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Sound Oil readies for Nervesa spud
Sound Oil CEO James Parsons

Sound Oil readies for Nervesa spud

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By Amy McLellan Sound Oil is gearing up for a big year. It has now received final approval of the EIA for the Nervesa field production concession from the Veneto Region in Italy. The award of the Nervesa field production concession from the Italian Ministry of Economic Development is expected to follow shortly, paving the…

History, Heroes and Heritage – Premium Collectibles Can Be a Strong Alternative Investment Option

History, Heroes and Heritage – Premium Collectibles Can Be a Strong Alternative Investment Option

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By Keith Heddle, Managing Director of Stanley Gibbons Investments Featured in this month’s Master Investor Magazine. Stock market volatility is nothing new, be the cause the Euro crisis, Ukraine, the geo-political situation in the Middle East or the upcoming UK General Election in May. Investment options are then made harder with daily headlines of falling…

Prem Watsa, the Canadian Warren Buffett, by Frederik Vanhaverbeke

Prem Watsa, the Canadian Warren Buffett, by Frederik Vanhaverbeke

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In the first in a series for Master Investor Magazine, Frederik Vanhaverbeke, author of Excess Returns: A comparative study of the methods of the world’s greatest investors, looks at how some of the world’s greatest investors are so successful. As they say, it is better to be wrong, wrong, wrong and then right than the…

VSMPO-AVISMA to Boost Titanium Output By 2020

VSMPO-AVISMA to Boost Titanium Output By 2020

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By Emma Cox Russian titanium giant OAO VSMPO-AVISMA is looking to boost its yearly titanium output to 40,000 metric tons from just 30,000 tons by 2020, chief executive Mikhail Voevodin revealed on Wednesday. In a report on Bloomberg, Voevodin said the company “continues” to purchase ilmenite from Ukraine, which it is heavily dependent on, but…

Enegi Oil signs up Kongsberg and Braemar for its Marginal Fields Initiative
Enegi Oil -- exploiting marginal fields in the North Sea

Enegi Oil signs up Kongsberg and Braemar for its Marginal Fields Initiative

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By Amy McLellan AIM-quoted Enegi Oil, which is focused on developing marginal oilfields using unmanned buoy technology, has signed collaboration agreements with Olso-listed Kongsberg Maritime and Braemar ACM Shipbroking. These are the first members of the company’s planned consortium to deliver its marginal field initiative, with Kongsberg providing its remote control and monitoring technology for…

5 reasons why crowdfunding is growing massively globally

5 reasons why crowdfunding is growing massively globally

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By James Tuckett, Co-founder and CEO of investUP, the crowdfunding supermarket Massolution’s global crowdfunding report reveals a complete picture of overwhelming optimism. Looking at over 1,250 different crowdfunding sites worldwide, the report estimates that crowdfunding platforms raised over $16.2bn globally in 2014, and predicts that crowdfunding will raise $34.4bn in 2015. That’s pretty heady stuff…

Argos Resources farms-out to Noble and Edison to get Rhea drilled
Argos drilling in the Falklands

Argos Resources farms-out to Noble and Edison to get Rhea drilled

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By Amy McLellan After several years of hiatus, Argos Resources is set to spin the drillbit on its acreage in the Falkland Islands. The AIM-quoted company has secured rig time in the current multi-well, multi-operator campaign by striking a deal with Noble Energy and Edison, which decided to rejig their drilling timetable in the waters…

Canada’s Bankers Petroleum seeks return to normality after CO2 gas escape In Albania
Bankers Petroleum -- involved in heavy oil in Albania

Canada’s Bankers Petroleum seeks return to normality after CO2 gas escape In Albania

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By Martin Clark Albania has been fruitful ground for Canadian junior, Bankers Petroleum, which has built up a solid production base from its world class heavy oil assets there.The TSX-listed group is currently getting to grips with a tricky situation, however, after initiating its emergency response plan on April 1 following an unexpected release of…

Frontier Resources International continues to seek partners to fill funding gap
Block 38 in Oman has great potential for Frontier

Frontier Resources International continues to seek partners to fill funding gap

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By Amy McLellan Frontier Resources International has posted its results that show the company urgently needs to tap new sources of funding to progress its portfolio of frontier exploration projects. The AIM-quoted company, which has assets in Oman, Namibia and Zambia, reported a post-tax loss of £1.225 million, narrower than in 2013, and ended 2014…