Life After Ugandan Drilling

Monday, Jun 15 2009 by

Iti-1 Completed and abandoned with a clear implication that GBP are not going to use any further resources in this area.

 I am interested in what may happen in the shorter term.  Based on current SP valuation 15/6/09 Global are £10.5m  and  what they do have  available to them is approx. £13.5m and 25% of the EA5 Licence.  I am ignoring the pending legal action and Leighton as I do not believe this will have any significance in the next 9-12 months.

Whilst there is substantial overlap with TRP I am taking a view they will keep the two companies separate as Namibia is LT and they will have plenty of exposure to Uganda via TRP anyway.  Surely the GBP vehicle will have looked at a number of plays in the interim period which due to the unfortunate circumstances at Iti-1 could now be brought to the forefront.  The question in my mind is which territories would appeal to management and how quickly they realistically may now move.  For a number of months it has been said how many O&G plays have been depressed due to lack of funding, well GBP may be about to step up to the plate but where ? 


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Global Petroleum Limited is an Australia-based oil and gas, upstream exploration company, which focuses on Africa and the Mediterranean. The principal activities of the Company consist of oil and gas exploration, development and production. The Company's principal assets are two exploration blocks located offshore Namibia. The Company's project includes Namibian Project. The Namibian Project holds interest in petroleum exploration license number 29 (License) covering Offshore Blocks 1910B and 2010A in the Republic of Namibia. The License covers approximately 11,730 square kilometers and it is located offshore Namibia in water depths ranging from 1,300 meters to 3,000 meters. It intends to seek license positions in frontier exploration areas in Africa and the Mediterranean, and potentially other frontier basins, either directly through license rounds, joint venture arrangements or acquisition. Its subsidiaries include Global Petroleum UK Limited and Jupiter Petroleum Limited. more »

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oilretire 30th Apr '10 73 of 132


One well doubles current production - not sure how much the other 5 have tailed off since 1st production though.

Texon Petroleum Ltd (ASX: TXN) has advised that that the sixth well on the Leighton Project, Tyler Ranch #5, has begun to flow oil and gas at the gross rate of 445 boepd from the Olmos reservoir (comprising 420 bopd and 150 mcf of gas per day) through a 8/64" choke. reservoir (comprising 420 bopd and 150 mcf of gas per day) through a 8/64" choke. reservoir (comprising 420 bopd and 150 mcf of gas per day) through a 8/64" choke. through a 8/64" choke.

The combined production rate of the five (5) existing Leighton wells (Peeler #1, Tyler Ranch #1, Tyler Ranch #2, Tyler Ranch #3 and Tyler Ranch # 4) at this time is a gross 460 boepd with Global's Working Interest share being 69 boepd.

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oilretire 30th Apr '10 74 of 132

Looks like number 6 is a typical well, with other initial wells achieving 300 to 500 bbl/d to start with before settling

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REO100 30th Apr '10 75 of 132

Tower have confirmed renewal of licence EA5, which might have slammed some investors into reverse as drilling is indicated early in the second year of renewal.

Exploration will now continue for another two years, until March 27, 2012. The forward programme is under discussion with the Government, but thefirst yearof activities is expected to be focused on geophysical operations to determine prospects for drilling early in the second year.  (my bold)

Now that seems to leave a lot of spare time and cash for GBP to consider their options - today from the quarterly report we have the standard statement:

The Board continues to review opportunities for other acquisitions, joint ventures, or investments in the resources sector, both domestic and overseas, which may enhance shareholder value.

In these nervous times GBP seems to be a good place to be with cash value approx. 10p but I am thinking some excitement might not be amiss so hopefully the next quarterly statement might not need the above paragraph.






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oilretire 8th Jun '10 76 of 132

Thanks to sawney over at the Fool for a TXN note.

Top of page 5 suggests we will get two more Leighton Olmos development wells in H2 2010 - best get a move on then..........

They have a $4m cash balance which is for the two Olmos development wells

The note seems to be a 'sell' for the Eagle Ford shale gas project which spans four areas, one of which is Leighton. IMO I am still expecting GBP to increase position here. TXN clearly needs it holding 92% of the EFS project and......

While Texon is currently somewhat
capital constrained, it has identified
several options to fund its resource
play development

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REO100 26th Jun '10 77 of 132

TRN - trading halt, capital raising.

Not entirely sure how to view this but I would assume farm out negotiations have not progessed as required or maybe capital funding and farm out as well ?


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REO100 30th Jun '10 78 of 132

TXN - successful capital raising - earmarked for 3 Eagle Ford horizontal wells at Leighton.

Indicates first well is planned for August, also a bit of detail of estimated cost if trouble free well - A$4.8M, so GBP's share would be approx. A$1M per well if no complications.


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REO100 23rd Jul '10 79 of 132

Announcement not through yet, nothing new for UK shareholders !


The planned August activity is likely to be of more interest.


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oilretire 13th Sep '10 80 of 132

Leighton updates out from Texon

7th Olmos well online at 350 boe/d

It goes on to highlight that the next well(s) will be Q1 2011

1st Eagle Ford well expected to spud in 5 to 7 days

Whilst it doesn't say so, I assume this is the 1st horizontal development well

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ohisay 13th Sep '10 81 of 132

In reply to oilretire, post #80

Everything going GBP's way at the moment as their cash pile of 27.9M AUD at the end of June keeps improving in sterling terms.

Current cash equivalent to 9.6p so todays rise to 10/10.5p has just broken through the cash level.

Some of us of course are hoping there is a big idea for the cash .However the cynic in me suggests it may be there some time yet.

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REO100 22nd Sep '10 82 of 132

I wondered if any had any ideas on where GBP maybe looking to become involved.  The sector is certainly 'lively' and GBP I guess have had quite sometime to consider options, but no progress is apparent.  In recent weeks it has attracted a bit of attention on a ADVFN thread, but no real substance apart from cash position ,TXN activity, option in Uganda and some director purchases.

I remain hopeful and still believe it was a good defensive move (now 1.5/2 yrs) on the basis of the cash position but apart from the activity with TRP (two drills, unsuccessful) and minority share with TXN (not sure the EF drill will prove that meaningful - GBP did not increase stake and TXN raised funds via placing) there really is not much more known as to future activity.  With the link with TRP they perhaps might take a small stake in Namibia, but that is some way off - late next year ?

Any thoughts ?



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REO100 23rd Sep '10 83 of 132

Drilling has commenced on first Eagle Ford Well and sounds relatively upbeat.


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REO100 30th Sep '10 84 of 132

Final results, cash as hoped near enough 9.75p.

Sounding a bit rampy but I hope they have identified some new opportunities, they have had plenty of time.  Also useful looking at their US revenue, perhaps some relevance when trying to calculate revenue for other companies in a similar area.


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ohisay 8th Oct '10 85 of 132

Slightly off topic here but I notice the Australian dollar at one point yesterday hit 1:60 to the pound as it continues its seemingly relentless rise .
Against the US dollar the OZ dollar has hit its strongest level since 1983,

The dollar was strengthened by monthly government figures that showed the unemployment rate steady at a low 5.1 per cent in September, with 49,500 new jobs created in that month, well ahead of forecasts.
Most of the new jobs were reported to have been created in the booming domestic mining industry.
Analysts in Australia now expect the dollar to reach parity with the US dollar in the next few months.

That gives GBP cash end June as 9.9 p per share -13% above the share price.Rather unreasonably marked down over the past few weeks on this basis aside from anything else .

[Anyone wanting a similar share might consider Leyshon resources (LRL).Oz dollar cash and isable - 13.5p cash against current price of 12.5p  with some potentially good news in the offing.]


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ohisay 11th Oct '10 86 of 132


More good news..

Texon Petroleum Ltd (ASX: TXN) has advised that the Tyler Ranch EFS #1H well has drilled into the Eagle Ford Shale at the depth of 3,252m (10,670ft) and has encountered good oil and gas shows.
The well will now drill 1,372m (4,500ft) laterally within the Eagle Ford at which time production casing will be run. Drilling and casing the well are anticipated to take 12 -14 days.

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emptyend 11th Oct '10 87 of 132

RNS update today ....good oil and gas shows

It may also be of interest to note a big deal elsewhere in the Eagle Ford play, where they have paid $10,900 per acre on average (presumably acreage that is already producing would be a good deal more than the average)

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REO100 11th Oct '10 88 of 132

Encouraging update on EF first well.

With strong cash position and an ADVFN board that has shown some recent excitement - this might give the SP so impetus.



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corkboy 25th Oct '10 89 of 132

Another encouraging EF update:

Up 9.5% today.......

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ohisay 29th Oct '10 90 of 132

Quarterly report out today .
Cash of 26.9m Oz dollars-equivalent to 15.4c per share or 9.5p per share.

However what was most interesting was - that for the first time as I recall - they've actually said they've extracted a few digits and looked at a number of projects to spend that cash on.

A number of new opportunities were assessed during the quarter and the Company will continue to evaluate these opportunities as they are presented.

Dare one hope ...

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REO100 29th Oct '10 91 of 132

In reply to ohisay, post #90

I think it is the time to hope.

I entered on the basis of the cash backing and that has been a safe position - but now is the time to grasp an opportunity - may be they should look at East Africa !


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DearLeader 29th Oct '10 92 of 132

Yes, I would like to think that Global have taken a look at what KEY have to offer for sale in Tanzania. Maybe they are/would be baulking at what may be being asked for it by KEY. Surely that 20% of Nyuni and KN-1 along with West SS looks quite a good deal. What price would KEY sell it for though? Based on their market cap KEY wouldn't be able to ask too much I suspect

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