Zenith Energy (ZEN LN): Attractive entry into Tunisia | Coro Energy (CORO LN): FY19 Results, liquidity position an area of focus
Companies: Zenith Energy Ltd. Coro Energy Plc
Ascent Resources (AST LN): Entering Cuba | Diversified Gas and Oil (DGOC LN): Acquisition in the US | Phoenix Global Resources (PGR LN): Production shutdown and licence termination in Argentina | Premier Oil (PMO LN): Exiting Area A in Alaska following drilling results | Coro Energy (CORO LN) and Empyrean Energy (EME LN): Resources increase in Indonesia | Falcon Oil & Gas (FOG LN/FO CN): Farm out transaction in Australia | Oil Search (OSH AU): US$700 mm equity raise| Discovery in Norway | Baron Oil (BOIL LN)/Upland Resources (UPL LN): Relinquish UK licence | EnQuest (ENQ LN): FY19 results | IGas Energy (IGAS LN): FY results | Ithaca Energy (Delek): Cutting capex for the North Sea | OMV (OMV AG): 1Q20 trading update | Repsol (REP SM): 1Q20 update | Valeura Energy (VLE CN/VLU LN): Constrained gas sales in Turkey | Block Energy (BLOE LN): Shutting production in Georgia | Regal Petroleum (RPT LN): FY19 results | Chariot Oil & Gas (CHAR LN): Corporate update | Energean Oil & Gas (ENOG LN): Resources increase in Israel | SDX Energy (SDX LN): FY19 results and discovery in Egypt | Tethys Oil (TETY SS): Reduction of extraordinary dividend, capex reduction, FY20 production guidance
maintained | Africa Oil (AOI SS/CN): Tax update in Kenya | Giant gas development projects delayed | Kosmos Energy (KOS LN/US): Cost reduction and RBL redetermination | Vaalco Energy (EGY US/LN): Production update in Gabon
Companies: 88E AOI AST BLOE BOIL CHAR CORO DGOC EGY EME ENOG ENQ IGAS KOS OSH OMV PGR PMO REP ENW SDX TETY UPL VLE
Coro Energy has announced that in light of the unprecedented market changes, its board has initiated a material cost-reduction programme. As a result, James Menzies, the company’s CEO, saw his employment terminated with immediate effect. The board also mutually agreed with Nick Cooper that he will leave the company with immediate effect. Following these changes, the board will consist of James Parsons as nonexecutive chairman and Andrew Dennan, Marco Fumagalli and Fiona MacAulay as non-executive directors. As result of recent developments and Coro’s current situation, we are suspending our valuation.
Companies: Coro Energy Plc
Oil clinched the best weekly gain for the year on signs the worst economic impacts of the lethal viral outbreak have been accounted for, easing concern about free-falling demand for crude.
Futures advanced 1.2% in New York on Friday, settling above $52 for the first time this month. Investor confidence was lifted after China reassured the international community that a huge spike in new coronavirus cases was a one-off event. The optimism outweighed Goldman Sachs Group Inc. slashing its 2020 crude-demand growth forecast almost in half and lowering its first-quarter oil-price estimate by 16%.
The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies have signalled a desire to stabilize the oil market that has tumbled almost 15% this year as the coronavirus wreaked havoc on the world's second-largest economy and beyond.
The past two weeks have been rife with uncertainty for oil markets as Riyadh's push for an early meeting in February and fresh production cuts face an impasse with Russia.
OPEC and its allies were close to abandoning any plans for an emergency meeting though Saudi Arabia had not given up on the proposal outright, several delegates from the group said on Friday. The outbreak has intensified concerns about crude demand, prompting technical experts from the coalition to propose deepening the current supply cuts by 600,000 barrels a day to relieve excess inventories.
Chinese independent refiners have seized on the recent slump in oil prices to bulk up on cheap cargoes in a sign that they may be positioning for an eventual rebound in demand.
West Texas Intermediate crude for March delivery gained 63 cents to settle at $52.05 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Brent for April settlement rose 1.7% to settle at $57.32 on the ICE Futures Europe exchange.
The structure of the Brent futures market also flipped into a backwardation, signalling that some of the oversupply may have eased.
Meanwhile, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia will resume oil production from their shared fields this month, more than five years after a dispute halted supply. The projects will bring additional production capacity to an oil market that's already dealing with excess supply.
Companies: TPL KOS SEN PRP BP/ CORO EME PMO SDX TLW 88E
Savannah Petroleum (SAVP LN): Addition of New Customer to Accugas | Global Petroleum (GBP LN):Latest quarterly report – no change | Coro Energy (CORO LN): Termination of Bulu PSC Acquisition
Companies: SAVE CORO GBP
Coro Energy has provided an update on both the disposal of its non-core Italian assets and its Bulu PSC acquisition offshore East Java. Coro has entered into a conditional sale and purchase agreement with Zenith Energy for the disposal of its entire Italian portfolio for a consideration of £3.9m paid in new Zenith Energy shares. An initial consideration of £0.4m will be paid on completion of the deal and the rest is subject to certain production targets. Coro also announced the parties in the Bulu PSC continue to progress the transfer of the 42.5% participating interest in the PSC to Coro. With the acquisition not completed by the 2 December 2019 long-stop date due to a delay in receipt of approvals, the parties are now negotiating a further six-month extension.
Subsequent to our initiation on Coro Energy yesterday, the company has announced the results of its Tambak-1 well. The well was designed to appraise the Mako gas field and test the underlying Tambak exploration prospect. Coro has confirmed the deliverability of the Mako reservoir with a maximum flow rate of 11.4mmscfd achieved on test. Meanwhile, the Lower Gabus reservoirs in the underlying Tambak prospect were found to have low gas saturations and poor reservoir characteristics and the well is now being plugged and abandoned. Our RENAV of 3.79p/share included 0.41p/share for the Tambak prospect; the updated RENAV is 3.37p/share.
Coro Energy (CORO LN) (not covered) & Empyrean Energy (EME LN) (not covered): Mako field update in Indonesia | SDX Energy (SDX LN/CN)1,6: 3Q19 Results |
Companies: Coro Energy Plc SDX Energy Plc
Reabold Resources (RBD LN): Reabold increases its stake in Danube | Coro Energy (CORO LN) – Low gas saturations encountered in deeper sections at Duyung | Mosman Oil & Gas* (MSMN LN) – 12-month suspension of the Year 3 work program approved
Companies: RBD CORO MSMN
Coro Energy is an independent E&P company that offers investors exposure to the rapidly growing South-East Asia gas markets. The company intends to execute its strategy of creating a portfolio of hydrocarbon-producing hubs in a region that is observing an exodus of the major oil and gas players, creating opportunities for small- and mid-cap independent E&Ps. With the experienced and well-connected in-region ex-Salamander CEO James Menzies at the helm, Coro is well placed to build on these opportunities and acquire low-cost discovered reserves, monetise existing resources and appraise the fields for potential upside. With the generated cash flows, Coro intends to acquire new opportunities, replicate the process and achieve a self-funding portfolio of hubs with the final goal of redistributing capital to shareholders.
SDX Energy (SDX): Commencement of 12 well drilling campaign targeting 15Bcf | Coro Energy (CORO): DST efforts at Tambak-2 unsuccessful
Companies: SDX Energy Plc Coro Energy Plc
Coro Energy (CORO LN) (not covered) & Empyrean Energy (EME LN) (not covered): Operational update in Indonesia | Eni (ENI IM) (not covered): 3Q19 results | SDX Energy (SDX LN)1,6; BUY, £0.65: Operating update in Morocco
Companies: CORO ENI SDX
Eland Oil & Gas (ELA); Seplat Petroleum (SEPL) – Seplat’s £382m bid for Eland accepted by Directors | Tower Resources* (TRP): Tower successfully raises £1.5m | Coro Energy (CORO) – Successful appraisal well atDuyung
Companies: ELA TRP CORO
Coro Energy (CORO LN) (not covered) & Empyrean Energy (EME LN) (not covered): Tambak-2 operational update offshore Indonesia | Exillon Energy (EXI LN) (not covered): September production in Russia | Nostrum Oil & Gas (NOG LN)1,7 ; REDUCE, £0.10: Deteriorating fundamentals on poor well test | Respol (REP SM) (not covered): Dry well near the Yme field in the North Sea | Seplat Petroleum (SEPL LN); BUY, £2.90: Recommended cash acquisition of Eland (ELA LN) (not covered) | Tower Resources (TRP LN) (not covered): Placing
Companies: CORO EXI NOG SEPL TRP
Kaspi.kz, the largest Payments, Marketplace and Fintech Ecosystem in Kazakhstan with a leading market share in each of its key products and services. GDR offering expected Oct 2019. In the first half of 2019, the Company generated total revenue of KZT226,862m (U.S. $598m), up 34% and net income of KZT77,001m (U.S. $203m), up 54%.
Registration document approved for Helios Towers. The Group provides essential network services, flexible infrastructure solutions and reliable power supply to mobile network operators in five African growth economies. Revenue increased 7 per cent. year-on-year to US$191m (H1 2018: US$178m), with Adjusted EBITDA up 15 per cent. year-on-year at US$99m (H1 2018: US$86m) for the six months ended 30 June 2019. Pricing rumoured at 115p to 145p implying valuation of up to $1.8bn
Companies: TET CERP BEM AGL SUR SRT CORO BOOM BST BIRD
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In H1, 2020 and the period directly following (Q3, 2020), EQTEC has made substantial operational progress, significantly boosting its project pipeline and strengthening its balance sheet with an over-subscribed £10m fund raising in July 2020. Revenue generation in H1, 2020, however, was constrained due to the impacts of Covid-19 and severe fires in California. We now forecast revenue of €2.4m in 2020E, compared with our previous forecast of €7.0m. Importantly, no projects have been cancelled. Delayed revenue is expected to flow into 2021E. Select new projects, having been secured in 2020, are expected to reach financial close in 2021E and 2022E, in addition to those existing projects under development in those years. As a result, we are increasing our 2021E and 2022E forecasts.
Companies: EQTEC Plc
Adriatic Metals* (ADT1 LN) – Annual results and review of exploration | AfriTin (ATM LN) –– H1 report highlights production ramp-up at the Uis mine | Ariana Resources* (AAU LN) – US$30m partial disposal of Turkish Assets | Anglo Asian Mining* (AAZ LN) – BUY – Gedabek continue unaffected by the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict | Cornish Lithium (Private) - Cornish Lithium looking to bring the EV supply chain closer to home | IronRidge Resources* (IRR LN) – FY20 results: well positioned to continue de-risking portfolio projects with A$7.3m in the bank | Kavango Resources (KAV LN) – Resuming field exploration of the Kalahari Copper Belt, Botswana | Power Metal Resources (POW LN) – Exploration gets underway on Botswana joint-venture | Rambler Metals and Mining* (RMM LN) – Interims and refinancing of debt and planned restoration of mine production at higher copper grade | Renascor Resources (RNU AU) – Offtake agreement with Chinese anode manufacturer highlights China’s dominance of supply chain | Trans-Siberian Gold (TSG LN) – 8c interim dividend declared reflecting robust FCF and strong outlook | Versarien* (VRS LN) – New Advisory Panel brings together global leaders in graphene within Versarien
Companies: ADT1 ATM AAU AAZ IRR KAV POW RMM RNU TSG VRS
The offtake agreement between Piedmont lithium (ASX:PLL) and Tesla (NasdaqGS:TSLA) announced on 28.09.2020, whereby Piedmont will supply a new lithium hydroxide plant to be built by Tesla in Texas with spodumene concentrate, has created some strong buying momentum for lithium stocks in North America and Australia. The Piedmont share price was up over 200% after the announcement with Tesla – though the magnitude of the rise perhaps had more to do with the Tesla brand.
Companies: Savannah Resources Plc
Talitha Shelf Margin Deltaic LKA resource report
Companies: Pantheon Resources Plc
H1 2020 results; progress on concept selection
Companies: Jersey Oil & Gas Plc
Another set of record results from Iofina, with H1 2020 benefiting from improved iodine pricing, solid cost controls and robust operational performance. Some of the shine will be taken off by the cautionary tone over the impact of COVID-19 on current iodine demand and pricing. Nevertheless, these results on top of the recent debt refinancing again demonstrate the continued improvements Iofina is delivering both operational and financially. It now has a solid platform of diversified low cost iodine production from five plants, a range of iodine and non-iodine specialty chemicals products, an improved balance sheet and a new lending partner with which to deliver its ‘prudent growth’ ambition.
Companies: Iofina Plc
Jersey Oil & Gas has announced that it has selected a greenfield four-legged platform to develop the Greater Buchan Area which will utilise existing export pipeline infrastructure. We see near-term scope to increase materially our fair value estimate from 268p. We believe that today's news is price material and that it sets the scene for a near-term catalyst rich outlook for the company. It is an opportune time, in our opinion, to gain exposure to the Jersey Oil & Gas investment opportunity.
The stock was up 12% on Friday, 25/09, sparked by the positive outcome on Vodafone’s dispute with the Indian tax authorities. This is encouraging for Cairn, but note that both cases differ. While the tax authorities simply erased Vodafone’s tax bill, they owe up to $1.4bn to Cairn, and could offer more resistance.
Companies: Cairn Energy Plc
On Monday, Piedmont Lithium announced a Tesla offtake agreement for 30% of its future spodumene concentrate production. Piedmont’s shares jumped from A$0.10 cents to A$0.38 cents and closed at A$0.30 cents this morning. In addition to the positive association with Tesla, we believe that the market now recognises the reality of Piedmont’s project and upcoming spodumene shortages. Key takeaways for Savannah shareholders are:
Since our last note, KEFI has continued to advance towards its goal of achieving production in FY22. Among other things, this has included raising £3.7m in equity in May and establishing early-stage mining specialist, RAB Capital, as a cornerstone investor. More recently, it has also announced a maiden mineral resource at Hawiah (in Saudi Arabia) of 19.3Mt at a grade of 1.86% copper equivalent containing 359kt CuE (or 1.2Moz AuE) and a corresponding preliminary economic assessment (PEA), which confirms it as a high priority target. The company has consistently maintained its goal of formally agreeing its full funding structure with all participants in October 2020, ahead of construction in FY21 and first gold in FY22 and, to this end, development activities have continued unabated, despite COVID-19.
Companies: KEFI Gold & Copper Plc
Stable platform agreement with creditors extended
Companies: Premier Oil Plc
Central Asia Metals (CAML LN) reported robust interim results in the context of the H1 2020 backdrop; solid production and the company’s fundamentally low cost base meant that CAML remained profitable despite the sharp pullback in commodity prices during the period which led to a 17% YoY decline in revenue to US$70.8m. Consequently, EBITDA was down 25% YoY to US$42.5m despite a decline in unit costs of 6% YoY at Kounrad and 9% YoY at Sasa to US$0.48/lb and US$0.43/lb respectively which cushioned the impact of the weaker the top line. With no significant one offs in the period, EPS of US$0.10/sh. was 33% lower YoY.
Companies: Central Asia Metals Plc
Chariot’s interims represent something of a line in the sand for the new management team, with historic oil-focussed deepwater exploration spend written-off, demonstrating its recent corporate and strategic ‘reboot’, which has ushered in a more entrepreneurial approach. Strategy has shifted away from higher-risk frontier exploration in favour of opportunities that better fit the energy transition. With the annual cash burn cut 45% to US$2.5m, no remaining work commitments and period-end cash of US$5.8m, management has a clear path ahead to deliver on its ambitions.
Companies: Chariot Oil & Gas Ltd.
Caledonia today announces another raise in the dividend to 10c a quarter; a rise of 18% from 8.5c a quarter previously. This is the third time the dividend has been raised within the last 12 months, with the dividend up 45% over the period, which demonstrates the underlying strength in its Blanket gold mine in Zimbabwe.
Companies: Caledonia Mining Corp. Plc
H1/20 has been a highly successful period for United Oil & Gas, during which time it has successfully transformed into a full-cycle E&P company. Key to this success has been the Abu Sennan acquisition, with net production increasing to 2,700boepd at the end of June. The significant production and reserve additions delivered as part of the 2019-20 drilling campaign emphasises the considerable upside that still remains in the block. Post period, United were granted a 100% operated working interest and an 18-month extension to the Walton-Morant licence, offshore Jamaica. At 229mmbbls, the Walton-Morant licence has the potential to have a major impact on United, which we value at US$724.3m or 76.8p/share unrisked. We update our valuation, increasing our price target to 19.1p/share, a 549% premium to the current share price and reiterate our BUY recommendation.
Companies: United Oil & Gas Plc