Niel Petroleum, with it's strong presence on the African continent and active in the exploration and production of hydrocarbons, just opened the doors to Kuwait and the Gulf countries. The Luxembourg company concluded a partnership with Al Maraam on Thursday, a Kuwaiti company with a license to explore, develop and sell oil internationally.
"This is a rare and important licence because it allows to export. Kuwait wants to produce 4 million barrels per day within four years, compared to 2.8 million today. We have a share of this market, " welcomes Dr. Alfahaid, shareholder and representative of Al Maraam in Luxembourg. His participation in a private capacity, of 20 million U.S. dollars allows him to acquire 20% in the capital of Niel. The latter can then also complete its acquistion of 75% in British New World Oil and Gas, which specialises in oil exploitation.
For € 5 million, New World acquired 49% of Al Maraam shares and 60% of its economic interests. The new group of technical and financial expertise created, must make the Al Maraam licenses most profitable. "It is impossible to accurately calculate the return on our investment, but drilling in Kuwait is without risks and there is little failure. The question is whether it is positive or very positive, "summarises Laurent Foucher, President Neil Petroleum.
Perhaps the most striking embodiment of this mingling of politics and money is the Qatari-French relationship. Qatar approached France during the 2007 presidential elections that put Nicolas Sarkozy in the presidential palace. Sarkozy confirmed on day one that he would not continue the efforts of his predecessor, Jacques Chirac, that had made the relationship between France and Saudi Arabia the pillar of France's Arab policy. Qatar and France both agreed to turn the page on the past.
A new special partnership emerged and was consecrated by obtaining the release of Bulgarian nurses imprisoned in Libya for allegedly infecting children with HIV and by strategic shifts, such as altering French policy toward Lebanon to be more open toward Hezbollah and Syria (until the outbreak of the Arab revolutions). Claude GUEANT, Sarkozy's closest adviser, played the KEY ROLE in drafting the policy in collaboration with Sheikh Hamad and his team. Qatari investments flowed into France in various sectors, from real estate to sports.
Among these investments were Qatar's acquisition of the football club Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), the Royal Monceau Hotel and the building at Champs Elysées 26. Each of these entities carries with it great heritage and moral value in addition to its monetary worth. In 2012, the total value of Qatar’s investments in companies listed on the French stock exchange stood at about 7.6 billion euros ($9.9 billion). Some investments have strategic dimensions, converging with Qatari industries and the economy. Earlier in the year, the sovereign wealth fund raised its stake in the Total Oil and Gas Petroleum Company from 3% to 5%.
Some have questioned Qatar’s intentions given its investment decisions. This is especially true of the French right-wing political parties, which were unsympathetic toward Sarkozy and denounced Qatar’s purchase of what they considered to be French heritage sites. Among the feared and suspected intentions is the Islamization of French society through the establishment of a fund to provide financial assistance in the French suburbs, where unrest among youth of Arab descent has flared from time to time. Most of the Arabs there have North African backgrounds, and according to their detractors, reject French values and refuse to integrate into French society.
Perhaps the statement that best describes the French-Qatari relationship and its sometimes conflicting objectives, despite and perhaps as a result of their convergence, was that made by President François Hollande during his visit to Qatar in June, when he said that French-Qatari relations are naturally perfect, but not perfectly natural....
Niel - Gueant - Emir of Qatar connection (richest country in the world, power)
"Always around Claude Gueant, Djotodia through his emissary Djono in discussion for the support of former French President Nicolas Sarkozy, in order to achieve the flexibility from the Emir of Qatar on the many promises financing the country in favor of the Central African Republic."
How would I know? I'm just a sad old has-been who has never left the UK (something even Scotland might achieve before I do) with time on his hands and a nose for smelly deals in public life (acquired from reading NOTW for all those years).
But I can use my imagination. Imagine with me that Niel Petroleum is as tin-pot as it seems to be from its web presence but is connected to a wealthy individual in France. Putting aside the really big picture (French economic resurgence in its former colonies using crony capitalism as a vehicle), let's imagine that Niel have offered a price for NEW shares but suddenly find that the asset they were going to sell to pay for them isn't worth what they thought it was worth. Suppose someone French says (in Translation obviously) "I know just the fellow to get you out of the merde". "Give him a Million and he will help you cut the cost of your bid by 5m and you won't get any fewer shares". "It works like this. He gets 1m from NEW for himself plus another 4m. He gives you the 4m. Your asset now becomes good enough so you pay NEW with it, Splendide!" "Then when it comes out that NEW has bought a Kuwaiti "camel in a poke" you can terminate Bill's appointment" "Better than that, you can offer him the job of General Manager at Al Maram by way of, how shall we say, a quantum of solace?" "Once he's gone you replace him with your own man and you've got access to all the money in the NEW pot and an effective listing too." "Then it will be time for a name change. You can buy out the minority shareholders if you like for something considerably less than they'd hope for, I suggest". Imagine. What would you do if you were a French or Belgian Dragon and someone said that to you? Imagine why they might say it too. Perhaps they have an interest in the Asset you are trying to sell?
All just good honest off the wall fiction for entertainment only. No accusations of reality, impropriety, immorality or illegality intended on my part and no such inferences should be made. Certainly no advice is intended or recommendation offered. Do your own Research and use your own imagination.
The French Dragons political influence is world class. Not seen before on AIM.
Our new director Jean-Charles Charki is the son in law of C Gueant, former right hand of sarkozy
Below snippets from French Intelligence News
Claude Gueant - Laurent Foucher (CEO Niel Petreoleum, soon Majority holder in NEW!)
"Gueant former right hand of Nicolas Sarkozy had made the trip in a private jet with Laurent Foucher, advisor of the French oil company Maurel & Prom. According to a former Central minister quoted by JAI "Behind Gueant, there are oil and diamond interests. It can negotiate new licenses in exchange for security assistance to Djotodia, which seeks to acquire listening and monitoring equipment"
"Invited by Claude Gueant and Laurent Foucher, Djono surrounded Igor Kombot Naguemon 's and many occult advisors is being discussed currently in Paris with the Russian group Gazprom on the sale of oil blocks in the north."
"Always around Claude Gueant, Djotodia through his emissary Djono is under discussion for the support of former French President Nicolas Sarkozy, in order to achieve the flexibility from the Emir of Qatar on the many promises financing by the country in favor of the Central African Republic."
Finally, in early April (2014), we saw Claude Gueant the former Minister of Sarkozy among many other visitors used the French-African networks, surveying the meridian hotel in Brussels where descended the Cameroon President Paul Biya came to attend the EU Africa summit. I wish BLVN had these kind of contacts ;)
Another article in Le Monde highlighting the influence of Mr C Gueant and Jean-Charles Charki
Lawyers Gueant, a family affair and African LE MONDE | 05/07/2013
chillax? Sorry, old man, I don't understand your banter. I will congratulate you though; you had me for a moment. There I was thinking I'd flushed out a blinkered ramper with moronic tendencies (as Tom W might say) then suddenly my irony meter fires up to max reading.
We have Kuwaiti money (no we haven't). NWOG wonderful track record (no it isn't). French wheeler dealers of the highest order (no they're not they're just front men and one's Belgian at that). NEW's unassuming and underpaid BoD (that's where the meter really went red) Multimillion commissions (I thought buying commissions went out in the 18th Century) Chris Einchcomb (his dress sense is indeed impeccable) DD by HFW (but no mention of them in the latest RNS is there?) The AIM Regulators (Beeeeeeep).
Bravura performance. I acknowledge the input of a Master (and I don't mean in Translation from Strasbourg Uni).
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