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25-05-2017
Ripe for a takeover, 10 past 4 would do me fine!
Always seems to be good buying around the 51p level, I think this is the floor and once consolidation has completed that we should push on back to the 60's before confirmation of funding. Too much negativity recently, just remember that Dr T managed to get Kerogen onboard at a premium to what the sp was at the time, I have every faith that he will achieve the same success with funding/farm in/takeover. Patience is the key, good things come to those who wait. GLA
24-05-2017
Control - Dilution isn't the issue. I am, and always was, very much aware that new shares would have to be thrown at this. It is the sheltering from the effects of the dilution for the three executives that is the issue. I would prefer they helped themselves to a bigger slice of the cake and ditch the dilution clause. They can then take the same medicine as the rest of us. If dilution is not an issue, why are the executives wanting immunity? Alistair Stobie was recruited for his skills and past experience as an innovative fundraiser in the O&G sector. So what would be so innovative about issuing new shares that it requires this kind of reward? Short of a takeover in the near future additional shares will have to be issued, so they should get on with it and stop using it as an excuse to line their own pockets.
23-05-2017
The VCP was set up in November, just after the 34p placing (at the placing price) but at a time when the Board would have known the Lincoln results. The data room had not been re-opened and no prospect of a takeover seemed imminent at that time or even now for that matter. So to link the VCPs with an imminent takeover is tenuous I think. It was however as clear then as it is now that dilution will be a necessity and that’s the part that I object to. There is no sound reason why the executives should be sheltered from dilution. It risks scewing their judgement because their interests will no longer be aligned with ours. I've told my broker (nominee account) to vote the special resolution down.
16-05-2017
Re AS , his tweet re Takeover Code last year was another example of this mans crass flippancy. He has a job and paid massively to do it and get the praise and kudos accordingly. The 400 blah to be honest I found incredulous. I haven't a clue what's happening and neither bought nor sold , hindsight is an amazing thing . No body said it would be easy
HUR got most finance from Kerogen and Crystal Amber. they not got finance from nasty dog eat dog market yet kerogen can't go over limit otherwise they gotta make full takeover bid so they tied up HUR need 'new' ii investors and they not goin to pay more than kerogens , why shud they they pay 30p if they can
12-05-2017
Oil companies are usually valued for purposes of a takeover on their 2P. The values that get quoted in the press/RNSs etc may tend to concentrate on $/2Pbbl valuations as they are easy for hacks to calculate, and make good headlines - but to think that bidding companies don't pay very close attention to all the other potential assets of a company is complete nonsense. Peter
The lack of understanding on this board is astonishing. NOBODY will value an oil company based on its contingent resources. Oil companies are usually valued for purposes of a takeover on their 2P. This makes HUR look overvalued on fundamentals. IMO. Talk of a takeover from a major is fantasy land.
04-05-2017
Todays sp and breakout is pretty significant . If there was a big equity raise the price would weaken. It smacks of significant news in my opinion, either a farm-out or a takeover or maybe the CPR is going to be off the charts. Thoughts ?
03-05-2017
Takeover tomorrow? Could come anytime now IMO dcarn and BP are clearly the right fit for this project...
02-05-2017
PS I wake up every morning now expecting a takeover approach.. Its just a question of when and who..
Well, adam, my experience is that they don't. BP and Shell in particular are complete plonkers when it comes to acquisitions. I remember advising BP to buy Britoil when the share price was 80p. They ummed and aahed for a LONG time before going ahead and paying 500p a share to complete the takeover.. Amusingly, when they did get back to me (1987) and ask for my firm to act for them in the acquisition, we had to turn them down due to a conflict of interest. We were already working for Arco on a bid! I've seen nothing since to make me think they have improved - Shell messed up BG only last year.
30-04-2017
DavidBlack,Well said. That game is compounded further when entering into financing. In order to raise finance, a select group get data most have no access to. Then further discounts are agreed to get the right numbers in the raise. If that road is not possible, RBL's and other lines of credit are sought. This is the stage where the company effectively mortgages the hard-won assets in order to get over the development/production line. A reasonable option when the macreconomic situation is good, but deaths-door when the outlook changes as creditors takeover and dictate the outcome (for themselves).Cash
25-04-2017
tournesol Definitely agree with you on this, the idea of anyone finding the takeover money before anyone finding the farm in money just doesnt gel in the real world. Would love to be wrong but a farm in, i think, is the way this is definitely going to go. It will be interesting to see how long this process takes, they are bound to have a lot of interest, we already have Malcys comment on a room of industry top rankers looking at the prospects. Who will be the first to break cover?
You can't have a hostile bid with a controlling shareholder. They are rare even without that because they are expensive and push the price up too much. An agreed, management-recommended takeover with irrevocable undertakings from the main shareholders is the only way it would happen.
24-04-2017
Me version of it would be that HUR cuts a deal with those bond holders at the same time thus effectively unlocking PMO which wastes years going no where on its own. Hurricane get production assets and people who know how a HUR gets its own clear path to control its own destiny. The end result for HUR is the same, a takeover by BP or Shell but this time at £7 not £1.50! Whilst everyone knows that PMO is a basket case the truth is their misfortune came about because of the drop in oil price not poor management. Everyone else dropped the same ball but most had either a balance sheet to hide their mistakes or were taken out by bankruptcy quickly and forgotten. PMO like Tullow became the undead zombies. Tullow have now managed to change their fortunes perhaps Hurricane could do the same for PMO shareholders and help our selves to their assets at 10c on the dollar? Ps I am not a PMO shareholder, I am more interested in being a charitable vulture!
21-04-2017
What if the CPR is deliberately being delayed due to ongoing discussions around a farm out / takeover from a major? Thats one theory anyway, not saying it's correct but it's something I've personally considered.
13-04-2017
A takeover is exactly what AS and the Dr are looking for. Far better to take 300p now rather than get 500p in 4 years time.
12-04-2017
kirtonender9 - I've been trying to back calculate how much in GBP they actually started with back in 2004.... Dr. Bob was ex Enterprise Oil; they were taken over in 2002 by Shell, so assuming he was still with EO at takeover he would have probably got a healthy payoff from that. But would it have been enough to get started here...?
08-04-2017
The key in my view from the pod cast is which one of the majors, if any will take a really serious interest here re farm in or similar. If they have had 3 lots at their offices all week, the majors will know soon enough if there is true foundation to HUR results. If it is all true, then it will come out in the wash soon enough. A case of wait and see. We may even get a bidding war for a farm in or maybe a straight takeover, which i think is very possible if what HUR say is true. very exciting times though.
06-04-2017
Next Monday for CPR or the following Monday imo Takeover news could come at anytime
05-04-2017
The only way PMO could get interested (and I bet they wish they bought HUR over Solan) would be by a huge debt for equity swap or rights issue.. Which is possible.. It would in effect be a reverse takeover in a sense though Would not rule it out....
03-04-2017
Regarding the BP or Shell potential involvement. If any major was drilling Halifax, would with their conventional experts have cut and run from the halifax well when the DST issue arose or would they have done what Dr. T did and keep going. I think they would have abandoned the well and moved on forever leaving the resource to nature. My point being they need Dr T in any deal, farm out or takeover. In some respects our Dr T IS HUR and he's worth a lot.
30-03-2017
Http://www.fool.co.uk/investing/2017/03/30/hurricane-energy-plc-a-perfect-buy-and-hold-pick-for-your-isa Sounds good. -- "I believe the fireworks could be just around the corner." "Given that management has already hinted that previous estimations were “conservative“, this update will surely make it harder than ever for prospective investors to remain on the fence." "the probability of its shares multi-bagging from here — despite their already impressive 500% rise in 2016 — appears high" "The possibility of it receiving an audacious takeover offer is still not out of the question either."
29-03-2017
That's true Bloodhound, and maybe they will exercise the warrants. But they do have three years to exercise and a takeover would deliver them the payout anyway so I can't see them exercising just yet, and perhaps never. It's a handy little stash for them to have; off the radar. If they were to have a lean year they could exercise, sell and add a bit of profit to the fund.
Brent rocketing today again.Think at this share price the majors would be thinking a cheap takeover rather than a farm in. HUR has grafted all the hard work, 100p would easily buy us out.
28-03-2017
I think the $400mln funding will be part placement, possibly part debt. I think there is also the option of a partner carry in the mix too, which is my preferred option at this stage. I don't want to see hur get tied-up in development ops, let a larger concern takeover EPS only. There are now plenty of barrels for hur to bargain with. Most importantly, its the CPR which we need to put some definitive numbers to the resources HUR have unearthed. A few weeks away I'd imagine. so a little patience in order here. Watch how the broker/analyst notes come in after that. Cash
27-03-2017
So now starts a huge game of chicken, majors will be sniffing, do they takeover, farm in, step away, who blinks first, who breaks rank, this is going to be fascinating. As Malcy says though, the main thing is at the moment hur own 100 percent of this monster. And it is a monster.I think this will grind up to 100p now the valuation at the moment is ridiculous.
I like Malcy's target, 150p and 200p in a takeover.
I wish I was a geologist! Looks quite interesting though. Maybe BP or Shell might be interested in a takeover here? Just on the sidelines meself but thinking of putting a few grand in here.
I posted last night that I'm simply going to hold onto my shares and wait for a takeover, so price predictions are a bit irrelevant for me - it will be what it will be. But they are a bit of fun.
Look back at Edinburgh Oil and Gas and the Buzzard discovery. Alf Bissett kept a very tight ship.The discovery of Buzzard to the eventual takeover took five years. He even had an open offer at 136p and the price from when the drilling announcement was made rose from 32p to the eventual 314. There is a long way to go with this. This is still early days with this and the strategy battles have only just begun.
Hiddendepths, I did a rough estimate the other day using the areal size and how the ridge narrows in the centre and gets thicker and shallower at Halifax. Lancaster currently accounts for 25 to 33% of the areal extent so my personal view using the current CPR figures is around 1.5 billion. However you an I both know that big fields tend to get bigger. I still maintain HUR are now primed for takeover or at least the sale of the GLA
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26-03-2017
Don't trade this. Don't sell this. Just hold this until the takeover... whenever that is. Simples.
19-03-2017
Gibso, Dragon went for £8 per share. I was invested from 1997 through to the takeover. (Nearly 20 years of holding).This has the potential to be much bigger than DGO and much much faster. At the time of takeover they had around 100k bopd being produced and around 540million shares.I can't for the life of me remember the reserves figure but they had done extended seismic S and they alluded to it being much much higher than was on the books.The 52% holder (ENOC) took it out.
14-03-2017
This new Company structure gives opportunities for "Dividending Out" some of the smaller assets which currently have low values. Will require going to the High Court if they go down that route. Also the structure should help Hurricane bring in multiple partners if they choose. Essentially then reducing the risk of a cheap takeover by a major by "Clouding the Group."
27-02-2017
At the end of the Halifax drill we should be in a position to put a value on what we know we have, but I don't see that any valuation at this stage will be conclusive. Without further wells on Lincoln/Warwick and Lancaster/Halifax I don't see how we can conclusively prove that they are each connected large fields. To conclude a takeover for example, at this stage might risk underselling the assets. So I expect the company to press on with plans for the EPS, unless of course a suitable deal that retains Hurricane's interests in the fields is agreed. It all looks a bit messy at the moment but I suspect that a placing has now been promoted in the todo list and might be what is underlying the continued selling.
22-02-2017
Yes, no more posting of RNS's please unless they contain the words or phrases: Halifax, Gusher, FID, Takeover, Lancaster superb flow rates, Acquired more licences. Thank you. BH
21-02-2017
bloodhound "a sitting takeover target to boot" much more likely if Halifax is connected ,although I reckon they will want a high price in event of takeover, they seem to be putting farmin not too high, saying a little, they seem to want to remain in full control of this Lancaster field. Lots of oil as we know, big q as we move forward is how much can they recover of this pie. I would like to think at least 1.5b we will see, I remain long term, as you say we will get ups and downs, long term I feel it should create value. I stopped buying just in case they were to place a few shares for us pi I am quite overweight you see
"I am long term on this" Me too Laser as that's where I feel the real value here is. They'll be spikes up and down along the way of course there will but if the well's flow as expected this could be huge for HUR / us and a sitting takeover target to boot. BH
07-02-2017
It's a TAKEOVER ATTEMPT Exposed Optiva, Lenigas & Gunsynd. Takeover Plot of Zenith Energy! http://guerillainvesting.co.uk/2017/02/07/26498/ Dan x
06-02-2017
I only bought IAE mid Jan so on mixed minds about early takeover. I think this takeover is a big factor in our rise.If you look at Faroe, Dalek have @14% holding. So this looks like a build up of assets / investments in the North Sea. So bid speculation for Hur. If you look at premium offered for IAE, it's marginal. If that same margin were offered to our main share holders, I suspect they will be laughed out of the offices.
M&A activity........ Ithaca Energy has agreed to a £519 million takeover offer from Israeli-listed Delek Group.
30-01-2017
If Halifax is a success then a takeover becomes ever more likely IMO. If BP are interested and they've been in the data room learning more about basement plays picking DT's brain then would they not want to drill the basement under Clair? If Clair also has basement oil then BP would make a play for Hur IMO
25-01-2017
On the question of the 23.3m warrants, as long as Crystal Amber remain confident about the prospects for the company they have no need to exercise them. It would only increase their problems of imbalance within their fund portfolio. By virtue of owning the warrants they already have title to any gains. Were a successful takeover offer for the company to emerge their gains would be paid out in full without their ever having to exercise them.
23-01-2017
I hope an early takeover is avoided but our fate lies with CA and K.
I suspect most of us are just being optimistic. However on another board a geologist of sorts is pretty convinced this drill result will confirm good news. The doc has studied the seismics so he must also be optimistic about the outcome. In the meantime HUR is sitting on so much oil I agree with ngms that we will not be allowed to develop. IMO a takeover awaits within the coming months.
20-01-2017
"Hurricane stated clearly in releases they walked away from further negotiation with interested parties so they could gauge the true extent of the GLA resource." Cashandcard - I suspect that's a part of the story, more like there was 'Big player' interest but the terms on offer weren't acceptable to HUR. Fortunately for us our resource base has and will continue to grow appreciably to the possible extent of one huge contiguous field. What everybody wants to see is high quality production rates with the FPSO. When this happens HUR will either be taken out or move on with a partner. Also given that Dr T has said Lancaster should be a 'Fantastic Producer' a partner or takeover could come much sooner. Let's see what Halifax shows us. Just my thoughts. BH
id be happy with either, ngms27. for an asset block sale rather than a takeover, for lancaster/linc/halifax, imo hur would take ~$2.5b(~£1.63b/~136p per sh) if halifax is successful; going on the basis of ~1b barrels 2P for the 3 permits/fields ($2.50/2P)
I'd think takeover more that farm out. I think the liquidity event will be this year.
19-12-2016
This company is derisking before our very eyes with the drill-bit.. a safe political jurisdiction and a prime takeover target now the majors will be sniffing around in 2017 if not now
15-12-2016
Re AS I totally agree another example being his tweet about the Takeover Code . Not very professional at all , more of an big mouth ego thing
06-12-2016
Gary my view crystal amber will be waiting for an end game now either by a takeover or if not they will reduce a percentage of their holding to farmin partner, HTTP://crystalamber.com/_library/_downloads/NAV31OctoberDraft.pdf The 30th November statement should be released in next few days
29-11-2016
@ poundreamer. My view is 55p to 75p mid next year unless we are in takeover mode.First oil production in 1H2019 may well see us over the £ barrier but depends on how much we have given away in the interim. After that depends on how much and how quickly we can pump the black stuff and poo at that time.Stobie said today they can make good money at $60 bl so that's a pointer to future earnings.I'd like to see min 100k bopd 12 to 18 months from first main oil production, preferably from EPS being up and running.. You can play around with figures on spreadsheets but our first part is proving oil is there, how much oil there is, can it be produced and how cheaply..Currently I'd say that if we hit 100k bopd with oil 70-80US, no further dilution and a decent reserves, I'm hoping north of £3 and I'm being conservative., but I do not think we will get to the point of developing the field to its full potential..
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