Rockhopper Exploration PLC on Tuesday said it has signed a milestone farm-in deal at the Sea Lion project in the Falkland Islands. Rockhopper shares were 30% higher in early trade in London at a price of 19.44 pence each. Premier was 13% higher at 114.62p.
Rockhopper Exploration PLC on Tuesday said its loss narrowed in 2018 as it progresses on field development in the Falkland Islands. The oil & gas exploration and production company's loss narrowed in 2018 to US$ 7.1 million from US$ 9.0 million a year before, as revenue climbed to US$ 10.6 million from US$ 10.4 million.
Rockhopper Exploration says Standard Chartered Bank will serve as Pathfinder Bank for the proposed senior debt project financing of the Premier Oil-operated Phase 1 development of the Sea Lion project offshore the Falkland Islands.
Rockhopper Exploration said the Sea Lion phase 1 project in the North Falkland Basin was moving towards sanction at the end of 2018. London-listed Rockhopper said project partners had been focusing on securing the US$1.5billion of capex required to achieve first oil.
Oil and gas business Rockhopper Exploration said on Thursday that its primary focus for the remainder of the financial year was to further progress funding proposals aimed at sanctioning its Sea Lion field project in the Falkland Islands by the end of 2018.
Rockhopper Exploration has issued an update on planning for Phase 1 of the Sea Lion oil field development in the offshore North Falkland basin. Operator Premier's latest estimate of capex to first oil is US$1.5 billion, with life of field costs (capex, opex, and lease) of around US$35/bbl for Phase 1.