Given the expected time to complete the acquisition of the 3D data, as well as go through the processing and interpretation phases, management expects to be in a position to select drilling targets by the end of the first quarter 2018 latest and this is likely to be accelerated.Full report is available via Capital Network website
The nanomaterials market is transitioning from a concept technology to commercial applications. Haydale (LON:HAYD) specialises in the integration of nanomaterials into commercial and industrial technologies. We argue that this is a good position to occupy within the value chain – exposed to end market growth but not exposed (negatively) to the likely future price compression in raw graphene or other nanomaterials.
Major applications for Haydale (LON:HAYD) include composite materials, specialty inks and coatings, and additive manufacturing (3D printing). The nanomaterials are graphene and silicon carbide, and potential others in future. We argue that these applications have now reached a tipping point from research to commercial reality (see pie charts p2).
In the trading update of July 19th, Haydale (LON:HAYD) announced that FY June 2017 total income (revenue and other) has doubled, meaning about £3.9m for the year. Based on the order backlog, and major projects under way, we expect further strong growth in the next few years. We consider two of the specific channels for further growth.
In November 2016 Haydale announced a Joint Development Agreement with Huntsman Corporation to develop graphene enhanced resins. Adding small amounts of graphene in the resin layers of materials like carbon fibre can dramatically improve (x10) the dissipation of electrical charge (aerospace applications) and heat (aeros and autos). The deal with Huntsman potentially dramatically accelerates Haydale’s penetration of this market.
Rose Petroleum (LON:ROSE) announced the completion of the initial structural interpretation of the 3D seismic data it acquired over its Gunnison Valley Unit (GVU) which is part of its larger lease holding in the Paradox Basin, Utah, U.S.A. As a result of this work, key geological structures and multiple drilling targets have been identified, with to date 53 well locations identified in the Cane Creek reservoir zone alone.
Chariot Oil & Gas (LON:CHAR) is a UK-based oil and gas exploration company listed on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange. The company has assembled a very prospective portfolio of assets located on both sides of the Atlantic in West Africa and South America, and has carried out the necessary adjustments to weather the commodity downturn, reducing staff from 22 to 12 and cutting G&A to less than US$5M. With a US$22M cash position significantly exceeding commitments, and no debt, Chariot Oil&Gas (LON:CHAR) is now in a position to drill three company-making wells in Morocco and Namibia in the near-term. Chariot Oil & Gas (LON:CHAR) intends to remain an exploration company, returning value to shareholders from the proceeds of the divestment of future discoveries at the point of maximum monetisation potential. We believe this is an opportune time for potential investors to revisit the equity story.
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