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iocnewbe100 53 posts  |  Last Activity: Jul 31, 2014 4:45 PM Member since: Sep 15, 2011
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    Note to all the 'geniuses' at SHU

    by heathersoil Jul 31, 2014 12:57 PM
    iocnewbe100 iocnewbe100 Jul 31, 2014 4:45 PM Flag

    Very well said. But I stopped taking them seriously back in December when the near unanimous prediction that our liquids would make the gas much more valuable than other recent deals. Upwards of $2.00/MCF was almost universal. What ever happened to the value of our condensate? Well, Dr. Mike seemed to trade whatever value there was in them for long term payback and left the then long holding longs in the loser seat. Did ANYONE at SHU even remotely predict such outcomes? No, and if they had, they would have been voted off the island. There are some smart people on that sight with knowledge of the industry, but that has not helped them be 180 degrees incorrect about everything IOC over the last 5 yrs. So don't expect that dialog there or here is going to shine all that much light on the future. The only thing in your message that I could quibble with is the statement that this isn't very complicated. Even drilling one well (e.g., Wahoo) seems to be more complicated than IOC experts expected. But all in all, well thought out comments, but when shareholders are unhappy, it is normal and ok for them to quibble a bit. The biggest weakness of SHU has always been the enforcement crew stifling dissent on the important issues.

  • iocnewbe100 by iocnewbe100 Jul 29, 2014 1:50 PM Flag

    With the new sanctions on Russia, alternatives to their gas, I have got to be looking pretty good right now. The future is indeed bright for this stock

  • Reply to

    A gas find at Raptor?

    by adam_gefvert Jul 29, 2014 12:31 PM
    iocnewbe100 iocnewbe100 Jul 29, 2014 1:43 PM Flag

    Until you post a source, I've gotta believe this is BeeEss. Nothing on SHU to support your claim

  • Reply to

    Buyback thoughts

    by bonkthegrups Jul 22, 2014 4:24 PM
    iocnewbe100 iocnewbe100 Jul 26, 2014 2:34 AM Flag

    Mean, why not shut it for a couple of days and do us a favor. Wow, you are a sickening jerk masquerading as someone worth reading.

  • Reply to

    Hession Share Purchases

    by jonathanswesche Jul 18, 2014 12:27 PM
    iocnewbe100 iocnewbe100 Jul 21, 2014 10:04 PM Flag

    Any time would be a good time. Give me a break; day 1 of his hire would even have been a good time

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    is today the day we cross 50?

    by my2cows Jul 18, 2014 9:13 AM
    iocnewbe100 iocnewbe100 Jul 21, 2014 10:00 PM Flag

    It is actually pretty sad. My2cows is one of those hopeful longs that my heart goes out to. But unfortunately, facing the truth of the last 5 years is difficult for many longs, not just the pump crowd.

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    is today the day we cross 50?

    by my2cows Jul 18, 2014 9:13 AM
    iocnewbe100 iocnewbe100 Jul 21, 2014 9:57 PM Flag

    What have you been smoking. When I sold IOC, I bought LNG as one of my stocks. It has been doing nothing but climb higher since, while IOC continues to bleed.

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    Hession's options - cold water for the day

    by bonkthegrups Jul 17, 2014 4:22 PM
    iocnewbe100 iocnewbe100 Jul 17, 2014 5:23 PM Flag

    bBonk, you explained that at a post-high school level. Unfortunately, for some of these idiots, it would need to be explained at a 5th grade level for the reality to sink in. I have often suspected meandcody1 of being a high schooler, now I think it's a high schooler with a low gap or a GED aspirant. The level of his discourse seems to fit that. PS: thanks for the explanation.

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    Woof

    by moose1960 Jul 17, 2014 2:41 PM
    iocnewbe100 iocnewbe100 Jul 17, 2014 5:07 PM Flag

    When I was long,I was never worried by shorts...I was worried about IOC PERFORMANCE as you should be. If they performed as the market expects, shorts would be totally irrelevant. You are losing money daily because your attention is diverted to the "shorts". PS: the only person who posts here who has confirmed he has shorted the stock is bonk, the poster with the best track record of predicting IOC performance by far, of anyone. Think about that as you try to sleep tonight. I will rest easy knowing that I am no longer in this craziness.

  • Reply to

    Woof

    by moose1960 Jul 17, 2014 2:41 PM
    iocnewbe100 iocnewbe100 Jul 17, 2014 5:01 PM Flag

    If you morons were correct that he was a short, he'd be dancing in the streets happy....NOT disgruntled. But then again, that would take some brain cells on your part. Try to remember this: stock up, shorts grumpy, stock price down, shorts happy.

  • Reply to

    Woof

    by moose1960 Jul 17, 2014 2:41 PM
    iocnewbe100 iocnewbe100 Jul 17, 2014 4:18 PM Flag

    Wow, you must be a giant A-h...Do you REALLY not understand the pain of a long who might feel trapped, not wanting to sell at such a huge loss, yet being frustrated by it. You cannot be THAT stupid, J-lukwarmaid.

  • iocnewbe100 by iocnewbe100 Jul 17, 2014 4:14 PM Flag

    Just finished reading this thread on SHU and a few things became clear:
    1) The pump crowd is now trying to position this stock play as a long term investment and that everyone should expect that (despite the fact that few on this and the SHU board got into this stock as anything other than a 1-2 year payback stock.
    2) Hession changed that game when he signed the deal with Total instead of Exxon (even though drilling success could have mitigated it) and changed it back toward a medium to long term payback stock.
    3) Because the selloff on the Total deal was so huge when we all expected a huge upside after 4 years of waiting, many of you were hesitant to sell at such a loss. Holding then just has caused more pain as the reality of drilling failed to meet the pumper expectations of immediate big payoff from Wahoo.
    4) Hession gets credit by pumpers at SHU (similar to here) for things that were set in motion long before he came (e.g., closing the big Total deal) and things that are not visibly positive for the share price (e.g., sale of the downstream assets.
    5) Many longs are feeling stuck and frustrated as no one wants to sell at the lows even if there seems to be no immediate relief from this continual bleed to the share price.
    6) To not ding Hession's team for execution is to ignore the FACT that they had to abandon the Wahoo well, because they failed there. Should they not have anticipated high pressures there and at the other 2 wells? If this was such a crack management team, they have NOT shown it on the Wahoo execution, nor on the communications. Hession's under promise and over-deliver clearly means promise little and muddle through just like any company in tough drilling country.
    To watch from the cheap (no current IOC holdings) gives one some perspective that feels awfully good. I lost a lot of money before exiting IOC, but have avoided the latest 20% drop.

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    52wk Range: 43.85 - 93.40

    by phildagrave Jul 15, 2014 8:41 PM
    iocnewbe100 iocnewbe100 Jul 16, 2014 12:09 PM Flag

    Gerald, I am a little surprised that you interpreted the Puma buy as such a positive sign. I think the jury is still out on whether that was good for IOC or not. Obviously Hession thought it was the right thing to do, so I guess I can respect that, but it certainly has not helped to protect the stock price, and I guess it could be a lesson to us all that tangential issues like spinning off that part of the business is fairly irrelevant compared to exploration success.

  • Reply to

    52wk Range: 43.85 - 93.40

    by phildagrave Jul 15, 2014 8:41 PM
    iocnewbe100 iocnewbe100 Jul 16, 2014 12:00 PM Flag

    Finally a comment from you that makes sense. Of course the key words here are "good drilling news". That kind of statement could reasonably be made of virtually any stock. The big IF. Nectar of the hopefuls. Like hession said: 1 out of 10, right?

  • Reply to

    52wk Range: 43.85 - 93.40

    by phildagrave Jul 15, 2014 8:41 PM
    iocnewbe100 iocnewbe100 Jul 16, 2014 11:57 AM Flag

    I must admit that with the stock closing in on $50, talk of 100-125 on a buyout just seems like crazy talk, but maybe someone has examples of such hopes coming true. When stocks are taking such a dive, do sweetheart offers of double the share price EVER come in?

  • Reply to

    52wk Range: 43.85 - 93.40

    by phildagrave Jul 15, 2014 8:41 PM
    iocnewbe100 iocnewbe100 Jul 16, 2014 11:54 AM Flag

    The only good thing about this slow bleed is that not even the super pumpers are calling these levels "buying opportunities. I guess even they are getting the wind knocked out of them

  • iocnewbe100 by iocnewbe100 Jul 16, 2014 10:58 AM Flag

    The Market Vectors Unconventional Oil & Gas Fund (FRAK) is up around 60% over the past two years.

  • Reply to

    Actions versus words

    by raiseyou33 Jul 14, 2014 2:19 PM
    iocnewbe100 iocnewbe100 Jul 14, 2014 11:28 PM Flag

    6 thumbs down for a totally reasonable and thoughtful post. Just shows that most of the people here want to stick their head in the sand. Great way to invest, folks!! Just re-confirms what I have long thought about the reasoning ability of 'longs' on this board,

  • Reply to

    Hession

    by bonkthegrups Jul 9, 2014 12:50 PM
    iocnewbe100 iocnewbe100 Jul 10, 2014 12:03 PM Flag

    I was never a supporter of Phil, but he had a pretty good drilling record, even if often late on the schedule also.

  • Reply to

    Hession

    by bonkthegrups Jul 9, 2014 12:50 PM
    iocnewbe100 iocnewbe100 Jul 10, 2014 12:00 PM Flag

    When you first started posting here, I interpreted your "handle as mean dcody, and I said to myself, he's even proud enough of his demeanor to want to advertise it. Later, I realized that it was supposed to be me and cody. But still the attacking nature of your posts left the first impression anyway, and it has never changed. Just happy I was not stupid enough to stick around for the latest $10 drop in share price. It is almost getting to the point where I am thinking of buying IOC stock again. Regardless, watching from the sidelines allows me to call em like I see em. And yes, you have proven time and again that you are, indeed a jerk. Feels good to say it, I must say. If saying that makes me a jerk too, so be it. Stop attacking others personally, and start talking instead about IOC issues, and I will stop calling you a jerk.

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