The oil price remains strong on the back of strong equity markets enjoying favourable economic news from China. Today sees an agreed cash bid by Viaro for RockRose at 1,850p per share which is 91% up on the 3 month VWAP. Sound Energy also announce successful negotiations with ONHYM with regards to its Anoual Permit work programme commitments.
Oil is up ahead of the Independence Day weekend as equities also head into the break on a high after good Non-Farm Payroll numbers. I notice that Jadestone is going to arbitration in Singapore after being jilted by Inpex...
Oil is in quite good nick, this week's inventory figures have helped, Premier continues with its Andrew and Shearwater deals but have quit the Tolmount acquisition. Reabold have announced news from Romania but that well is early days yet.
Oil rallied nicely yesterday as markets found strength, today all is about window dressing on the last day of the month, quarter and half means leaving no big open positions to make you look a fool...I look at Predator who are preparing in some detail for drilling in Morocco and are clearly excited. Also Trinity who have received the VAT money and GMS who had a trading statement yesterday.
Oil ended the week slightly down on more virus worries but markets are better today as is oil. I look at the interesting Sound deal in Morocco and the good news from Echo Energy. Solo has raised a potential $5m and updated on cost strategy whilst DGO has had its redetermination satisfactorily. Finally Jadestone looks like it has made another cracking acquisition.
Oil rallied yesterday after a weak start but positive comment from Opec and markets in general drove prices higher. Today Ascent have results but mainly concentrate on the portfolio going forward. I write up an interview with Deltic Energy CEO Graham Swindells and sadly note that Jón Ferrier is leaving GKP.
Oil and markets fall on the IMF downing GDP forecasts and a rise in COVID-19 cases. Inventory stats showed a modest build in crude but again a solid draw in gasoline stocks and demand. Far Gambia has signed up a JOA in respect of Blocks A2 and A5 with Petronas and is in process of a farm-out for part of its own stake.San Leon have figures and the amount that this company pays out is making it, in my view a very credible investment especially for retail investors. IGas has continued to carefully monitor its resources and is also cutting costs from a position of strength.
Oil has drifted, little news from oil but the knock-on effect of an increase in the COVID-19 has taken its toll slightly. Savannah has extended its results until July due to COVID in its operations but gives a strong update to end May. Far are waiting on the operator of their Senegal asset as they reduce capex but for the time being Far are in technical default. Solo have also had local problems on delivering results but also say that they are in a strong position at the moment. Union Jack has swooped for a 3% stake in Biscathorpe taking them to 30% of this exciting project. Finally Petrofac has seen adverse reaction to the virus and the oil price but they are cutting costs and look very strong longer term.
Oil continues its sporting run, April 20th with its negative oil price seems like a long time passed. The July WTI expires with both it and the new August contract over $40. Despite newspaper rumours Woodside reiterates that the Sangomar Field Development Phase 1 remains on track for 2023 'in line with previous guidance' so Far and Cairn are both helped by this news. SDX has another update and in Egypt and Morocco the news is good subject of course to drilling and testing.
Oil rose on Friday after the Opec committee meetings reported both good quota adherence and a rise in demand. Today I catch up with announcements from Genel and AGM statements from GKP and Trinity.