TomCo Energy plc (LON:TOM) raised £1.5mln in a share placing to fund the advancement of its Greenfield Energy joint venture (JV) with Valkor. The AIM-listed oil shale exploration firm placed of 375mln new shares at a price of 0.4p each.
Enteq Upstream PLC (LON:NTQ) increased revenues by 7% in the year to March 31, 2020, despite the industry's problems in the US shale area. Sales in the twelve months rose to US$10.9mln (2019: US$10.2mln) with underlying profits 24% higher at US$3.1mln.
Mosman Oil and Gas Limited (LON:MSMN) raised £400,000 through a placing at 0.08p to help fund the drilling of the Falcon well at the Champion project in Texas. The junior has a farm-in agreement with Baja Oil and Gas where it has a 60% working interest but will pay 80% of the first well at an estimated total cost of US$700,000.
Canadian Overseas Petroleum Limited (LON:COPL) completed a £1.2mln financing that the company said will cover its working capital costs and allow it to continue focusing on its OPL 226 project in Nigeria.
Aminex PLC (LON:AEX) said the longstop completion date for its Ruvuma farm-out agreement has been extended to July 14, 2020. The junior said partner ARA Petroleum and itself continue to work closely with the Tanzania authorities to obtain government approval and complete the farm-out as soon as possible.
Royal Dutch Shell PLC (LON:RDSB) said it is to take between a US$20bn-US$27bn hit to its profits this year after it lowered its assumptions of future oil and gas prices. The move mirrors that of rival BP two weeks ago which said it would take an impairment charge of up to US$17.5bn after it also reduced its forecasts for future prices.
BP PLC (LON:BP.), meanwhile, agreed to sell its global petrochemicals business to INEOS for a total consideration of $5bn. It is the oil giant's second major disposal to INEOS, the vehicle of Jim Ratcliffe (reportedly Britains richest man), which bought BP's chemicals and refineries operations in a company-making deal in 2005.