Establishment of a lithium exploration subsidiary in Australia

Deutsche Rohstoff AG and its Australian partner SensOre have established the Australian subsidiary Exploration Ventures AI Pty Ltd.

Joint Venture with SensOre/Focus on Western Australia

Mannheim, 23. January 2023 Deutsche Rohstoff AG and its Australian partner SensOre (ASX: S3N) have established the Australian subsidiary Exploration Ventures AI Pty Ltd (“EXAI”). The company is focused on the exploration of lithium in Western Australia. Deutsche Rohstoff AG will hold a 70% share in the company. Since formation, EXAI has already secured three early-stage exploration projects through three Farm-in agreements and one exploration license application.

Since early 2022, SensOre and Deutsche Rohstoff AG had identified particularly prospective targets based on SensOre’s technology. The approach combines artificial intelligence (AI) technology, big data and comprehensive geoscientific know-how. With this approach, SensOre aims to become a global leader in minerals targeting.

The focus is on Western Australia (“WA”), as the state is not only one of the world’s most active and successful mining regions, but also currently accounts for approximately 90% of the lithium mined from hard rock. In addition to the world’s largest lithium (spodumene) mine, the Greenbushes Mine in the southwestern part of the state, other projects have begun production in recent years and new deposits have been discovered. Thus, the successful identification of a lithium deposit in WA holds tremendous potential.

The three projects identified to date are very promising from the perspective of the EXAI Joint Venture, but additional potential targets are being evaluated in parallel and possibly acquired. In the context of early-stage exploration, an initial small investment is common, after which a decision is made as to which projects will be pursued and which lack sufficient prospectivity.

Exploration expenditures for the initial Farm-ins amount to approximately AUD 1 million (EUR 0.64 million) in the first 12 to 18 months after successful due diligence, which will be spent mainly on initial geological and geophysical exploration work. The share of Deutsche Rohstoff AG in these expenditures amounts to 70% in accordance with the share in EXAI. With positive results and indications, a decision will be made on a drilling program for individual projects. Under the three Farm-in agreements and with positive results, the Joint Venture could invest about AUD 10 million (EUR 6.5 million) over the next 4 to 4.5 years to acquire a 51-80% interest in the projects.

The two Farm-ins include the Gecko North project about 60 km Northwest of the Mt Marion lithium mine as well as parts of the Montague project about 100 km west of the Kathleen Valley lithium deposit. In addition, the Joint Venture has submitted a wholly-owned exploration application for the Bowgarder Well license in the western Yilgarn Craton approximately 300 km North of the city of Perth.

Lithium represents an indispensable component in current battery technologies. Therefore, even in more conservative scenarios for the electric car sector, massive additional demand for lithium is expected. The price for the most common lithium mining product, spodumene concentrate (SC6), has increased since 2020 from around 500 USD/ton to currently around 6,000/USD per ton. Deutsche Rohstoff AG sees the Joint Venture with SensOre as a unique opportunity to participate in this exciting market and to find economically interesting lithium deposits.

Mannheim, 23. January 2023

Deutsche Rohstoff identifies, develops and sells attractive raw material deposits in North America, Australia and Europe. The focus is on the development of oil and gas deposits in the USA. Metals such as gold and tungsten round off the portfolio. Further information is available at www.rohstoff.de

Contact

Deutsche Rohstoff AG

Phone +49 621 490 817 0

info@rohstoff.de

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Disclaimer
All transaction are carrying out by SiLLC, a private portfolio management assembly. This document is not an offer of securities for sale or investment advisory services. This document contains general information only and is not intended to represent general or specific investment advice. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results and targets are not guaranteed. Certain statements and forecasted data are based on current expectations, current market and economic conditions, estimates, projections, opinions and beliefs of SiLLC and/or its members. Due to various risks and uncertainties, actual results may differ materially from those reflected or contemplated in such forward-looking statements or in any of the case studies or forecasts. All references to SiLLC’s advisory activities relates to SiLLC Assembly International.

10% stake in Rhein Petroleum sold

The UK-based company Beacon Energy plc announced today that it has acquired all of the shares in Rhein Petroleum GmbH from Deutsche Rohstoff AG (10%) and Tulip Oil Holding (90%).

Mannheim, Dezember 16, 2022 

British Beacon Energy plc acquires Rhein Petroleum/Deutsche Rohstoff receives shares and a revenue share

Mannheim. The UK-based company Beacon Energy plc (AIM: BCE; “Beacon”) announced today that it has acquired all of the shares in Rhein Petroleum GmbH from Deutsche Rohstoff AG (10%) and Tuilp Oil Holding (90%), (please see www. beaconenergyplc.com). As part of the sale, Deutsche Rohstoff will receive a share in Beacon of around 3.3% as well as a revenue share of around 1% of the future net returns from Rhein Petroleum’s production (“earn out”).

The value of the 3.3% stake in Beacon will initially be around EUR 0.3 million after the transaction and a capital measure. Considerable further potential arises from the “earn-out” agreement. Beacon intends to further develop Rhein Petroleum’s existing acreage and significantly increase production.

In 2011 and 2012, Deutsche Rohstoff AG sold its majority stake in Rhein Petroleum to Tulip Oil. This resulted in a profit of around EUR 9.8 million. Under the Shareholders’ Agreement concluded at that time, Deutsche Rohstoff AG had undertaken to sell its own remaining shares in the event of Tulip Oil selling the majority of the shares. This agreement was now applied.

Irrespective of this, Deutsche Rohstoff AG considers the transaction to be positive. The shares in Beacon are traded on the AIM segment of the London Stock Exchange. Tulip Oil also replaces the guarantees in the amount of approximately EUR 1.5 million that Deutsche Rohstoff AG had provided to the mining authority in Hesse.

Mannheim, 16. December 2022

Deutsche Rohstoff identifies, develops and sells attractive raw material deposits in North America, Australia and Europe. The focus is on the development of oil and gas deposits in the USA. Metals such as gold and tungsten round off the portfolio. Further information is available at www.rohstoff.de

Contact

Deutsche Rohstoff AG

Phone +49 621 490 817 0

info@rohstoff.de

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Disclaimer
All transaction are carrying out by SiLLC, a private portfolio management assembly. This document is not an offer of securities for sale or investment advisory services. This document contains general information only and is not intended to represent general or specific investment advice. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results and targets are not guaranteed. Certain statements and forecasted data are based on current expectations, current market and economic conditions, estimates, projections, opinions and beliefs of SiLLC and/or its members. Due to various risks and uncertainties, actual results may differ materially from those reflected or contemplated in such forward-looking statements or in any of the case studies or forecasts. All references to SiLLC’s advisory activities relates to SiLLC Assembly International.

Deutsche Rohstoff Group recorded higher oil production in the current quarter than expected in October

  • Oil and gas production in Q4 higher than expected
  • Revenue and EBITDA 2022 around 7% above forecast of 14 October
  • Forecast 2023 and outlook 2024 unchanged
  • EBITDA increases by a further ca. EUR 10 million

Mannheim, Dezember 12, 2022 16:30h Deutsche Rohstoff Group recorded higher oil production in the current quarter than expected in October. The four US-subsidiaries produced an average of over 9,650 BOEPD (barrels of oil equivalent per day) in the first 11 months of 2022. Compared to 30 September (9,339 BOEPD), this represents an increase in expected total production of about 110,000 BOE.

The increase in revenue is mainly due to higher production volumes from the existing wells in Colorado, as well as very high initial production from the wells in Utah, which started production in Q4. Some additional wells in Utah will start production in H1 2023. In Wyoming, the wells were also all able to produce at or above plan.

Forecast 2022 (increase)

  • Sales of EUR 163 to 168 million (previous forecast EUR 152 to 157 million)
  • EBITDA EUR 138 to 143 million (previously EUR 128 to 133 million)

Forecast 2023 (unchanged)

For 2023, the Company confirms the forecast as follows:

Base scenario

  • Group sales: EUR 140 to 160 million
  • EBITDA: EUR 110 to 125 million

Increased price scenario

  • Group sales: EUR 155 to 175 million
  • EBITDA: EUR 125 to 140 million

The assumptions for the basis of the forecast remain unchanged at a EUR/USD exchange rate of 1.12 EUR/USD, a natural gas price of USD 4, and a WTI price of USD 75 in the base scenario and USD 85 in the increased price scenario.

For 2024, the Executive Board continues to expect sales above EUR 120 million and EBITDA above EUR 100 million. This is based on only 4 additional net wells at Cub Creek until mid-2023, non-operated wells in Utah until mid-2023 and the already contractually secured Occidental joint venture.

For a definition of the term EBITDA, please refer to the Deutsche Rohstoff AG website at https://rohstoff.de/en/apm/.

Mannheim, 12 December 2022

Deutsche Rohstoff identifies, develops and sells attractive raw material deposits in North America, Australia and Europe. The focus is on the development of oil and gas deposits in the USA. Metals such as gold and tungsten round off the portfolio. Further information is available at www.rohstoff.de

Contact

Deutsche Rohstoff AG

Phone +49 621 490 817 0

info@rohstoff.de

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Disclaimer
All transaction are carrying out by SiLLC, a private portfolio management assembly. This document is not an offer of securities for sale or investment advisory services. This document contains general information only and is not intended to represent general or specific investment advice. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results and targets are not guaranteed. Certain statements and forecasted data are based on current expectations, current market and economic conditions, estimates, projections, opinions and beliefs of SiLLC and/or its members. Due to various risks and uncertainties, actual results may differ materially from those reflected or contemplated in such forward-looking statements or in any of the case studies or forecasts. All references to SiLLC’s advisory activities relates to SiLLC Assembly International.


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