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TMK wraps up third quarter FY22 with $3.7m

Mon 02 May 22, 12:12pm (AEST)
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Key Points

  • Mongolia-focused TMK Energy finishes Q3FY22 with no debt and $3.7m after a $1.9m capital raise
  • Maiden drill run in the Nariin Sukhait region of Mongolia’s Ömnögovi Province has intersected promising gas-bearing coal bodies on-site
  • Exploration program funded by Talon Energy (ASX:TPD) under farmout agreement
  • Acquisition of Telmen Energy in quarter gives TMK 100% WI for the Gurvantes XXXV Coal Seam Gas Project in the southern Gobi.

TMK Energy (ASX:TMK) has announced its end-of-quarter cash results for Q3 FY22, posting cashflow of $3.7m as at March 31 2022 with no debt. The company is in good stead as it continues to execute the maiden drill run onsite its Mongolia south Gobi asset, the Gurvantes XXXV CSG project. 

JV Partner Talon Energy (ASX:TPD) is funding the first run of exploration onsite the Gurvantes project, offering capex relief to TMK Energy. In the Snow Leopard-1 well, TMK Energy and Talon by extension have intersected promising gas-bearing coal bodies onsite, noted for their thickness and desirable composition.

File photo: map for TMK's Gurvantes Project
File photo: map for TMK's Gurvantes Project

Gurvantes project positioned to leverage Chinese market sales 

Located relatively close to the China-Mongolia border, TMK Energy’s project acreage is well positioned to establish itself as a world class CSG project no great distance from Chinese gas markets; as well as catering to demand generated in the Mongolian capital of Ulaanbaatar. 

Telmen acquisition boosts working interest

During the quarter, TMK Energy acquired Telmen Energy Limited, an entity which formerly held the 100% working interest in the Gurvantes XXXV CSG Project. 

TMK Energy raised $1.96m at the same time it completed the Telmen acquisition with an issue of 245m shares. 

The first leg of the Snow Leopard-1 exploration program, costed at US$1.5m, will be paid for by partner Talon Energy.

Under the terms of a farmout agreement, Talon Energy will spend some US$4.6m to earn a 33% WI in the Gurvantes project by way of a Production Sharing Agreement (PSA). Talon can only earn that 33% if it agrees to proceed with TMK’s secondary works program.

Seismic ongoing at TMK’s WA offshore oil asset 

TMK Energy holds a 20% WI in the Napoleon prospect offshore Western Australia in the boundaries of permit WA-8-L at a depth of 2,700m. ERCE has completed an independent assessment certifying the presence of prospective resources onsite. 

Extensive 3D seismic by Downunder Geosciences has informed a renewed Basin analysis, which turned up evidence of a hydrocarbon bearing reservoir within the target area.

TMK Energy is optimistic first and foremost for the 197T target within WA-8-L. That asset is estimated to be at a total vertical depth of 4,500m in about 80 meters of water, meaning a jack-up rig can be used. The company expects the costs to drill the asset at $41m.

TMK's last 12 months of performance compared to the XEJ energy index
TMK's last 12 months of performance compared to the XEJ energy index

 

Written By

Jonathon Davidson

Finance Writer

Jonathon is a journalism graduate and avid market watcher with exposure to governance, NGO and mining environments. He was most recently hired as an oil and gas specialist for a trade publication. Email Jon at [email protected].

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