Serica Energy (SQZ)

Sector:

Energy Producers

Index:

FTSE AIM 100

123.00p
   
  • Change Today:
    -3.20p
  • 52 Week High: 132.00
  • 52 Week Low: 92.70
  • Currency: UK Pounds
  • Shares Issued: 268.09m
  • Volume: 289,181
  • Market Cap: £329.75m
  • RiskGrade: 160

Serica halts production as it repairs issue at Bruce platform

By Josh White

Date: Thursday 30 Jan 2020

LONDON (ShareCast) - (Sharecast News) - Serica Energy updated the market on Bruce platform operations on Thursday, reporting that during a platform inspection, the condition of an unused seawater return caisson was seen to have deteriorated.
The AIM-traded firm said the caisson had been taken out of service in 2009, but confirmed production through the Bruce facility was halted while the problem was fully investigated.

A subsequent underwater inspection determined that the unused caisson had parted below the water line.

Both the upper and lower sections of the caisson are intact, the company said, with engineering work to ensure that the caisson was properly secured now having started.

Preliminary estimates were that the work would take about two months, following which production would be restored.

Serica said that during that period, there would be no production from the Bruce, Keith and Rhum fields.

The financial impact would be mitigated by the net cash flow sharing arrangements entered into by Serica with the sellers of interests in the fields in 2018, the board claimed.

It said the firm's other activities, including its share of production from the Erskine field, would be unaffected.

"Although this is a frustrating event, our skilled offshore team have reacted very efficiently," said chief executive officer Mitch Flegg.

"The underwater investigation quickly determined the cause of the problem and a solution is being planned to allow the resumption of full production."

At 1219 GMT, shares in Serica Energy were down 6.77% at 121.2p.

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Serica Energy Market Data

Currency UK Pounds
Share Price 123.00p
Change Today -3.20p
% Change -2.54 %
52 Week High 132.00
52 Week Low 92.70
Volume 289,181
Shares Issued 268.09m
Market Cap £329.75m
RiskGrade 160

Serica Energy Star Ratings

Compare performance with the sector and the market.
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Key: vs Market vs Sector
Value
88.72% above the market average88.72% above the market average88.72% above the market average88.72% above the market average88.72% above the market average
66.27% below the sector average66.27% below the sector average66.27% below the sector average66.27% below the sector average66.27% below the sector average
Price Trend
23.13% below the market average23.13% below the market average23.13% below the market average23.13% below the market average23.13% below the market average
12.09% above the sector average12.09% above the sector average12.09% above the sector average12.09% above the sector average12.09% above the sector average
Income
1.50% above the market average1.50% above the market average1.50% above the market average1.50% above the market average1.50% above the market average
77.78% below the sector average77.78% below the sector average77.78% below the sector average77.78% below the sector average77.78% below the sector average
Growth
16.24% above the market average16.24% above the market average16.24% above the market average16.24% above the market average16.24% above the market average
18.52% below the sector average18.52% below the sector average18.52% below the sector average18.52% below the sector average18.52% below the sector average

What The Brokers Say

Strong Buy 3
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Neutral 1
Sell 0
Strong Sell 0
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Serica Energy Dividends

  Latest Previous
  Final Final
Ex-Div 24-Jun-21 25-Jun-20
Paid 23-Jul-21 24-Jul-20
Amount 3.50p 3.00p

Trades for 18-Jun-2021

Time Volume / Share Price
16:35 86,720 @ 123.00p
16:29 2,025 @ 124.80p
16:28 2,008 @ 124.80p
16:26 141 @ 125.00p
16:25 72 @ 125.00p

Serica Energy Key Personnel

CEO Mitchell Robert Flegg

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