ADX Energy (ADX AU)C; Target of A$0.040 per share: Agreement with major wind power provider is game changing for ADX’s green H2 business – ADX has signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Windkraft Simonsfeld (WKS) for the supply of green electricity and the development of a green H2 production and underground storage project in Austria. Definitive agreements are expected to be signed by December. WKS is a major Austria-based Euro
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All in all, a decent release, with the Industrial division showing stronger results. In Petrochemicals, the company benefits from exceptional margins. The International Petrochemical Margin indicator is up 45% qoq (€1,537/t) and up 74% yoy. In Refining, the margin was also up by $1.3/bbl (to $1.5/bbl), but remains below the group target for FY ($2/bbl). The company believes margins have reached an inflection, with capacity being rationalised. Over the long term, the group expects the European re
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ADX Energy (ADX AU) C: Target of A$0.040 per share: High impact newsflow in 2H21 - 2H21 will be very important for the company with significant upcoming newsflow. In our view, the most meaningful eventis the drilling of the Anshoff well in Austria. We were previously anticipating that the company would need a farm-in partner to fund the well. However, in the context of the current high oil price, >A$4 mm in cash at the end of June and
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Arrow Exploration (AXL CN) C; Restarting in Colombia. New team. New focus – Arrow Exploration is a C$7 mm market cap E&P focused on Colombia with 7 mmboe of 2P reserves and ~535 boe/d production. While many of the early stage companies of a decade ago such as GeoPark, Parex,, Canacol or Frontera have become larger independents, the environment for start-ups in Colombia remains fertile and Arrow is one of the few micro cap companies th
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Challenger Energy (CEG LN)C; Target of 12p per share: Drilling update in Trinidad - The Saffron well penetrated various Middle Cruse zones including hydrocarbons zones as prognosed pre-drill, and with drilling rates and impact on surrounding clays and mobile shales improved significantly from Saffron-1 owing to the use of synthetic-based muds and a solid foundation for drilling design in any future field development. Initial petrophysi
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Challenger Energy (IHC CN)C: Drilling update in Trinidad - Drilling of the top section of Saffron-2, though the Upper Cruse and upper parts of the Middle Cruse, has now been completed, with formations encountered in line with pre-drill expectations. The casing is being cemented deeper than the equivalent casing point for Saffron-1, providing a better foundation for drilling the deeper, primary targets. The next stage of the Saffron-2 well will evaluate the deeper Middle Crus
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While the higher oil prices show up in the large IOCs’ earnings, the recovery is slower for Repsol, as the refining margins declined qoq in Spain. Management seems to be letting go the idea of selling part of its customer-centric business, perhaps disappointed by the valuations offered, but an IPO of the renewables business is still on the table.
Bahamas Petroleum Company (BPC LN)C; Target price of 1.20p per share: Pressing the reset button - BPC announced important management changes with Eytan Uliel becoming CEO and Simon Potter transitioning to a NED role. The company will also change its name to Challenger Energy plc. The strategic focus has not changed with two imminent key appraisal wells due to be drilled in Trinidad and Suriname at a total initial cost of 2x the current share price. Importantly our unrisked N
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Panoro Energy (PEN NO)C: Better deal than expected in EG – Increasing our target price from NOK30 to NOK34 per share – The acquisition of Tullow’s EG asset has now closed and Panoro has paid a final consideration of US$89 mm in line with the initial price announced earlier (US$90 mm). Panoro has also sold a 903 mbbl cargo in EG associated with historical production in 2H20 and 1Q21 for US$59 mm net to Panoro (after royalty). This amount corresponds to Panoro’s net entitlement
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Earnings were above consensus, mainly thanks to lower costs in Upstream. This is a good step as Repsol continues its resilience plan for the next two years. Lower production costs saved €135m on EBIT yoy, as well as €106m on lower exploration costs. Along the same line, the company guides for a capex of around €2.6bn in 2021, which is very low compared to the average of €3.6bn for 2021-25 guided during the capital markets day.
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Bahamas Petroleum Company (BPC LN)C: Target price of 1.90p: Looking beyond the Bahamas - The Perseverance #1 well encountered oil, validating the structural model and the petroleum system, but did not encounter oil in commercial quantities. While the drilling results were disappointing for the B North prospect, the company believes that the presence of (1) oil in good reservoirs and (2) a good seal derisk the B South prospect and the C structure and could improve the profile
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Panoro Energy (PEN NO)C; Target Price: NOK23.00: BW Energy (BWE NO) provides update in Gabon – BW indicated that 4Q20 gross production from the Tortue field was ~13,500 bbl/d, as an 11 day downtime took place in October for the annual maintenance program and to comply with Gabonese production allocations to meet OPEC quotas. A drilling contract for one development well (DTM-7H) and one exploration well has been recently awarded. There is also the option for another exploration well subject to th
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The company detailed its strategy after the net zero target announced a year ago. While 2021-22 is a focus around the balance sheet, 2023-25 will deliver growth. The dividend is cut to €0.60 per share and the total distribution could go back to €0.90 by 2023.
The group sees an EBITDA of €8.2bn in 2025. The latter seems rich, with strong growth expected from customer and low-carbon business while the refining margin is expected to be $5.8/bbl.
GeoPark (GPRK US)C; Target price of US$20.00: Divesting non-core asset in Brazil - GeoPark is selling its 10% non-operated working interest in the Manati gas field in Brazil to Gas Bridge for US$27 mm. We do not see much upside to the Brazilian asset (in terms of growing reserves or through exploration opportunities) and this divestment may allow GeoPark to reallocate resources to its core operations. We would rather see management remaining focused on deploying capital on higher return assets s
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Panoro Energy (PEN NO)C; Target price of NOK23.00: Delivering production growth in Tunisia – Gross production in Tunisia has averaged 4,850 bbl/d in October, up from ~4,000 bbl/d in 1Q20 following the restart of operational activities in 3Q20. The Guebiba-10 sidetrack has encountered net pay in both the Berino and shallower Douleb reservoirs. Initially bringing the Berino onstream will add a few 100s bbl/d from mid November. There are three other work-overs due in the next few months on the fie
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Phoenix copper today provides an update on its ground geophysical survey over the Red Star prospect near its Empire copper project in Idaho. The Red Star skarn mineralisation (lead and silver ± copper, zinc) is associated with magnetite; the survey just undertaken was to better understand the distribution and orientation of magnetite to find potential mineralisation and to inform the location and direction of a further drilling programme.
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We are initiating coverage of VAST Resources (VAST), which has wholly-owned Baita Plai and Manaila polymetallic mines plus an interest in two exploration projects, all located in Romania. At this stage, Baita Plai is the main driver for our valuation as it is currently being ramped up to 14kt per month. As such, we expect Baita Plai’s Cu eq output to reach c 2.4ktpa in FY23F followed by 3.3ktpa in FY24F. This, coupled with Manaila’s potential re-start of an additional 3ktpa of Cu eq over the sho
Companies: Vast Resources plc
Diversified Energy Company (DEC) has announced a fourth acquisition within the Company's Central Region, acquiring a portfolio of upstream assets and related infrastructure from Tapstone Energy Holdings LLC and its related party, KL CHK SPV LLC. Oaktree Capital will co-invest in the acquisition, representing Oaktree's third co-investment since May this year. Importantly, Oaktree's participation provides important third-party validation whilst also affording Diversified additional liquidity and l
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We see the UK Government’s Net Zero Strategy as being overall helpful but not especially definitive. Amongst our coverage group, Drax Group (DRX LN) and Velocys (VLS LN) benefit from the Humberside CCS cluster prioritisation and Velocys from SAF support. The amount of renewables is likely to boost the need for flexibility solutions where Drax, Gore Street (GSF LN) and SIMEC Atlantis (SAE LN) can benefit. Hydrogen companies ITM (ITM LN) and Powerhouse Energy (PHE LN) are likely to find support. T
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Today’s IPO of Tungsten West (TUN-LON) unlocks a valuable, long term revenue stream for Hargreaves. This comprises a £1m per annum fee (first payment next month) as well as a mining services contract once the mine recommences production. The resulting EPS upgrades are 6% and 7% in FY22 and FY23 respectively, followed by 9% in FY24 with the first partial contribution from the mining services contract. This continues Hargreaves’ impressive recent run of forecast upgrades and reinforces our convict
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Life Science REIT to join AIM raising up to £100m. This will be the first London listed real estate investment trust (REIT) focused on UK life science properties providing investors with exposure
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Shanta Gold (AIM: SHG) has, this morning, announced its production and operational results for the quarter ended 30th September 2021 – see Fig 1. Operationally this was a slightly weaker than expected quarter but very promising from the corporate side with a new five-year plan announced, an 0.10cps interim dividend announced and a resource update at the West Kenya Project (WKP).
QoQ production was flat at 14,194 oz and AISC rose to $1,480/oz caused by a temporary drop in grade as well as hig
Brent crude topped $85 a barrel in London for the first time since 2018, the latest milestone in a global energy crisis that has seen prices soar.
West Texas Intermediate for November settlement rose 97 cents to settle at $82.28 a barrel in New York.
Brent for December delivery added 86 cents to settle at $84.86 a barrel.
The global benchmark rose above the key level in intraday trading but did not settle above it on Friday. US crude futures posted an eighth straight weekly
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Trifast has released a good interim trading update ahead of its interim results due on 23 November. Overall trading has been in line with management expectations at “both revenue and profit levels” since the AGM update in July although this belies the strength of the Group's top line performance in our view. We remain buyers.
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Rio’s investors day was focused on two of the most critical mining industry thematics in today’s times, i.e. green and growth. The announced measures couldn’t have materialised at a better time, given the (recent) woes pertaining to governance and the iron ore market sell-off. Remember, considering Rio’s enviable balance sheet strength, it has the flexibility to pursue the targeted plans with rigorously and, at the same time, maintain ‘relative’ shareholder reward attractiveness. Hence, we reite
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Anglo Asian Mining* (AAZ LN) - BUY – 180p – 4.5c special dividend
BeMetals (BMET CN) –– Drilling commences at South Mountain, Idaho
Condor Gold* (CNR LN) – BUY, valuation 102.5p – Progress of the La India feasibility study
Hochschild (HOC LN) - Hochschild to spin off rare earth assets
Rambler Metals and Mining* (RMM LN) – BUY, fair value 10.7p - Ming mine underground drilling programme demonstrates grade and width improvements at depth
SolGold* (SOLG LN) – Tandayama-America initial resour
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Tungsten West (TUN.L) has joined AIM. Tungsten West is the 100% owner and operator of the historical Hemerdon tungsten and tin mine located near Plymouth in southern Devon. Hemerdon represents the world's third largest tungsten mineral resource, with a JORC (2012) compliant Mineral Resource Estimate of approximately 325Mt at 0.12 WO3. Capital raised on Admission: £39m. Anticipated Mkt Cap: £106.2m.
Future Metals NL (ASX:FME, FME.L) (formerly named Red Emperor Resources NL) had joined AIM
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With the recent acquisition of producing assets in the US, Canadian Overseas Petroleum (COPL) has started a new chapter in its existence and has already transformed its value proposition to investors. Following the recent operational developments, we are already seeing potential for a significant additional value accretion in the next 12 months, not only from the producing Barron Flats Unit (BFU), but from several other opportunities as well. The potentially better-than- expected production ramp
Companies: Canadian Overseas Petroleum Limited