Exxon+BH+Block Energy - comments!



Oh Ramco14, you are a breath of fresh air to this forum


Nicandros and Zaza have screwed up big time over the past few years, that’s the reason they got this company landed with huge debt and a legal battle.

Neither can be trusted imo.


There seems to be an assumption that the company is going to relist. I’m not sure where this idea has come from because as far as I am aware Zaza has made no such statement.


Anyone else getting a strange, irritating buzzing sound?
Relist = shorts on :fire:
No relist = interest payments ongoing 🥵


Surprised all this going on on what had become the de facto BLOE board. The header was, I thought, quite clear.
In the absence of a BLOE page on ii could we please keep at least this one thread to deal with Block Energy, Georgia, business?


Hi Booster,

The company has signalled its intent to relist. For that to happen the legal issues require resolving. The Durham loan needs depositing too. Both are interlinked.

Quite a mess really but I have faith in Steve and Zaza.

At least the court papers should be made public in a few weeks from the recent amended summons hearing so not too long to hear what that as all about.


errrr…the fact that it is DELISTED


Bought in at around 6p so now showing some blue for bloe. Onwards and upwards hopefully


BLOE continues to reward its loyal followers. Took a little breather earlier but marching on upwards again now, well over the 9p Mark.


LSE punters going mad all day as the price fluctuated from 8 to 9.3 and back. Expecting another RNS on Monday. Finger crossed for all BLOE holders


I put the question to the LSE board if BLOE would need fundraising - the answer was a massive no. What’s the thoughts here ?


With production of 1100 bbd just from one we’ll I would expect BLOE to be able to fund its development plan from revenue. Wouldn’t you?


I like bloe and invested here at 2.46p quite recently
I know a company that had 1100 bopd at their Nico well in Georgia
It did not last long, there is a issue with the Geology
It takes some taming!
Not putting this down just saying don’t get carried away this is just a few days of production not even extended testing!
I am very happily in profit sitting on a three bagger
Good luck all here


If 1000 bopd is sustained Block shouldn’t need to raise. They may raise depending on their plans but wouldn’t be much. 1000 bopd is a game changer, great result. Wish I’d left my 20k in there but lost my faith and risk appetite after the delist debacle.

Good on Block.


How’s about this for an excellent RNS from BLOE

Wed, 17th Apr 2019 07:00
RNS Number : 4117W
Block Energy PLC
17 April 2019
Block Energy Plc | Index: AIM | Epic: BLOE.L | Sector: Oil and Gas

Block Energy Plc (‘the Company’ or ‘Block’ ): West Rustavi 16aZ* well production at a stable rate consistent with 1,100 bbl/d test

17 April 2019

· Production from well 16aZ continues to validate test results

· Upgrade of production infrastructure to support exceptional production rates

· MOU for sales of associated gas with major Georgian private gas supplier

Block Energy Plc, the exploration and production company focused on the Republic of Georgia, is pleased to announce that well 16aZ (‘the well’ or ‘16aZ’) at its West Rustavi field (‘West Rustavi’) continues to produce, as the limits of crude oil storage allow, at rates consistent with the average test flow rate of 1,100 bbl/d (‘barrels per day’) announced on 1 April 2019 (RNS:

The rate of 1,100 bbl/d produced through an 1/4 inch choke significantly exceeded the Company’s target rate of 325 bbl/d, triggering an immediate requirement to upgrade production infrastructure. While the Company addresses production capacity and offtake requirements, the diameter of the choke has been reduced as of 13 April 2019 from 1/4 inches (~6 millimetres) to 1/8 inch (at just over 3 millimetres, the smallest size possible), scaling back production from 1,100 bbl/d to a rate of around 700 bbl/d.

The analysis of bottom hole pressures measured during the production flow test and subsequent build-up shows that both the formation matrix and natural fractures are contributing to the well’s production. The well’s productivity index is measured as 8 bbl/d/psi.

Subject to contract, Block has now negotiated terms on additional storage facilities, and is also negotiating new oil sales contracts with local and international purchasers, which are showing strong interest in supporting Block’s future development plans.

The Company also confirms that associated gas production from the well will be sold to Bago Ltd, one of the largest private gas suppliers and purchasers in Georgia. Block signed a Memorandum of Understanding (‘MOU’) last year for the offtake of West Rustavi’s gas (RNS: Under the terms of the MOU, Bago will acquire the total amount of gas produced from West Rustavi, subject to a minimum of 1,000 m3 of gas per day, and will fully finance all gas infrastructure the field requires, including pipeline tie backs to local infrastructure and gas processing plant solutions.

Bago is sampling the associated gas being produced from the Middle Eocene this week and, subject to the contract, will immediately begin the process of acquiring the necessary permits to develop the site’s gas export facilities. The agreement opens up an additional annualised revenue stream of around US$1.0m to the Company through the sale of the well’s 14,000 m3/d of associated gas. Bago is expected to start purchasing the gas within eight weeks of signing of contracts.

Chief Executive Officer Paul Haywood said: 'We are very happy to confirm the exceptional test results announced at the beginning of the month. 16aZ continues to flow strongly, going from strength to strength with a steady increase in pressure as the well cleans up. With an average production rate of 700 bbl/d, the well is expected to deliver gross monthly free cash to the Company of US$1m at the current price of US$70/bbl for Brent crude oil (with an approximate two month well cost payout).

'We are also delighted that, with associated gas flowing from the well, the gas offtake agreement we entered into with Bago last year will now come into effect, offering the Company the ability to switch from flaring to swiftly commercialising its gas at little to no cost, potentially adding around US$1.0m of additional annual free cash to Company’s cash receipts. We look forward to working closely and expanding our relationship with Bago, as we seek to unlock the field’s contingent gas and oil resources.

'Finally, the Company’s management is currently working on a detailed operational market update that will cover its planned oil and gas development. The update will include the scheduled spud date for the sidetracking of West Rustavi’s well 38, a neighbour and analogue to well 16aZ, plans for the appraisal of the field’s existing gas discoveries, the acquisition of a 3D seismic survey and, a revision of the CPR consequent to the performance of 16aZ.

‘2019 promises to be an exciting time for Block Energy, and we look forward to updating the market as we continue to work hard to realise the great potential of our assets.’

Roger McMechan, Technical Director, has reviewed the reserve, resource and production information contained in this announcement. Mr McMechan has a BSc in Engineering from the University of Waterloo, Canada and is a Professional Engineer registered in Alberta.

This announcement contains inside information which is disclosed in accordance with the Market Abuse Regulation which came into effect on 3 July 2016.


Further information
For further information please visit or contact:

Paul Haywood

(Chief Executive Officer)

Block Energy Plc

Tel: +44 (0) 203 053 3631

Neil Baldwin

(Nominated Adviser)

Spark Advisory Partners Limited

Tel: +44 (0) 203 368 3554

Craig Fraser

(Joint Corporate Broker)

Baden Hill LLP

Tel: +44 (0) 207 933 8731

Colin Rowbury

(Joint Corporate Broker)

Novum Securities Ltd

Tel: +44 (0)207 399 9427

Frank Buhagiar/Juliet Earl

(Financial PR)

St Brides Partners Ltd

Tel: +44 (0) 207 236 1177


  1. *Well 16aZ has been referred to as well 16a in previous updates. Please note that the Company is now referring to the well as 16aZ to reflect the addition of the horizontal sidetrack to the vertical well.

  2. Block currently has a 71.5% working interest (‘WI’) in West Rustavi, having secured an agreement in February to acquire a 100% WI that will give the Company full strategic control over the field’s development (RNS: 26 February 2019:

  3. The licence contains an estimated 38 MMbbls of gross contingent resources (‘2C’) of oil in the Upper and Middle Eocene and 608 bcf of legacy contingent resources (‘2C’) of gas in the Cretaceous (Source: CPR dated 1 January 2018, Gustavson Associates).

  4. bbl/d. Barrels per day. A barrel is 35 Imperial gallons.

  5. m3. Cubic metre = 35.3 cubic feet.

  6. Choke. A choke is a device used to control the rate fluid flow from a well. It can be adjusted to suit the circumstances. In the case of well16aZ it is being used to restrict the pressure being exposed to the production test separator currently being used to produce the well.

  7. Productivity index. The oil production rate that can be produced by lowering the bottom hole flowing pressure by 1 psi below reservoir pressure (the drawdown).


Yes, great news from Block this morning and congratulations to them and indeed Georgia. Another bit of evidence as to why the Super Majors such as Exxon, TOTAL, Repsol entered the market last year - but the obvious Major missing was BP [or is it?]. Indirectly, today news from Block helps investor sentiment but also should garner some international attention/media.

For FRR, we have BHGE waiting there and an NDA signed with BP, and arguably the most prospective acreage in Georgia. Just need to get things moving in the field while we await the conclusion of the court case… Time for Zaza to throw us a bone while we wait…


Great news for Block and shows investors why Georgia has massive potential for oil and gas. It’s no coincidence that the GOGC has a stake in their fields and the rapid progress they’ve made. How long did it take for FRR to get approval for the pipeline and the tax refund appears to have vanished. Do I sound bitter? Lol.

I don’t think we’ll get anything from Zaza until the court is or isn’t resolved. Cards are being played very closely. Hope will be far from happy if he is compelled to appear in court in his hometown, the prize must be massive, makes me wonder if Hope too has friends aiding him…

Best wishes.


If there’s no news by June I’ll most likely take a trip out to Georgia, I’ve always wanted to visit anyway.



Fozz - YJ were going to arrange a site visit last summer but it went quiet [maybe because of the imminent legal battle with Hope?]. Would appreciate if you could touch base with YJ and see if they could arrange one for a group of shareholders because I would like to attend too.


SB, if there’s no news I sure will. You’re right any visit should ideally be done through YJ.

All the best