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Zac "The Knife" on Pantheon Resources... exactly Mr Maestro

By Tom Winnifrith | Wednesday 11 October 2017


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The Bulletin Board Morons are starting to froth once again about Pantheon Resources (PANR). I cannot see why. Its latest operational update is, at best, opaque. The City's No 1 oil analyst, Zac "The Knife" Phillips of SP Angel puts it far better than I can. Over to the maestro who opines:

Pantheon Resources (63p) – Confused Operational Update: Today’s operational update still does little to clear up the confusion surrounding exactly what stage the Company’s assets are at. While the commentary surrounding the gas plant reads like a development programme, the well results are still being reported in the manner of an appraisal programme.

While we can appreciate that the management are applying “rule of thumb” metrics in assessing an individual well’s commerciality, which we don’t necessarily disagree with, but a rule of thumb doesn’t qualify under SPE’s PRMS guidance for commerciality and reserves classification, which demands technical rigour and a concerted development plan. To our mind the markets are no different.

Consequently, management owes the Company’s owners and the wider market: (i) more guidance about their forward programme, with milestones, delineating what the well results will demonstrate; and (ii) what it means for recoverable volumes and all-important declaration of commerciality and reclassification of what at best is Contingent Resources in to Reserves.

To our mind, these were urgent things to address some time ago, but with each new confused announcement, it becomes more pressing.


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