Quiet week but a good week for the bitter GKP holders. Kozel has gone. Not that Kozel gives a flying fuck about you. You were warned on here many times over the last couple of years about GKP. Yes we like you were positive in the early days. Unlike you once we realised and got the evidence that he was “At it” we acted and reported it! Kozel has shate on you all from a great height. Did you enjoy it! Next time when people tell you maybe you’ll listen! Dan x
Bowleven (LON: BLVN)
Has reached a mutually acceptable agreement with Petrofac to terminate the Strategic Alliance Agreement. This satisfies one of the conditions of the LUKOIL and NewAge farm-out transaction announced on 24 June 2014. The termination agreement is subject to completion of the farm-out. Under this arrangement Bowleven will pay $9 million to Petrofac upon completion of the farm-out transaction as full and final settlement and the Strategic Alliance Agreement shall terminate. Kevin Hart, CEO of Bowleven said: “We have worked closely with Petrofac over the last two years and we appreciate their co-operation in reaching a mutually acceptable termination agreement.”
Falcon Oil & Gas (LON: FOG)
Initial drilling operations on the Besa-D-1 well have reached total depth of 3,000 metres having encountered gas shows. Besa-D-1 is the second of a planned three well programme to evaluate the gas potential of the Algyo Formation in the Mako Trough License. The well has now been cased to TD and is suspended pending further technical evaluation in order to determine an appropriate testing programme later this year. No operational problems occurred during drilling. In January 2013, Falcon agreed a three-well drilling programme with Naftna industrija Srbije jsc (“NIS”) to target the Algyo Play, whereby NIS made a cash payment of US$1.5 million to Falcon in February 2013, and agreed to drill three wells by July 2014 at their cost. The July 2014 date for completion of drilling and testing of the NIS three well programme has been extended to 31 December 2014.
Gulf Keystone Petroleum (LON: GKP)
Out finally goes Todd Kozel, ex CEO now ex Executive Director, who has over the years filled his pockets with tens of millions of dollars of share-holder money. God knows how much this greedy bastard has taken out of the coffers of GKP. Good riddance to Todd Kozel. Total Bastard! In comes? John Gerstenlauer, who assumes the role of Chief Executive Officer.
Kea Petroleum (LON: KEA) WARNING! Not quite sure what’s going on here yet but I’m very sceptical about the recent rise coinciding with this Darwin death spiral drawdown. I will get to the bottom of it. I do hope there’s not been any SHENNIGANS boys? A notice of exercise by Darwin Strategic to convert £500,000 of Darwin’s Convertible Loan Notes at a gross conversion price of 1.302036p per share. Details of the Convertible Loan Notes were announced by Kea on 23 May 2014 pursuant to which 38,401,396 ordinary shares now fall to be issued.
Leni Gas & Oil (LON: LGO)
Pissed off investors this week. Myself included! The Company has raised £7 million before expenses, by way of a Company arranged placing of 200 million new ordinary shares at a placing price of 3.5p per share. This placing will enable the Company to accelerate the closing of the US$5 million Trinity-Inniss Oil Field transaction announced yesterday without drawing down on the Company’s short-term debt facilities and will provide LGO with capital for its expansion plans in Trinidad. I did hear that the original placing was for £4 million however the amount of interest was over-whelming. So LGO upped the placing and took the extra £3 million!
Magnolia Petroleum (LON: MAGP)
A quarterly update on its operationacross proven and producing US onshore hydrocarbon formations, including the Bakken/Three Forks Sanish in North Dakota and Montana, and the Mississippi Lime nd the Hunton/Woodford in Oklahoma. Click HERE to read Rita’s’ guff.
Nighthawk Energy (LON: HAWK)
Released a drilling & production update this week on its 100% controlled and operated Smoky Hill and Jolly Ranch projects in the Denver-Julesburg Basin, Colorado. Click HERE to read it
Petrel Resources (LON: PET)
Agreement has been reached with the Ghanaian authorities which clarifies the co-ordinates of the signed Petroleum Agreement on a licence Block in the Tano area of Ghana. It was agreed that additional, contiguous acreage would be added to preserve the size of the Block. The agreement is between Pan Andean Resources 60% (LON: PRE) Clontarf Energy 30% (LON: CLON) Petrel 10%. The Ghana National Petroleum Corporation and the Government of Ghana. All parties agreed to seek to expedite the ratification process which requires Cabinet and Parliamentary approval. As a consequence of this, Petrel has discontinued its High Court proceedings with rights to reapply.
Sirius Petroleum (LON: SRSP)
Were forced to come out this week and admit that they were “Fund raising” Speculation regarding an equity fundraising for the Ororo 1 well leaked out. The Company confirms that it is in the process of raising funds in order to bring its offshore assets into production and to provide it with additional working capital. The fundraising is not yet concluded and the Company will update shareholders in due course.
Sound Oil (LON: SOU)
The Mediterranean focused upstream oil and gas company, has appointed, with immediate effect, Marco Fumagalli as a Non Executive Director of the Company following the institutional investment announced on 25 April 2014. Marco Fumagalli is Continental Investment Partners’ Managing Partner and a well-known Italian businessman who was previously a Group Partner at 3i. Marco is a 25% shareholder in Continental Investment Partners. Sound also announced a significant upgrade in the recoverable volume of the Santa Maria Goretti gas prospect, onshore Italy. The SMG CPR has estimated Gas Initially In Place as 66.4Bscf and recoverable Best Estimate Prospective Resources as 32.8Bscf. The study has also estimated a 68% geological chance of success for the Thin Beds objective. James Parsons, Sound Oil’s Chief Executive Officer, commented: I need to get my ears pinned back! Opps sorry. Online Tourette’s. He actually said “This CPR uplifts the Company’s previous resource estimate by 82% and confirms the addition of a further low risk, yet hugely material, asset into Sound Oil’s Italian onshore gas portfolio. The top hole location has already been identified and an application to drill will be submitted to the permitting authorities shortly, with a view to drilling during 2015.”
Sterling Energy (LON: SEY)
Announces its results for the six month period ending 30 June 2014. Click HERE to read them.
Tangiers Petroleum (LON: TPET)
Updates on the drilling of the TAO-1 exploration well, located offshore Morocco. No major operational issues have occurred to date and the well is expected to intersect the Assaka and Trident objectives within 60 days from spud. As the well has been designated as “tight”, no information related to depth or formation will be provided during the drilling, beyond what is required by the ASX and AIM continuous disclosure obligations.
Victoria Oil & Gas (LON: VOG)
Out goes Austen Titford. TITford resigned as Executive Director of the Company effective 16 July 2014 for personal reasons. Austen will continue to work with the Company to ensure a smooth handover. Commenting on the announcement, Kevin Foo, Chairman of the Company, said: “As an employee since 2008 and as a Director, Austen has helped mould VOG’s success. We wish him the very best in his future endeavours”. “What success would that be Foo?”
Zoltav Resources (LON: ZOL)
Following the receipt of a notice to exercise warrants over 15,000 ordinary shares of $US0.2 in the Company ZOL has authorised the issue of 15,000 new Ordinary Shares. Big deal!