African Pioneer Plc (“APP”) is a special purpose investment vehicle incorporated by Tiger with a mission to identify investment opportunities in base metals within the mining sector focussed in Sub-Saharan Africa. Tiger currently has a 50.76 per cent equity stake in APP.
Bezant Resources Plc (“Bezant”) is a mineral exploration and development company quoted on AIM with base metal projects in Argentina and the Philippines. Bezant recently announced the results of an independent study assessing the optimisation of potential future mine development for its Mankayan copper-gold project, located on the Island of Luzon in the Philippines. The Mining Plus study identified and assessed a number of high-level alternative mining options for the Mankayan project and also substantially improved the underlying economics of the proposed operations. The options considered were designed with the objective of improving production processes, determining pathways with reduced total start-up cost, identifying further potential value from the project. The board of Bezant remains confident that the project lends itself to potential future development by medium size mining companies, as well as the majors, seeking to secure a long-term source of physical copper and gold
Block Energy Plc (“Block Energy”) is an AIM-listed exploration and production company seeking to develop previously discovered fields in Georgia optimised with current western technology. On 1 April 2019, the company announced an average test flow rate of 1,100 bbl/d from its well 16aZ at the West Rustavi field. This flow rate significantly exceeded Block Energy’s target rate of 325 bbl/d for the well triggering an immediate requirement to upgrade production infrastructure. While the company addresses production capacity and offtake requirements, the diameter of the choke has been reduced as of 13 April 2019 from 1/4 inches to 1/8 inch, scaling back production from 1,100 bbl/d to a rate of around 700 bbl/d. This well is expected to deliver gross monthly free cash to the company of US$1million at a price of US$70/bbl for Brent crude oil. Block Energy is currently working on a detailed operational market update that will cover its planned oil and gas development from its assets in Georgia
The Company has previously focused on the recovery of lead and zinc from the tailings deposits of Zambia’s oldest mine at Kabwe. BMR recently secured an agreement with Jubilee Metals Group PLC under which BMR will have a royalty arrangement over 11% of net distributable earnings in the Kabwe Project after Jubilee has recovered returns on its investment.
Corallian Energy Limited is a private UK oil and gas exploration and appraisal company. The company holds interests in 6 petroleum licences in the UK and has an experienced in-house team responsible for executing its planned programme.
Galileo Resources Plc (“Galileo”) is an AIM quoted natural resource exploration company specialising in the acquisition and development of projects which can be brought into production in the near-term. The company’s Star Zinc project has an independently modelled exploration target estimated at between 600,000 and 900,000 tonnes with an estimated average grade of 10 to 12% Zn with a high grade (>20% Zn) component estimated at between 60,000 to 90,000 tonnes rock mass. Galileo recently announced that negotiations are to commence with Jubilee Metals Group Plc for an off-take agreement to supply its ore from Star Zinc. The company's recently raised £500,000, before expenses through a placing of shares to progress its 80.75% owned Star Zinc project
GoldQuest Mining Corp. (GQC: TSX-V) is a Canadian based exploration and development company focused on gold and copper in the Dominican Republic. With a Board and Management Team that have previously developed a mine still operating in the Dominican Republic, the Company is focused on developing its 100% owned Romero Project, and further exploring its Tireo Property.
Jubilee Metals Group Plc (“Jubilee”) is a diversified metals recovery company focused on the reprocessing of historical mine waste and surface materials. Jubilee completed the acquisition of its PlatCro chrome project in January 2019 and has delivered positive earnings ahead of projections for January and February and the company’s DCM fine chrome plant was brought into production during January 2019 and has been ramped up to reach commercial production levels during March 2019. Jubilee recently announced the acquisition of the Sable Zinc refinery in Kabwe, Zambia which is situated immediately adjacent to the large stock piles of zinc, lead and vanadium that Jubilee has contracted from BMR Group Plc. The company concurrently announced a combination of debt and equity financing to fully complete the transaction and deliver the Kabwe project. We feel that the coming months will be an exciting period for Jubilee as the company expands its operational reach and delivers rising quarterly earnings on its PlatCro, DCM and Hernic projects and implements its newly acquired Kabwe project.
Pantheon Resources is an independent oil and gas exploration and production company incorporated in the UK with a portfolio of high impact projects onshore USA, in both East Texas and the Alaskan North Slope (‘ANS’) with a combined P50 Technically Recoverable Resource estimated to exceed 1.2 billion barrels of oil equivalent, excluding the Winx and Alkaid prospects in Alaska which are subject to revision following recent drilling and testing activities.
Revelo explores for copper and gold in Chile within 200,000 hectares of holdings along some of the world’s most prolific mineral belts.
Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s (“Shell”) mission is to thrive in the energy transition cycle by responding to society’s desire for additional, cleaner, convenient and competitive energy and to make a positive contribution to society through the company’s operations. Shell continuously seeks to improve its operating performance and maximise sustainable free cash flow, with an emphasis on health, safety, security, environment and asset performance, as well as adhering to ethics and compliance principles. The group’s income for the year ended 31 December 2018 was US$23.9 billion compared with US$13.4 billion in 2017 and its earnings increased to US$24.4 billion compared with US$12.5 billion in 2017. Shell distributed US$15.7 billion to shareholders in dividends in 2018.
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