We have been waiting for the stock overhang to be removed. The stock could not get up to $ 1.10 because there was always 400- 500,000 shares available below that price.
This despite the company having put itself up for sale with the opening circular of December 17,2012.
Todays New Release helped volume yo overcome the overhang.
Here is the news release:
Estimated field level production for the last week of December averaged 4,234 boe/d with approximately 78% of these volumes comprised of oil and liquids. Based on field estimates, average production during December was 3,925 boe/d and fourth quarter 2012 volumes averaged 3,530 boe/d.
During the fourth quarter of 2012, Novus drilled 24 wells (24 net), all of which were Viking horizontal oil wells in the greater Dodsland area.Â Throughout 2012, Novus drilled a total of 72 wells (72 net) and completed 68 wells (68 net), all of which were Viking horizontal oil wells in the greater Dodsland area.
During the most recently completed quarter, Novus drilled, completed and placed on production three key successful wells to the west of its Flaxcombe field.Â The Company is pleased with the wells’ performance and believe they have the potential to validate a substantial amount of the Company’s land.Â The western most well drilled in this successful extension is situated over 12 miles from the Flaxcombe field.Â In 2013, Novus has drilled and cased three additional wells in the region and expects to bring them on production during the first quarter.Â Novus controls approximately 14.5 sections of land in the region and with continued development success, the Company believes this land block may materially add to its drilling inventory.Â Â Â Â Â
Value Optimization Process
On December 4, 2012, Novus announced that it had retained Cormark Securities Inc. (“Cormark”), as lead, and FirstEnergy Capital Corp. (“FirstEnergy”) as its financial advisors to assist the Special Committee of the Board of Directors in exploring and evaluating a broad range of options to optimize shareholder value.
The data room is now available for interested and qualified parties who have entered into a confidentiality agreement with Novus. The Company has not established a definitive schedule to complete its review and consideration of options to optimize shareholder value, and does not intend to disclose developments with respect to the process unless and until the Board of Directors has approved a specific transaction or otherwise determines that disclosure is appropriate.
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