Roc Oil Company

Roc Oil Company (ROC)

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Roc Oil Company (ROC) is a leading explorer and producer of oil and natural gas. Roc Oil listed on the Australian Stock Exchange on 5th August, 1999. It listed on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) of the London Stock Exchange in 2004. To date, ROC issued shares reaches up to 590 million, with over 250 people employed worldwide. The company’s assets are held in Australia, China, Africa and UK. ROC operations are principally focused on Asia. The company’s Australian and Chinese assets contribute circa 80% of the total production, with 90% of 2P Reserves.

Roc Oil Company Dividends

1 September, 2010 - 13:29

Read up on the dividend history for ROC OIL COMPANY LIMITED. Dividends are payments made by a public company to its shareholders. It is a portion of corporate profits paid out to stockholders. You are eligible to receive ROC dividends if you own the ROC OIL COMPANY LIMITED shares on the ex-dividend date. Investors and traders must purchase the stock before the exdividend date to be entitled to the dividend. The previous owner of the shares will receive the ROC dividend if you buy the stocks on or after the ex dividend date.

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Roc Oil Company (ROC) Update

Roc Oil Company (ROC) has a maintained Buy/High Risk recommendation and target price of $2.74/share from market analyst Macquarie Research Equities.

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Australian Resources Weekly News

Australian Resources Weekly provided by Australian market analyst UBS.

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Roc Oil Company (ROC) Update

Roc Oil Company (ROC) has two more exploration wells scheduled to test pre-salt targets from Australian stockmarket analyst Macquarie Research Equities.

Roc Oil Company Ltd (ROC): Coco-1 flows minor oil from Angola pre salt reservoirs

Roc Oil Company (ROC) Share Trading Recommendation

Roc Oil Company (ROC) have a changed share trading recommendation of Hold and a reduced share price target of $3.70 per share from $3.80 from analyst Citigroup Investment Research (CIR). The downgrade follows the three month delays for prospective Angloan exploration to commence. The company reported a disappointing Financial Year (FY) profit result with a loss of $59.6M against CIR's forecast of a profit of $12M and consensus of $10M. Angola drilling to start mid May where the plan is to have two rigs working onshore Cabinda (net 60%). The first well could spud mid May and take six weeks to reach its target (estimated at end June). The plan envisages 3 to 6 wells drilled back to back. CIR estimate a 50% chance that a 25MMbbl field can be delivered. Already offshore Cabinda some 4.5Billion barrels of oil has been found. Big capital expenditure (capex) commitment to accelerate production where the cost to ROC of optimising the Chinese Zhao Dong fields is estimated at US$108.4M (A$142M). The resultant production profile is uncertain and likely to be variable. However, CIR suggests production from the C & D fields could rise from 23,000Bopd towards 27,000Bopd by 2008 and further into 2009 as C4 comes on line. The Chinese Beibu Gulf Field looks good with the Wei 6-12 South JV will commence Front End Engineering and Design (FEED) work on the Beibu Gulf oil fields (net 19.6% after CNOOC backing in) at end 1Q07. A Formal Investment Decision (FID) could be made by end 2007 for a mid 2009 start-up of the 30 to 40MMbbl reserve.

Roc Oil Company (ROC) Stock Recommendation

Roc Oil Company (ROC) have a reduced share price target of $3.80 (from $3.87) while their stock recommendation has been upgraded to Buy/High risk from Hold/High Risk from stocks analyst Citigroup Investment Research (CIR). A JV partner suggests that the Wei 6-12 South oil discovery could be soon declared commercial. If so, a Formal Investment decision could be made in 2H07, subject to full JV agreement. Roc Oil as the Operator is optimistic but taking a more conservative stand. Recent work by the JV seems to have suggested a reserve in the order of 40MMbblsof recoverable oil. A resource of this size could support production of 30,000Bopd (which is good). CNOCC Timetable Could Differ from Existing JV — this is the main risk to an early field development. The Chinese companies have a history of being slow and a portfolio of propositions that they will need to consider and compare to Wei 6-12 South. Angola Drilling 2Q07 — the first onshore well is still expected in 2Q07 (Roc 60%).

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