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To: trueblood986 who wrote (51)4/16/2003 9:52:59 PM
From: trueblood986
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Pacific Energy and Mining Company, reno Nevada (PEMC) owns 80% of Pakistan Chrome Mines Limited. The company has 34000 acres of Chrome and Magnesite leases containing 4 million tons of chrome ore.
PEMC also owns Oil and Gas properties in Utah as well as a cable company, Satview LLC in Reno, Nevada.

Tariq Ahmad is Vice President Engineering for PEMC

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To: Ed Ajootian who wrote (4)4/17/2003 11:16:38 PM
From: Ed Ajootian
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As an example of a great hype play, the concept of which is discussed in the post to which this is responding, see

The hype show starts a week from Tuesday and the best part is this company (Carrizo Oil & Gas, CRZO) also has a coupla great quarters coming out.

The "greed quotient" is once again very high in the oil patch, with natgas going idiotic again and with $30 oil. Hype is particularly effective when the greed quotient is high.

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To: Ed Ajootian who wrote (53)4/22/2003 11:03:33 PM
From: DELT1970
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EPL reports Q1 on May 5 and will hold a CC that morning, according to the IR section of their website.

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To: DELT1970 who wrote (54)4/23/2003 9:09:51 AM
From: Ed Ajootian
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And next Wednesday they present at the IPAA, biggest hype show of the year. We should be getting an announcement on their webcast of this event any day now.

I believe they will be getting more analyst coverage shortly after they announce 1Q. 1Q production slipped a little vs. what they had projected initially, probably due to delays in getting wells onstream. 2Q is shaping up to be quite strong and if they can get that SMI 24 well cranking by the end of the quarter their exit production rate will be very high.

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To: Ed Ajootian who wrote (55)4/23/2003 11:12:33 AM
From: DELT1970
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The EPL debt to cap must be down around 30% now. Their hedge position is excellent (only 26%) to take advantage of current and forward pricing. I like the story they'll tell, though I hate to speak right before lunch <ggg>.

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To: Ed Ajootian who wrote (55)4/25/2003 1:24:41 PM
From: DELT1970
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Coverage was initiated on EPL today by Friedman, Billings, Ramsey with an Outperfom rating and a price target of $11.80.

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To: Ed Ajootian who wrote (55)5/5/2003 2:54:23 PM
From: DELT1970
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I hope FBR issues their report tomorrow. They were a questioner on the call today. The EPS was on target today, but CFPS was 8 cents below consensus and may account for the small selloff. I've picked up more shares on the comment they'll pay down another $15M debt in Q2. The earnings guidance, hedging position and latest slides are on the website and are very encouraging.

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To: DELT1970 who wrote (58)5/7/2003 7:30:21 AM
From: Ed Ajootian
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Delt, Thanks for your thoughts. I blew out a big chunk of my EPL when I saw that they incurred a ~ $25 M liability last quarter in connection with their earn-out obligation for the purchase of Hall=Houston and declined to disclose it in their PR. They paid cash for that when they coulda paid half stock, when the stock was trading at $10, and then they extinguish the borrowing for that by later issuing stock where they get a net of $9.

This is not a megabucks issue but my concern is that if management is stupid enough to try to get away with pushing this stuff under the rug what else are they doing that we can't detect?

I hope EPL management is not wondering why they trade at such a low multiple of cash flow because to me the answer is now obvious.

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To: Ed Ajootian who started this subject5/11/2003 10:50:39 AM
From: Ed Ajootian
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ATP Price Target $7.50/share, by CK Cooper & Co.

C. K. COOPER & COMPANY – Industry Report, April, 2003

C. K. Cooper & Company has not
provided Financial Advisory services to
this issue in the past 12 months.
The covering analyst does have an
ownership position in this issue.
C. K. cooper & Company does not own
5% or more of this issue.

ATP Oil & Gas does one thing and they do it efficiently, acquire
offshore proven undeveloped reserves that are deemed non-core
assets by the majors and then institute their team of experts and
complete the development of the well. This strategy has pioneered
the company to achieve 7 straight years of increased production.
In 2001 ATP made a bold move. They decided to apply their
proven business techniques into a new offshore area, the North Sea
of the U.K. After several years of hard work and a sizeable amount of capital expenditures their first well
the Helvellyn, tested in January at 60 Mmcfe per day, of which ATP owns 50%. This well is waiting for
completion to a BP platform; upon completion the company’s daily production will be more than 100 Mcfe
per day. For a small independent these production numbers are astonishing and prove that the
company’s business model is working.
It seems that the market has recently grown impatient waiting for the Helvellyn to begin production. This
has resulted in a stock sell off, in our opinion, creating a ripe opportunity for investors looking to
capitalize on the current natural gas shortage in the U.S. especially given the fact that 85% of ATP’s
proven reserves are natural gas.

“Innovation Driving Business Opportunities”
ATP’s first completed subsea tieback well, the Ladybug #1 in the Garden Banks Block 409, utilized a
groundbreaking methodology of simultaneously installing both the pipeline and the umbilical cord. This
process resulted in lowering developmental costs while at the same time limiting diver exposure. ATP
has long been recognized for pushing existing technologies to new levels. Their experience and use of
subsea technology will manifest seamlessly into their projects in the North Sea. ATP has recently
announced their second international acquisition in the North Sea, this time in the Dutch Sector with the
attainment of Block L06. Understand that this block hugs the coastline of the Netherlands, a prominent
import/export hub that on average sees over 300 merchant ships per day transporting goods all across
the world. With such heavy traffic, the use of traditional platforms has been discouraged given the
dangers related to fog and inclement weather that could lead to disastrous environmental damage if an
accident where to occur. At the request of Shell, ATP will begin the process of evaluating several PUD
locations that lie in or around these shipping channels. Their goal is to utilize their expertise in subsea
technology to capitalize on the immense amount of “low hanging fruit” installing umbilical cords to
already existing platforms allowing unproductive reserves to begin production. Additionally there is a
large area of the North Sea that is primarily used for bombing practice by the U.K. Air Force; this area will
also provide the company with another ideal area of exploitation utilizing subsea technology.

“Undervalued & Unique”
In conclusion ATP Oil & Gas has an enormous amount of unique and exciting prospects to keep their
team of experts hard at work. When you combine current production and strong commodity price
environment the resultant affects for a small company such as ATP is an enormous amount of cash flow
to fund future development operations. With projected cash flow of approximately $70 million for 2003
and $100 million for 2004 and a market cap of only $70 million the company is trading at one times cash
flow. The typical industry peer group trades well above three times cash flow. We would argue that ATP
represents a compelling fundamental value. Additionally we would also argue that as their GOM success
transfers to the North Sea, ATP would be a prime candidate for larger Oil & Gas Company looking to
expand operations. It is often rare to find a company that operates efficiently in one key area, let alone
a company that potentially will have significant first mover advantage in three distinct areas. We
maintain our current ratings of Short-Term/Long-Term Buy.
Philip J. McPherson - Oil & Gas Group
April 30, 2003

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To: Ed Ajootian who wrote (60)5/11/2003 1:43:59 PM
From: Bearcatbob
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Ed, Does the current PQUE price catastrophe look like an opportunity yet?


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