On February 26, Renaissance Oil (ROE.V) –  the second largest oil producer in Mexico – went on a run – trading 5.3 million shares – rising 17% in a single day – from 23.5 to 27.5.

Since there was no macro petroleum-news or company-specific news to explain the anomalous trading activity – the technical analysts ran to their Ouija Boards and came up with this:

At the time of writing, Renaissance Oil Corp (ROE.V) has a 14-day Commodity Channel Index (CCI) of -74.12.  The ADX for ROE.V is sitting at 20.74. ROE has tipped below the Tenkan moving average line.

In other breaking news:

Not to be outdone, the bull-board pundits also weighed in:

This guy gets an A for honesty:

This guy has knowledge of Mexican culture and geo-politics.

This next guy is either a hydro-carbon engineer, a fortune teller, the source of the above-mentioned Mexican leak – or all three.

Renaissance is developing a diversified shale and mature fields portfolio in Mexico.

Mexico’s lumbering state oil giant PEMEX has waved a white flag and begged international companies to come in and help them get the oil out of the ground.

Shale gas is natural gas found in fine-grained sedimentary rock.

On December 11, 2017 ROE announced that is had spud the first well of the drilling program, Amatitlán 1649, in Veracruz, Mexico with its partner Lukoil.

The drilling program consists of:

  • Ten wells each targeting multiple Tertiary age sands; and
  • An unconventional shale well targeting the Upper Jurassic formation.

Upon receiving final permits, the deeper Upper Jurassic shale well will be integrated into the Chicontepec drilling program.

The Amatitlán block, where operations are led by Renaissance, is service Contract. Renaissance and Lukoil plan to migrate this block into a Production Sharing Contract under an improved fiscal regime.

Renaissance continues to make progress on its journey to become a major Mexican energy producer.

Three days later – on December 14, 2017 ROE provided the following update:

  • Completed the 5th workover, with a high stimulation recompletion of an up-hole Chicontepec interval;
  • Installed artificial lift system to the 5th workover where oil production is improving to 75% of volume; and
  • Drilling of Amatitlán 1649 is on schedule at 550 meters of 1,866 meters targeted total vertical depth.

The above means, “Things are going well”.

Average November 2017 production in Chiapas, Mexico, was approximately 1,684 barrel of oil equivalent (boe/d) comprising 39% oil and 61% natural gas.  Average production in November 2017 is approximately 5% higher than October’s estimated average production.

ROE also announced that Mr. Gordon Keep, Mr. Craig Steinke, Mr. Kevin Smith and Mr. Ian Telfer were elected to the board of directors of Renaissance.

There is no doubt that the phrase “super-star management” get thrown around too loosely.

Most junior resource companies can trot out someone in management oron the board who’s raised $100 million – back in the blue-sky days.

However, these dudes really do have shiny resumes.

Not one win, or two, but a multi-decade track-record of wins.

“The management team is a who’s who of resource guys with big wins behind them,” stated Equity Guru’s Chris Parry, “the lead director is Ian Telfer, Mining Hall-of-Famer and Founder, Chairman of the Board, and past President of Goldcorp (you may have heard of them, Goldcorp went from pennies to $11 billion in value under his guidance gold mining in Mexico).”

ROE typically releases news at 3.01 a.m. EST.

It’s 3:40 a.m. now EST.

We’ll have to hold our breath a bit longer.

Update: As of  February 27, 11:30 a.m. EST, ROE has not released news.

Full Disclosure:  Renaissance Oil is an Equity Guru marketing client, and we own stock.


Written By:

Lukas Kane

Lukas Kane was previously the CEO of a North American investment news syndicate. He was also the Communication Director for a consortium of publicly traded companies. A Senior Writer at Equity.Guru, Mr. Kane writes about mining, cannabis, energy, technology and biotech.

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