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Hurricane Energy


£905.6m market cap

45.5p last close

Hurricane Energy is an E&P focused on fractured basement exploration and development in the West of Shetland region. The company’s 100%-owned Lancaster oil discovery (523mmbbl 2P reserves + 2C resources) commenced production in June 2019.

Investment summary

Hurricane Energy is a UK-based E&P focused on hydrocarbon resources in naturally fractured basement reservoirs. Hurricane’s CPRs ascribe 2P reserves + 2C contingent resources of 2.6bn boe (gross) across all assets. On 4 June 2019, first oil was achieved on the Lancaster Early Production System (EPS); Hurricane anticipates a gradual ramp-up in facilities availability over the next six months. On 18 June 2019, the company sold its first cargo thus generating its first revenues from the Lancaster EPS. Focus will now shift to data gathering to enhance reservoir understanding. Successful confirmation of modelling parameters will aid in the de-risking of full field development. Hurricane’s 2019 three-well drilling programme commenced with the spudding of Warwick Deep on 16 April 2019. This accelerated GWA programme is being made possible by Hurricane’s 2018 farm-out to Spirit Energy. Our valuation stands at 102.3p/share.

Y/E Dec
Revenue (US$m)
PBT (US$m)
EPS (c)
P/E (x)
P/CF (x)
2017A 0.0 (14.6) (7.0) (0.4) N/A N/A
2018A 0.0 (12.6) (18.5) (2.2) N/A N/A
2019E 109.4 24.2 (21.5) (2.5) N/A 361.3
2020E 345.8 209.3 109.6 12.9 4.4 6.0
Last updated on 25/07/2019
Industry outlook

The Lancaster EPS development is forecast to generate a point-forward IRR of c 40% based on our US$70/bbl long-term Brent commodity price assumption.

Last updated on 25/07/2019
Oil & gas
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Balance sheet
Forecast net debt (US$m) 102.9
Forecast gearing ratio (%) 17
Price performance
Actual (16.5) (3.5) (7.6)
Relative* (17.6) (3.6) (4.6)
52-week high/low 60.8p/39.0p
*% relative to local index
Key management
Dr Robert Trice CEO
Alistair Stobie CFO

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