Fwiw I think the Soco management should resign from the board as I simply don't think they have done a good job for shareholders at all over the last 4-5 years.
As a long term shareholder I feel they have had numerous opportunities to deliver operationally but have consistently failed.
Most notable failures are
-Lack of Commercial success on TGD & millions spent on various wells.
-Several wells drilled in Africa, again millions spent but no commercial success
-TGT 55,000 bopd year end target missed when it was only late Aug 2011 they talked about such target
-Selling out Baulaung only to see months later reserves upgrade & further drilling success by Salamander
I feel the management's judgement is questionable. It is difficult for the markets to have confidence in a management team that seems to be getting it wrong consistently.
I just think a management team with 30+ years of experience should be able to provide an accurate estimate as to when production targets on a big project like TGT is likely to hit 55,000 boepd. And have the ability to achieve those targets?
Why would you set a public target if you could'nt achieve it?
I mean if you can't work out when targets are likely to be hit then why should Investors have any confidence in their judgement as to which wells should be drilled?
Soco is down 13% over the past month, there are 46 E+P stocks that are up more then 10%. Soco has significantly underperformed in a what has been a bullish market the past 4 weeks. It is clear the market has 0 confidence in Soco.
I don't trust the manageement team to make the right decisions for shareholders.
I would feel more comfortable if the two execs on the board resigned & the chairman indicated to the markets the company was for sale.
I think shareholders have given the management team enough chances over the past 4-5 years & feel enough is enough.