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LBE Longboat Energy Plc

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24 May 2024 - Closed
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Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Longboat Energy Plc LSE:LBE London Ordinary Share GB00BKFW2482 ORD 10P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  0.00 0.00% 18.25 17.50 19.00 18.25 18.25 18.25 200,891 08:00:00
Industry Sector Turnover Profit EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap
Offices-holdng Companies,nec 0 -15.47M -0.2730 -0.67 10.34M
Longboat Energy Plc is listed in the Offices-holdng Companies sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker LBE. The last closing price for Longboat Energy was 18.25p. Over the last year, Longboat Energy shares have traded in a share price range of 15.00p to 33.00p.

Longboat Energy currently has 56,666,666 shares in issue. The market capitalisation of Longboat Energy is £10.34 million. Longboat Energy has a price to earnings ratio (PE ratio) of -0.67.

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Darcon - Kveikje progress should be relative small fry following news of Norwegian production acquisition(s), which could come any day.
Kveikje (licence 293, LBE holds 10% and Equinor is the operator)

On the fact pages for licence 293 CS of the Norwegian Offshore Directorate's website it shows that there is an ongoing work obligation involving the "study of geology and geophysics" with a deadline of 17 February 2024 for a "Decision to concretise".

The next stage following the decision to concretise are "conceptual studies", which are shown as "in process" and with an expiry date of 17.02.26. The expiry date for submitting the plan for development which is also shown as in process is 17.02.27.

AIM Rules for Companies

11. An AIM company must issue notification without delay of any new developments which are not public knowledge concerning a change in:
♦ its financial condition;
♦ its sphere of activity;
♦ the performance of its business; or
♦ its expectation of its performance,
which, if made public, would be likely to lead to a substantial movement in the price of its AIM securities.

Completion of the transaction would in my view be likely to lead to a substantial movement in the price of LBE's securities so I would be very surprised if they didn't disclose completion immediately. And I would be further surprised if LBE's Nomad didn't insist that LBE release such news immediately.

Fair comment but I see completion “expected̶1;. Timelines are expected estimations of completion, not expected date for news, I would expect news a week or two after completion date. We wait.
Middle of next week is Wednesday 31st January, which is the last day of "the end of this month.".

The transaction, being their first production acquisition, potentially involving the first drawdown under their $100m Japex facility and a trigger for the contingent $4m payment to their Norwegian subsidiary by Japex is material and ought to be announced straight away.

Looking at their past RNSs they don't hide news about closing of their acquisitions but announce straight away.

It could of course still slip by a few days so we could see an announcement in the first days of February. But they have stated now in two RNSs that they're gunning for completion of the transaction in January.

“The transaction is progressing towards completion, which is expected at the end of this month”

Why this week? I would thought news by middle of February ish after the completion

So we ought to expect news by the middle of next week.
On 17 Jan 2024 LBE updated us on the Statfjord satellites acquisition:

"The fifth and final of the new infill wells in Statfjord Øst redevelopment has now been successfully drilled and the Statfjord Øst and Sygna fields are expected to start ramping up production during Q1 2024. The transaction is progressing towards completion, which is expected at the end of this month."

They have previously mentioned tapping the Japex facility for the purposes of financing this transaction. So it will be very interesting to see if they are able to do that.

Completion of the Statfjord acquisition will trigger a US$4m contingent payment previously agreed with Japex to LBE's Norwegian subsidiary in which Japex is now a co-shareholder.

On 23 Nov 2023 LBE updated us as follows on the Statfjord satellites acquisition:

"· The fourth of five new infill wells in Statfjord Øst has now been successfully drilled.
· Overall, project execution is on track with the Statfjord Øst and Sygna fields
expected to be fully on stream from all wells early in the new year.
· The transaction is progressing towards completion, which is expected in in January.

On 3 July 2023 , Longboat announced that it had signed a sale and purchase agreement
with INPEX Idemitsu to acquire a 9.60% interest in PL 089, equating to a 4.80% unitised interest in the Statfjord Øst Unit and a 4.32% unitised interest in the Sygna Unit, for cash consideration of US$12.75 million.

Statfjord Øst is located seven kilometres to the northeast of the Statfjord field in a maximum water depth of 190 metres and produces oil and gas from two subsea
production templates and one water injection template tied-back to the Statfjord C
platform. The Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy approved a redevelopment
plan in 2021 to drill five new production wells into potentially undrained areas of the field while also adding gas-lift to increase production levels.

Initial production for 2023 is estimated to be around 250 boepd net to Longboat JAPEX, which is slightly lower than anticipated mainly due to a delay in bringing the new wells on stream. Production is expected to increase significantly early in 2024 when all wells will be brought on stream. Gas-lift installation is completed.
The Statfjord Øst Unit partners are Equinor Energy AS (43.25%, op), Petoro AS (30.00%), Vår Energi ASA (20.55%), INPEX Idemitsu Norge AS (4.80%) and Wintershall Dea Norge AS (1.40%). The Sygna Unit partners are Equinor Energy AS (43.425%, op), Petoro AS (30.00%), Vår Energi ASA (20.995%), INPEX Idemitsu Norge AS (4.32%) and Wintershall Dea Norge AS (1.26%)."

Hopefully LBE will do an investor meet company presentation after they've successfully completed the above transaction.

Darcon thats quite important I think ..the ability to raise additional debt finance through the indirect relationship to Japex .
The CFO referred to it last year in an Investor Meet session ..he mentioned 'Mezzanine Finance 'as a real possibility.
What is that ?

To receive mezzanine financing, companies must typically have an established reputation, solid product offering, history of profitability and realistic growth plans.
Its an interesting dimension to LBE through Japex which is underappreciated IMV.

12m is a ridiculous valuation, so great upside near term also, I expect market to be excited by a larger prod deal in the offing.
chutes01 - I agree. The headline value of the Japex debt facility available to the JV is $100m but who is to say that if the LBE/Japex team found a bigger and more lucrative deal that they wouldn't be able to raise additional initial debt finance through Japex. I think there is the potential for the market to be positively surprised by LBE's deal-making.

The LBE team now combine two O&G teams (ex-Faroe & ex-Salamander) and their inclusion in their recent presentation slide about the exit values on those companies speaks of their longer-term ambition for LBE.

Obviously plenty of risks remain. At the level of the PLC it's under-capitalised so they need to tread carefully and avoid mistakes.

Cheers Darcon - great answer.
someuwin - yes. It's the nature of exploration. LBE's discovery hit rate has actually been better than 1/3 to date. They've been unlucky in terms of the sizes of what they've discovered (Velocette being the most recent example), but the Japex deal and LBE's recent farm-down to Concedo show that other industry parties value LBE's O&G expertise.

One could ask why did Equinor and DNO partner up with LBE on this acreage and not go it alone without LBE? I think the answer is that LBE are adding value to the exploration effort as a result of their experience of injective reservoirs gained through the Kveikje discovery.

The initial work programme on Magnolia is low-cost. It consists of the acquisition and/or reprocessing of modern 3D seismic and G&G studies. They'll have a drill or drop decision in one year's time. On deciding to enter the next phase they'll have two years to drill an exploration well.

LBE may yet be able to farm-down part of their interest in Magnolia in order to be free carried on their effort.

Magnolia, if successful, could be part of a wider cluster development. Lots of little pools can make a lot of economic sense if tied together and jointly developed as an area cluster development together with Kveikje and other nearby discoveries in the area.

In my view it makes perfect sense for LBE to take steps to enhance the value of their Kveikje position by taking positions in neighbouring acreage. In Kveikje LBE holds a 10% interest and in Kjottkake/Lotus LBE have farmed-down from 30% to 15%. So a 20% initial stake does give room for LBE to subsequently farm-down a portion.

the elephant in the room is not the drilling options or the smaller Statfjord deal
With the Japex cash injection there is a big prod deal coming
So many options to take a share of existing production buy-ins.

Does it really make financial sense going after such low odds prospects?

"The chance of success associated with the Magnolia prospect is 34%* with the key risk being hydrocarbon retention and phase."

Map of new license ..
further PA's likely very soon, adding barrels to the coffers each day $$
So I expect we'll see an announcement tomorrow 7am from LBE about that APA licence award to their LBE Japex subsidiary and also providing us with further context about it. Is it most relevant to their Lotus prospect, their potential Kveikje appraisal/development and/or something else?
It was announced today that 24 companies (including Longboat Japex) have been offered ownership interests in the APA 2023 licensing round:

The following map shows that Longboat Japex have been awarded a 20% ownership interest in licence 1212 S:

The other participants in that new licence 1212 S are Equinor (operator) (40%) and DNO (40%).

The following link shows the offers with work obligations:

rise to 25p this week, onwards to 30 plus
tried to buy a few more but can't get more than just over 2000 shares !

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Summary by Norwegian Offshore Directorate (NOD) of activity in Norway in 2023:

Here's a link to a presentation summarising the 2023 exploration activity on the Norwegian continental shelf:

Note that the largest discovery made in 2023 was DNO's Carmen discovery - see slide 12.

It's very likely that DNO's Carmen discovery extends into LBE's acreage. To what extent will become clearer in due course once LBE obtains more technical data through the NOD. A question to follow up on at LBE's next IMC webinar.

Here's a purely speculative thought. Some of the licences available in the 2023 APA licensing round are licences for carbon capture and storage (CCS). Japex have a business arm that is focused on developing their CCS business and have recently announced the launch of a CCS project in Indonesia. Is there potential for Longboat JAPEX Norge AS to launch a CCS angle in Norway relying on JPE's CCS expertise? If not now, perhaps in the future?... A question to be asked at a future LBE webinar.
LBE's subsidiary "Longboat JAPEX Norge AS" was one of 25 companies to apply for production licences in the latest Norwegian 2023 APA licensing round:

In January 2023 47 new offshore oil and gas exploration licences were offered to 25 companies as part of the 2022 APA licensing round: .

And as we know from LBE's 11 January 2023 RNS, LBE won multiple licences in that round so could be viewed as having been kicking above its weight. That's probably one of the reasons Japex decided that it wanted to partner up with the LBE team on the Norwegian play rather than going it alone or with one of the other players there.


Here is the link to the regulator's website about the 2023 APA licensing round:

And a link to the map of the pre-defined area for awards:

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