Keyword results: oil production

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JSE

Jadestone Energy – new well onstream further boosts shares, more to come

Following half-year results from Jadestone Energy (JSE) recently, we noted the financial improvement despite challenges and that with the growth potential suggested the 77p share price too harsh an appraisal. There is now a Montara H6 well successfully brought onstream”-titled announcement and the shares are further higher.

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ENQ
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EnQuest – interims, some production disappointment but still clear value potential?...

EnQuest (ENQ) has announced its results for the first half of 2021, emphasising strong free cash flow, that it remains focused on improving production across the portfolio and that the Golden Eagle acquisition remains on track to complete around the month-end and will add production, reserves and cash flow.

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ENQ
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EnQuest – an oil recovery buy?

The oil price recovery continues and sector guru Peter Brailey has noted HERE that it is becoming very clear that demand is recovering back to pre-Covid levels along with production and storage decline trends. From around $67, he now sees $100 oil this year as very likely and perhaps inevitable rather than possible. And so to a geared way to play this…

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TLW

Do You Still Want to Follow the Fellow Who Follows Tullow?

Hello, Share Rockers. This old punter has held Tullow Oil (TLW) shares since Abraham was a teenager. But I’m inclined to sell now. Perhaps not at the moment as the virus continues to have its wicked way, but that won't last forever. The latest figures, which don't really reflect the virus effect, are not that good...

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Columbus Energy – further funding drawdown as Saffron well drilling advances…

Columbus Energy (CERP) has announced “drawdown of an additional US$1.5 million under the convertible loan agreement… announced on 11 November 2019”. We noted then the agreement is for an up to $4.5 million facility, conditionally available for drawdown in three $1.5 million tranches and with the first tranche being drawn-down immediately...

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Shell and BP Come To Mind as Drone Attacks Hit Saudi Oil and Gas Production

Hello, Share Beasts. There was a drone attack on oil refineries in Saudi Arabia at the weekend. As I write this, it’s not possible to gauge the effect on the price of Brent Crude, but it's likely to send it higher. Saudi Arabia is the world’s biggest oil producer. A tenth of the world’s oil and gas comes from the kingdom...

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CNE

Most Big Oilers may Be Undervalued; This one Perhaps More than Most

Hello, Share Scoopers. I still believe that the bigger oil companies are undervalued, given the price of Brent Crude. Yes, recently the oil price has fallen and attempts to revitalise have been thwarted by the general malaise. But that could be a buying opportunity for some oilers...

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Update – Steve Moore first share tip of the year for 2019

An update on my first tip of the year for 2019…

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TLW

A Rush of Ebony Nectar Means Tullow May Be Worth Following Again

Hello, Share Zappers. I once had a serious funny turn when I thought I’d sold my Tullow Oil (TLW) shares just before a massive upward valuation. Sighs of relief when I realised I had forgotten to hit the sell button in the last few minutes of the Friday trading.

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TLW

You Might Want to Follow the Fellow Who Follows Tullow, Again

Hello, Share Sorters. One of the big British oilers whose share price I expect to see escalate, once the penny of rising oil prices finally drops, is Tullow (TLW).

PMO
PMO

A Perky Oil Price and Refinancing Could See Premier Oil Rise Again

Hello, Share Crunchers. With the oil price soaring and possibly targeting $70 a barrel, it’s worth looking at a few of the less gigantic producers. Today I give you Premier Oil (PMO) which does both oil and gas with operations based in some interesting places.

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GKP

Gulf Keystone: was that a profits warning?

This morning’s announcement from Gulf Keystone (GKP) had the decided whiff of a profits’ warning about it. It is extremely frustrating when companies dress bad news up. I appreciate the importance shoring up sentiment has, but if a company has to warn shareholders that it is going to miss its financial targets it surely must be an inviolable principle of transparent markets that it explicitly says so. Today’s example from Gulf could prove to be a perfect case in point and doesn’t bode well for new CEO Jón Ferrier’s attitude towards investor relations.

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GKP

Gulf Keystone; fighting for survival or negotiating well?

If there is one topic guaranteed to start a row at ShareProphets HQ it is Gulf Keystone Petroleum (GKP). We all know who is on which side and so far I’ve been fighting a losing battle. The collapse in the oil price has hurt this company, but possibly not as much as the specific challenges it faces in getting paid for the oil it produces (oh, and let’s not forget the rampaging nutters currently marauding through the region). On Friday, Gulf disappointed the market with news it had suspended oil exports, pending resolution of a “stable payment cycle”. The share price dropped sharply to settle just above the 52-week low, but are things as bad as the market implies?

GED
GED

Global Energy Development; tough times to come for AIM’s oilies

I am really surprised at the number of commentators and ordinary shareholders, who view the current valuation of oil stocks as a God-given buying opportunity. As I’ve written before, all the evidence suggests we are in the early phases of an aggressive global price war. Saudi Arabia (and for that read OPEC) appears determined to crush the US “fracking boom”, through a sustained campaign of price suppression. Times are almost certainly going to get a lot tougher before they improve. Any talk of farm-outs or a flurry of deal making seems greatly misplaced. This morning, Global Energy Development (GED) released an announcement, far more in keeping with the times.

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GPX

Gulfsands Petroleum; is a boardroom coup the answer?

On Tuesday, Waterford Finance & Investment, a 26.51% shareholder in Gulfsands Petroleum (GPX), issued this announcement calling for a general meeting to remove CEO Mahdi Sajjad and commercial director Kenneth Judge from the board. Shareholders now face a stark choice. They can either support a pair of directors, who have apparently failed sufficiently to redefine the company’s strategy, or put their faith in the motives and intentions of Guernsey based Waterford. It’s a very tough call.

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RRL

Range Resources; the shocking tale of its lost millions

Today’s epic disaster of an annual report from Range Resources (RRL) cannot have come as a shock to anyone. Worse is still to come. By any stretch of the imagination Range is vastly overvalued. At 1.07p (last seen), Range is valued at £53.4million. The company has just announced a $102.5million loss, has never been able to cover its costs, has substantially written down the value of its “assets” and has just been forced to borrow another $15million (what happened to the “game-changing” LandOcean deal?!). To top it all off Chief Executive Rory Scott Russell made the hugely embarrassing  admission the company is “unlikely to meet [his] previously stated target of an exit rate of 1,000 barrels of oil a day by the end of 2014”. Apparently Mr Scott Russell is now confident of achieving this goal in H1 of 2015. Given the steaming mountain of manure he has had to shovel his way through since he took charge of Range in February, perhaps Mr Scott Russell has earned a little leeway in hitting his production target. This doesn’t change Range’s overvaluation problem. Nor does it solve the cash flow problems. Nor does it answer a far more relevant question. Just what has happened to all of Range’s money?

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GKP

ShareProphets Exclusive; Gulf Keystone technical team returns to Kurdistan this week!

I just finished speaking with Gulf Keystone (GKP) CEO John Gerstenlauer and he has confirmed that the skilled technicians required to complete the final hook up of Shaikan 10 are flying to Kurdistan from Canada this week. In Mr Gerstenlauer’s words “we are still on track for 40,000bopd by the end of the year”. Hitting this target, by the self-imposed deadline, will be a significant milestone for Gulf. The company has been criticised in the past for slippages. In meeting the 40,000bopd goal this could go a long way to proving to the market that this business is finally on the cusp of fulfilling its vast potential. Mr Gerstenlauer is clearly confident of this being achievable subject to the security situation remaining stable.

Nighthawk looks a good buy at this price

Nighthawk Energy (HAWK) has had more than its fair share of ups and downs over the years, but now seems to be heading in the right direction. The AIM-listed oil producer and explorer is based in the US with licences in various parts of Colorado, and the latest update showed that during July it produced over 2,000bopd – although this was down slightly on the previous two months due to maintenance work and testing.

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GKP

Giving Gulf Keystone the benefit of the doubt

So much hype and hysteria surrounds Gulf Keystone (GKP) that determining a valuation can be an unnecessarily emotional affair. I’ve been increasingly bullish on the stock, since the publication of the Competent Persons Report. However, today’s numbers have given me pause for thought. At 77.5p (last seen), Gulf is valued at £688million. For a company which produced 2.2million barrels of oil in the first half, there is no escaping from the high degree of expectation priced into this stock.

Maple Energy: one for the gamblers!!!

Shares don’t come much more volatile than Maple Energy (MPLE) over the past week or so. The company had been languishing at its lowest level since it listed in 2007, at around 9p per share and with little volume – a far cry from the peak share price of over 300p that it hit in 2009. Then along came an RNS mentioning a possible takeover offer and the market went crazy causing it to rise over 300 per cent in a day to a high in excess of 36p. Since then it has plummeted back to 12-13p and volume has tailed off significantly. Is this now worth taking a gamble on the takeover?

RRL
RRL

Range Resources; no excuses now, you must deliver

Range Resources’ (RRL) CEO Rory Scott Russell has one hell of a job ahead of him. The latest quarterly production figures won’t have come as much of a shock to anyone who has followed the company closely. I must admit I hadn’t seen the bulletin board disappointment at the release of the country’s production figures from January to May this year, by the Trinidadian Ministry of Energy and Energy Affairs. However, Range has now confirmed that Q2 this year was another very disappointing quarter production wise. In his accompanying statement, Mr Scott Russell talked of a “transformational quarter”, but like his repeated claim of “world class assets” in May’s conference call, there is only so long the market will continue to buy this hype. At 1.81p, Range is valued at £91.35million and it is very hard to see fundamental reasons to justify this.

RRL
RRL

Exercise caution with Range Resource

Range Resources (RRL) has seen a dramatic turn-around recently, but now needs to start delivering. As recently as mid-April it was sat at an all-time low of just 0.61p and there were fears for its future as it struggled to re-pay debts that were due. Then along came a financing deal with Abraham Limited which cleared pretty much all of the money owed and triggered a change in sentiment.

GKP
GKP

Gulf Keystone – a positive end to a difficult week

A difficult week for Gulf Keystone’s (GKP) shareholders finished off with what looks like a positive production update concerning the company’s prolific Shaikan license in Kurdistan. Yesterday, I spoke with the company to confirm a few facts surrounding the latest RNS. In particular I wanted to seek clarification concerning the issues I raised a month ago about the discrepancy between Gulf’s CPR production target for 2014 and the targets the company has since provided, after a few months of operations. In short there has been a reduction in expectations, but this isn’t necessarily bad news, as I explain below. The main point I took away from my conversation was that the company genuinely believes it is on course to deliver its 40,000bopd production target by the end of this year.

NCT
NCT

Northcote Energy - low risk play on rapid expansion

Northcote Energy (NCT) looks undervalued when compared to its peers with similar operations in the US. It has been rapidly expanding its onshore oil and gas operations, announcing further acquisitions even since the last set of interims up to June 2013 showed a 500% increase in its acreage.

XEL
XEL

Six reasons to buy Xcite Energy

The more I’ve looked at Xcite Energy (XEL) recently the more I’ve liked this stock. Last week, I wrote an initial positive response to the company’s AGM presentation. Since then, I’ve watched the share price bump along around the 70p mark. Ideally I am hoping for a sub-65p entry level, but I might be pushing my luck with this. Notwithstanding a market wide retreat, it looks like a base is forming, as investors digest details of the company’s new strategy to commercialise Bentley. 

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LEK

Placement Watch: Lekoil, can it continue its impressive growth?

Not all placements and not all of AIM is rotten. There are plenty of honest companies out there and honest boards of directors, genuinely committed to value creation. Lekoil (LEK) looks like a perfect case in point. This morning, the company announced a £22.4million placement and the market has responded positively. Lekoil’s shares are up 93% over the last twelve months and the question is can the company build on this success with the new funds at its disposal?

GKP
GKP

Gulf Keystone is another fallen favourite of AIM - time to buy?

I am trying as hard as I can to be open-minded about the prospects of Gulf Keystone (GKP). Yesterday, Tom penned another bearish piece on Gulf, in response to the morning’s Interim Management Statement. He raised some valid points, but where I felt his analysis fell short was he didn’t take into account what was promised in the recent Competent Persons Report.

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