Cornish Lithium (private) – Results of preliminary sampling of deep geothermal waters | Empire Metals* (EEE LN) – 2.7p, Mkt cap £6.7m – Soil sampling starts at Eclipse gold project | Eurasia Mining* (EUA LN) 19.8p, Mkt Cap £545m – Board and management changes | Gemfields (GEM LN) 5.75p, Mkt Cap £67.3m – Interim results show damaging impact of Covid19 | Highland Gold (HGM LN) 298p, Mkt Cap £1,086m – FAS approves the proposed acquisition by Fortiana | Renascor Resources (RNU AU) A$0.01p, Mkt Cap A$16m –AU$3.6m to be raised to advance graphite and gold projects | Vast Resources* (VAST LN) 0.17p, Mkt Cap £21m – Baita Plai update
Companies: EEE EUA HGM RNU VAST
Adriatic Metals* (ADT1) – Updated mineral resource for Rupice Silver Deposit in Bosnia & Herzegovina | BlueRock Diamonds* (BRD LN) – 12.1 carat diamond from Kareevlei diamond mine valued at over US$100,000 | Gem Diamonds (GEMD LN) – 233 carat diamond recovered from Letšeng | Bluejay Mining* (JAY LN) – Greenland extends licenses and license obligations by a year | Kodal Minerals* (KOD LN) – BUY - MoU with Sinohydro to review engineering, development and financing at Bougouni | Hummingbird Resources (HUM LN) – Kouroussa acquisition completion | Highland Gold (HGM LN) – Annual guidance reiterated pointing to stronger H2/20 | Pan African Resources (PAF LN) – Trading Statement highlights impact of higher gold price Rio Tinto (RIO LN) – Oyu Tolgoi update | Savannah Resources* (SAV LN) – Disposal of Oman copper assets | Strategic Minerals* (SML LN) – Leigh Creek environmental submission
Companies: ADT1 BRD GEMD JAY KOD HUM PAF HGM RIO SAV SML
Glencore (GLEN LN) –- H1 report describes a strong half-year particularly from its marketing business | Highland Gold (HGM LN) – Recommended pre-conditional mandatory cash offer at 300p by Fortiana | Keras Resources* (KRS LN) (diluted) – Keras acquires 51% in near-production organic rock phosphate project in the US | Metal Tiger (MTR LN) – Drilling results from the A4 Dome in Botswana | Pensana Rare Earths (PRE LN) – Quarterly report and project update | Taseko Mines Limited (TKO LN) - North American copper producer to release Q2 results
Companies: GLEN HGM KRS TKO
Ariana Resources* (AAU LN) – Kiziltepe Q2 production | Caledonia Mining* (CMCL LN) – H1 gold production increases 12.5% | Cornish Lithium (private) - Raise £826,000 to continue exploration in Cornwall | Eurasia Mining* (EUA LN) – Trading in shares resumes | Highland Gold (HGM LN) – Quarterly operations update | IronRidge Resources* (IRR LN) – IronRidge reports high-grade gold in drilling at Zaranou, Ivory Coast | Petropavlovsk (POG LN) – Court hearing update | Tietto Minerals (TIE AU) – Metallurgical results from Abujar gold project | Tri-Star Resources* (TSTR LN) – Progress report on SPMP and financing discussions
Companies: AAU CMCL EUA HGM IRR POG TSTR
Amur Minerals* (AMC LN) – EGM notice | Highland Gold (HGM LN) – Kayen exploration license sold for $15m and 2% royalty | Keras Resources* (KRS LN) - Global manganese ore output falls 22% in April | Mkango Resources* (MKA LN) – COVID-19 medical equipment donated to main Malawi hospital | Rambler Metals* (RMM LN) – US$1m bridging loan
Companies: AMC HGM KRS MKA RMM
Antofagasta (ANTO LN) – 2020 Production expected to be at lower end of published guidance | Arkle Resources* (ARK LN) – Stonepark drilling | Central Asia Metals (CAML LN) – 2019 Sustainability report | Gemfields (GEM LN) – Suspension of all non-critical operations at Montepuez | Highland Gold (HGM LN) – 63.5koz delivered in Q1 with operations continuing uninterrupted on course for 290- 300koz FY20 target
Companies: ANTO ARK CAML HGM
Anglo Asian Mining* (AAZ LN) - BUY – 18.2koz produced in Q1/20 with 75-80koz FY19 guidance on target | Ariana Resources* (AAU LN) 345p, Mkt Cap £35.0m – Q1 Production report | Atalaya Mining (ATYM LN) 119p, Mkt Cap £154.5m –Production ramps to design capacity at Proyecto | Riotinto Bluejay Mining* (JAY LN) 3.87p, Mkt cap £36m – Exploration Licences in South Greenland offer great potential | Chaarat Gold* (CGH LN) - BUY – Proposed equity raise | Highland Gold (HGM LN) 231p, Mkt Cap £842m – Strong FY19 with a third interim dividend announced by the Board | Rainbow Rare Earths (RBW LN) 2.03p, Mkt Cap £7.7m – Export of another 100t of rare earth concentrate | Strategic Minerals* (SML LN) 0.47p, Mkt Cap £7.7m –Cobre magnetite sales | URU Metals* (URU LN) 120p, Mkt Cap £0.9m – Permitting update for the Zebediela project in South Africa
Companies: AAZ AAU ATYM JAY CGH HGM RBW SML URU
Anglo American (AAL LN) – Green Hydrogen Consortium with BHP, Fortescue and Hatch | Arc Minerals (ARCM LN) –– Sale of CASA Mining asset for US$5m loan note plus royalty agreement worth up to $45m | Ariana Resources (AAU LN) – 2020 Production guidance | Bushveld Minerals* (BMN LN) – Appointment of Eskom trouble-shooter Ms Mokgatle as an Independent Non-Executive Director | Capital Drilling (CAPD LN) – After-tax profit rises 34% in 2019 | Cora Gold* (CORA LN) – £2.9m equity raise | Gem Diamonds (GEMD LN) – Letseng small diamond tender succumbs to anti-virus precautions | Highland Gold (HGM LN) – Capital projects update
Companies: AAL ARCM AAU BMN CAPD CORA GEMD HGM
Anglo American (AAL LN) – Withdrawal of staff at Quellaveco | Atalaya Mining (ATYM LN) –Proyecto Riotinto maintaining production and guidance | Condor Gold* (CNR LN) – Exercise of warrants | Highland Gold (HGM LN) – New exploration license secured | Pensana Metals (PM8 AU) – Pensana reports a new high-grade rare earth zone at Longonjo | Vale (VALE US) - Vale says home office measures adopted globally amid coronavirus pandemic
Companies: AAL ATYM CNR HGM
Adriatic Metals* (ADT AU) – Rupice metallurgical results | BHP (BHP LN) – Half-Year Production report | BlueRock Diamonds* (BRD LN) – Achieves profitable operations during H2 2019 | Base Resources (BSE LN) – Assays indicate likely high-grade extension to Toliara project in Madagascar | Caledonia Mining (CMCL LN) – Increased holding in the Blanket gold mine | Highland Gold (HGM LN) – 300.7koz produced in FY19 v 290-300koz guided | Jangada Mines (JAN LN) – drilling starts at vanadium property | Premier African Minerals* (PREM LN) – Power supply connected at RHA | Sunstone Metals Limited (STM AU) - Bramaderos Main assays extend strike length of mineralisation to 650m
Companies: ADT1 BHP BRD BSE CMCL HGM JAN PREM
Companies: BHP BRD BSE CMCL HGM JAN PREM
Avesoro Resources (ASO LN) – Response to take-over offer | Barrick Gold – settles with Tanzania for $300m, a 16% free-carried interest in each of the Barrick-Acacia’s Tanzanian gold mines and a 50:50 profit sharing agreement | Shanta Gold – Tanzanian tax settlement may enable Revenue Authority to repay VAT owed to Shanta Gold | Bluejay Mining* (JAY LN) – Kangerluarsul zinc-lead-silver project | Chaarat Gold* (CGH LN) Target Price and Recommendation under review – Q3 operational update | Cora Gold* (CORA LN) – Final Sanankoro met test work results are in | Highland Gold (HGM LN) – Q3 update: on course for 290-300koz in FY19 | Keras Resources* (KRS LN) BUY, Valuation 1.08p – Mining permit granted by Council of Ministers of the Republic of Togo | Petra Diamonds (PDL LN) – Q1 Results and diamond market update | Phoenix Copper* - (PXC LN) – Empire mineralisation links through Red Star to White Knob showing porphyry potential
Companies: ASO ABX SHG JAY CGH CORA HGM KRS PDL
Highland Gold (HGM LN) 231p, Mkt Cap £842m – Earnings climb reflecting stronger sales in H1/19
Companies: Highland Gold Mining Limited
Arc Minerals* (ARCM LN) – STRONG BUY – Drilling indicates copper over 300 x 650m at Cheyeza East | Asiamet Resources (ARS LN) – Raising US$2.1m for further work at BKM and Beutong | Avesoro Resources (ASO LN) – Major shareholder expresses interest in acquiring the balance of the company | Beowulf Mining* (BEM LN) – Interim statement highlights Kallak permitting process | BHP (BHP LN) – Declares record final dividend of 78UScents/share | Highland Gold (HGM LN) – Death of a Director | IronRidge Resources* (IRR LN) – Cape Coast lithium metallurgical test work | Keras Resources* (KRS LN) – BUY, Valuation 1.08p – Calidus drill campaign to add value on potential Warrawoona gold resource expansion | Kodal Minerals* (KOD LN) – Positive lithium metallurgical test work results | Power Metal Resources* (POW LN) – Strategic and operational review | Premier African Minerals* (PREM LN) – Power supply plan for RHA tungsten
Companies: ARCM ARS ASO BEM BHP HGM IRR IRR KRS KOD POW PREM
Voyager AIR The Company will focus on the acquisition, leasing and management of primarily widebody aircraft, with asset management services to be provided by Amedeo Limited the IPO will comprise a Placing and Offer for Subscription of Shares to raise up to approximately US$200m.
Roxi Music UK music streaming service plans London IPO as it goes up against Spotify. They have appointed investment bank Arden Partners for an initial public offering (IPO) on the London Stock Exchange later this year.
Companies: CORA HGM SOLG INHC MATD MTPH DPP GWI VANL PEN
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Companies: HUR HUT HRCXF
Anglo Asian Mining is an AIM listed precious and base metals producer running flagship Gedabek operations in western Azerbaijan which include open pit and underground mining facilities and a processing complex fit for different types of ores. Production runs at ~70-80kozpa GEO (~90% gold) with low operating costs status allowing the Company to generate FCF for organic growth opportunities within the highly prospective +1,000km2 land package and potential value accretive transactions over targets outside Azerbaijan as well as offer a generous dividend yield.
Companies: Anglo Asian Mining PLC
Shanta Gold (AIM: SHG) has announced this morning its production and operational results for the quarter ended 30th September 2020 – see Fig 1. Overall this was a robust performance (from one of the most consistent operators in the sector) in the face of the pandemic and a very busy quarter for the company at corporate level. QoQ production fell to 19,973 oz and AISC rose to $883/oz – both caused by a temporary drop in grade – but the ongoing strength in the gold price resulted in a 16% and 46% increase in EBITDA QoQ and YTD respectively. There was an increase in net debt to $5.1m which can be explained by the $7.1m cash outlay for the West Kenya projects as well as the reduction in the hedge book (they also have $5.9m of gold dore in the gold room). The company remains on track to hit its full year guidance of 80-85koz of production at an AISC of $830-880/oz which would make it the third year in a row they have hit their unaltered guidance for the year. This would be a remarkable achievement for a major gold miner operating in a developed market let alone one operating in the South West corner of Tanzania. Likewise the fact the company has recorded zero lost time injuries makes it nearly three years in a row with no LTIs. With the greenlight for Singida and a scoping study completed for the West Kenya Project during the quarter, the company can look forward to leveraging this operational expertise across a larger and longer life production base (c.220Koz of annualised production). We continue to believe the market is still to wake up to this given a market cap of US$219m, next to no debt and EBITDA annualising at $90m.
Companies: Shanta Gold Limited
H1 2020 saw extreme commodity price weakness, but was still a productive period for President, especially for its balance sheet, with debt more than halving to US$15m following a placing, strategic subscription and debt-to-equity conversion. This leaves President on a sound financial footing, well positioned to ride out sustained lower prices if necessary while delivering the growth potential within its core Argentine business, further evidence of which was provided with today’s positive drilling update. We are cutting our price target by 10% to 3.5p due to lower near-term production forecasts, but this is still more than double the current share price with further operational catalysts on the near-term horizon.
Companies: President Energy PLC
Oil posted a small weekly gain on tentative signs that demand is picking up even as a new wave of coronavirus cases casts a shadow over the market.
Futures in New York edged lower on Friday, but still managed to record an advance of 0.7% this week on shrinking US crude stockpiles and signs of improving demand in China and India. Gains were capped by record new virus cases from Germany to Portugal and the biggest surge in US daily infections in two months.
Crude futures in New York have clung close to the $40-a-barrel mark since September amid uncertainty around a demand recovery as the virus rages. Meanwhile, OPEC producers and allies see a risk of an oil surplus next year if Libya's production rises and demand remains depressed.
At the same time, the market's structure continues to strengthen, with the spread between Brent's nearest contracts at its narrowest since late July. For West Texas Intermediate futures, the prompt spread rallied to its tightest contango in a month.
West Texas Intermediate for November declined 8 cents to settle at $40.88 a barrel.
Brent for December settlement lost 23 cents to $42.93 a barrel. The contract rose 0.2% this week.
Prices pared earlier losses on Friday after American retail sales and consumer sentiment indicators topped estimates.
The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies are facing pressure to postpone their plans for tapering output cuts. Given the uncertainty over the oil demand outlook, the right course of action is to wait for now, JPMorgan analysts including Natasha Kaneva wrote in a report. The move to add another 2 million barrels of day onto the market in January could be postponed by a quarter, the report said.
OPEC+ is also contending with the unexpected return of Libyan oil output, which hit 500,000 barrels a day this week. The group forecasts that global oil supplies could increase by 200,000 barrels a day next year if Libya manages to revive supply and the pandemic hits demand harder than expected, according to a document seen by Bloomberg.
Companies: FOG PVR 88E DGOC EME TRIN UOG
Trifast has released an interim trading update which highlights trends that have continued from the AGM statement in September with trading slightly ahead of the Group's base case assumptions for FY21 of revenue down c.16% YoY. September was the strongest month in the Group's first half and the press release indicates that October has also started well for sales and orders. The trading update indicates resilience in the business considering the tough trading environment.
Companies: Trifast plc (TRI:LON)Trifast plc (25D:BER)
Phoenix today updates its resource for the Empire deposit in Idaho after the summer's drilling (32 additional holes). The new Measured and Indicated (M&I) Resources stands at 22.9Mt grading 0.4% copper, 0.2% zinc, 10.3g/t silver and 0.32g/t gold (up from 19.3Mt grading 0.4%, 0.2%, 11g/t and 0.35g/t respectively from the last calculated resource in May 2020) plus a further 10Mt in the Inferred category at similar grades. M&I resources now stand at 173kt copper equivalent (current metal prices) against the previous M&I resource estimation at 155kt copper equivalent.
Companies: Phoenix Copper Ltd. (United Kingdom)
GeoPark (GPRK US)C; Target price US$20 per share: Drilling at CPO-5 has started - The 3Q20 operating update did not contain any surprises, with overall production increasing by 5% vs the previous quarter, reflecting higher sales in Brazil, Argentina and Chile. Importantly, gross production at Llanos-34 is back to 60 mbbl/d with some work-over backlog and development drilling having restarted. Overall net production (across all of GeoPark’s assets) was 40 mboe/d at the end of September and FY20 production guidance of 40-42 mboe/d has been reiterated (2H20 capex guidance of US$25-35 mm). Drilling at CPO-5 (GeoPark WI: 30%) has now commenced with the Indico-2 appraisal well. With the Indico-1 well still producing 5,169 bbl/d since first oil in December 2018, Indico-2 could add 60% to CPO-5 overall production by YE20 in a success case. GeoPark will publish its 2021 capex budget on 4 November. We view this as an important event as this will provide further visibility on a very exciting drilling programme with 5-7 wells at CPO-5 and 1-2 wells in Ecuador. The exploration program for 2021 will likely test the continuity of the Guadalupe play encountered on Llanos-34 into CPO-5.
Tethys Oil (TETY SS)C; Target price SEK75.00 per share: Initiating coverage - Tethys Oil is a well-funded, dividend-paying, Sweden listed US$160 mm market cap E&P with ~25 mmbbl 2P reserves in Oman and ~10 mbbl/d WI production. The company stands apart from its peers in three principal ways: (1) It has achieved “textbook” execution, turning what was initially a small uncommercial onshore discovery on a tiny portion of Blocks 3&4 into a large field that has already produced ~100 mmbbl with a further ~120 mmbbl 3P reserves. (2) The production is very cash generative even at US$40/bbl. At US$45/bbl, even at the currently OPEC constrained production rate, operating cashflow funds all development plus some exploration activities and allows Tethys to pay a 5% dividend. (3) Tethys is conservatively run with US$60 mm in cash and no debt. Historically, the story was about steady y-on-y production, reserves and dividend growth. While these features are still present, an investment in Tethys now also offers diverse exposure to high impact exploration with drilling activities on recently acquired onshore blocks expected to start before YE20. Our target price of SEK75 per share reflects ReNAV and implies over 70% upside.
IN OTHER NEWS
Alvopetro (ALV CN): Production update in Brazil – 3Q20 sales were 1,764 boe/d at the Caburé Project.
Maha Energy (MAHA-A SS): Production and capex guidance update – FY20 production (mostly in Brazil) is expected to stand at 3,700–4,000 boe/d (4,000-5,000 boe/d previously). The FY20 capex budget increased by US$8.7 mm to US$24 mm. YE20 production is expected to be 5,200 – 5,700 boe/d.
Pantheon Resources (PANR LN): Resources update in Alaska – The Kuparuk formation at the Talitha project is estimated to contain 1.4 billion bbl of oil in place (OIP) and a Prospective Resource of 341 mmbbl as a most likely case.
Touchstone Exploration (TXP LN): Discovery in Trinidad – The Chinook well encountered 589 net feet of gas pay in three unique thrust sheets in the Herrera sands. Additional natural gas pay of ~20 net feet was encountered in the shallower Cruse formation. Completion and testing of the well is expected to be undertaken in 1Q21.
Trinity Exploration and Production (TRIN LN): 3Q20 operational update in Trinidad – 3Q20 production was 3,135 bbl/d. The company held US$22.2 mm in cash as at 30 September. FY20 production guidance remains 3,100-3,300 bbl/d.
Aker Bp (AKERBP NO): 3Q20 update in Norway – Aker BP produced 201.6 mboe/d in 3Q20. The FY20 production guidance of 205-220 mboe/d is reiterated.
UK Oil & Gas (UKOG LN), Angus Energy (ANG LN) and Egdon Resources (EDR LN): Onshore UK licence relinquished – Long-reach/shallow wells at the Holmwood prospects are neither technically viable nor economically feasible. The licence has been relinquished.
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Caspian Sunrise (CASP LN): Operating update in Kazakhstan – Production at the MJF structure averaged ~1,340 bbl/d. The completion of maintenance activities, the return to production of Well 141 and the installation of a pump at Well 151 are expected to increase production capacity to 2,200 - 2,500 bbl/d.
Enwell Energy (ENW LN): Ukraine update – 3Q20 production in Ukraine was 4,629 boe/d. The company held US$55.7 mm in cash at the end of September.
Kosmos Energy (KOS US/ LN): RBL Redetermination – Kosmos’ RBL credit facility has been redetermined with US$1.32 billion, a reduction of US$130 mm from the previous drawn amount of US$1.45 billion. Repayment of the reduction in borrowing base will be made from available liquidity in 4Q20.
EVENTS TO WATCH NEXT WEEK
20/10/2020: Touchstone Exploration (TXP LN) - Webinar
Companies: TXP ALV ALVOF A6Y DETNOR AKERBP DETNOR DETNF ARC RO1 CASP ROXIF GPRK KOS 7M7 0GEA MAHAA PANR P3K PTHRF TETY TETY UKOG 0UK UKLLF
Oil retreated as a further increase in Libyan output threatens to return more supply to a market that is already grappling with a pandemic-induced slump in demand.
Crude futures fell 1.9% in New York on Friday and posted their first weekly decline in three. Libya lifted force majeure on its Ras Lanuf and Es Sider ports and oil output will surpass 1 million barrels a day in four weeks, according to the state-run National Oil Corp. The announcement came as prospects for more Libyan output increased following the signing of a permanent cease-fire agreement.
Prices were already on the decline as talks appeared to stall on a US stimulus deal before the election, with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin trading blame for the impasse. A deal would have injected a sorely needed boost to demand, with positive catalysts for prices harder to come by heading into the end of the year.
US benchmark crude futures declined 2.5% over the week as a resurgence of coronavirus infections spurred governments around the world to renew tighter lockdown restrictions. While comments from Russian President Vladimir Putin signalling openness to delaying a planned OPEC+ output hike helped bolster prices, the continued return of Libyan production complicates the group's tapering strategy.
West Texas Intermediate for December delivery declined 79 cents to settle at $39.85 a barrel.
Brent for the same month declined 69 cents to end the session at $41.77 a barrel. The contract fell 2.7% over the week.
Despite the prospect of more Libyan supply returning to the market, Brent's structure remained firm. The spread between the global benchmark's nearest contracts strengthened on Friday to its narrowest contango since late July
Meanwhile, traders' attention is shifting toward the outcome of the US election in November, which could have varying implications for US supply. Presidential candidate Joe Biden said fossil fuels need to be phased out over time, a comment seized on by Donald Trump as a threat to the industry. But there is debate over how much such a policy would impact oil prices in the near future.
Other oil-market news:
Venezuelan crude inventories have surged 84% over the past three weeks as the threat of US sanctions ward away buyers of the nation's most important commodity. That raises the risk that state-run PDVSA will have to start shutting in production again, and is the latest sign that Venezuela's oil industry is on the verge of collapse.
Oil and gas output in Norway, western Europe's biggest producer, could rise to a record by the middle of the decade as new fields come on stream, according to consultants Rystad Energy AS.
African-focused diversified minerals exploration company principally focused on the discovery and development of its lithium and gold projects in emerging frontier provinces. IronRidge has significant and multiple province-scale gold and lithium projects across Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire through joint ventures while advancing an expansive gold portfolio in Chad. The company continues to review opportunities with its two wholly-owned iron ore projects in Gabon, West Africa and its bauxite and titanium assets in Queensland, Australia. IronRidge’s focus on lithium and gold gives investors exposure to rapidly growing lithium technology markets while hedging prominent global economic uncertainty via gold exploration portfolio.
Companies: IronRidge Resources Ltd
Lithium in London with a focus on European projects
This corporate sector note on lithium will comment on the European lithium raw material sector and how the advanced projects being developed by Savannah Resources, European Metals Holdings and European lithium fit into the European-regional picture. Lithium production from these projects, once commissioned, will go some way to creating a domestic supply of this critical metal within Europe.
• Savannah Resources – Developing the Mina Do Barroso project in Portugal as a producer of spodumene concentrate. The project is in Feasibility.
• European Metals Holdings – Developing the Cinovec project in the Czech Republic as an integrated producer of lithium hydroxide / carbonate. The project is in Feasibility.
• European Lithium – Developing the Wolfsburg project in Austria as an integrated producer of lithium hydroxide. The project is in Feasibility.
Companies: KDNC EMH SAV
Central Asia Metals (CAML LN) reported strong copper results for Q3 2020, up 14% QoQ to 3.9kt enabling a 3.7% increase in our 2020F production forecast to 13.9kt, in line with new guidance of 13.5-14kt. YTD copper production of 10.5kt was broadly flat YoY. This does imply a marginal YoY increase overall for 2020F, however, as well as realised grades being ahead of expectation, we expect CAML to push hard at Kounrad to offset Sasa disruption as much as possible. Kounrad has been out of focus recently, however, with copper prices up 10% YTD and with a strong fundamental outlook, the asset’s low cost base continues to underpin the CAML investment case.
Companies: Central Asia Metals Plc
Despite the absence of new drilling activity, Trinity's Q3/20 production has remained robust, averaging 3,135bopd - an 11.3% YoY increase (Q3/19: 2,816bopd). YTD 2020 average production volumes have averaged 3,232bopd, a 9.8% YoY increase (YTD 2019: 2,943bopd), with 2020 production guidance remaining unchanged at 3,100-3,300bopd. Oil price realisations YTD 2020 have averaged US$37.3/bbl and, as a result, no Supplemental Petroleum Tax (SPT) will be payable in respect of the first three quarters of 2020. Cash as at 30 September 2020 was US$22.2m (30 June 2020 US$19.7m). Elsewhere, we view the proposed Budget reforms to the SPT regime as an important step forward by the Trinidad and Tobago Government and a recognition that SPT needs reforming. The proposed reforms will enhance cash flows between US$50-US$75/bbl and therefore allow companies to invest to grow production and deliver attractive returns for shareholders. We update our valuation and reiterate our price target at 31p per share, a 250% premium to the current share price.
Companies: Trinity Exploration & Production Plc
Trans-Siberian Gold's (TSG) Q320 results show improved year-on-year and quarter-on-quarter top line results, despite a reduced operational performance, largely due to higher gold and silver prices and increased tonnages. Gold grade and silver grades from the Asacha Gold Mine for the first nine months of the year are slightly lower than we had expected [due to Q1 performance]. Production levels above are expectations, which has negated the impact of the lower average grade for the first 9 months. We raise forecasts and our target price to 184p.
Companies: Trans-Siberian Gold PLC (TSG:LON)Trans-Siberian Gold PLC (UJ1:FRA)
Goldplat the processor of gold-bearing wastes and residues from mining operations today reports on its first quarter ending Septe2020. As expected the company continues to maintain robust operating profits from its South African operation (£1.12m, up from £1.07m in the same period last year) and an increased operating profit from its Ghana operation (£0.28m up from £23k). Goldplat is in the process of selling its Kilimapesa gold mine in Kenya which contributes small operating losses to the Groups overall performance with the sale expected to finalise by the end of December.
Companies: Goldplat plc