a further 5% and buy a separate option to farm into 5% of the production licence of the Brockham Oil Field. For good measure, this last option, if exercised means Alba will have to fund 10% of the Brockham well cost.
Featuring Alba Mineral Resources (ALBA), Jubilee Platinum (JLP), Paragon Entertainment (PEL), Plutus Powergen (PPG), Stratex International (STI)
I watched the trade in Alba Mineral Resources (ALBA) last Thursday and Friday in a state of bemused bewilderment. For the life of me, I just could not understand what was encouraging buyers to push this company’s stock price higher. Thursday’s announcement of Alba’s acquisition of Regency Mines’ (RGM) stake in Horse Hill gave a crystal clear warning that the company would place at 0.25p, to help pay for this transaction. Today Alba did precisely this. What on earth possessed people to buy shares at 0.4p and above is a mystery to me, but it does suggest one thing. There will be buyers for the next Horse Hill ramp.
The development of heavy oil in the UK goes back further than most people realise. All the way back to 1787, in fact. That was when miners struck a spring of natural bitumen while digging a tunnel for the Coalport Canal; indeed, with a little imagination the “Tar Tunnel” might be described as the UK’s first horizontal production well.
It seems an unusual way to keep investors informed but one of the Horse Hill runners and riders, Doriemus (DOR) has provided a drilling update by twitter. Oh no it hasn't. DoriemusPLC is not an official account - I was fooled. I apologise. The tweet reads:
And so we are now drilling at perhaps the most talked about UK onshore oil filed for years – Horse Hill. View this as a horse race. The participants are Regency Mines (RGM), Solo Oil (SOLO), Stellar Resources (STG), UK Oil &Gas (UKOG), Alaba (Alba) and Doriemus (DOR).
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?
Over the last couple of weeks the share prices of the six listed companies participating in the Horse Hill oil exploration project have pulled back. Alba Mineral Resources (ALBA) and UK Oil & Gas (UKOG) have both placed. Solo Oil (SOLO) has been treading water since it placed in mid June. Regency Mines (RGM) looks almost certain to place imminently, despite having raised money in May and the same can probably be said for Doriemus (DOR), though the latter’s financial position is certainly better. This leaves Stellar Resources (STG), which of the six is probably the best funded and might not need a Horse Hill cash injection. Time will tell if this view is correct, but with the spud only days away, now might be the time to place your bets if you fancy a gamble on the madness of crowds. Below I take a look at the runners.
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...
Today’s Horse Hill news hasn’t done much to lift the share prices of the listed participating companies. Perhaps this is to be expected, as approval from the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change was surely just a formality. Even so, the co-owners of Horse Hill Developments Ltd are experiencing something of a market lull, but I still expect this will prove to be the calm before the storm. Although there is the looming spectre of placements, it is hard to see Horse Hill fever reaching anything other than epic proportions. When I first covered this drill, last week, I was a little flippant when I picked Alba Resources (ALBA) as the stock I might take a gamble on, based solely on it having the fewest number of shares in issue. This morning, Alba provided its half yearly report and I think I might have to change my mind.
Whoever said that ShareProphets is a one trick pony?! Proving that this view of our work is entirely misguided, I thought I’d throw in another Horse Hill article onto today’s roster... “Not more bloody Horse Hill” I hear our avid readers cry, but this is likely to be the story that dominates British resource small caps over the rest of the summer. Given the wild reaction we’ve recently seen to Mosman Oil and Gas’ (MSMN) succession of oil “discoveries” in New Zealand (which, by its own admission, it doesn’t even know if they are commercial yet) the scene could be set for ecstatic market rapture if rumours ever leak from Horse Hill’s Surrey drill site. This could end up being the highest profile onshore exploration campaign ever seen in the UK and I wouldn’t be at all surprised if a temporary campsite springs up outside the gates, as desperate private speculators resort to whatever means they can to gain access to information. Although the smart ones will probably just hang out in the local pubs, when shifts end...
I’ve been watching all the excitement surrounding the drilling of the Horse Hill 1 well in the UK, but personally am not convinced! I find myself wondering why NASDAQ-listed company Magellan Petroleum relinquished a 65% share of the PEDL137 license (which contains the Horse Hill prospect) simply in return for the farminee drilling it prior to its expiry date on September 30 2014.
This updated piece clarifies that the listed companies mentioned own stakes in Horse Hill Developments Limited, which owns 65% of the Horse Hill oil exploration project.
Since the beginning of June, there has been increasing speculation concerning the upcoming Horse Hill oil exploration drill in Surrey. Share prices of the four original David Lenigas influenced companies have increased by 200-300% in this time and I expect each of them to move even higher in the next few weeks, as the excitement increases the closer we get to the commencement of drilling. On Friday, two further companies joined the Horse Hill party in the form of Alba Mineral Resources (ALBA) and Regency Mines (RGM). It is worth mentioning that Regency also has a 14.9% stake in Alba, but the question remains which of the Horse Hill horses could be the largest winner?