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28/11/2020
08:20
Prospex Oil And Gas Daily Update: Prospex Oil And Gas Plc is listed in the Oil & Gas Producers sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker PXOG. The last closing price for Prospex Oil And Gas was 1.53p.
Prospex Oil And Gas Plc has a 4 week average price of 0p and a 12 week average price of 0p.
The 1 year high share price is 1.53p while the 1 year low share price is currently 0.05p.
There are currently 2,213,593,136 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 0 shares. The market capitalisation of Prospex Oil And Gas Plc is £33,757,295.32.
06/7/2020
11:59
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30/6/2020
12:09
kibes: PXOG ticker will be replaced by PXEN tomorrow as I understand it. Market makers will probably pull the price down hard first thing so it could be a buying opportunity for those brave enough. Current price around 0.07p will become 1.75p in the new shares. Vauch - there will no doubt be a placing at some point, however they will try to get the price up first if they have got any sense.
30/6/2020
06:19
broad: RESOLUTION 9– SHARE CAPITAL REORGANISATION The Existing Ordinary Shares have a current nominal value of £0.001 per share. In the future if the Company wished to raise funds via an issue of Existing Ordinary Shares it could not do so at a price of less than £0.001, being the Existing Ordinary Shares’ nominal value and the approximate current share price of the Company. The Company is therefore proposing to undertake the Share Capital Reorganisation, the effect of which will be that the number of Ordinary Shares in issue will be reduced and the Company’s share price will correspondingly increase. This will allow the Directors to raise further funds for the Company following the Annual General Meeting, without having to call another general meeting should any fundraise price be below £0.001 per share and the Board determine this to be correct course of action. The Board has, at present, no definite plans to issue further New Ordinary Shares. To effect the Share Reorganisation, the Company intends, immediately prior to the Share Reorganisation Record Date, to issue an additional 1,864 Existing Ordinary Shares (assuming that no other Ordinary Shares are allotted and issued by the Company between the date of this Document and the Share Reorganisation Record Date) as will result in the total number of Ordinary Shares in issue being exactly divisible by the Share Reorganisation ratio. Since these additional shares will only represent a fraction of a New Ordinary Share, this fraction will be combined with other fractional entitlements and sold pursuant to the arrangements for fractional entitlements described below. Subject to the passing of resolution 9, the Share Capital Reorganisation will take place in two stages: Firstly, every 5,000 Existing Ordinary Shares will be consolidated into one Consolidation Share. The Consolidation Shares will not be held by Shareholders but are an integral part of the Share Capital Reorganisation process (the “Consolidation”). In cases where a Shareholder’s total holding of Existing Ordinary Shares is not exactly divisible by 5,000 as at the Record Date, the Consolidation will give rise to fractions of Consolidated Shares attributable to individual shareholders. In such instances, fractions of Consolidate Shares will not be allotted, instead they will be aggregated and the New Ordinary shares from the subdivision, as described below, sold for the benefit of the Company.
30/6/2020
06:13
vauch: So is this the sweetener before the intended placing. I only say this as in the co stated in their agm notification they stated the share price was less than the paper value making it imposable to raise money by placing, the reason for consolidation
30/6/2020
06:07
rwells4474: RNS TIDMPXOG RNS Number : 4445R Prospex Oil and Gas PLC 30 June 2020 Prospex Oil and Gas Plc / Index: AIM / Epic: PXOG / Sector: Oil and Gas 30 June 2020 Prospex Oil and Gas Plc ('Prospex' or the 'Company') Annual General Meeting Statement Prospex Oil and Gas Plc, the AIM quoted investment company, is holding its Annual General Meeting ('AGM') later today. At the meeting, Edward Dawson, CEO of Prospex, will make the following statement: "The 2020 Prospex Oil & Gas AGM is unusual, not just because COVID-19 has prevented shareholders from attending and voting in person, but also because a resolution has been put forward for shareholders to vote by proxy to change the Company's name to Prospex Energy Plc. In our view, the proposed name change reflects how far we have come in terms of building a portfolio of onshore European projects that are at various stages of development and cover the entire energy cycle including exploration, development, production and power generation. Today, Prospex has a producing gas field in Romania, an integrated gas and power project in Spain, a gas discovery in Italy that is expected to come online in H1 2021 and a large scale exploration / appraisal project in southern Spain that has the potential to hold up to 830 Bcf of gas. "It is no coincidence that all our projects target gas as opposed to oil. Historically gas prices are less volatile than oil benchmarks, due in part to the fuel typically being sold to local markets at prices agreed in multi-year contracts, providing a greater degree of predictability to revenues. Natural gas is the cleanest hydrocarbon in terms of carbon emissions when combusted, and so is increasingly viewed as an important transition fuel as the world moves towards net zero emissions. We believe now is the right time to change the Company's name to Prospex Energy as the Board attaches a great deal of importance to its Environmental, Social and Governance ('ESG') obligations and the Company is on course to become a 49.9% owner of an 8.1 MW power station that sells electricity to the Spanish grid, subject to the completion of the transfer of the El Romeral asset. "The proposed name change is not based solely on the Company's assets today but also on those we expect to acquire in the future. Three of our four core projects are either currently producing gas, such as the Bainet field in Romania and the El Romeral gas and power project in Spain, or being advanced towards first production, as is the case with the Selva gas field in Italy, but all our projects offer multiple follow-up opportunities to substantially grow the number of gas fields within our portfolio. "At El Romeral in Spain there are, gross contingent resources of 5 Bcf and gross prospective gas resources of 90 Bcf have been identified at two development locations and 11 very-low risk prospects respectively. These provide considerable scope to add to the three producing wells on the licence, which would not just increase gas production but would also scale up electricity generation towards the plant's full capacity. Together with enough gas resources to feed the plant for years to come, El Romeral has the potential to generate annuity-like returns for Prospex, which in turn could be reinvested elsewhere in our portfolio to increase production and cash flows further. "Another prime candidate for follow-up activity is the Podere Gallina Permit in the Po Valley region of Italy. Here, as well as the Selva gas field, which is currently in the process of being permitted ahead of commencing production in H1 2021, there is much more to go for in terms of additional prospectivity across the licence. In addition to the 13.3 Bcf (2P) gross gas reserves assigned to the Selva field, a CPR produced by geophysical services consultancy, CGG Services (UK) Limited, estimated Selva's two historic gas producing North Flank and South Flank reservoirs have a 60% - 70% chance of holding gross contingent resources ('2C') of 14.1 Bcf. Outside Selva, there are four large prospects (East Selva, Fondo Perino, Cembalina, and Riccardina), which are estimated to hold aggregate gross prospective resources (best estimate) of 91.5 Bcf. "Our immediate priority in Italy is of course to bring Selva into production. Once the permitting process has been completed, the planned development is relatively straightforward and involves initially installing a fully automated gas plant at the location of the successful Podere Maiar 1dir well, along with a one-kilometre long pipeline to connect the well with the nearby Italian National Gas Grid. In all, the footprint of the planned Selva development will be less than half a hectare and importantly will result in zero emissions arising from any future gas production. At an estimated net cost to Prospex of EUR400,000, bringing Selva into production at an initial daily production rate of up to 150,000 cubic metres (5.3 mmscf/d) has an attractive payback profile, even at today's subdued gas prices. "When Selva comes on stream and subject to conclusion of customary discussions with the regulator regarding the transfer of El Romeral to our Spanish affiliate Tarba Energia, we will have material interests in five producing wells, which combined have the potential to produce over 7,800,000 scm net to Prospex in 2021. This level of production will provide us with a cash flow generative platform to further develop the portfolio, whether at El Romeral, Selva, Suceava or Tesorillo. "While timings may be pushed out by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and associated lockdowns, as has been the case with the Selva gas field where first production is now expected in H1 2021, a route map remains in place to monetise and maximise the value of our asset base. I am therefore confident the year ahead will see further progress made towards transforming Prospex into an energy company that not only has a portfolio of diverse and stable revenue streams, but also one that takes its ESG responsibilities seriously." * * ENDS * * For further information visit www.prospexoilandgas.com or contact the following: Edward Dawson Prospex Oil and Gas Plc Tel: +44 (0) 20 3948 1619 Rory Murphy Strand Hanson Limited Tel: +44 (0) 20 7409 Ritchie Balmer 3494 Jack Botros Colin Rowbury Novum Securities Limited Tel: +44 (0) 20 7399 John Belliss 9427 Duncan Vasey Peterhouse Corporate Finance Tel: +44 (0) 20 7469 0932 Frank Buhagiar St Brides Partners Ltd Tel: +44 (0) 20 7236 Cosima Akerman 1177 Notes Prospex Oil and Gas Plc is an AIM quoted investment company focussed on high impact onshore and shallow offshore European opportunities with short timelines to production. The Company's strategy is to acquire undervalued projects with multiple, tangible value trigger points that can be realised within 12 months of acquisition and then applying low cost re-evaluation techniques to identify and de-risk prospects. This information is provided by RNS, the news service of the London Stock Exchange. RNS is approved by the Financial Conduct Authority to act as a Primary Information Provider in the United Kingdom. Terms and conditions relating to the use and distribution of this information may apply. For further information, please contact rns@lseg.com or visit www.rns.com. END AGMKKCBPFBKDKAB (END) Dow Jones Newswires
27/6/2020
17:17
kibes: Shares currently 0.08p that would correspond to 2p in the new shares. They might attract more interest at that price especially if some good news can be created.
26/6/2020
17:25
kibes: Prospex Oil & Gas plc has announced a Capital Reorgansation comprising a Consolidation and Sub-division. Initially holders will be issued with 1 new Consolidation share for every 5000 shares held. The Consolidated shares will then be immediately subdivided into new ordinary shares on a 200-for-1 basis. (received from my broker).
26/6/2020
05:24
tasty1: Selva can't be far off now share price looking depressed and poised for move up with non equity funding covering costs!!! Final stages before we get long awaited revenue £££ o Awaiting final sign off by Ministerial decree, the issuing of the required INTESA (intergovernmental agreement) and the final grant of a production concession from Italy's Economic Development Ministry o Expect early discussions regarding non equity funding of Prospex's c. EUR400,000 share of Selva development costs to mature as permitting process progresses
22/5/2020
06:06
rwells4474: RNS final results 22/05/2020 7:00am UK Regulatory (RNS & others) Prospex Oil And Gas (LSE:PXOG) Intraday Stock Chart Friday 22 May 2020 Click Here for more Prospex Oil And Gas Charts. TIDMPXOG RNS Number : 6848N Prospex Oil and Gas PLC 22 May 2020 Prospex Oil and Gas Plc / Index: AIM / Epic: PXOG / Sector: Oil and Gas Prospex Oil and Gas Plc ('Prospex' or the 'Company') 2019 Final Results Prospex Oil and Gas Plc, the AIM quoted investment company, is pleased to announce its audited annual results for the year ended 31 December 2019. Advancing a portfolio of late stage, onshore European gas projects focused on the foredeep play Portfolio Overview -- Podere Gallina Exploration Permit, onshore Italy - first production at Selva gas field ('Selva') at an initial rate of up to 150,000 scm/day expected early 2021 o Preliminary award of production concession from the Italian Government in January 2019 o Post period end, formal technical environmental approval for the development of Selva from the Italian Environment Ministry o Awaiting final sign off by Ministerial decree, the issuing of the required INTESA (intergovernmental agreement) and the final grant of a production concession from Italy's Economic Development Ministry o Expect early discussions regarding non equity funding of Prospex's c. EUR400,000 share of Selva development costs to mature as permitting process progresses o Updated CPR confirming reserves and additional contingent resources at Selva's North and South flanks provides significant follow-up development opportunities -- EIV-1 Suceava Concession, onshore Romania - revenue at Bainet field in line with expectations o Revenue in line with 2019 budgeting - higher prices offset slightly lower than expected average production of 14,000m3 per day o Enlargement of Suceava Exploration Concession to 984 sq.km o Bainet-2 well targeting Bainet West, a lookalike Bainet gas prospect, drilled at all in cost of EUR260,000 net to Prospex - no commercial hydrocarbons encountered o Ongoing evaluation of the concession's gas prospectivity to determine licence extension and next drilling targets -- Tesorillo Gas Project, onshore Spain - de-risking up to 830 billion cubic feet ('Bcf') of gas (Best Estimate) of gross un-risked prospective resources o Multiple potential gas traps identified following reprocessing and interpretation of historic 2D seismic data o Four promising leads identified in the northern half of the concession following integration of new structural maps and cross sections with well reinterpretation and satellite images o Working towards decision to drill and increase stake to 49.9% from current 15% -- El Romeral, onshore Spain - integrated gas and power project o Acquisition of 49.9% interest in El Romeral for net consideration of EUR375,000 includes existing gas production, multiple development opportunities, and operational power station o Significant potential to increase gas production via two development locations with 5 Bcf of gross contingent resources and 11 prospects with 90 Bcf of gross, unrisked prospective resources with high Chance of Success of >70% (in most cases) o Power plant currently constrained to operating at c. 22% capacity due to current wells' tail production - offers significant upside potential from future discoveries Financial Overview -- Total Assets of GBP6,341,890 as at 31 December, providing significant asset backing -- Administrative expenses, slightly down to GBP1,091,871 (2018: GBP1,103,279), other operating income GBP198,528 (2018 GBP99,729) -- GBP800,000 raised via placing of 400,000,000 new ordinary shares to fund the Company's share of costs for the 2019 Suceava work programme, including drilling Bainet-2 well -- Post period end, GBP720,000 raised via an oversubscribed placing of 600,000,000 new ordinary shares to help fund the Company's acquisition of a 49.9% indirect stake in El Romeral o Certain Directors acquired new shares in the Company with an aggregate value of GBP140,000 as part of the Placing Edward Dawson, Managing Director of Prospex, said, "The acquisition of a 49.9% interest in a fourth core asset, the integrated El Romeral gas and power project in Spain; the participation in the drilling of a fourth well, Bainet-2 in Romania; the assignment of maiden 2P reserves, which today stand at 2.97 bcf of gas - the momentum behind the Company that has been building in recent years was maintained during the year under review. Thanks to the progress made, a roadmap setting out a clear path towards a step-up in Prospex's net gas production and internally generated revenues is in place and as a result, 2020 has the potential to be another year of major progress. "Of course, there is no way of knowing what the true impact will be of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic on the global economy and how long it will take for societies to recover. Timeframes for the development of certain of our projects may well therefore have to be extended. Since the turn of year Prospex has been in discussions with the various project operators who are adjusting to the current environment and taking a cautious approach to discretionary expenditure. Prospex itself has cut costs to its general and administrative since the start of March. This has been helped by a one third deferment of salaries from April to last during COVID-19 lockdown. Importantly the COVID-19 situation appears to be improving in Italy and Spain and reassuringly operators report continued dialogue and progress with regulators throughout the various lock down periods. "Subject to final award of a production concession, the roadmap to a significant step-up in production and revenues is expected to start with the Selva gas field in Italy coming online early next year at an initial rate of up to 150,000 scm/day. As the final permitting process progresses, we will look to secure our cEUR400,000 share of the capital expenditure. The ambition, believed possible thanks to the low capital cost, the short payback from production, even in a depressed price environment, and Selva's booked reserves, is to access non equity funding for the project, in line with common industry practice. If achievable on reasonable terms this would be a good option for all stakeholders. "Once this milestone has been achieved, and following the acquisition of a 49.9% interest in El Romeral, Prospex's portfolio of producing wells will stand at five which, combined, have the potential to produce over 7,800,000 scm net to Prospex in 2021. This in turn would generate material revenues which we would then look to deploy to fund further growth opportunities across our portfolio including the drilling of additional gas wells at El Romeral to bring electricity generation at the power plant closer to its 100% capacity. Together with multiple follow-up targets identified in Italy and Romania and potentially up to 830 Bcf of un-risked prospective gas resources to go for at Tesorillo in Spain, our existing portfolio offers much run room to grow the Company further. What gives us considerable confidence is that we now have a clear path to build a highly cash flow generative platform with which to capitalise on these opportunities." * *S * * For further information visit www.prospexoilandgas.com or contact the following: Edward Dawson Prospex Oil and Gas Plc Tel: +44 (0) 20 3948 1619 Rory Murphy Strand Hanson Limited Tel: +44 (0) 20 7409 Ritchie Balmer 3494 Jack Botros Colin Rowbury Novum Securities Limited Tel: +44 (0) 20 7399 Jon Belliss 9427 Duncan Vasey Peterhouse Corporate Finance Tel: +44 (0) 20 7469 0932 Frank Buhagiar St Brides Partners Ltd Tel: +44 (0) 20 7236 Cosima Akerman 1177 Chairman's Report 12 months ago, Prospex Oil & Gas had a portfolio of three core onshore European projects; a 50% interest in one producing gas well on the Suceava Concession in Romania; a 17% interest in the Selva gas discovery onshore Italy; and significant development potential in the form of net 2C resources / prospective resources of 2.40 Bcf / 15.56 Bcf in Italy and 830 Bcf gross prospective gas resources at the Tesorillo Project onshore Spain. Thanks to the progress made during the year under review, notably the acquisition of a 49.9% indirect stake in El Romeral, an integrated gas and power project in southern Spain, today, Prospex is on course to have a portfolio of four core onshore European projects; an interest in four producing gas wells and an operational 8.1 MW power station; net 2P reserves of 3.0 Bcf; and multiple low cost development opportunities, not just reflected in the increase in net contingent and prospective resources to 4.9 bcf and 475.5 bcf respectively, but also the potential to materially increase electricity generation at the El Romeral power plant. Of course, it is not just Prospex that has undergone substantial change over the last 12 months; the world today is a far different place to what it was a year ago. The global COVID-19 pandemic has led to measures, unprecedented during peacetime, being taken by governments all over the world to stem the spread of the virus. Countries across Europe including Italy, home to the Podere Gallina licence, and Spain, where the Tesorillo and El Romeral Projects are located, have been subject to enforced lockdowns. How long the extreme measures will be in place, what percentage of the respective populations will be infected and over what timescale, plus what damage will be inflicted on the global economy are just a few of the many unknowns at this point in time. What we can say is that we, along with our partners across our asset base, take the health and safety of all our employees and also the local communities in which we operate seriously and will at all times endeavour to follow the latest advice of the relevant government authorities. With this in mind, the situation on the ground across our licences will undoubtedly be fluid and as a result, the impact on the timescales of the work programmes we have planned across our asset base for the year ahead and beyond is, at this stage, not clear. In Italy the focus is very much on monetising the 13.3 Bcf (2P) gross gas reserves at the Selva Malvezzi Gas-Field ('Selva') by bringing the field back into production at the earliest opportunity - between 1960 and 1984 Selva produced 83 Bcf of gas. Based on an initial daily production rate of up to 150,000 cubic metres (5.3 mmscf/d) from two gas-bearing reservoirs of the Porto Garibaldi formation, Selva has the potential to generate substantial annual revenues net to Prospex's 17% economic interest in the 331km Podere Gallina Exploration Permit, even in the current low gas price environment. Post period end in January 2020, a major milestone was achieved with the award of formal technical environmental approval for the development of Selva from the Italian Environment Ministry. Environmental approval is a precursor to final sign off by Ministerial decree, the issuing of the required INTESA (intergovernmental agreement) and the final grant of a production concession from Italy's Economic Development Ministry. This latest milestone follows last year's preliminary award of a production concession for Selva by the Italian Government (see announcement of 15 January 2019 for further details). We, along with our partners in the licence, had hoped that all would be in place to commence production at Selva later this year. The severity of the COVID-19 outbreak in Italy, the measures taken to suppress the virus, and the decision by the partners to defer capital expenditure, have combined to push out expectations of first gas at the field to early 2021. Under the proposed development plans for Selva, which have an estimated cost of EUR400,000 net to Prospex, a fully automated gas plant will initially be installed at the location of the successful Podere Maiar 1dir well, along with a one-kilometre long pipeline to connect the well with the nearby Italian National Gas Grid. Importantly, the planned Selva development has a small footprint of less than half a hectare and will result in zero emissions arising from any future gas production. Once the Selva field is brought into production, there is much more to go for across the licence. In addition, to reserves assigned to the Selva field, a CPR produced by geophysical services consultancy, CGG Services (UK) Limited ('CGG') estimates Selva's two historic gas producing North Flank and South Flank reservoirs have a 60% - 70% chance of holding gross contingent resources ('2C') of 14.1 Bcf. There are also four large prospects (East Selva, Fondo Perino, Cembalina, and Riccardina) which are estimated to hold aggregate gross prospective resources (best estimate) of 91.5 Bcf. Crucially, the additional targets would fall under the production concession for the Selva field, which could potentially speed up any future permitting process. Once on stream, Selva is expected to generate free cash that can help fund the exploration and development of targets not just at Podere Gallina but across Prospex's wider portfolio including the recently acquired El Romeral project. Here, the major area of focus is to increase gas production and, in turn, electricity generation. El Romeral is comprised of three production licences on which three wells supply gas to a Project-owned 8.1 MW power station. The plant, which was constructed in 2001-2002 at a cost of c. EUR10 million, is currently limited to operating at c. 22% of capacity due to the maximum gas productivity of the existing late life wells. Electricity is sold to the Spanish electricity grid. The revenues that El Romeral can generate without any further discoveries are of course welcome, but the real attraction of the asset lies in the 5 Bcf gross contingent resources and 90 Bcf gross prospective gas resources that have been identified at two development locations and 11 very-low risk prospects. These provide considerable scope to increase electricity generation at the plant towards its full capacity, which we believe could be achieved with the successful drilling of just one new well. As elsewhere in Europe, electricity prices in Spain have fallen as a result of the COVID-19 induced downturn. Subject to pricing returning to the historic average electricity price in Spain of EUR70 per MWh (including subsidy) and assuming an electricity generation rate of c. 60,000 MWh gross per annum, we estimate the power station operating at full capacity has the potential to deliver annual revenues and profit before tax of EUR4.2 million and EUR2.4 million respectively (EUR1.8 million profit after tax). With numbers like these, we are keen to commence the planning and permitting process for a three-well campaign at the earliest opportunity. Low cost preparatory work is already underway in tandem with ongoing discussions with the regulator regarding the transfer of the asset to our Spanish affiliate, Tarba Energia ('Tarba'). Due to the severity of the COVID-19 outbreak in Spain, the transfer is likely to be delayed but Tarba has been in frequent dialogue with the authorities throughout the lockdown period and is confident this process will be completed as soon as it is practicable to do so. Even before any new drilling campaign, the acquisition of a 49.9% interest in El Romeral and its three existing gas wells will lead to a step-up in Prospex's production profile to four producing wells which, once Selva is brought online, will increase to five. We calculate these five wells have the potential to produce over 7,800,000 scm net to Prospex in 2021. We are confident we can build on this considerably thanks to the above development opportunities at Podere Gallina and El Romeral, and also the potential that has been identified at our two remaining projects, Suceava in Romania and Tesorillo in Spain. In Romania, over the course of the year under review, the Bainet field, which was discovered in 2017/2018, generated revenues from the production of gas in line with assumptions made for budgetary purposes. We, along with our partner Raffles Energy S.R.L, are keen to add to the Bainet discovery and build a hub of small producing gas fields on the Suceava Concession, which lies in an area of multiple historic discoveries and production. With this in mind, in March 2019 we were granted an enlargement of the Exploration Concession which in turn added a lookalike Bainet prospect, Bainet West, to our existing inventory of targets. Thanks to the highly efficient permitting process in Romania, we were able to drill the Bainet-2 well to test Bainet West as early as the summer of 2019. While the well, which had an all-in cost of EUR260,000 net to Prospex, failed to encounter commercial volumes of hydrocarbons, the technical data gained from the drilling operation is informing an ongoing evaluation of the Concession's gas prospectivity to determine follow-up drilling targets. In addition to holding multiple prospects, Suceava also holds the Granicesti-SE1 discovery, which we can also look to bring on stream. Despite holding historic discoveries, including the 1957 Almarchal-1 discovery well, the 38,000ha Tesorillo Project in southern Spain is at an earlier stage of development when compared with our other assets. In 2015, a report by Netherland Sewell and Associates estimated Tesorillo could hold gross un-risked Prospective Resources of 830 Bcf of gas (Best Estimate), with upside in excess of 2 Tcf. These are company-making resources and combined with a location in a proven hydrocarbon region warrant serious investigation. Our ongoing work programme at Tesorillo is focused on identifying and de-risking high grade targets for drilling ahead of taking them through the permitting process. To date results of technical and field activity, which has included reprocessing and interpreting historic 2D seismic data, have increased our confidence about the subsurface geometry of the exploration target - the Aljibe sandstone in the Lowermost Miocene. The results show this consists of several folds and thrust ramps of 3km to 5km length, which could be potential gas traps. In addition, work to integrate new structural maps and cross sections with well reinterpretation and satellite images has led to the identification of four very promising leads in the northern half of the concession. Further studies are required to enable the better imaging of the subsurface, but the initial results have been encouraging. The results of the work programme will inform our decision to take up the option to increase Prospex's interest in Tesorillo from 15% to 49.9%, though this does not have to be made until after a new location is ready for drilling. In light of volatile markets, specifically the sharp fall in global crude prices seen in recent weeks, it is worth pointing out that all of our projects are gas focused. This is significant as historically gas prices have been less volatile than oil benchmarks, which has proved to be the case in today's markets. The relative outperformance of gas is partly down to the fuel typically being sold to local markets at prices agreed in multi-year contracts, providing a degree of visibility to revenues. In addition, as the cleanest hydrocarbon in terms of carbon emissions when combusted, gas is increasingly viewed as an important transition fuel as the world moves towards net zero emissions. In view of our focus on gas, it is intended that a resolution will be put forward to shareholders at the forthcoming AGM to change the Company's name to Prospex Energy. The Board believes the new name better reflects Prospex's focus on gas production, gas being the European transition fuel of choice, our desire to be increasingly aware of Environmental, Social and Governance issues on behalf of shareholders and, once the transfer of the El Romeral asset has been completed, electricity generation. Financial Review The Company is reporting Total Assets of GBP6,341,890 (2018: GBP6,847,881), a reduction of 7% for the year ended 31 December 2019. This movement includes revaluations of the Company's investments ('the Investments') and movements (repayments and advances) on loans receivable from those investments. Unrealised losses arising on revaluation of Investments at fair value totalled GBP270,220 (2018: gains - GBP1,710,418). As at the 31 December 2019, the bulk of the Investments is comprised of the Company's investment in PXOG Marshall Ltd, the vehicle for the Company's Italian assets. In determining year end valuations, the Company takes a number of criteria into account at both a macro and micro level. At the macro level Europe short-dated energy prices have been volatile and decreased to a varying degree over the period. Whilst long-dated energy prices have decreased, the fall has been significantly less than spot and near-dated contracts. Marking to market has resulted in a write down of an Italian unit of gas by c.5%. This drop has been more than offset by the inclusion of Selva's additional Contingent Resources that were attributed to the permit for the first time during the year in the CPR. Aside from the nominal cost of equity shares for the Company's Romanian and Spanish investments, which are included in Investments, as at 31 December 2019 the bulk of the carrying value of these assets is represented within loans made by the Company to the respective investment vehicles for the Romanian and Spanish assets and other receivables. In Romania, the failure of the Bainet-2 well to find commercial gas prompted a significant, but prudent, write down of the investment in, and partial write down of loan, to the Company's investment vehicle for the Romanian asset - PXOG Massey Ltd. This investment had been written up in 2018, largely based on the low risk and prospective nature of the opportunity. PXOG Massey continues to repay the loan provided by the Company, for the successful Bainet-1 well, out of the net proceeds of gas sales. As at 31 December 2019, the fair value of the Company's investments stood at GBP3,998,388 (2018: GBP4,307,617), with a further GBP2,218,326 (2018: GBP2,248,898) of loans to investee companies expected to be repaid in due course. The latter is after a provision of GBP203,705 (2018: GBPnil). The combined value of these equity investments and current and non-current loans is GBP6,216,714 (2018: GBP6,556,515). The Company continues to have significant asset backing relative to its market capitalisation. Administrative expenses for the year totalled GBP1,091,871 (2018: GBP1,103,279), highlighting the success of management's ongoing strategy to keep a tight rein on the Company's cost base. These administrative costs include GBP95,416 (2018: GBPnil) paid to third parties for work relating to future investments, including evaluating the El Romeral opportunity, that are expensed and not capitalised. The administrative expenses also include a bad debt provision taken against amounts due from subsidiary undertakings of GBP14,539 (2018: GBPnil). This relates to the final liquidation of the Company's Polish interests. During the period other operating income was GBP198,528 (2018: GBP99,729). This growing source of income is predominantly comprised of recoveries of in-house technical costs made from joint venture partners to the Company's investments. The Company is reporting a net loss after taxation from continuing operations of GBP1,300,669 (2018: profit - GBP779,904). In March 2019, the Company raised GBP800,000 gross via an oversubscribed placing of 400,000,000 new ordinary shares primarily to fund the Company's share of costs for the 2019 work programme at Suceava including the drilling of the Bainet-2 well. As at 31 December 2019, the Company held cash and cash equivalents of GBP69,387 (2018: GBP233,138). Post period end in January 2020, the Company raised GBP720,000 gross via an oversubscribed placing of 600,000,000 new ordinary shares to help fund the Company's acquisition of a 49.9% indirect stake in El Romeral. Certain Directors of the Company took part in the Placing, acquiring new shares in the Company with an aggregate value of GBP140,000. Outlook Over the last few years, Prospex has been transformed into a multi-project, asset-backed, gas focused investment company. While not all our onshore European projects currently produce, all hold multiple growth opportunities that have the potential, both individually and collectively, to lead to a step-change in the Company's revenue profile. A number of these opportunities, specifically the development of Selva, are well advanced and low cost. We are keen to realise the underlying potential of our portfolio at the earliest opportunity and we remain confident Selva can be brought online in early 2021, although clearly exact timings will be determined by the course of the COVID-19 pandemic. We will of course adhere to prevailing government advice to ensure the safety of our employees. This may have an impact on planned field work, however, with multiple projects in our portfolio, there is much deskwork for us to be getting on with such as mapping and de-risking prospectivity and, where appropriate, commencing the permitting process for new drilling activity. Our aim is to ensure that when it is safe to do so, we are in a position to move quickly on multiple fronts to deliver the step-change in our production and revenues that we are targeting, and in the process generate substantial value for our shareholders. Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Board and the management team for their continued hard work and support over the course of the year. I look forward to providing further updates on the Company's activities in the year ahead. In the meantime, I wish all our shareholders and stakeholders well during these unprecedented times. Bill Smith Non-executive Chairman 21 May 2020
16/3/2020
18:05
kibes: marketanalyst - thanks good post. I am already long and feeling rather uncomfortable about it however I agree with you this is an unusual opportunity. I do intend to buy some more but I shall wait until the DOW/FTSE seem to have bottomed out. Right now I think the DOW at 21,000 is way too high for the current coronavirus situation as is the FTSE at 5100. DOW 15,000 and FTSE 3500 would seem more realistic to me. Those levels would no doubt massacre the PXOG price even further.
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