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Friday 26 October, 2018

Red Emperor Resource

Quarterly report to 30 Sept 2018 and Appendix 5B

RNS Number : 2605F
Red Emperor Resources NL
26 October 2018
 

26 October 2018

 

Red Emperor Resources NL ("Red Emperor")

 

Quarterly Reports

 

For The Period Ending 30 September 2018 and Appendix 5B

 

The Board of Red Emperor Resources NL (ASX/AIM: RMP) ("Red Emperor" or the "Company") provides the following commentary and Appendix 5B for the September 2018 Quarter.

 

Highlights

Alaska North Slope

 

·      Executed formal "Definitive Agreements" to acquire and drill a significantly large oil prospect on the prolific Alaska North Slope

 

·      Rig contract executed with Nordic-Calista Services

 

·      Permitting process proceeding on schedule

 

·      Prospect to be named "Winx" with drilling anticipated to commence 1Q2019

 

Philippines

 

·      Awarded seismic data reprocessing and quantitative interpretation (QI) contract to DownUnder GeoSolutions

 

Alaska North Slope

During the quarter Red Emperor, along with 88 Energy Limited (ASX: 88E) ("88 Energy") and Otto Energy Limited (ASX: OEL) ("Otto") (collectively the "Consortium Partners"), executed formal "Definitive Agreements", including a Participation Agreement, with Great Bear Petroleum Ventures II LLC ("Great Bear") to acquire the majority of Great Bear's working interest in four leases on the western flank of the Alaska North Slope, specifically ADL#s 391718, 391719, 319720 & 391721; collectively the "Western Blocks". Refer to the ASX release of 30 July 2018 for further details.

The consortium operator, 88 Energy Limited (ASX/AIM: 88E) via its wholly owned subsidiary, Captivate Energy Alaska, Inc, executed a rig contract with Nordic-Calista Services for the drilling of the "Winx" Prospect, located on the Western Blocks, North Slope of Alaska.

Execution of the rig contract at this time allows for a steady and measured permitting process and provides ample time for all rig preparatory work to be completed prior to rig mobilisation and drilling in 1Q2019. A rig walkthrough is tentatively planned by the operator for the end of October. The permitting process is proceeding on schedule with the operator regularly interfacing with the appropriate regulatory bodies.

A joint Technical / Operating Committee Meeting was held by the consortium to discuss well planning, permitting, rig preparation and mobilisation. All aspects of the process are on schedule with drilling of the "Winx" prospect still anticipated to commence 1Q2019.

The Winx Prospect is a 3D seismic defined oil prospect in the successful Nanushuk play fairway with a gross mean unrisked prospective resource of 400MMbbls (126MMbbls net to Red Emperor) and a geological chance of success in the range of 25-30%. Refer to the ASX release of 25 June 2018 for further details.

 

Cautionary Statement: The estimated quantities of petroleum that may be potentially recovered by the application of a future development project relate to undiscovered accumulations. These estimates have both an associated risk of discovery and a risk of development. Further exploration, appraisal and evaluation are required to determine the existence of a significant quantity of potentially moveable hydrocarbons.

 

 

Philippines (SC 55)

Following the Operating Committee meeting held during the June Quarter 2018 a formal vote was taken ratifying the following for Block SC 55:

1)   Palawan55 Exploration and Production Corporation as the operator for Block SC 55

2)   The following participating interest for each company:

Company

Participating Interests

Palawan55 Exploration & Production Corporation (Operator)

37.5%

Century Red Pte. Ltd (Red Emperor Resources)

37.5%

Pryce Gases, Inc.

25.0%

Total

100%

3)   The Work Program and Budget for the remainder of the moratorium Period 

 

Following the completion of the evaluation of geophysical contractors during the previous Quarter, and recent approval of the Work Program and Budget, Palawan55 as operator awarded a seismic data reprocessing and quantitative interpretation (QI) contract to DownUnder GeoSolutions. This work is part of the ongoing effort by the Block SC 55 consortium to help further de-risk previously identified drill-ready targets, including the "Cinco" gas prospect which has a best estimate prospective resource of 1.6tcf recoverable gas, and identify new highly prospective leads while reducing overall uncertainty. By leveraging our extensive and robust data set we ensure that the consortium is on the strongest technical footing as it moves forward.      

 

Other

The company still remains active in reviewing other opportunities and at the end of the Quarter had cash at bank of $8m AUD.  Refer to the attached Appendix 5B for further details.

 

 

For further information please visit http://www.redemperorresources.com/ or contact:

 

Red Emperor Resources:

 

Greg Bandy      

+61 8 9212 0102

 

 

Grant Thornton UK LLP (Nominated Adviser):

 

Philip Secrett, Jen Clarke

020 7383 5100  

 

About Red Emperor Resources NL

Red Emperor Resources NL is an Australian natural resource exploration company listed on both the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX: RMP) and Alternative Investment Market (AIM: RMP).  Red Emperor has oil and gas interests on the Alaska North Slope and in South East Asia.

 

Red Emperor has executed Definitive Agreements with its consortium partners 88 Energy Limited and Otto Energy Limited that will see the Company participate in the drilling of a highly prospective Nanushuk oil trend exploration well on the Alaska North Slope in early 2019. The drill target is immediately adjacent to and a direct analogue of the Horseshoe-1/1A oil well drilled in 2017. Horseshoe is part of the billion-barrel plus Nanushuk oil play-fairway, one of the largest conventional oil fields discovered in the US in more than 30 years.

 

Technical work on the Western Blocks has identified a gross best estimate prospective resource volume of 400 MMbbls (126 MMbbls net to RMP), and a geological chance of success of 25%-35%.  The estimated quantities of petroleum that may potentially be recovered by the application of future development projects relate to undiscovered accumulations.  These estimates have both an associated risk of discovery and a risk of development.  Further appraisal and evaluation is required to determine the existence of a significant quantity of potentially moveable hydrocarbons.

 

Red Emperor also holds an equity interest of 37.5% of Block SC55, which is located in the southwest Palawan Basin. SC55 covers an area of 9,880km2 and was awarded to Otto Energy Investments Ltd (formerly NorAsian Energy Ltd) in 2005.  It is a deep-water block in the middle of a proven regional oil and gas fairway that extends from the productive offshore Borneo region in the southwest to the offshore Philippine production assets northwest of Palawan.

 

Red Emperor participated in a USD $25m exploration well (Hawkeye-1) within the block in 2015 and contributed in excess of AUD $5m towards drilling costs. Over USD $50m has been spent exploring SC55 to date and a number of drill-ready targets remain, including the "Cinco" gas prospect which has a best estimate prospective resource of 1.6tcf recoverable gas.

 

Red Emperor's Tenements

Tenement

Location

Area

Structure

Alaska

 

 

 

Western Blocks

North Slope, Alaska

92 km2

31.5%

Philippines

 

 

 

SC55

Palawan Basin, Philippines

9,880 km2

37.5%

 

km2 - Kilometres squared

 

 

 

 

Appendix 5B

Mining exploration entity and oil and gas exploration entity quarterly report

Introduced 01/07/96  Origin Appendix 8  Amended 01/07/97, 01/07/98, 30/09/01, 01/06/10, 17/12/10, 01/05/13, 01/09/16

 

Name of entity

RED EMPEROR RESOURCES NL

ABN

 

Quarter ended ("current quarter")

99 124 734 961

 

30 September 2018

 

Consolidated statement of cash flows

Current quarter $A'000

Year to date

(3 months)
$A'000

1.

Cash flows from operating activities

-

-

1.1

Receipts from customers

1.2

Payments for

(583)

(583)

 

(a)   exploration & evaluation

 

(b)   development

-

-

 

(c)   production

-

-

 

(d)   staff costs

(75)

(75)

 

(e)   administration and corporate costs

(314)

(314)

1.3

Dividends received (see note 3)

-

-

1.4

Interest received

31

31

1.5

Interest and other costs of finance paid

-

-

1.6

Income taxes paid

-

-

1.7

Research and development refunds

-

-

1.8

Other (provide details if material)

- Payment of bond deposit (State of Alaska)

 

(1,455)

 

(1,455)

1.9

Net cash from / (used in) operating activities

(2,396)

(2,396)

 

2.

Cash flows from investing activities

-

-

2.1

Payments to acquire:

 

(a)   property, plant and equipment

 

(b)   tenements (see item 10)

-

-

 

(c)   investments

-

-

 

(d)   other non-current assets

-

-

2.2

Proceeds from the disposal of:

-

-

 

(a)   property, plant and equipment

 

(b)   tenements (see item 10)

-

-

 

(c)   investments

-

-

 

(d)   other non-current assets

-

-

2.3

Cash flows from loans to other entities

-

-

2.4

Dividends received (see note 3)

-

-

2.5

Other (provide details if material)

-

-

2.6

Net cash from / (used in) investing activities

-

-

 

3.

Cash flows from financing activities

-

-

3.1

Proceeds from issues of shares

3.2

Proceeds from issue of convertible notes

-

-

3.3

Proceeds from exercise of share options

-

-

3.4

Transaction costs related to issues of shares, convertible notes or options

-

-

3.5

Proceeds from borrowings

-

-

3.6

Repayment of borrowings

-

-

3.7

Transaction costs related to loans and borrowings

-

-

3.8

Dividends paid

-

-

3.9

Other (provide details if material)

-

-

3.10

Net cash from / (used in) financing activities

-

-

 

4.

Net increase / (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents for the period

10,344

10,344

4.1

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

4.2

Net cash from / (used in) operating activities (item 1.9 above)

 

(2,396)

 

(2,396)

4.3

Net cash from / (used in) investing activities (item 2.6 above)

 

-

 

-

4.4

Net cash from / (used in) financing activities (item 3.10 above)

 

-

 

-

4.5

Effect of movement in exchange rates on cash held

 

40

 

40

4.6

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

7,988

7,988

         

 

5.

Reconciliation of cash and cash equivalents
at the end of the quarter (as shown in the consolidated statement of cash flows) to the related items in the accounts

Current quarter
$A'000

Previous quarter
$A'000

5.1

Bank balances

7,988

10,344

5.2

Call deposits

-

-

5.3

Bank overdrafts

-

-

5.4

Other (provide details)

-

-

5.5

Cash and cash equivalents at end of quarter (should equal item 4.6 above)

7,988

10,344

 

6.

Payments to directors of the entity and their associates

Current quarter
$A'000

6.1

Aggregate amount of payments to these parties included in item 1.2

140

6.2

Aggregate amount of cash flow from loans to these parties included in item 2.3

-

6.3

Include below any explanation necessary to understand the transactions included in items 6.1 and 6.2

 

Payment of Directors Fees and Remuneration - $78k

Payment of accrued FY2018 Directors Fees and Remuneration - $62k

 

 

7.

Payments to related entities of the entity and their associates

Current quarter
$A'000

7.1

Aggregate amount of payments to these parties included in item 1.2

-

7.2

Aggregate amount of cash flow from loans to these parties included in item 2.3

-

7.3

Include below any explanation necessary to understand the transactions included in items 7.1 and 7.2

 

N/A

 

 

8.

Financing facilities available
Add notes as necessary for an understanding of the position

Total facility amount at quarter end
$A'000

Amount drawn at quarter end
$A'000

8.1

Loan facilities

-

-

8.2

Credit standby arrangements

-

-

8.3

Other (please specify)

-

-

8.4

Include below a description of each facility above, including the lender, interest rate and whether it is secured or unsecured. If any additional facilities have been entered into or are proposed to be entered into after quarter end, include details of those facilities as well.

N/A

 

 

 

9.

Estimated cash outflows for next quarter

$A'000

9.1

Exploration and evaluation

424

9.2

Development

-

9.3

Production

-

9.4

Staff costs

-

9.5

Administration and corporate costs

244

9.6

Other (provide details if material)

-

9.7

Total estimated cash outflows

668

 

10.

Changes in tenements
(items 2.1(b) and 2.2(b) above)

Tenement reference and location

Nature of interest

Interest at beginning of quarter

Interest at end of quarter

10.1

Interests in mining tenements and petroleum tenements lapsed, relinquished or reduced

N/A

 

 

 

10.2

Interests in mining tenements and petroleum tenements acquired or increased

Western Blocks - North Slope, Alaska

ADL 391718

ADL 391719

ADL 391720

ADL 391721

Lease

-

31.5%

 

Compliance statement

1        This statement has been prepared in accordance with accounting standards and policies which comply with Listing Rule 19.11A.

2        This statement gives a true and fair view of the matters disclosed.

 

Print name: Aaron Bertolatti

Date: 26 October 2018

 

1.       The quarterly report provides a basis for informing the market how the entity's activities have been financed for the past quarter and the effect on its cash position. An entity that wishes to disclose additional information is encouraged to do so, in a note or notes included in or attached to this report.

2.      If this quarterly report has been prepared in accordance with Australian Accounting Standards, the definitions in, and provisions of, AASB 6: Exploration for and Evaluation of Mineral Resources and AASB 107: Statement of Cash Flows apply to this report. If this quarterly report has been prepared in accordance with other accounting standards agreed by ASX pursuant to Listing Rule 19.11A, the corresponding equivalent standards apply to this report.

3.      Dividends received may be classified either as cash flows from operating activities or cash flows from investing activities, depending on the accounting policy of the entity.

 


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