The asset speaks for itself. It will do it's own talking. Just sit back and enjoy the ride. People trying to talk the price down only want in lower. So be it, they will become holders and reduce liquidity. Let's not spiral down into petty squabbles.
"COPL expects to drill at least three appraisal wells in the NOA 1 area, and has said it expects to bring four appraisal wells onto production at a forecast initial production rate of 6-10,000 bpd per well, by the end of 2020.
Arthur Millholland, President & CEO, said: “We are now well placed in the development of our strategically important Nigerian asset as we look to commence drilling of the appraisal wells later this year. This is a key step to enable COPL to become a successful mid-tier oil and gas company.
“Over the last year we have been focused on securing the required contracts and regulatory approvals for OPL 226, raising the necessary funds for the expanded and accelerated program of the asset, while at the same time sourcing contractors and suppliers to perform the drilling, logistics, and supplies needed to enable production. We look to the future with confidence given the imminent commencement of operations and the recent evaluation of our Nigerian asset’s resources.”
Historically, only five wells have been drilled on OPL 226 by previous operators including Noa-1 drilled by Solgas in 2001, Oyoma-1 and Dubagbene-1 in 1972, Nduri-1 in 1973, and HJ South-1 in 1987.
The Noa-1 discovery well, drilled in 2001, encountered 7.0 m of gas net pay and 18.7 m of oil net pay. Three additional gas-bearing sands were also encountered by the Noa- 1 well."
There is a lot of oil on that block and the potential is mega. Bargain basement prices. It's almost a perfect storm entering at this level when you consider what is going on in the wider picture with oil. This is good news for long term holders but let's face it, it's great news for people taking a position at this level. Good luck all.
So it seems Tullow will survive after all, should come out the other side leaner and more efficient. Still currently priced to fail, deeply discounted, people should stand back and take a look at the wider picture. Having a longer view here could pay handsomely. Relax and enjoy the journey.