WTI $52.48 +11c, Brent $55.47 +2c, Diff -$2.99 -28c, NG $3.41 -1c

Oil price

Both the Saudi Oil Minister and the head of Saudi Aramco were on their hind legs at Dav-oh yesterday, the former saying that the US supply infrastructure was ‘decimated’ and the latter confirming that the oil market would have re-balanced by the end of the first half. He also snuck in that the IPO would aim to raise around $100bn.


Faroe has announced that it has received four new licences in the recently announced APA round. Three are in the Norwegian North Sea of which one looks very like a possible Brasse extension, one is the Pabow prospect east of Shango and one is the Goanna prospect. They have also received one licence in the Norwegian Sea which contains the Canela project. These awards being in the APA round, ie Awards in Pre-defined Areas, mean that Faroe are able to pinpoint such areas and adds exploration as well as concentrating on consolidating near Brasse for example. With few commitments Faroe have been wise to pick up these blocks which underscores my favourable valuation  for the future and will surely remain in the bucket list come the end of January…

SDX Energy

My weekly VoxMarkets Podcast was about SDX Energy where management have announced that they are looking at parts of Circle Oil and an equity raise to go with it. The link is below:

VOX Markets podcast: includes Malcy on SDX Energy

And finally…

Sensational news from down under this morning where Brit Dan Evans has beaten the No 7 seed Marin Cilic…

In the FA Cup replays there was indeed giant killing going on as Sutton beat Wimbledon and Lincoln beat the Tractor Boys.

Tonight in the cup, the HubCap Stealers go to Plymouth, the Magpies welcome Birmingham City and  the Canaries visit the Saints.