SISM Research Sets Twelve-Month Share Price Target At $23.11 For Octagon 88 Resources Using The NAV Valuation Method - Bluesky and Elkton Core Samples Show Excellent Cap Rocks For Heavy Conventional Oil Resources And Primary Production Capability
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Ernest C. Schlotter, a senior analyst with Zurich, Switzerland-based SISM Research and a four star analyst according to Reuter's StarMine, released his twelve month price target for Octagon 88 Resource, Inc. (OCTX) after analyzing the results of the company's two core drillings into the Bluesky and Elkton Formations, which showed excellent cap rocks for heavy conventional oil resources and primary production capability.
The quality of the oil is much better than expected and well in the range of primary recovery means that an oil density of 10° to 14° is mobile enough to be pumped to the surface unaided by steam. The presence of primary production abilities in both projects is a major advantage to Octagon, as the average typical thermal projects would have longer timelines due to engineering analysis and applications to the ERCB for licensing pilot production plants. During the next couple of weeks CEC North Star technical team will establish the various types of oil now identified, through AGAT laboratory analysis. This includes the API indicating mobility and Viscosity giving a more precise conclusion to the amount of oil held in these oil sands. Schlumberger Ltd has been engaged to perform dynamic reservoir simulation work for both the Bluesky and Elkton project to determine preferred technical methods or production of reservoirs. Based on Schlumberger's petrophysical and reservoir results an engineering report can be established to new calculate recoverable barrels subsequently predicting the economics of the projects. The new report will give more information about the Company's asset and lead to a revaluation of resources. Octagon is working hard to turn resources into reserves. In a short time of period the Company has established a well defined project that has visible timing, scope and capital cost expectations...
-SISM Update Report - May 6, 2013
Before core drilling we assigned a value of $0.50/bbl to Prospective Resources stored in clastic formations. However, based on the encouraging core drilling program into the Bluesky/Gething formation we assigned a value of $1.00/bbl for clastic resources and used the new valuation in our last report dated April 2, 2013. For Prospective Resources stored in Erosional Edge mixed carbonates/sands we have not changed our valuation of $0.50/bbl but waiting for the simulation report from Schlumberger before changing probably the valuation per barrel. For resources kept in the carbonates we assigned a valuation of $0.125/bbl. We believe that the Net Asset Value approach is the preferred valuation method for oil sands companies and the base NAV of $23.11 is the basis of our 12-month share price target.
-Ernst Schlotter, SISM Research
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