The oil price ended the week in positive territory with calming comments from the Saudis about Opec+production. Eco Atlantic has announced a new CPR with substantially increased resources and still looks very undervalued. Range Resources meantime has restructured the balance sheet again and is looking to buy a pre-school education business in China….
Oil will finish the week up after inventory draws and Opec production being lower than expected, down to 30.5m b/d in February apparently. Bahamas Petroleum has raised $2.54m at a deep discount to keep itself going and in the hope that it can find a farm-in partner.
The oil price is steady with positive fundamentals helping out and the chartists like the look of it too if it consolidates above these levels. Petrofac announced a big contract in Algeria yesterday which makes them even more undervalued whilst Far’s annual report is full of goodies. Finally Touchstone has an operational update with good production numbers and preparing to drill at Ortoire.
After a mixed and apparently turbulent week in the oil market the price ended up although less that a dollar. Right now WTI has rallied by 60 cents and Brent by 72c. Today Coro and Empyrean get their Plan of Development for the Mako field offshore Indonesia, good for monetising the gas. IGas and Egdon have announced that at Springs Road ‘significant gas indications were observed’, could this see the East Midlands start to become our own Dallas? Reabold bounce back from Friday’s duster to find in excess of 60m of pay at the Monroe Swell which will be very valuable whilst Cairn now have to wait until the end of the year at best to find out arbitration news.
Oil is mixed but relatively based, company wise Amerisur have another substantial rise in reserves and should be higher. RockRose have bid for IOG, easier than farming-in I suppose with a 20p offer. All change at VOG as a substantial raise and change of management signals a new, brighter future and Soco admit they also bid for Ophir but their all-paper offer was not good enough. Finally Jadestone Energy have given guidance which sets them off on a substantial voyage of discovery, worth being aboard.
Oil fell at the end of last week although most pointers were, and still are, upwards. Jersey Oil & Gas have spudded the Verbier appraisal well which hopefully add a great deal to the partners knowledge of the block. Reabold have also spudded, theirs is in California at Monroe Swell, a name like that just has to come in. If it does it will pay back very quickly. Plexus have won a contract and the shares were up 30%…Egdon gave an upbeat update, Springs Road might well be a lifeline…And Pantheon, having delivered bad news from Winx on Friday said it was all ok today…
Oil may not end the week up, it’s a close call this week but as we see the end of the month February was up 6-8.5% for WTI and Brent and they are both up over 26% so far on the quarter and ytd. Pantheon and partners may not have had success at Winx-1 but for them the Alkaid well test which is next is crucial… From yesterday when both Petrofac and Hunting provided excellent figures and also good news from Genel who got KRG approval for the Chevron deal.
Oil rose modestly on the week but has fallen back somewhat today, US/Sino trade is still in the melting pot. President is raising money to accelerate its Rio Negro programme which should substantially increase the gas proportion of the mix. RockRose has bought the Marathon UK North Sea and West of Shetlands assets for $140m nearly doubling the size of its portfolio and Reabold and United Oil & Gas have had a discovery at Colter but having missed the target which it will now try to get to with a side track. Independent Oil & Gas are going down the farm-out route for its SNS core assets and therefore may not have to have quite such a big funding…
Oil looks like ending up on the week after Opec+ production continues to fall and risk is off right now. Bahamas Petroleum have had their licences renewed until December 2020 giving them more time to find a partner but with commitment to drill a well. Eco Atlantic are ranked 2nd in the TSX Venture 50 and I write up Serica after a meeting with CEO Mitch Flegg.
The oil price continues to rise in a risk-off market place. Better news from Opec+ with the Saudis seeing the end of oversupply in the world market by April. Rockhopper has upbeat news from the Greater Med and with a potentially exciting end to the year… United Oil & Gas has had a CPR resources upgrade and COS rise in Jamaica and I review a meeting with Reabold Resources.