Oil price stable as cutbacks extended
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- JKX Oil & Gas (JKX): Drilling Result
- i3 Energy (I3E):
- Independent Oil & Gas (IOG): Operational Update
- Reabold Resources (RBD): Equity Raise
- Crude prices stable as OPEC/Russia confirms extension of cutbacks, will continue with a reduction of 1.2 million bopd for an additional six to nine months
Oil US$65.2/bbl vs US$66.7/bbl yesterday
Natural Gas US$2.288/mmbtu vs US$2.310/mmbtu yesterday
JKX Oil & Gas (JKX): Drilling Result
- Long-running Well 5 Sidetrack on the Koshekhablskoye gas field in Russia has been completed and is currently producing over 1,000 boepd
- Rig has relocated to Well 18 which will be the second of three consecutive workovers on the field
Conclusion: Looks like a good flow rate from Well 5, about time as the well-encountered problems
Union Jack Oil (UJO)*: Oversubscribed Placing
- Union Jack Oil has completed an oversubscribed placing to raise £2.25 million at 0.17 pence per share, a small premium to yesterday’s closing price
- The cash will be usedto fund an extended well test (EWT) on the recently announced successful West Newton-2 appraisal well in which UJO is earning a 16.7% interest by paying 25% of the cost of the well and testing
- The EWT in Q3-2019 will be expanded to test the liquid and/or gas intervals evident in the well, which the company believes could be transformational for Union Jack and its shareholders
Conclusion: A sensible raise given the recent success with the West Newton-2 appraisal well, with a positive result from the planned EWT being a potential game-changer for the company
*SP Angel acts as Nomad and Broker to Union Jack Oil
Igas (IGAS): Ellesmere Port Appeal
- Ellesmere Port appeal which was to be determined by a Government appointed Planning Inspector is now going to be decided by the Secretary of State
- Intervention due to the potential development of UK onshore shale gas being of major importance having more than local significance
- Appeal goes back to January 2018 when Cheshire West and Chester council’s Planning and Licensing Committee refused planning consent for routine tests on the Ellesmere Port-1 well
Conclusion: Potentially good news for Igas as the importance of long term shale gas development in the UK is under scrutiny
Reabold Resources (RBD): Equity Raise
- Reabold has raised £2.65 million at 1.1p/share, in line with yesterday’s closing price (and at a premium to the 90-day VWAP)
- Cash will be used for further strategic investment into its current portfolio and potentially new investments
Conclusion: Makes sense for Reabold to raise cash now, company has a 24% economic interest in the recently successful West Newton onshore UK gas appraisal well and shares are up 60% year to date
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Sergey Raevskiy – 020 3470 0474
James Mills – 020 3470 0496
Richard Parlons – 020 3470 0472
Jonathan Williams – 020 3470 0471
Abigail Wayne – 020 3470 0534
Rob Rees – 020 3470 0535
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