If there is one company that is on the tip of speculative uranium investors’ tongues, it’s Fission Uranium (TSXV:FCU). The uranium junior has been the one to watch with impressive high-grade drill results and strong returns from its radon survey making headlines. The company, a spin-out of Fission Energy that was acquired by Denison Mines in January, is operating the Patterson Lake South (PLS) JV with Alpha Minerals (TSXV:AMW).
Uranium Investing News had a chance to talk to CEO Dev Randhawa about the company and the uranium market.
Uranium Investing News: Fission Uranium is a new name in the resource space. Can you tell our audience a little bit more about the company and your projects?
Dev Randhawa: Fission Uranium is a spin-out from Fission Energy. We’ve got a very motivated management team. And we certainly have an outstanding project to work with. This Patterson Lake joint venture we have, we have 50 percent of it. [Dundee Securities' analyst] Dave Talbot said it was the most successful winter program he had ever seen.
In about two months — we started in the end of January and we finished early April — we were able to find three zones and put out some of the best holes that the Athabasca Basin’s ever seen, which means the best holes that anybody’s ever seen in the history of uranium because the Athabasca is the king of grade.
Grades in the Athabasca are 10 to 20 to 50 times higher than the world average. The world average is 0.08 percent, so we’re off to a fantastic start. We have a fantastic asset and [President] Ross McElroy is leading a great technical team.
We are well financed; we have $17 million in the bank. As you know right now, the biggest difficulty people are having is raising money to advance their projects. If you can’t advance projects, you can’t put up news which is the lifeblood of the junior explorers, therefore stocks drift down. So it’s a vicious cycle right now a lot of companies are facing.
Thankfully we’re not. We’re well funded, well managed and have just a fantastic project.
UIN: Fission is working in the Athabasca Basin at Patterson Lake which is returning high grade uranium results. How does Patterson Lake compare to the rest of the Athabasca Basin?
DR: At the moment, it’s kind of hard to compare Patterson Lake to other deposits but in terms of exploration potential, there’s nothing like it. As a matter of fact, I think there have only been four discoveries in the basin, for many, many years.
One reason being because there’s not much money being spent with such depressed prices, so it’s very difficult. For example, [the size of the] Phoenix project from Denison Mines (TSX:DML) is like four subway cars that gets you 16 million pounds, that’s worth about $700 million.
You don’t need a lot but it’s very hard to find, very hard to shoot and try to hit these little blobs of the other yellow metal, as I call uranium.
David Talbot has said [Patterson Lake] is the best winter exploration program he has seen because it’s very rare that you find three zones in the sector.
I think it’s as good as anything out there. We still have a lot of work to do, but at the same time we’ll have blue sky and that’s what investors want. They want to know that you have lots of blue sky on your property and are you well-financed.
UIN: PLS is described as having high-grade and shallow depth. What does this mean as far as costs and recovery will be concerned?
DR: In terms of economics, it’s a lot easier to do if something is open pittable. At PLS the mineralization is shallow, it’s also flat as a pancake which makes the strip ratio quite low. The economics are much better than let’s say, something that’s 600 meters down.
It’s going to be far more economical to get this stuff out of the ground than let’s say something like Shea Creek, which is 600 meters below surface. PLS mineralization starts at only 60 to 90 meters. Being shallow helps your economics. It also helps you determine in return how many pounds you have. The cut-off grade that Roughrider had was something like 0.05 percent. The cut-off grade here 0.02 percent, maybe 0.01 percent even. You have a lot more dirt will become economic when it’s so close to surface and this also affects your drilling. It’s cheaper, you’re not drilling down so deep.
It’s cheaper to drill, easier to mine and above all, what’s really important here is that the radon gas survey is working. It’s really pinpointing for us, we’re quickly able to find more zones. Whereas, if we didn’t have this radon gas survey, most likely we’d have to step-out every 15 meters. Which if you think about it, it would have taken us many holes to get up to 800 meters.
Instead we’re able to jump right out there. The shallowness has an impact both economically but also on our drilling as we speak.
UIN: You mentioned earlier that Athabasca is the king of grade. Can you explain a little about what grade means in the uranium world?
DR: At the end of the day, if you’re digging up a scoop of dirt and my scoop’s only got one ounce of gold, which is $1,600 per ounce, and you’ve got a scoop of dirt that has say, five ounces, for the same amount of work you just picked up five times your effectual profitability.
So the grade, it has huge impacts in economics. When times are tough, companies will always mine the higher grade possible. That’s one of the reasons why I believe Rio Tinto (NYSE:RIO) came to Canada was not only to find a politically safe environment but also to get the highest grade deposit possible when they bought the Roughrider zone.
The grade in Canada averages almost 2 percent, whereas the grade in other countries, the average is about 0.08, that’s about 20 times the grade. It’s an ideal place to look for uranium because you’ve got the highest grade and the best political environment.
People are learning that the political environment is very important. Otherwise, you just can’t get work done. They’re learning that in Texas; they’re learning it in Mongolia; they’re learning it in Namibia; they’re learning everywhere, that there is no such thing as a free ride.
Now we have a benefit obviously at Athabasca, to have 40 years of safe mining. They’ve got lots of regulations and we know how to protect people. As you saw recently, what’s happening in Quebec and what’s happened in BC, they’re just shutting it down.
So the grade is very important, but as important is the political stability and we have that. That is so helpful when you’re determining your business plan.
UIN: In terms of grade and price, can you help our audience better understand the relationship between grade and price and how they work with the current market?
DR: Absolutely. It’s about economics. Basically, a scoop of dirt is a scoop of dirt. The question is what can you get from it?
The price of uranium determines if a piece of rock is economic enough. If the grade is high, it’s called ore; if not, it’s just dirt.
For example, there was a project in Africa that UraMin sold to Areva (EPA:AREVA). Now, Areva can’t put it into production because the prices have dropped and the grade is so low. They paid over $2 billion. A lot of pounds there but with the insane low grade it’s not going to go into production.
Denison can put the Phoenix mine into production; it’s so high grade. The same thing for Rio’s Roughrider, that can go into production. The PEA that they did at Roughrider was $17 to 19 and long-term prices are $60, so they can make money there.
Basically, the price of uranium determines which projects can be profitable and which cannot.
Generally people feel unless you’re in the $70 per pound range long-term, no one can make money. And the spot price really has to rise. That’s the correlation —from my perspective— between what the price of uranium is and what the grade is. You’ve got to have grade; grade is king.
UIN: Fission Uranium has a JV partnership with Alpha Minerals on the Patterson Lake South and recently optioned 50 percent of Patterson Lake North to Azincourt Resources (TSXV:AAZ). Can you help our readers understand what a joint venture means and how companies can benefit from these agreements?
DR: Depending on your joint venture, it can be beneficial or not. Patterson Lake South was an agreement between two groups who were both staking the same area. Rather than fighting for it, we combined forces and each will take turns operating it.
The Patterson Lake North JV had zero value on the books. A joint venture is a way of monetizing the property. You suddenly say, “Okay. If somebody’s spending $12 million to earn 50 percent-plus payments of 4-1/2, you could make a book valuation of $28.5 million— if everything goes through— that’s over a 40-year time.”
It is a way of putting value on something which there is no value.
Rick Rule often says, “You use other people’s money, you take your brains to find the project, you get the land, develop it and the heavy lifting comes from somebody else. They take all the risk.”
Exploration is very, very risky; [joint ventures] are a way of mitigating your risk and not having to raise so much money [which doesn’t dilute your stock].
I believe in partnerships. I think if we can, one plus one can equal three. At the end of the day, it’s you’re trying to find ways to mitigate your risk, because we are in a very risk-orientated business.
Fission is not a prospect generator, entirely, but that’s a model that works, especially in bear markets, and right now we’re in extreme bear market. I think anytime you can conserve cash, it’s a good thing.
UIN: Fission Uranium is the operator of the Patterson Lake South joint venture, can you explain what that means?
DR: When you are the operator, you make the final decisions. You add the information, put budgets together and the other person agrees to them and so you operate. There’s been a bit of confusion out there for example, how we discovered the boulders.
Alpha’s main contribution has been financial and we’re thankful for that. They have good people on the financial side. The technical decisions have been made by Ross McElroy and Ray Ashley, the VP of Exploration for Fission.
They’re also the same team that found the Waterbury and the “J” zone. It was actually their second discovery and it’s very important to note that because it there have only been four discoveries made in the Athabasca.
I know there’s been a lot of confusion out there, who made what discovery and some people actually thought that Alpha was the operator, which is completely false.
We’ve been the operator since last year and we’ll continue to be the operator until April of next year. We have a full summer program, a fall program in November and a full drilling program next year as well.
We’re very excited about it and it’s a great big system and hopefully we can continue to put up great results.
UIN: Can you tell us a little more about Patterson Lake North and how it is or isn’t similar to Patterson Lake South?
DR: Yes, the structure is quite different in terms of what we have in Patterson Lake South. Patterson Lake North, we’re actually in the basin. When you saying someone’s in the Basin, you’re saying Athabasca sandstone which has a contact point with the basement.
Patterson Lake South is overburdened but it touches right at the basement, all this is the basement. That’s how they’re different that way. The Patterson Lake North connects more North up to the conductor from Cluff lake and Shea Creek, so it’s a different structure.
We spent about $4 million-plus on it to get it to the point that it was drill ready. The original goal was to court an Asian partner this summer and this fall and it takes time to bring an Asian partner in. But when someone’s willing to pay you the same kind of money to add value to you, you take it.
UIN: We spoke with Marin Katusa recently who was very bullish on uranium. What do you think we are going to be seeing in the uranium market in the near future?
DR: Marin is a pretty bright guy and I agree with him. I think we see short term supply restrictions pushing up the uranium price.
Right now, we’re only producing 130 million pounds a year and we need 170. There’s a deficit of 40 million and we need to fill that. Right now it’s being filled by a contract between the Russians and the Americans with the Megatons to Megawatts program. That is running out this year.
The second thing is they’re expecting in Japan to allow some of the reactors to come back online. Those two events put pressure demand. The uranium market is quite tight actually, believe it or not. These spot price is only 5 to 6-percent of the market, so we could see spot price jump up.
I’ve been very bullish on uranium for some time. I’ve been at it since 1996. For many years I went around to shows talking about uranium and it was tough being a contrarian.
Now suddenly people are into uranium and I’m happy with $40, I was working with $7. I’m quite bullish, especially in the long term. We have 430-plus reactors up there, 67 being built as we speak. There’s a 15 percent increase there.
Over the next 8 to 10 years and the next 15, we’ll see another 300-plus reactors. Over the next while, we’re actually going to need double the amount of uranium.
Rick Rule often says “two things can happen, if the average cost of taking the uranium out of the ground is $70 a pound, and its spot price is $40, only two things can happen, the lights go out or uranium prices go up.
I think the future is very bullish, but we don’t control the uranium price. I often remind our shareholders what we control is our drilling and how much money we raise, those things. Now, if we ever get some wind behind our sails, you’re very right, I can see much higher valuation of what we’re doing at Patterson Lake.
UIN: Well that sounds great. Thank you for taking the time for speaking with us today.
DR: Thank you.
Securities Disclosure: I, Vivien Diniz, hold no investment interest in any of the companies mentioned.
Interviews conducted by the Investing News Network are edited for clarity. The Investing News Network does not guarantee the accuracy or thoroughness of the information reported. The opinions expressed in these interviews do not reflect the opinions of INN and do not constitute investment advice. All readers are encouraged to perform their own due diligence.
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New Zealand's Bakken!
A massive shale formation found in the Kiwi Nation is so huge and untouched, the New Zealand Herald reports: "It's literally leaking oil and gas"
An independent report released in October 2012 says this shale field could hold more oil than the combined reserves of Chevron, ConocoPhillips, and Royal Dutch Shell...
Geologists have discovered at least 300 spots where oil and gas are bubbling at the surface.
These two companies (both trading below $10 a share) control over 5,000 square miles of the emerging oil field... and production has already started.
On the North Island of New Zealand — about 268 miles from Auckland — sits the small town of Hastings.
For decades there's been nothing remarkable about this small port town... until now.
Massive oil deposits surrounding Hastings have been found that are 10x larger than the infamous Bakken oil field.
And the major permit holders to these deposits are two companies that I'm about to detail for you today.
Energypedia recently said: "... both have had independent third party evaluators assign shale oil resource potential of 12.6 and 20.9 Billion Barrels Original Oil in Place respectively."In fact, there's so much oil where they hold permits, it's literally bubbling to the surface. (I'll show you exactly why that's so important in just a minute.) And it's virgin ground.
"The basin has been intermittently explored since the 19th century, tantalizing prospectors with over 300 oil and gas seeps onshore. However, the basin has never been commercially produced." — Stanford University Basin and Petroleum System Modeling GroupThe best news is... this discovery is just starting to heat up!
Drillers are quietly rushing in and snatching up every available piece of land they can.
"New Zealand is at the beginning of a country-changing event... activity and momentum are increasing but going under the radar screen." — William Buechler, Lead Portfolio Manager, Kiwi Pacific FundAnd if you missed getting in on the Bakken... this opportunity is your last "best chance" at getting rich on the shale revolution.
But if you wait, you'll miss this one, too.
So pay close attention to what I'm about to tell you and be prepared to act.
The companies I'm about to show you are starting to drill right now... and there's no telling how soon news of their success will leak out.
But know this: When word gets out, their share prices will soar.
'North Island' Bakken
It's no secret how game-changing the Bakken discovery has been for North America — and for the world...
Today it's the largest producing oil reserve in the United States. And its impact has been hard to miss.
When production ramped up there just a few short years ago, millionaires were minted by the hour.
But what you probably haven't heard is there's a shale formation on the North Island of New Zealand called the East Coast Basin.
It's eerily similar to the Bakken in just about every way — except for one...
An independent report says the East Coast Basin shale fields could be 10 times LARGER than the Bakken.
The massive potential of this field will make untold fortunes for those with the foresight to get in early.
Like folks who got in early on the Bakken's Northern Oil & Gas and banked over 1,300%...
Or those lucky enough to be holding shares of the Bakken stock Brigham Exploration when they were snatched up by Statoil. People who got in at the bottom could have banked in excess of 3,100% gains!
And unlike some countries, the Kiwi Nation is embracing the new oil rush. So much so that on March 7, 2013, the government put out an economic impact report on the basin.
Why? Because they are already counting on exactly how much money this oil discovery will create for the tiny island nation...
And it's hard to argue with their logic.
When analysts start comparing the East Coast Basin to the North Sea oil boom, the fuse is lit. When permit holders start leaking quotes calling it the "Texas of the South," you should take notice. And when you start seeing quotes like the ones below, your chance to get in early is nearly gone...
"Oil is the largest source of energy in New Zealand. At present, the petroleum sector contributes around $3 billion annum as export revenues. The government is planning to increase this to $30 billion per annum by 2025 by exploring for oil in unexplored basins." — OilPrice.net
"A shift in technology and in the global markets for energy means that New Zealand appears to have the potential for global scale oil and gas discoveries with associated export earnings." — GasToday.com
"The oil and gas industry has the potential to be New Zealand's economic game-changer." — Fairfax NZ News
The thing is... oil discoveries like this just don't come around every day. So when they do, people in the know take notice. And ultimately, they take action.
Because unlike most oil fields found in the modern era, there's a fundamental difference that makes the success of this field virtually guaranteed.
Leaking Precious Riches
The East Coast Basin just may be the last of its kind. You see, the oil and gas there is so plentiful, it's literally seeping to the surface!
If you've never seen a picture of an oil seep take a look...
What are oil and gas seeps?
According to the United States Geological Society:
"Oil and gas seeps are natural springs where liquid and gaseous hydrocarbons leak out of the ground. Whereas fresh water springs are fed by underground pools of water, oil and gas seeps are fed by natural underground accumulations of oil and natural gas."
The key part of that definition is that the seeps are fed by large pools of underground resources.
Oil seeps are dark, messy, and mean one thing... massive opportunity.
And the East Coast Basin is loaded with oil seeps.
"Over 300 oil and gas seeps known." — New Zealand Ministry of Economic Development
Oil seeps just like this one have been happening for thousands of years. In fact, the word mummy comes from the Arab word mumiyyah, which means bitumen.
Bitumen is a form of oil that seeped to the surface in ancient Egypt and was used to help preserve bodies after death.
The Bible even mentions sealing Noah's ark with tar which came from an oil seep.
And that's only a part of what's coming out of the ground in the Kiwi Nation...
Gas seeps are just as common in the East Coast Basin and mean just one thing to drillers: added billions in profit.
You see, the gas they're leaking is natural gas — the same natural gas that led to a fuel revolution here in the United States. And here's just a small sampling of proof on just how real the gas seeps are in New Zealand...
It's set the resource world on its ear!
Gas seeps have a storied place in the history of man... Fires caused by gas seeps in Greece around 1000 B.C. were responsible for the legend of the Oracle of Delphi. And the Chinese used bamboo to direct natural gas from seeps to burn as part of the process of making seawater drinkable by removing the salt.
More importantly though is the link between seeps and some of the biggest resource discoveries of all time...
Seeps: Like Shooting Fish in a Barrel
Easy oil. Easy gas. Every fortune-seeking driller in history has dreamed of about it.
And for those lucky or smart enough to come across it, easy oil has been the key to limitless wealth.
Thousands of years ago, there was no seismic imaging... no satellite photos... no test drilling. When oil and gas was found it came from seeps. That's just simple observation.
And it didn't take long for man to put oil to good use: oil lubricated wagon wheels and fueled lamps, it was even used in medicine... but that was just the start...
As the uses for oil grew, so did the thirst for more. The growth in demand brought a growing sophistication in drilling practices.
But one thing has held true even as the technology to find and unlock oil has grown by leaps and bounds: A vast majority of the world's largest oil discoveries were made by the simplest method ever — seeps.
Because let's face it... when oil is so abundant that it leaks to the surface, there's likely immense amounts.
And history proves this is true...
In 1543 Spanish explorer Juan Cabrillo watched as natives waterproofed their kayaks near the Le Brea tar pits in what would become Los Angeles. Le Brea is Spanish for tar... and these world-famous pits were created by seeps.
More importantly, by 1892 a miner named Edward Doheny and his partner drilled the first successful well by these seeps in what would years later become Dodger Stadium. By 1897 they had 500 wells... and by 1910 California was putting out 77 million barrels of oil.
Today, just to the north lays the Monterey Basin. Coal Point in the Santa Barbara channel is home to the world's largest oil seep with over 1,200 documented seeps. The Energy Information Agency (EIA) estimates the Monterey fields have about 16 billion barrels of oil just waiting to be taken. That's 4x the reserves of the Bakken!And that's just one example.
As early as 1626, French explorers documented natives igniting seeps around the Lake Erie area...
In 1821 William Hart dug the first natural gas well not too far from Lake Erie in Fredonia, New York. The reason: He saw bubbles seeping from a creek. His work eventually led to the creation of Fredonia Gas Light Company, the first U.S. natural gas company.
And down the road in Titusville, Pennsylvania, seeps were collected by damming Oil Creek and skimming the oil from the top. In 1859 Colonel Edwin Drake dug the first oil well there. Pennsylvania quickly became the world's third-largest oil producer — and would remain so for forty years.
Fredonia and Titusville rest on the massive Marcellus Shale Formation that spans from New York to Virginia. The EIA estimates the Marcellus holds 410 TRILLION cubic feet of natural gas. That's about 55% of the total shale gas reserves in the U.S.
And then there's this...
In 1864 a group of emigrants searching for water found a stagnant pool of water with oil floating on the surface in Montana... mere miles from where Bakken Formation lies.
The history of massive oil discoveries tied to oil seeps is stunning.
More rock-solid proof comes from Spindletop, Texas: In 1901 Captain Anthony Lucas struck oil there. Indians living in the area had known of the oil seeps for centuries, but the area had remained largely undrilled until that time.
Oil flowed from the first well at Spindletop at over 100,000 barrels a day. That's more than all the rest of the wells in the United States combined.
Spindletop ushered in the modern age of oil... and it started with oil seeps.
And despite advancements in how oil is found in the modern oil era, oil seeps have been the key to some of the largest discoveries since Spindletop, too.
- The second largest oil field in the world — discovered in 1912 in Kuwait by the British, the Burgan Field is second only to the Ghawar field in Saudi Arabia. It holds a whopping 72 billion barrels of oil.
- Kirkuk Fields in Iraq — also known as Baba Gurgur, which translates to "Father of Flames," this field is the 14th largest in the world: Kirkuk holds nearly 8.5 billion barrels of oil.
- North Sea Basin — while on the decline, the North Sea may still have up to 29 billion barrels of oil left. The ocean floor there teems with coral reefs created by oil seeps.
- In 1976 a fisherman in the Bay of Campeche complained oil was ruining his fishing nets... PEMEX, the national oil company of Mexico, investigated. The result? The Cantarell oil field — named after the fisherman. It's the largest oil field in Mexico, holding 35 billion barrels of oil. It's also the fifth largest oil field in the world.
All of these fields were found because of oil seeps.
I could go on, but I think you get the point. Oil seeps are a key sign to some of the largest oil discoveries known to man. And big oil companies know it. The oil giant BP published work in the 90s that showed over 75% of all oil-producing basins have surface seeps.
Until a short time ago, most folks thought the last of that easy oil was gone forever...
But that's all changed with the discovery in the East Coast Basin.
Technology Unlocks Easy Oil Profits
The most compelling thing about the East Coast Basin discovery is, of course, the seeps — over 300 in total.
Because what it shows is the source rock below the seeps is literally overflowing with oil.
In case you've never seen source rock, here's what it looks like.
Looks just like any other rock — with one big difference...
It's so loaded with oil that it's turned black!
When oil is so plentiful that the source rock becomes saturated, the rest comes to the surface in — you guessed it — seeps.
And up until about 13 years ago, only traditional oil wells were used to get the oil to the surface, no matter where you were in the world.
The problem with that was sometimes, geologists knew there was far more oil trapped in the rocks. Oil that they couldn't get their hands on.
But that all changed in 2000 when Texas entrepreneur George Mitchell used a mixture of chemicals, water, and sand to crack open the rock. The process is known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking for short.
To say the use of fracking has been a game-changer wouldn't do it justice. Fracking is literally redrawing the energy maps of the world. And the balance of power in the energy world is changing right along with it...
Here's what Harvard's Kennedy School says about it:
"The shale/tight oil boom in the United States is not a temporary bubble, but the most important revolution in the oil sector in decades."
And here's what is being said about fracking in New Zealand:
"A shift in technology and in the global market for energy means that New Zealand appears to have the potential for global scale oil and gas discoveries with associated export earnings." — Crown Minerals Group Manager Chris KilbyThe thing is... the shale in the East Coast Basin is almost a mirror image of what it is in the Bakken. Except that in some places, the shale in the East Coast Basin is up to 12x thicker than the Bakken.
That simply means more source rock to hold the oil and gas.
And that's where things start to get really interesting...
Since 2006 — when fracking started in the Bakken — North Dakota's oil production has nearly quintupled to over 700,000 barrels a day, making it the second-largest oil-producing state.
Experts say it will hit 1.2 million in 2013.
And remember, that's just oil!
Fracking works the same for natural gas...
Thanks to fracking, natural gas production in the United States soared to 7.8 TRILLION cubic feet in 2011. That's almost 7.5 trillion more than in 2000.
Fracking has even brought back the dream of energy independence to the United States... and New Zealand has taken notice:
"Fracking is one of those technologies, and can help New Zealand meet the energy demands of current and future generations." — Venture Taranaki, Economic Development Agency
The Kiwi Nation's Billionaire Dreams
The geographical similarities between the Bakken and East Coast Basin are striking.
And the government can already see the dollar signs.
The Taranaki Basin on the North Island is already under development. So it's clear the officials there are embracing fracking as a tool to their economic growth.
"I would love to see other regions experience the same economic boost, and fracking is one of the technologies than can allow that to happen." — Energy and Resources Minister Phil Heatley
And the impact isn't lost on anyone else, either...
"New Zealanders need to realise that the oil and gas sector and its future development has the potential to be the financial game-changer that could allow us to do such things as provide extra funding for hospitals." — Taranaki Daily News
"Oil is the largest source of energy in New Zealand. At present, the petroleum sector contributes about $3 billion per annum as export revenue. The government is planning to increase this to $30 billion per annum by exploring for oil in unexplored basins." — OilPrice.net
"Fracking could create 7000 jobs." — Stuff.co.nz
It's literally the perfect storm for a game-changing oil discovery: A stable, pro-drilling government. A massive supply of oil. Technology that can unlock it. And they have...
The World's Largest Customer
They are the second largest consumer of oil in the world next to the United States.
By 2030 it's estimated China will burn a whopping 17.5 million barrels per day. That's also the day when they will overtake the U.S. as the world's largest user of oil.
But unlike Uncle Sam, China is light years behind in unlocking any oil they're sitting on have in their country. So China's strategy is buying companies that own oil fields — or the technology to develop them.
They have to. Because assuring an oil supply for their enormous economy is a national security issue...
The oil is New Zealand is enough to fuel China's needs for years to come. And China will happily buy every drop of oil the East Coast Basin can pump out.
In fact, the two countries already have a cozy relationship thanks to the New Zealand China Free Trade Agreement.
With oil prices rising just about every day, the companies I'm going to detail for you today are perfectly poised to exploit this discovery.
I've spent years watching the world's energy fields, just waiting for everything to line up as it did in the Bakken...
And when I saw New Zealand getting close, I spent another six months researching every way to make money on the East Coast Basin. I've found the two opportunities I'm convinced can give you life-altering gains.
But you must act fast — because word is getting out.
Here's your way to get in on the New Zealand Bakken before the herd does...
New Zealand Bakken Opportunity #1
The first opportunity you need to act on is an explosive growth stock that holds extensive amounts of oil and gas-laden land all over New Zealand.
The last time they released news that they acquired new land for drilling... their stock shot from $.58 to $3.59 — a stunning 518% gain in just three months!
They already control over 200,000 acres in the Taranaki Basin that hold nearly 78 million barrels of oil.
But that's just the beginning...
They are snatching up land in the oil-rich East Coast Basin at a breakneck pace. Right now, they have the drilling rights to over two million acres. You didn't read that wrong: Two million acres of land that are literally leaking oil everywhere.
That's huge! And it's exactly what is going to shoot their share price into the stratosphere.
They are slated to start drilling in an oil seep region of the East Coast Basin any day now...
And when they hit oil, all hell is going to break loose with this company's share price.
Think about it... Their reserves are estimated at a stunning 22 billion barrels of oil by an independent research firm.
The best part is the oil they pump from the wells in New Zealand is high-quality oil.
The higher the oil quality, the less refining that needs to be done... and less refining means they can charge premium prices for their oil.
"This extremely high quality oil is sold into the Asia-Pacific Tapis market at a premium to West Texas Intermediate. — New Zealand Ministry of Economic Development
Since West Texas Intermediate trades at about $92 a barrel, the East Coast Basin oil will easily command $100 a barrel... maybe more.
And with over 22 billion barrels of oil just waiting to be taken... this stock is about to explode.
Let be clear about this: We are talking about the potential for several thousand percent gains.
Right now their stock is trading for less than a buck. This is a tiny company. But when they start pumping oil out of the East Coast Basin, their shares could easily balloon to $27 a share, according to some analysts.
That would be a mind-boggling 4,555% gain.
And even if analysts are wrong and shares only go to half of that... you could still reap a gain in excess of 2,277%.
Talk about life-changing!
This tiny company has everything they need:
- Immense amounts of land that's literally leaking oil
- Over 22 billion barrels of oil just waiting to be taken
- An experienced management team that has already proven it can get it all out of the ground
And they're starting to drill in the East Coast Basin right now.
An opportunity this big only comes along once in your investing lifetime... and it's sitting there... just waiting to be taken — NOW!
That's why I've put together a special report called, "Profiting Big from the New Zealand Bakken."
Inside you'll find everything you need to know about how to maximize your gains with the opportunity I just described.Before I tell you how to get your copy of my report, I want to tell you about another...
New Zealand Bakken Opportunity #2
Not to be outdone is my second New Zealand Bakken opportunity...
This company — trading at just over $4 — has been involved in the New Zealand energy market for over 11 years.
Just like our first opportunity, this company has been fracking in the Taranaki region of the North Island. Their property there holds over 600 million barrels of oil and 7 trillion cubic feet of natural gas!
They also own and operate 100% of all their facilities... including the pipelines.
This is important because it means they control every form of revenue and cost that comes from their operations.
It's paid off: They saw a 227% increase in production during 2012. And in 2012 revenue increased 228%, right along with production.
Take a look below — the revenue forecasts for the next two years are staggering...
Explosive revenue coupled with complete control over costs means one thing... big profits.
And in this case, the recipe for a giant revenue jumps is simple: Find a massive supply of oil... secure the property... and start drilling.
That's easier said than done. And it's why this company is the second of only two I'd recommend. Just like our first opportunity, this company knew the seeps in the East Coast Basin meant one thing: a massive supply of oil and gas. And they knew the oil they'd pump from the ground would be the same high quality, premium-priced oil.
Here's what a company official had to say...
"The crude is a high-quality oil that is commanding a premium price on the international market — it's netting $100 a barrel."
So they went on an aggressive land-buying spree... to the tune of 1.7 million acres! That's an area bigger than the state of Delaware.
They did what they needed to and grabbed as much land as they could. And it was all around the oil seeps in the East Coast Basin.
They believe there is up to 14 billion barrels of oil there.
At the $100 per barrel they can command for their premium product, their revenues are about to soar.
They're currently trading at just over $4 a share — but they won't be for long...
They're about to drill four test wells in the East Coast Basin any day now.
When news of their success gets out, I fully expect their shares will shoot up to $35, maybe higher... good for a whopping 775% winner!
You can get all the details on both of these triple-digit winners in the making in my special report, "Profiting Big from the New Zealand Bakken."
I'll show you how to get your free copy in just a minute.
But first let me show you...
Why I'm Your Guide to Big Gains
Hi. My name is Christian DeHaemer. I'm the founder of the Crisis and Opportunity investment advisory service.
I've spent my entire career searching the world for huge money-making opportunities...
My contact list reads like a who's who in the world of investing. But more importantly, it has some very "connected" people that I have listed by code names only.
Why? Quite simply, some of the contacts I've made by traveling the globe want to remain anonymous.
And in order to keep the flow of information coming from them, I've respected their wishes.
Let's face it; not everyone wants to see their name in print or their face splashed all over the TV.
I tell you this only because in the world of big gain hunting, most often it's not just what you know but who you know as well.
In the past fifteen years, my passport has gotten quite a workout. It's beaten and weatherworn. But it's been the key to accessing the most secretive people with the best investing information on the planet... whether it's the foothills of South Dakota or the far reaches of Mongolia, my contacts have yielded one thing and one thing only...Massive winners like:
- 759% on Petro Matad
- 351% on Entree Gold
- 162% on Markland Technologies
- 256% on Allied Nevada Gold
- 235% on Fieldpoint Petroleum
- 131% on Richmont Mines
- 515% on Palm Resources
- 268% on China Yuchai
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I don't tell you this to brag. I just want you to see that when it comes to showing my readers big gains, I'm all business.
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Your Time to Act is NOW
The New Zealand Bakken is a once-in-a-lifetime investment opportunity.
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If you sat on the sidelines while the U.S. Bakken exploded, then this is your last opportunity to get in on the ground floor of the shale boom and make a killing.
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When you do, I'll send you the free the report, "Profiting Big from the New Zealand Bakken" — including everything you need to know to bank big gains on the New Zealand Bakken, including the ticker symbols and detailed company profiles of the two plays I've told you about today.
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Folks who have followed my advice have made absolute fortunes. In the past, I've charged my subscribers $2,000 a year to get access to my research. And even that was a bargain, based on how much money they made.
But don't just take my word for it...Here's what a few very happy readers had to say:
But I'm not going to ask you to pay $2,000 today to get research that led to gains like 759% on Petro Matad or 235% on Fieldpoint Petroleum...
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