Oil rallied yesterday on the thoughts of a Fed rate cute and further production cuts from Libya. After the close the better than expected API stats gave a further boost to oil prices and Brent is over $65 this morning. Plenty of company updates but all going well at Far in West Africa with Senegal leading the way, Genel have updated on Tawke where all is good at there and of course Peshkabir. IGas have also updated and is going well, the Bowland shale is very much the pin-up boy. Reabold has topped up in the Corallian raise, we knew it would but the discount helped a great deal. Finally Soco are also updating today and all appears well in Vietnam and Egypt is now underway.
Flash blog today as Rockhopper announces submission of the PIM for Sea Lion. For those of us who have watched the process develop over many years it has now become worth the while as the project builds up a head of steam.
Last week oil prices edged up only by a few cents and the battle remains between Geo-politics and stuttering GDP numbers. Today, Echo Energy announce further progress in seismic data processing in Argentina with drilling still planned for 4Q of this year. Amerisur have a regular update on operations with the Sol-1 well confirmed as a ‘modest discovery’ and Indico-2 next to be drilled. Production remains in line with guidance. VOG confirm last weeks’ rumours of a huge deal selling gas to Aksa Energy and Reabold have exciting wells to drill in west Brentwood. Eco Atlantic are cheered by Qatar Petroleum farming into Guyana and Tullow asking for an extension to the Jethro drilling programme. Good news also for the Wressle oil field participants..
A quiet end to the oil week but it will be an up week by around a dollar or so. Today IOG reveal their farm-out for their SNS Core Project to CalEnergy who have extracted some pretty good terms for their financing and IOG are having to restructure debt as well. Block have disappointed with flow rate at West Rustavi and Range Resources have dissed pre-school educashun and may be looking at Oil & Gas again, but where? Finally from yesterday when President announced a great offtake deal with Trafigura that pays down a fair amount of high interest debt.
RockRose Energy has reappeared this morning and the shares are trad8ng at around £19 per share on good volume. With plenty of cash in the balance sheet and an aggressive management ready for more deals RRE looks primed and ready to go again.
Oil rose yesterday with the Gulf taking the lead and worries about further Iranian gunboat diplomacy continuing. This morning Rockhopper has announced the disposal of its Abu Sennan assets to United Oil and Gas, a good deal for both sides.
Oil rallies sharply this morning after a bad week but one that ended with Iran seizing a British ship. JOG have been awarded a ‘transformational’ deal by securing the Greater Buchan area close to Verbier. Amerisur reveal that Maurel & Prom are the bidders but at 17p is far too low, Providence and Lansdowne yet again extend the deal for Barryroe as the money from APEC still hasn’t arrived and my sources including Jamie Nimmo suggest that VOG is about to announce a whopping contract…
Doc Holiday caught up with Malcolm Graham-Wood once again to discuss all the latest Oil & Gas News, with a number of fast-moving announcements breaking on Friday, notably Amerisur’s RNS Doc and Malcy started recording to deliver opinion and analysis…
Oil prices fell again yesterday as risk-off is the order of the day. Amerisur has announced that it is having a strategic review after receipt of interest in all or part of its portfolio. Petro Matad has spudded the Heron well which is either an exploration or an appraisal well depending on your stance. Finally Pantheon has raised £10.7m at 18p for work on their Alaskan assets.
Oil was weaker yesterday after spurious Iran talks and a set of product inventory stats that surprised the market. This morning Coro Energy has announced a smart renegotiation of its Bulu PSC acquisition extending the payment schedule and making best use of its balance sheet. Zenith are at long last ready to drill the C-37 well in Azerbaijan looking for 700 b/d.