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GBP Global Petroleum Limited

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Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Global Petroleum Limited LSE:GBP London Ordinary Share AU000000GBP6 ORD NPV
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  0.00 0.00% 0.0625 0.06 0.065 0.0625 0.0625 0.0625 673,368 08:00:00
Industry Sector Turnover Profit EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap
Crude Petroleum & Natural Gs 0 -1.28M -0.0010 -0.60 774.07k

Global Petroleum Ltd Half-year Report

28/03/2024 7:00am

RNS Regulatory News


RNS Number : 6074I
Global Petroleum Ltd
28 March 2024
 

28 March 2024

 

The information contained within this announcement is deemed by the Company to constitute inside information as stipulated under the Market Abuse Regulations (EU) No. 596/2014 ("MAR"). Upon the publication of this announcement via a Regulatory Information Service ("RIS"), this inside information is now considered to be in the public domain.

 

Global Petroleum Limited

("Global" or "the Company")

 

Interim Financial Report - Half Year Ended 31 December 2023

 

Global (AIM: GBP) announces its financial results for the half year ended 31 December 2023.

 

Highlights

 

Operational

·    The focus during the reporting period, and subsequently, has been the Company's farm-out process and entering the next exploration period in respect of its Namibian licence PEL0094 ("Licence");

·    On 14 August 2023 the Company announced that the Namibian authorities had given approval for the Company and its partners to proceed to the First Renewal Period of the Licence, with a duration of two years from September 2023 to September 2025. Importantly, the usual requirement at the end of the Initial Exploration Period to relinquish 50 per cent of the Licence area was waived;

·    Global has continued its efforts to farm-out an interest in the Licence. Further announcements will be made as and when appropriate;

·    On 15 September 2023, the Company announced that it had been informed that appeals against the environmental decrees granted in its favour for Licence Applications D 80 F.R- GP, D 81 F.R-GP, D 82 F.R-GP and D 83 F.R-GP ("the Applications") by the Italian authorities had been dismissed.  The Company submitted additional documentation in connection with the Applications to the Italian Ministry of Ecological Transition and has been awaiting a response from the Ministry regarding the process going forward. Further announcements will be made as and when appropriate.

 

Corporate

·    A number of changes to the Board of the Company occurred in late November 2023. Mr Daniel Page and Ms Cecilia Yu were appointed Executive Directors of the Company and Mr Azib Khan was appointed a Non-Executive Director of the Company. Mr John Van der Welle, Mr Peter Hill and Mr Garrick Higgins all resigned from Board.

·    Post the period end Mr Daniel Page resigned on 11 March 2024

 

Financial

·    Loss after tax US$3,164 (2022: loss US$695,619) reflecting ongoing exploration expenditure in Namibia;

·    Cash balance at year end US$ 597,365 (31 December 2022: US$ 356,389);

·    Costs and overheads minimised during the period;

·    Equity raise of £250,000 gross proceeds in August 2023, following confirmation of entering the First Renewal Period by the Namibian authorities, with a further fundraise of £253,000 in November 2023.

 

Strategy and Outlook

The primary aim of the Board remains to find suitable opportunities in the sector, using the team's extensive network. The Company has continued to make good progress in identifying potential opportunities with a view to diversifying the business away from being dependent on a single asset. 

 

For further information, please visit www.globalpetroleum.com.au or contact:

 

Global Petroleum Limited

+61 3 8611 5333

Andrew Draffin, Company Secretary and Non-Executive Director




Panmure Gordon (UK) Limited (Nominated Adviser & Joint Broker)

+44 (0) 20 7886 2500

James Sinclair-Ford / Freddie Twist

Hugh Rich


 


CMC Markets (Joint Broker)

Tom Curran / Thomas Smith

+44 (0) 20 7170 8200

 


SI Capital Limited

+44 (0) 148 341 3500

Nick Emerson / Nick Briers


 


Tavistock (Financial PR & IR) 

Simon Hudson / Nick Elwes

+44 (0) 20 7920 3150

 

 

OPERATING AND FINANCIAL REVIEW

Review of Operations

The focus of Global Petroleum Limited ("Global"  or the "Company") during the reporting period, and subsequently, has been its farm-out process and entering the next exploration period in respect of its Namibian licence PEL0094 ("Licence"), and the continued strengthening of its finances in order to maintain its options for the Licence and/or the possible pursuit of other strategic investments. It has also continued to engage with the Italian authorities regarding the Company's exploration permit applications.

In August 2023, the Company announced that the Namibian authorities had given approval to proceed to the first renewal exploration Period, from September 2023 to September 2025 .This came with a commitment to acquire, process and interpret 2,000 kms of 3D seismic data (a commitment carried over from the Initial Exploration Period) and to drill a well contingent upon the results of interpretation of the 3D.

The Ministry waived the usual requirement to relinquish 50% of the licence area at the end of the Initial Exploration Period, which meant that Global and its partners retained all of the prospectivity of the licence.

At the beginning of each licence period, the Company and its partners are obliged to issue a guarantee, which is linked to the specified minimum exploration expenditure of the firm work commitment. The precise quantum is currently being negotiated between Global and the Ministry with the matter expected to be resolved in April 2024.

Since the award the Company has licensed both the existing 3D and 2D seismic data within PEL0094 and further 2D seismic data outside of PEL0094 to allow the technical story to be understood and described, in order to attract a partner to join Global in the licence.

Estimates of Prospective Resources for PEL0094 were announced in July 2020 and in January 2021. In the east of PEL0094 there are 7 leads with a total unrisked gross Prospective Resources (Best Estimate) of 2,048 million barrels of oil. In the centre of PEL0094 are the prospects Marula and Welwitschia Deep, which contain a total of 881 million barrels of oil. This gives a total on the licence of 2,929 million barrels unrisked gross Prospective Resources (Best Estimate).

As previously reported, the Company's work has established that in all the modelled cases the source rock is mature in the northern Walvis Basin and that sufficient volumes of hydrocarbons have migrated into the prospects previously identified. Oil seeps have also been located - via a satellite radar study - within the boundaries of the Licence, thus further supporting the Company's interpretation of a working petroleum system in the area.

In Italy, following the 'Plan for Sustainable Energy Transition of Appropriate Areas' ("Plan") which came into effect in February 2022, the Company provided the Italian authorities technical evidence of the gas prospectivity in relation to the Company's four licence applications in the Adriatic Sea.

A key structural component of the Plan is the provision that in future only exploration for gas (as opposed to oil) will be permitted in Italy, both onshore and offshore. As reported previously, the relevant authority, the Italian Ministry of Ecological Transition, informed Global that the Company's exploration objectives in the amended Applications are in compliance with the provisions of the Plan.

In September 2023, the Company made several announcements regarding Italy that it had been informed that appeals against the environmental decrees granted in its favour by the Italian authorities had recently been dismissed by the Council of State (having previously been dismissed by the tribunal in Rome). The actions were brought by the Municipality of Margherita di Savoia in Puglia against the relevant Italian Ministries and entities - with Global joined as an "interested party" - and related to the Company's applications known as d 80 F.R GP, d 81 F.R GP d 82 F.R-GP and d 83 F.R-GP. The judgements in Global's favour follow the victories in all of the cases brought against the Company by various entities in Puglia, culminating in the judgement of the European Court in January 2022.

Earlier in the year, the Company had submitted further documentation in connection with the Applications to the Italian Ministry of Ecological Transition and has been awaiting further dialogue with the Ministry regarding the process going forward.

Once this process is complete, the Company will assess its options in relation to the Applications and make an announcement accordingly. If the Company decides to accept the award of exploration permits, it will seek a partner at the appropriate time.

As previously announced, there were a number of changes to the Board of the Company in late November 2023. Mr Daniel Page and Ms Cecilia Yu were appointed Executive Directors of the Company and Mr Azib Khan was appointed a Non-Executive Director of the Company. Mr John Van der Welle, Mr Peter Hill and Mr Garrick Higgins all resigned from Board with Mr Daniel Page resigning on 11 March 2024.

Subsequent to these changes to the Board, the Company has been pursuing new opportunities with the aim to generate shareholder value, diversify the Company's portfolio of assets and deliver a pathway to profitability. Further updates on these endeavors will be provided in due course if appropriate.

 

 

DIRECTORS' REPORT

FOR THE HALF-YEAR ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2023

 

1. DIRECTORS

The Directors of the Company at any time during or since the half-year are:

Non-Executive

Mr Andrew Draffin                                                                 Non-Executive Director

Mr Azib Khan (appointed 27 November 2023)                    Non-Executive Director Mr John van der Welle (resigned 27 November 2023)           Non-Executive Director Mr Garrick Higgins (resigned 27 November 2023)                 Non-Executive Director

Executive

Ms Cecila Yu (appointed 27 November 2023)                    Executive Director Mr Daniel Page (appointed 27 November 2023, resigned 11 Executive Chairman March 2024)

Mr Peter Hill (resigned 27 November 2023)                        Executive Director

 

2. SUBSEQUENT EVENTS

On 2 February 2023 Mr Daniel Page and Ms Cecilia Yu were issued with 100,000,000 fully paid ordinary shares in the Company at an issue price equal to the last placing price of 0.06 pence for a total consideration of £60,000 each. The Shares are voluntarily escrowed for 90 days. The share issue will preserve the cash position of the Company and is in recognition of the below market rate remuneration for the Executive Directors.

 

Mr Andrew Draffin was also be issued with 33,333,333 Shares in the Company at an issue price equal to the last placing price of 0.06 pence, for a total consideration of £20,000 with an escrow period of 90 days. The Shares were issued as full and final settlement of unpaid compensation relating to services provided to the Company outside his role of Non-Executive Director to 31 December 2023.

 

The Board also resolved to issue options to both the Executive and Non-Executive Directors as outlined below.

 

The issued options have the following performance and time-based vesting conditions proportional to the number of options issued to each Director as outlined below.

1.     20% of options issued vest if the market capitalisation of the Company grows by 50% within 1 year from date of issue;

2.     20% of options issued vest if the market capitalisation of the Company grows by 100% within 1 year from date of issue;

3.     20% of options issued vest if the market capitalisation of the Company grows by 150% within 1 year from date of issue;

4.     20% of options issued vest if the market capitalisation of the Company grows by 200% within 1 year from date of issue; and

5.     Remaining 20% of options issued vest in equal instalments over 5 years from date of issue.

All options have an expiry of 10 years from date of issue with an exercise price of equal to a 50% premium to the 7-day VWAP to 31 December 2023 being 0.0645 pence. No options have met their vesting conditions at the date of this report.

 

Mr Daniel Page resigned from his position as Executive Director and Chairman of the Company on 11 March 2024.

 

The Company announced a partnership agreement with Cynergy East Med LLC on 26 January 2024 which was subsequently mutually terminated on 12 March 2024 following the resignation of Mr Daniel Page.

 

The Company is also in open negotiations with a number of counter parties around the potential acquisition of complementary and in some cases diversified assets and continues to seek a partner for it Namibian licence. All discussions are preliminary and non-binding at the date of this report.

 

3. AUDITOR'S INDEPENDENCE DECLARATION UNDER SECTION 307C OF THE CORPORATIONS ACT 2001

The lead auditor's independence declaration is set out on page 4 and forms part of the Directors' Report for the 6-month period ended 31 December 2023.

 

Signed in accordance with a resolution of the Directors

 

Andrew Draffin

Director and Company Secretary

 

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF PROFIT OR LOSS AND OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

FOR THE HALF-YEAR ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2023

 

These consolidated financial statements and notes represent those of Global Petroleum Limited and Controlled Entities (the "Group").

 

 


 

 

Group

For the six months ended 31

December


 

Note

2023

US$

2022

US$

Other income

4

305,799

-

Employee benefits expense


(16,401)

(186,188)

Administrative expense


(200,966)

(376,821)

Other expenses


(77,146)

(61,097)

Share based payments


-

(47,027)

Depreciation and amortisation expense


(9,718)

(1,720)

Exploration and business development expenses

6

(10,248)

(16,566)

Foreign exchange gain (loss)


2,007

(9,022)

Results from operation activities


(6,673)

(698,441)

Finance income


3,509

2,822

Net finance income


(3,164)

(695,619)

Loss before income tax


(3,164)

(695,619)

Tax benefit (expense)


-

-


(3,164)

(695,619)

 

Earnings per share




From continuing and discontinued operations




Basic earnings per share (cents)


(0.0002)

(0.0700)

Diluted earnings per share (cents)


(0.0002)

(0.0700)

 

The accompanying notes form part of these financial statements.

 

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION AS AT 31 DECEMBER 2023

 



Group



31 December

30 June 2023

 

Note

2023

US$

 

US$

Assets




Current assets




Cash and cash equivalents


597,365

356,389

Trade and other receivables


28,810

35,301

Total current assets


626,175

391,690

 

Non-current assets




Property, plant and equipment


-

9,719

Other assets


130,050

190,083

Exploration and evaluation assets

6

1,790,138

1,724,039

Total non-current assets


1,920,188

1,923,841

Total assets


2,546,363

2,315,531

 

Liabilities




Current liabilities




Trade and other payables


23,326

89,894

Provisions


-

259,751

Total current liabilities


23,326

349,645

Total liabilities


23,326

349,645

 

Net assets


 

2,523,037

 

1,965,886

 

Equity




Issued capital

7

44,903,846

44,343,531

Reserves


854,227

854,227

Accumulated losses


(43,235,036)

(43,231,872)

Total equity


2,523,037

1,965,886

 

The accompanying notes form part of these financial statements.

 

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN EQUITY FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2023

 


Issued Share Capital

Option Reserve

Foreign Currency Translation

Reserve

Accumulated Losses

Total

US$

US$

US$

US$

US$

Consolidated Group






Six months ended 31 December 2022





-

Balance at 1 July 2022

43,474,971

678,632

570,410

(42,390,080)

2,333,933

Comprehensive income






Loss for the period

-

-

-

(695,619)

(695,619)

Total comprehensive income/(loss) for the period

-

-

-

(695,619)

(695,619)

Transactions with owners, in their capacity as owners, and other






transfers






Issue of shares

924,000

-

-

-

924,000

Transaction costs

(55,440)

-

-

-

(55,440)

Issue of options

-

47,027

-

-

47,027

Expiry of options

-

(441,842)

-

441,842

-

Total transactions with owners and other transfers

868,560

(394,815)

-

441,842

915,587







Balance at 31 December 2022

44,343,531

283,817

570,410

2,553,901

Six months ended 31 December 2023





-

Balance at 1 July 2023

44,343,531

283,817

570,410

(43,231,872)

1,965,886

Comprehensive income






Loss for the period

-

-

-

(3,164)

(3,164)

Total comprehensive income/(loss) for the period

-

-

-

(3,164)

(3,164)

Transactions with owners, in their capacity as owners, and other






transactions






Issue of shares

629,952




629,952

Transaction costs

(69,637)




(69,637)

Total transactions with owners and other transactions

560,315

-

-

-

560,315







Balance at 31 December 2023

44,903,846

283,817

570,410

(43,235,036)

2,523,037

 

The accompanying notes form part of these financial statements.

 

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2023

 


Group

For the six months ended 31 December


2023

US$

2022

US$

Cash flows from operating activities



Interest received

3,509

2,822

Payments to suppliers and employees

(296,320)

(699,883)

GST/VAT refunds received

3,771

3,110

Net cash (used in) operating activities

(289,040)

(693,951)

 

Cash flows from investing activities



Payments for exploration and business development expenditure

(30,299)

(285,377)

Net cash (used in) investing activities

(30,299)

(285,377)

 

Cash flows from financing activities



Proceeds from issue of shares

629,952

924,000

Payments for capital raising costs

(69,637)

(55,440)

Net cash provided by financing activities

560,315

868,560

Net increase in cash held

240,976

(110,768)

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of financial year

356,389

1,139,775

Cash and cash equivalents at end of financial year

597,365

1,029,007

 

The accompanying notes form part of these financial statements.

 

 

NOTES TO THE CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED HALF-YEAR FINANCIALS & STATEMENTS FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2023

 

Note 1

Reporting Entity

 

Global Petroleum Limited ("Global" or the "Company") is a company domiciled and incorporated in Australia. It is a company limited by shares and whose shares are publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange (AIM). The condensed consolidated interim financial statements of the Company as at and for the six months ended 31 December 2023 are comprised of the Company and its controlled entities (together referred to as the "Group"). The Group is a for-profit entity and is primarily involved in oil and gas exploration and development.

The consolidated annual financial statements of the Group as at and for the year ended 30 June 2023 are available upon request from the Company's registered office at Level 4 91 William Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000, Australia or at www.globalpetroleum.com.au.

 

Note 2

Basis of Preparation

 

Statement of compliance

These interim financial statements have been prepared in accordance with AASB 134 Interim Financial Reporting, the Corporations Act 2001 and IAS 34 Interim Financial Reporting. They should be read in conjunction with the Group's last annual consolidated financial statements as at and for the year ended 30 June 2023 ('last annual financial statements'). They do not include all of the information required for a complete set of annual financial statements. However, selected explanatory notes are included to explain events and transactions that are significant to an understanding of the changes in the Group's financial position and performance since the last annual financial statements.

These interim financial statements were authorised for issue by the Company's Board of Directors on 28 March 2024. The financial information in this half-year report is presented in United States dollars ("US$").

Use of judgement and estimates

In preparing these interim financial statements, management has made adjustments, estimates and assumptions that affect the application of accounting policies and the reported amounts of assets and liabilities, income and expenses. Actual results may differ from these estimates.

Any significant judgements made by management in applying the Group's accounting policies and the key sources of estimation uncertainty were the same as those applied to the consolidated financial statements as at and for the year ended 30 June 2023.

 

Note 3

Summary of Significant Accounting Policies

 

The accounting policies applied in these financial statements are the same as those applied to the Group's consolidated financial statements as at and for the year ended 30 June 2023.

Going Concern Note

The financial statements have been prepared on the going concern basis of accounting, which contemplates the continuity of normal business activity and the realisation of assets and the settlement of liabilities in the ordinary course of business.

The Group has no source of operating revenue and settles its expenditure obligations from existing cash resources. It generated a loss of US$3,164 (31 December 2022: loss of US$695,619) and had net cash outflows from the operating activities of US$289,040 (31 December 2022: net cash outflows of US$693,951) for the half-year ended 31 December 2023. As of that date, the Group had net assets of US$2,523,037 (30 June 2023: US$1,965,886) and cash assets of US$597,365 (30 June 2023: US$356,389). The Group has no debt.

The Directors have prepared a cash flow forecast for the next 12 months based on best estimates of future inflows and outflows of cash, to support the Group's ability to continue as a going concern. The ability of the Company to continue as a going concern is principally dependent upon a combination of one or more of the following factors - management of existing funds; securing further funds via raising capital from equity markets; concluding a farm-out arrangement whereby a farm-in party would assume the costs of meeting certain future exploration and other commitments on the Company's Namibian licence; and the deferral of licence commitments.

The raising of additional equity capital is subject to market conditions and investor demand; securing a farm-out requires agreement with a suitable third party which the Group has not achieved to date; and any deferral of licence commitments would require the consent of the Namibian Ministry of Mines and Energy.  As each of these are not within the Company's control, these conditions constitute a material uncertainty that may cast significant doubt on the use of the going concern basis of accounting.  However, the Director have a reasonable expectation that one or more of these actions will be achieved and note a successful equity placing in the reporting period which raised gross proceeds of approximately $0.630 million (half-year ended 31 December 2022: GBP0.924 million).

The Company is also pursuing other commercial opportunities with an intention to build a diversified portfolio of assets. Discussions with counter parties are ongoing with a number of potential counterparties at the date of this report.

 

Accordingly, the Directors have a reasonable expectation that the Group has adequate resources to continue in operational existence for the foreseeable future, and therefore the Directors continue to adopt the going concern basis of accounting in preparing the financial statements. The financial statements do not include any adjustments relating to the classification of assets including Exploration and Evaluation assets, or the recoverability of asset carrying values, or to the amount and classification of liabilities, which might result should the Group be unable to continue as a going concern.

 

Application of New and Revised Accounting Standards

The Group has adopted all of the new, revised or amending Accounting Standards and Interpretations issued by the Australian Accounting Standards Board ("AASB") that are mandatory for the current reporting period.

Any new, revised or amending Accounting Standards or Interpretations that are not yet mandatory have not been early adopted.

 

 

Note 4

Other Income

 

 

31 December 2023

31 December 2022

 

US$

US$

Write off of provision for annual leave

259,751

-

Refund from Italy in relation to its applications

46,048

-

 

305,799

-

 

Note 5

Interests in Subsidiaries

(a) Information about Principal Subsidiaries

The subsidiaries listed below have share capital consisting solely of ordinary shares or ordinary units which are held directly by the Group. The proportion of ownership interests held equals the voting rights held by the Group.

 

Name of subsidiary

Principal place of business

Ownership interest held by the

 

 

31 December 2023

30 June 2023

 

 

(%)

(%)

Global Petroleum Exploration Limited

United Kingdom

100

100

Global Petroleum Namibia Limited

British Virgin Islands

100

100

 

 

Note 6

Exploration and evaluation assets

 

 

6 months to 31 December 2023

12 months to 30

June 2023

 

US$

US$

Balance at beginning of period

1,724,039

1,291,599

Expenditure capitalised during the period

66,099

432,440

Expenditure written off during the period

-

-

Balance at end of period

1,790,138

1,724,039

 

The Group's Exploration and Evaluation Assets at the end of the reporting period relates solely to its Namibian licence PEL0094.

During the reporting period, the Group did not expense any other exploration and evaluation costs in the statement of profit and loss. (31 December 2022: nil).

An amount of US$10,248 (31 December 2022: US$16,566) was expensed on business development, which relates to the Group's activities in assessing other opportunities in the oil and gas sector.

Namibia

In September 2018, Global Petroleum Namibia was awarded licence PEL0094, and a Petroleum Agreement was signed on 11 September 2018. The Initial Exploration Period ran for four years and is divided into two sub periods of two years each: IEP1, and IEP2. IEP1 runs from September 2018 to September 2020. During IEP1, Global has undertaken to purchase and reprocess the existing available 3D seismic data and other 2D data, as well as some additional G & G studies. In July 2020, agreement was reached with the Ministry of Mines and Energy ("MME") for the extension of the sub-period ending in September 2020 for one year to September 2021, with a modified work commitment. The Company met all IEP1 commitments at the date of this report. In August 2021, the Company announced that the Namibian authorities had acknowledged the exercise by the Company of its option to enter into the next sub- period of PEL0094 from September 2021 to September 2022. In April 2022 the Company announced that the Namibian authorities had granted a one year extension to the Initial Exploration Period ("IEP"), from September 2022 to September 2023.

In August 2023 the MME gave approval for the Company and its partners to proceed to the First Renewal Period ("FRP") of Walvis Basin licence PEL0094, with a duration of two years from September 2023 to September 2025. The work commitment for the FRP is to acquire, process and interpret 2,000 kms of 3D seismic data (the "3D Seismic") - carried over from the IEP and to drill a well contingent upon the results of interpretation of the 3D Seismic. The original well commitment for the FRP - as specified in the Petroleum Agreement for PEL0094 - was firm, rather than contingent.

At the beginning of each licence period, the Company and its partners are obliged to issue a guarantee, which is linked to the specified minimum exploration expenditure of the firm work commitment. The precise quantum is currently being negotiated between Global and the Ministry with the matter expected to be resolved in April 2024.

No adjustments relating to the classification of the Exploration and Evaluation Assets, or the recoverability carrying value has been made that might result should the Group be unable to continue as a going concern. Refer Note 3 - Going Concern for further details around going concern.

Exploration commitments on the Company's exploration tenements are detailed above and in Note 11.

 

Note 7

Issued Capital

 


31 December 2023

30 June 2023


US$

US$

1,711,779,910 fully paid ordinary shares (30 June 2023: 1,040,113,244) fully paid ordinary shares

44,903,846

44,343,531


44,903,846

44,343,531

 

The Group has authorised share capital amounting to 1,711,779,910 ordinary shares.

 

(a) Ordinary Shares

6 months to 31 December 2023

12 months to 30 June 2023


No.

US$

No.

US$

Balance at beginning of period

1,040,113,244

44,343,531

811,541,816

43,474,971

Shares issued during the period

671,666,666

629,952

228,571,428

924,000

Less: Transaction costs

-

(69,637)

-

(55,440)

Balance at end of period

1,711,779,910

44,903,846

1,040,113,244

44,343,531

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(b) Options

6 months to 31 December 2023

12 months to 30 June 2023

 

Number of options

Weight average exercise price

Number of options

Weighted average exercise price

 

 

US$

 

US$

Balance at beginning of period

29,000,000

0.0111

27,100,000

0.0214

Options issued during the period

 

 

10,000,000

0.0050

Options expired during the period

 

 

(8,100,000)

0.0380

Balance at end of period

29,000,000

0.0111

29,000,000

0.0111

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(c) Warrants

 

6 months to 31 December 2023

12 months to 30 June 2023

 

Number of warrants

Weight average exercise price

Number of warrants

Weighted average exercise price

 

 

US$

 

US$

Balance at beginning of period

512,063,492

0.0104

397,777,778

0.0110

Warrants issued during the period

250,000,000

0.0013

114,285,714

0.0084

Warrants expired during the period

(397,777,778)

-

-

-

Balance at end of period

364,285,714

0.0058

512,063,492

0.0104

 

Note 8

Operating Segments

 

Africa - the Group currently holds prospective oil and gas exploration interests offshore Namibia.

 

(a)Segment information

 

 

 

 

(i)Segment performance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Africa

Consolidated

 

2023

2022

2023

2022

 

US$

US$

US$

US$

For the six months ended 31 December

 

 

 

 

Segment revenue

 

 

 

 

External revenue

-

-

-

-

Total revenue

-

-

-

-

Segment result

 

 

 

 

Segment Result

-

-

-

-

 

-

-

-

-

Interest income

-

-

3,509

2,822

Net foreign exchange gain (loss)

-

-

2,007

(9,022)

Other income

-

-

305,798

-

Corporate and administration costs

-

-

(314,478)

(689,419)

Loss for the period before tax

-

-

(3,164)

(695,619)

Income tax benefit (expense)

-

-

-

-

Loss for the 6 months period

-

-

(3,164)

(695,619)

 

 

 

 

 

(ii)Segment assets and liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

Africa

Consolidated

 

31 December 2023

30 June 2023

31 December 2023

30 June 2023

 

US$

US$

US$

US$

Assets

 

 

 

 

Segment assets

1,790,138

1,724,039

1,790,138

1,724,039

Unallocated assets

-

-

756,225

591,492

Consolidated assets

1,790,138

1,724,039

2,546,363

2,315,531

Liabilities

 

 

 

 

Segment liabilities

3,500

7,000

23,326

7,000

Unallocated liabilities

-

-

-

342,645

Consolidated liabilities

3,500

7,000

23,326

349,645

 

 

 

 

 

Acquisition of non-current assets, including capitalised

-

432,440

-

432,440

 

Note 9

Share based payments

 

The aggregate share-based payments for the six months ended 31 December 2023 are set out below:

 


Six months ended 31 December 2023

Six months ended 31 December 2022


Number

Weighted average exercise price

Number

Weighted average exercise price


 

US$

 

US$

Options outstanding as at 1 July

29,000,000

0.0111

27,100,000

0.0000

Options issued during the period

-

-

10,000,000

0.0050

Options expired during the period

-

-

(8,100,000)

0.0380

Options outstanding as at 31 December

29,000,000

0.0111

29,000,000

0.0111

 

The following share-based payment arrangements were in existence during the current reporting period:

 


Number

Grant Date

Expiry Date

Exercise Price

Fair value at grant price

Vesting Period

(i)             Options Granted

19,000,000

7 January 2021

21 January 2026

US$0.0143

441,842

N/A

(ii)             Options Granted

10,000,000

6 December 2022

6 December 2027

US0.005

47,027

N/A

 

 

Options were valued using the Black-Scholes model. Where relevant, the expected life used in the model has been adjusted based on management's best estimate of the effects of non-transferability of exercise restrictions. Expected volatility is based on the historical share price volatility of the Company's ordinary shares over the reporting period.

 


Number

Share price at grant date

Expiry Price

Expected volatility

Option life

Risk-free interest rate


 

US$

US$

 

 

 

Options Granted

19,000,000

0.013

0.014

160%

5 years

1.49%

Options Granted

10,000,000

0.439

-

133%

5 years

1.49%

 

Note 10

Financial Instruments

 

The financial assets and liabilities consist of trade and other receivables and trade and other payables. The financial assets and liabilities are carried at amortised cost, the carrying value is assumed to approximate their fair value.

 

Note 11

Capital and Joint Venture Commitments

 

(a)  Exploration expenditure commitments

Exploration expenditure commitments in order to maintain current rights of tenure to exploration tenements, the Group is required to perform minimum exploration work to meet the minimum expenditure requirements specified by various foreign governments where exploration tenements are held.

These obligations are subject to renegotiation when application for a tenement is made and at other times. These obligations are not provided for in the financial statements. Financial commitments for subsequent periods can only be determined at future dates, as the success or otherwise of exploration programmes determines courses of action allowed under options available in tenements. The Group's only exploration expenditure commitments relate to its interest in joint ventures.

(b)  Namibia Licence PEL0094

In August 2023, the MME gave approval for the Company and its partners to proceed to the First Renewal Period ("FRP") of Walvis Basin licence PEL0094, with a duration of two years from September 2023 to September 2025. The work commitment for the FRP is to acquire, process and interpret 2,000 kms of 3D seismic data (the "3D Seismic") - carried over from the current Initial Exploration Period and to drill a well contingent upon the results of interpretation of the 3D Seismic. The original well commitment for the FRP - as specified in the Petroleum Agreement for PEL0094 - was firm, rather than contingent.

Global Petroleum Namibia Limited has a 78 per cent interest in the PEL0094, however it is responsible for 100 per cent of the expenditure requirements with its joint venture partners holding a total of 22 per cent free carried interest.

 

Note 12

Subsequent Events

 

On 2 February 2023 Mr Daniel Page and Ms Cecilia Yu were issued with 100,000,000 fully paid ordinary shares in the Company at an issue price equal to the last placing price of 0.06 pence for a total consideration of £60,000 each. The Shares are voluntarily escrowed for 90 days. The share issue will preserve the cash position of the Company and is in recognition of the below market rate remuneration for the Executive Directors.

 

Mr Andrew Draffin was also be issued with 33,333,333 Shares in the Company at an issue price equal to the last placing price of 0.06 pence, for a total consideration of £20,000 with an escrow period of 90 days. The Shares were issued as full and final settlement of unpaid compensation relating to services provided to the Company outside his role of Non-Executive Director to 31 December 2023.

 

The Board also resolved to issue options to both the Executive and Non-Executive Directors as outlined below.

 

The issued options have the following performance and time-based vesting conditions proportional to the number of options issued to each Director as outlined below.

6.     20% of options issued vest if the market capitalisation of the Company grows by 50% within 1 year from date of issue;

7.     20% of options issued vest if the market capitalisation of the Company grows by 100% within 1 year from date of issue;

8.     20% of options issued vest if the market capitalisation of the Company grows by 150% within 1 year from date of issue;

9.     20% of options issued vest if the market capitalisation of the Company grows by 200% within 1 year from date of issue; and

10.    Remaining 20% of options issued vest in equal instalments over 5 years from date of issue.

All options have an expiry of 10 years from date of issue with an exercise price of equal to a 50% premium to the 7-day VWAP to 31 December 2023 being 0.0645 pence. No options have met their vesting conditions at the date of this report.

 

Mr Daniel Page resigned from his position as Executive Director and Chairman of the Company on 11 March 2024.

 

The Company announced a partnership agreement with Cynergy East Med LLC on 26 January 2024 which was subsequently mutually terminated on 12 March 2024 following the resignation of Mr Daniel Page.

 

The Company is also in open negotiations with a number of counter parties around the potential acquisition of complementary and in some cases diversified assets and continues to seek a partner for it Namibian licence. All discussions are preliminary and non-binding at the date of this report.

 

DIRECTORS' DECLARATION

 

In accordance with a resolution of the Directors of Global Petroleum Limited, the Directors of the Company declare that:

1.      the financial statements and notes, as set out on pages 5 to 12, are in accordance with the Corporations Act 2001 and:

(a)    comply with Australian Accounting Standards applicable to the entity, which, as stated in accounting policy Note 1 to the financial statements, constitutes compliance with AASB 134: Interim Financial Reporting; and

(b)    give a true and fair view of the financial position as at 31 December 2023 and of the performance for the year ended on that date of the consolidated group;

2.      in the directors' opinion there are reasonable grounds to believe that the company will be able to pay its debts as and when they become due and payable; and

3.      the directors have been given the declarations required by section 295A of the Corporations Act 2001from the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer.

 

Director

Mr Andrew Draffin

 

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