Diversified Gas & Oil PLC, 88 Energy Ltd, Tullow Oil PLC, Mosman Oil and Gas Ltd, ADM Energy PLC, Canadian Overseas Petroleum Ltd, Jersey Oil and Gas PLC, United Oil & Gas PLC
It was another active week in the junior oil and gas sector.
It is host to around 50mln barrels of proved-developed-producing (PDP) reserves. And the company highlighted that the operations benefit from Gulf Coast pricing, which the company noted means higher realisations.
Significantly, the company believes that in the new RFA it can replicate its proven business model, which in the Appalachian region was driven by acquisitions.
Earlier this week, 88 Energy Ltd (LON:88E) told investors the findings of the analysis of sidewall cores, cuttings, mud gas and fluid samples from the Merlin-1 well are expected in the next two to ten weeks.
The company detailed a series of results scheduled over the period including core photography and geological descriptions in two to three weeks, along with isotope analysis of mud gas in up to four weeks and similarly VAS for cuttings in up to four weeks. Analysis results from oil samples are due in three to four weeks, core analysis in up to eight weeks and fluid analysis in up to ten weeks.
Tullow Oil PLC (LON:TLW) moved closer to a debt reset as it announced it is launching a US$1.8mln bond offer and has been given commitments for a US$600mln ‘super senior’ revolving credit facility.
The aim is to extend out maturities in its borrowing, using proceeds of the bond issue to repay reserves based lending and debt coming due later this year and in 2022. Presently, Tullow has US$300mln of bonds with a 6.625% coupon due in July 2021, and, US$650mln of senior notes with a 6.25% coupon due in 2022.
The new bonds will mature in 2026 whilst the revolving credit facility would expire in 2024.
Mosman Oil and Gas Ltd (LON:MSMN) said it has started the third quarter with “renewed vigour”.
The US focused oil junior, in its half year statement, said it is to focus on drilling activity and its position is boosted by its increased interest in the Greater Stanley project. Gross production amounted to 34,569 barrels of oil over the first half, which is 9,871 barrels net to Mosman.
In the six months ended December 31 the company generated some A$380,000 of revenue and made a gross profit of A$56,828. The company reported a A$700,000 net loss amid production challenges and the volatile oil prices.
ADM Energy PLC (LON:ADM) completed the acquisition of a controlling interest in a Risk Sharing Agreement for the development of the large-scale Barracuda Field, in OML 141 located in swamp and shallow water offshore Nigeria.
The company now owns a 51% interest in the K.O.N.H. UK Limited vehicle which in turn owns 70% of Barracuda. It will provide technical and financial support to the consortium and will receive favourable accelerated economic terms plus a 15% net profit interest in the field.
Canadian Overseas Petroleum Ltd (LON:COPL, TSE:XOP) described a remarkable year as it filed its full-year results. “The first half of the year was difficult, but was truly outstanding at year-end,” chief executive Arthur Millholland said in a statement. “The acquisition of Atomic Oil and Gas LLC which closed in March of this year was transformative for COPL.
“In 2020 we managed to recapitalize the company which allowed for the acquisition of Atomic and the associated equity and debt financings.”
Millholland added: “We look forward to the Q1 2021 reporting as it will be the first one to include the operating results of our Atomic group as well as an update on their operations.”
Jersey Oil and Gas PLC (LON:JOG) introduced a Carbon Policy that sets out its commitments relating to the management of carbon emissions, low-carbon targets and initiatives. The policy confirms the company’s commitment to risk-managed growth, which will involve reducing its carbon footprint to the lowest possible levels, it said in a statement.
JOG said it aims to position itself as an oil and gas company that’s leading in the energy transition on the UK continental shelf. “We understand that responsibly sourced hydrocarbons will be fundamental to a successful global energy transition ensuring vital energy supply during the period,” said Andrew Benitz, Jersey Oil chief executive.
“JOG is committed to differentiating itself as a sustainable and responsible 21st-century energy company. This Carbon Policy is central to the delivery of that ambition.”
United Oil & Gas PLC (LON:UOG) branded the twelve months ended 31 December 2020 a “landmark year”.
Chief executive Brian Larkin said United had positioned itself as a full-cycle oil and gas company with strong production, diverse assets, and clearly defined avenues to deliver further material growth.
“These were significant achievements despite one of the toughest years for our sector and wider markets caused by the COVID-19 pandemic,” he said. “Building on this success is key for all at United Oil and Gas and we look forward to driving further activity and material growth in 2021 and beyond.”
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