Oil is strong after the Opec+ committee announced that quotas are likely to remain at next months meeting. Echo has announced that it has done a deal with CGC and is now concentrating on Tapi Aike and has materially reduced near term capital requirements which is very good news. JOG results are behind them and now with their partners they are setting about finding further prospects on the licence and looking at the extensive 3D seismic from last year. Rose Petroleum has raised money from OCE after previous donor Robert Bensh withdrew, and on better terms. With Reabold announcing commerciality of its two wells in California all we need now are the flow rates…And on that subject Pantheon is excited about the Alkaid well but still no commerciality here..
Oil firm as the Saudis hit back at the Houthi rebels. SDX reduce guidance and lose CEO Paul Welch, at Falcon they raise a bit to top up for this year and next year existing carry. All in line at Cairn with no change in guidance or plans in development and exploration. Earlier this week Wentworth updated and all is going well, yesterday Block Energy raised £12m, a solid achievement given how fast they have moved and at Egdon they raised £2.17m. Empyrean has seen gas clouds at Topaz and Jade which CNOOC say is good news and Lisa Mitchell moves from Lekoil to San Leon…
Oil fell sharply yesterday ending two dollars off the peak after the comments from China, probably no time to panic though. Another good statement from Amerisur who have production up, success in Platanillo and have just spudded Sol-1. IGas AGM statement is also very positive and the shares have fallen way too far, wait for Springs Road and further gas demand data. Finally Touchstone has announced good 1Q figures but its all about Ortoire in this quarter.
Oil rallies this morning as four ships are attacked off Abu Dhabi, two of them Saudi tankers. Hurricane announce that hydrocarbons have been introduced to the Aoka Mizu and that the start up phase has commenced which is the next step to first oil. Columbus has been granted a licence for their key Bonasse licence in the S W peninsula, any find here will ‘transform’ the company. And Jadestone has completed work on the Stag oilfield successfully and the rig is moving away, production is expected in a few days. Finally a link to a short interview I did with IGTV on the oil price.
Oil may end up on the week, this evening in Washington may thankfully be after the close… Chevron walk away from Anadarko bid with a $1bn wallet warmer. InfraStrata are in discussions with off-take partners that might delay phase 1 of the deal but bring forward phase 2. I speak to Ahmet Dik, CEO of VOG about the ENEO payments and receive some comfort and theres a link to an interview commenting on 9 companies.
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Oil prices fell again after the markets went into risk-off mode worrying about the US/Sino trade talks collapsing. A mixed bag for inventories showed crude building and gasoline drawing, again.
Today Sound have good news from Tendrara as gas flows to the surface without stimulation or artificial lift, next is the rest of the TAGI formation. Genel has a Tawke update with good news from DNO in terms of production and a long drilling campaign. Tower has pushed back the Thali well in Cameroon until July after receiving updated data but that’s not a problem. Finally yesterday saw Amerisur announce approvals for 3rd party transportation through their OBA pipeline which should boost production by 2/- b/d and also results from Getech which show the restructuring going well.
The oil price has another fall with the US inventories mainly to blame, Falcon have some good news from Beetaloo and Zenith raise a little more for drilling kit. I take a look at the RockRose statement from earlier in the week and conclude that despite being suspended all is well.
Oil moved down, more for WTI after the inventory stats than for Brent. Results from Echo are laudible but its all down to Tapi Aike now. Predator has announced exciting plans for Ram Head which could be of significant size and I catch up with the Sound announcement from yesterday on the GSA discussions.
Oil cracked a bit on Friday but it could have been avoided, the market can supply any shortfall but will be getting tighter through this quarter. Coro and Empyrean have agreed their drilling programme for Duyung and will drill an exploration and appraisal well in the autumn. Jadestone has a HOA for gas sales with Petrovietnam and Reabold is moving ahead in California.
Oil drifts after a strong run, Iraq threatening to raise production and inventory fears remain. United Oil & Gas up the ante in Italy with a CPR showing more upside and Reabold and Union Jack spud the West Newton A-2 well. Finally I report on an interesting meeting with Jeremy Asher, Chairman and CEO of Tower Resources.