April 4, 2012
Lynden Energy (OTC Other: LVLEF; TSX-V: LVL) produced more than 500 barrels of oil equivalent per day, net to Lynden, from its 30 (12.86 net) Wolfberry Project wells during the ten day period ended March 31, 2012. The highest daily production during the period was 595 barrels of oil equivalent.
The Company is continuing with its aggressive Wolfberry Project development plan which calls for the drilling of 31 gross (12.97 net) Wolfberry wells in calendar 2012, of which 4 gross (1.75 net) wells have now been drilled, completed and tied-in to production.
On the Company’s Mitchell Ranch Project, two new wells have been scheduled for drilling in the area of the Spade #17-1 in June / July with the objective of developing the Wolfcamp zone that is producing in the Spade #17-1. This zone is at a depth of approximately 5,000 feet.
March 28, 2012
MEO Australia Limited (ASX: MEO; OTC: MEOAY) announced today that the Federal Government has updated the Timor Sea LNG Project environmental approval. Concurrent with this revision the Department confirmed that the approval will remain valid until at least 28th March 2017.
MEO’s CEO and MD Jürgen Hendrich commented on the announcement: “We are very pleased that the Government has revised the terms of the Tassie Shoal LNG project environmental approval and has given a clear, minimum five year extension. This initiative supports our efforts to commercialise this Project together with the Tassie Shoal Methanol Project and provides the clarity needed by prospective project partners to evaluate the projects.”
March 2, 2012
FoxDavies initiated research coverage on MEO Australia (OTC: MEAOY; ASX:MEO) earlier this week with a ‘Buy Rating’ and price target of A$0.60.
Synopsis from the report: “Discoveries not priced in: Trading at A$0.19, MEO’s share price reflects their $90mm cash position alone, and not the 5 assets at the appraisal stage or the 11 exploration assets. With a successful appraisal programme adding in excess of A$1.40 to the current fair value and cash accounting for A$0.18, the shares are undervalued. We are initiating with a target price of A$0.60 and a Buy Recommendation.”
We have included a link below to this very comprehensive report:
February 28, 2012
MEO Australia Limited (ASX: MEO; OTC: MEOAY) is pleased to release the findings of an independent report by Senergy (GB) Limited (“Senergy”), commissioned by MEO to provide a preliminary volumetric assessment of the Marina-1 gas and liquids discovery and the Breakwater prospect in its 100% owned WA-454-P, in the Joseph Bonaparte Gulf, offshore Western Australia.
Marina-1 discovery assessed to contain contingent hydrocarbon resources in five zones:
- contingent gas resources: 51 Bcf (1C), 98 Bcf (2C) and 302 Bcf (3C)
- contingent oil and condensate resources: 6.5 Mmbbls (2C) and 29.5 Mmbbls (3C)
Breakwater prospective resources assessed under gas only & mixed gas/oil scenarios:
- gas/condensate: 751 Bcf, 13 Mmbbls (Best); 2,798 Bcf, 87 Mmbls (High), 24% COS
- mixed gas/oil: 636 Bcf & 52 Mmbls (Best); 2,391 Bcf & 276 Mmbls (high), 16% COS
MEO’s CEO and MD Jürgen Hendrich, commented on the announcement: “The addition of contingent resources to our portfolio represents a key milestone in the evolution and growth of MEO. The probable occurrence of oil in the permit is particularly encouraging, especially given the size and potential of the Breakwater prospect under a mixed oil/gas scenario. Since being awarded the permit in mid-2011, MEO has fast-tracked its technical evaluation including an independent resource assessment and accelerated 3D seismic program by two years. We are aiming to be in a position by year end to attract a funding partner to drill an appraisal well on Marina seeking to confirm oil and also test the potential of the Breakwater prospect.”
February 28, 2012
MEO Australia Limited (ASX: MEO; OTC: MEAOY) reported today that the S/R Veritas Viking II completed acquisition of the Floyd 3D seismic survey in WA-454-P in the Joseph Bonaparte Gulf region of the Timor Sea (Petrel sub-basin) at 16:31 (WST) on 27th February 2012. A total of 601 km2 of full fold data was recorded. The survey will now be processed and is expected to be available for interpretation in late 2Q-2012.
MEO’s CEO and MD Jürgen Hendrich, commented on the announcement: “The conclusion of this survey brings to a close the most significant investment in 3D seismic in MEO’s history. We have held this permit for barely 8 months and our initial assessment provided sufficient encouragement to accelerate an investment in the Floyd 3D seismic survey. This survey covers the Marina gas and liquids discovery, the nearby Breakwater prospect and two additional leads.”
February 28, 2012
MEO Australia (ASX: MEO; OTC Other: MEOAF) announced on Monday of this week that its wholly owned subsidiary Rayong Offshore Exploration Limited has executed a binding farm-in agreement with Pearl Oil Offshore Limited to acquire a 50% Participating Interest in the Block G2/48 Concession in the Gulf of Thailand. G2/48 is located in shallow water, proximal to the Jasmine producing oil field and the Manora oil discovery currently under development.
MEO’s CEO and MD Jürgen Hendrich, commented on the announcement: “This farm-in is consistent with MEO’s strategy of expanding our portfolio into South East Asia through a low cost entry approach targeting proven hydrocarbon systems with attractive targets. We have evaluated a number of opportunities in the Gulf of Thailand during the past 12 months and this opportunity represents a compelling entry into an emerging oil play fairway.”
February 15, 2012
Thunderbird Energy (OTC Other: TBDYF; TSX-V: TBD) updates investors on 2011 operations, beginning with the Company’s Gordon Creek natural gas field. Over the next two years, phase 1 of a planned drilling and workover program will consist of 50 new wells and 5 workovers of existing wells. In the 4th quarter of 2011, there were a number of delays stemming from the performance of various third party contractors, all of whom have been replaced.
To date, three wells have been drilled to depth, logged and cased for production and drilling of the 4th well is nearing total depth. An additional 6 surface holes were drilled and cased in January by a separate, smaller drilling rig that was employed for that purpose. This should speed up future drilling and ultimately reduce overall drilling costs. Based on log analysis, all three wells drilled to depth so far encountered the Ferron formation as expected, with apparent sand and coal pay thicknesses that equaled or exceeded the Company’s prognosis. Initial production rates will not be determinable until the wells are fracture stimulated, equipped and tied in accordance with the Company’s Gordon Creek best practices protocol. The Company anticipates mobilizing a frac crew to Gordon Creek, once an additional 4 to 6 wells have been drilled and cased, which is anticipated to occur in March or early April. The workover operations are scheduled to commence following the end of the winter closure restrictions on April 15.
January 31, 2012
Lynden Energy (OTC Other: LVLEF; TSX-V: LVL) has drilled its first Tubb Prospect Well in West Texas to a total depth of 9,545 feet, and in late December 2011, 12 stages of fracture stimulation were carried out. In addition to several completion stages in the Wolfcamp formation, completions were also carried out in the deeper Cisco, Canyon, Strawn, Atoka and Mississippian formations.
In early January, the well was tied into production and has averaged 109 barrels of oil per day and 264 barrels of water per day in the 23 days since the well was tied-in. The well has also produced 106 mcf of gas per day in the eleven days since the measurement of gas began. Oil gravity from the Tubb A #1 is estimated to be 43 degrees API.
Initial results from the well have exceeded management’s expectations and are suggestive of the significant development potential for the relatively untested Tubb Prospect Area. Successful results in the Tubb Prospect Area could allow for the drilling of approximately 170 gross wells, at 40 acre spacing, on currently leased acreage.
January 9, 2012
By Thom Calandra
Energy investing ideas are occasionally my cup of coffee. Years ago, five or so years of my almost 30-year newspaper career was covering Chevron Corp., which was based in San Francisco. On the wire front, those who followed me at my MarketWatch.com got my takes on alternative energy, on Oklahoma natural gas and on other LNG (liquid natural gas) investments.
I know some of the new energy crowd, among them Ross Beaty of hydrothermal Alterra Energy, Robert Friedland of Ivanhoe Energy … a few uranium prospectors from Saskatchewan and Australia … and a collection of rock geologists who started their careers in petroleum. At Bloomberg in London, I was right around the corner from Royal Shell central. North Sea oil traders and shippers are thick as the trees in Sherwood Forest in the city of London.
The other day, looking at our roster of Torrey Hills Capital clients, I came across Lynden Energy (TSX-V: LVL; OTC: LVLEF). I did a double-take; about two years ago, I asked geologist Raul Madrid and a partner of his, Richard Andrews, over to breakfast to hear about their Texas lone star Lynden. (See Thom’s original article.)
December 14, 2011
Lynden Energy Corp. (TSX-V: LVL; OTC Other: LVLEF) reported that subject to TSX Venture Exchange acceptance, it intends to conduct a normal course issuer bid to purchase for cancellation up to 4,730,526 of its common shares representing approximately 5% of its issued and outstanding share capital. The normal course issuer bid will be conducted through the facilities of the TSX Venture Exchange.