Imperial Helium (IHC CN)C: Smaller resources but good well test results could suggest a commercial development – At the IHC-Steveville-2 well, a 12 metre zone was tested at a rate of ~2 mmcf/d. This zone is an interval equivalent to the blow-out zone in the offsetting 13-22 well. While the headline flow rate might appear low, it is in reality a good result that suggests that the well can be brought into production at 5-6 mmcf/d at leas
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Arrow Exploration (AXL CN)C: 2Q21 results – 2Q21 production in Canada and Colombia was 331 boe/d including 147 boe/d at Tapir. The Company exited Q2 2021 with corporate production of 535 boe/d. At the end of June, Arrow held positive working capital of US$3.1 mm.
Calima Energy (CE1 CN)C; Target of A$0.75 per share: Key take away from reserves update and July production – Calima’s 2P reserves, net of ~13% royaties, at the end of June w
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Oil advanced as a brewing hurricane shuts Gulf of Mexico crude production while the Federal Reserve reinforced its support to begin tapering stimulus by the end of the year.
Futures in New York rose 2% on Friday to post the biggest weekly gain in more than a year. Oil producers in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico have begun shutting production ahead of Hurricane Ida, which may make landfall in the New Orleans area in the next few days as a Category 3 hurricane.
Meanwhile, Federal Reserve Chair Jero
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Calima Energy (CE1 CN) C: Target of A$0.040 per share: First Thorsby development well in line - Well logs indicate the Leo #1 well is within expected reservoir quality with oil and gas shows as prognosed with type curve production predicted. This is the first of a three well programme that is expected to have a material impact on the company’s production. Each well has an expected IP90 rate of ~274-460 bbl/d.
Challenger Energy (CEG LN) C: Target of 7.50 p per share: Saffron-2: commercial flow r
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• Vaalco has signed a binding LOI with World Carrier to provide and operate the Cap Diamant as a Floating Storage and Offloading (FSO) unit at VAALCO’s Etame Marin field offshore Gabon for up to eight years with additional option periods.
• The agreement will become effective upon approval from the Etame joint owners which is expected by early September 2021.
• While the non-binding LOI with Omni has expired, the characteristics of the agreement with World Carrier are very similar to what was be
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Arrow Exploration (AXL CN) C: Operation update in Canada - Arrow has begun the process to tie-in the behind-pipe natural gas from the 03-26-52-23W5 exploration well located at West Pepper, The estimated on-stream costs are ~C$1.3 mm. Initial production is estimated at ~5.5. mmcf/d, suggesting a payback of four months.
Vaalco Energy (EGY US/ LN) C: Target of £3.80 per share: Advancing Equatorial Guinea – In our view, the highlight of t
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• Net 2Q21 production (after royalty) of 8,018 bbl/d was at the higher end of the guidance range of 7.6-8.2 mbbl/d. This is offset by marginally lower expectations in 2H21 (net production guidance of 7.4 mbbl/d versus 7.6 mbbl/d previously) due to additional work-over activity and an unplanned shutdown for a few days. The FY21 production guidance is unchanged.
• A four well drilling programme at Etame is expected to start in 4Q21 with an optional fifth well .
• Further visibility on the selecte
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Vaalco Energy (EGY US/LN)C; Target price of £3.80 per share: Removing oil price risk in 2021 - 1Q21 cashflow was negatively impact by a ~US$12 working capital movement that should be reversed on the upcoming period given that the c
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• 1Q21 cashflow was negatively impact by a ~US$12 working capital movement that should be reversed on the upcoming period given that the company carried large receivables and low payables compared to historical levels (even after adjusting for the increased interest in Etame).
• Net production (after royalty) is expected to be 7.6-8.2 mbbl/d in 2Q21 (8.3 mbbl/d previously) due to continued OPEC restrictions. 2H21 net production guidance has been marginally increased from 7.2 mbbl/d to 7.6 mbbl/
Market update - 11/05/21
Bahamas Petroleum Company (BPC LN)C; Target price of 1.20p per share: Pressing the reset button - BPC announced important management changes with Eytan Uliel becoming CEO and Simon Potter transitioning to a NED role. The company will also change its name to Challenger Energy plc. The strategic focus has not changed with two imminent key appraisal wells due to be drilled in Trinidad and Suriname at a total initial cost of 2x the current share price. Importantly our unrisked N
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Market update - 28/04/2021
Companies: EGY BP/ KIST
• Vaalco has signed a non-binding LOI with Omni to provide and operate a FSO at Etame Marine to replace the existing BW Offshore FPSO, for which the contract expires in September 2022.
• This addresses an important area of uncertainty as maintaining the current FPSO or transitioning to a different FPSO was expected to require capital cost on which investors had limited visibility.
• The gross capital investment associated to the deployment and reconfiguration of the Omni FSO is estimated at US$
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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
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.
Companies: Phoenix Copper Ltd. (United Kingdom)
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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Companies: Shanta Gold Limited
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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Devolver Digital to join AIM, an award-winning digital video games publisher and developer in the indie games space. Recently awarded indie 'Publisher of the Year 2021' by GamesIndustry.biz. Offer TBA. Due early Nov.
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
Oil posted the longest stretch of weekly advances since 2015 as OPEC+ producers only modestly supply the market and as US crude supplies shrink.
Crude futures rose 1.5% Friday in New York, up for a ninth straight week. President Joe Biden said Thursday night that Americans should expect high gasoline prices to continue into next year because of supply being withheld by OPEC and other foreign oil producers. Stockpiles at the biggest US storage hub are draining to levels last seen when crude pr
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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.
Companies: Trifast plc
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
Companies: Rio Tinto plc
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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Adriatic Metals (“ADT”) announced on 13th October that it has raised a cumulative US$244.5m (~£178m) via a combination of equity, senior debt and a copper stream. A total of ~49m new shares were issued at a price of GBp 1.5174/sh, which was a discount of ~11% to the 10-day WVAP price to 12th October. The main use of the proceeds is for the construction and working capital requirements of Adriatic’s fully permitted flagship Vareš project, which has a capital cost of US$168m as outlined in the Def
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Botswana Diamonds (BOD LN) – £550,000 fund-raising
Castillo Copper (CCZ LN) – IP Survey identifies potential drill targets at Luanshya
KEFI Gold and Copper* (KEFI LN) – Security incident resolved
Kore Potash (KP2 LN) – Quarterly operations update
Petropavlovsk (POG LN) – Q3 update highlights recovering production at own mines with increasing POX Hub utilisation
Sibanye-Stillwater (SSW JSE) – In talks to buy Brazilian projects for $1bn
Strategic Minerals* (SML LN) – £400,000 fund-raising
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