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.
Presidents Day meant that trade was thin and so the market rose gently on lower production stories. DGO are continuing to sort out its decommissioning programme, this time in Kentucky whilst Touchstone has raised money for a well in the Ortoire property which if it came in would be very substantial.
Oil had a very good week, Brent particularly so, after realisation that production cuts were indeed real filtered through. Sound Energy confirm that TE-10 is indeed a discovery and have made an upward revision of net pay numbers after a report from ERCE. I met with Eco Atlantic last week and both Gil and Colin remain very upbeat ahead of the drilling in Guyana. A profit warning from Plexus this morning was down to lower margins and higher overheads whilst Anglo African Oil has got some money back from SNPC but would have preferred a higher stake in the licence. Finally a word on AAA who are getting involved in Comarco Ports in Mombasa…
It has been a good week for oil, production quotas are being adhered to and there are some geopolitical worries around too. Another good announcement from President shows just what a good year 2018 was, with more to come i shouldn’t wonder, I have interviews in the blog today from Bill Higgs, COO Genel and James Menzies CEO of Coro Energy. Meanwhile the Sun are reporting on a success by IGas which adds to some good UK onshore finds, not before time…
Oil was quiet last week with the Chinese New Year and is off small time today. Coro has announced a very smart deal to add to its Far East portfolio with decent reserves and step-out exploration upside. Solo Oil has announced further rearrangement and restructuring with Chairman Alastair Ferguson taking on an executive role and Gneiss Energy providing two heavyweight advisors. Genel has updated Tawke reserves where P1 number are unchanged which is a good performance. Finally after the Brulpudda discovery bt Total last week Tower Resources confirm that the farm-out of their adjacent block goes ahead….
With oil prices under pressure after news that the US/Sino trade talks at senior level won’t happen until after the March 1st deadline and that Libya may come back the price is flat today. Aminex and Zenith have both raised modest amounts of money. SDX has acquired two more potentially very valuable blocks in the Gharb Basin and Genel reported good production from Tawke. Finally Utd Oil & Gas and Prospex reported a positive CPR from Italy.
Oil prices drifted off but remains pretty solid, Opec+ production is falling. The Wressle partners are back submitting yet another planning appeal although what N Lincs council will do is anyone’s guess. Savannah Petroleum has signed the Seven Energy Implementation agreement, not long now before completion…Amerisur spuds the second well off the Indico pad and watch an incredible interview with John Wardle on the link today. Genel also proving that there is life at Taq Taq with TT-32 and the horizontal TT-20z due to complete this month. Finally good news at Aminex where the excellent John Bell takes over as Chairman.
After a very strong January where WTI rose by 18% and Brent by 15% some consolidation seems likely, production is declining nicely but the US/Sino trade talks will be key. Today I look at United Oil & Gas who have announced very handy CPR numbers which make the stock look most attractive. And finally we appear to have a date for drilling at Barryroe, with a rig selected the bit should be spinning 3Q 2019.
Oil rallied yesterday as possible movement on the US/Sino tariff war was mooted. Ophir has accepted a bid worth 55p, oh what could have been…And Anglo American brings in the Djeno at Tilapia but it will be a long haul for patient shareholders.
The oil price had a bad day yesterday but has perked up a bit this morning, inventory stats are now key. VOG are showing very high levels of production after the renewal of the ENEO contract and are not raising money ‘yet’. Ophir seems to have given up the ghost talking very seriously at 55p by the looks of it whilst Jadestone are oozing confidence about Montara. Over at Angus they are again changing the guard in the boardroom and at advisor level, who knows what’s next?