Falcon Oil & Gas consolidates interest in Beetaloo Basin

AIM-listed Falcon Oil & Gas has executed a conditional agreement with Sweetpea Petroleum Pty, a wholly-owned subsidiary of PetroHunter Energy Corporation, to acquire its 50m shares (or 24.2 per cent interest) in Falcon Oil & Gas Australia(FOGA).

AIM-listed Falcon Oil & Gas has executed a conditional agreement with Sweetpea Petroleum Pty, a wholly-owned subsidiary of PetroHunter Energy Corporation, to acquire its 50m shares (or 24.2 per cent interest) in Falcon Oil & Gas Australia(FOGA).

FOGA is a subsidiary of Falcon and is the registered holder of four exploration permits in the Beetaloo Basin in the Northern Territory of Australia.

Falcon currently owns 150m shares in FOGA representing 72.68% of the issued share capital of FOGA.

Upon completion of the agreement, Falcon's shareholding in FOGA will increase to 200m shares, representing 96.90% of the issued share capital of FOGA.

The terms of the agreement include a cash consideration of $3.0m, together with the issue of 97.86m Falcon shares to Sweetpea.

Philip O'Quigley, Chief Executive Officer of Falcon, commented: "We are delighted with this opportunity to consolidate further our interest in our significant asset in the Beetaloo Basin, Northern Territory, Australia.

He added: "We remain absolutely confident and excited by the resource potential of the Beetaloo Basin and are hopeful that Hess will make a positive election to participate in the planned drilling campaign."

MF

Recommended

The MoneyWeek Podcast: picking stocks is fun, but you need to do your homework
Investment strategy

The MoneyWeek Podcast: picking stocks is fun, but you need to do your homework

John Stepek talks to Steve Clapham, investor, analyst and author of The Smart Money Method, about the dangers in picking individual stocks and why you…
8 Apr 2021
BP looks set to return more money to shareholders as it beats expectations
Energy stocks

BP looks set to return more money to shareholders as it beats expectations

Oil major BP is to embark on a share buyback programme after significantly reducing its debts. Saloni Sardana looks at what it means for your portfoli…
6 Apr 2021
Deliveroo has hit the market – but it’s not getting the warmest welcome
UK stockmarkets

Deliveroo has hit the market – but it’s not getting the warmest welcome

Food delivery company Deliveroo made its debut on the stockmarket this morning. But with the share price sliding by 30% straight away, it’s not made t…
31 Mar 2021
Three stocks to buy now that will come back stronger after Covid-19
Share tips

Three stocks to buy now that will come back stronger after Covid-19

Professional investor Ed Wielechowski of Odyssean Capital, chooses three compelling stocks that should thrive in a post-pandemic world.
29 Mar 2021

Most Popular

“Joke” cryptocurrency dogecoin goes to the moon. What’s going on?
Bitcoin

“Joke” cryptocurrency dogecoin goes to the moon. What’s going on?

Dogecoin – a cryptocurrency created as a joke – has risen by more than 9,000% this year alone. Saloni Sardana looks at how something that began as an …
19 Apr 2021
The FTSE 100 has clawed back above 7,000 – how much higher can it go?
UK stockmarkets

The FTSE 100 has clawed back above 7,000 – how much higher can it go?

The FTSE 100 index has risen to over 7,000 for the first time in over a year – it now sits just above where it was in 1999. But its era of neglect cou…
19 Apr 2021
The bitcoin bubble will burst: here’s how to play it
Bitcoin

The bitcoin bubble will burst: here’s how to play it

The cryptocurrency’s price has soared far beyond its fundamentals, says Matthew Partridge. Here, he looks at how to short bitcoin.
12 Apr 2021