Oil fell but not as much as it might have after production rises from the KSA and the USA. An upbeat trading and operational update from Genel this morning where cash flow is very strong, funding capex, dividends and probably more M&A as well. The Sarta development proceeds incredibly fast and hoping for production next year. President update the market as they start to put gas through their own pipeline which is to be expanded by January. Finally it may be worth taking a look at the Block Energy shareholder list as well known predator Jon Fitzpatrick declares a stake to add to that of Alistair Ferguson, Chairman of Solo (Scirocco)…
Oil prices drifted on worse than expected crude builds reported by both the API and the EIA. However, the product markets were very different with both agencies reporting a quite substantial draw in both gasoline and distillates. Genel has announced Tawke production of 119,800 bopd which will rise above 120,000 bopd by the year end, also are getting on with the Peshkabir-to-Tawke gas project. Echo Energy has decided on a location for its first of four exploration wells at Tapi Aike which shareholders have been getting very excited about for some time. Finally Block Energy, having announced a GSA yesterday have completed at WR-38Z but no flow rates until after testing in the coming weeks.
Results from Chariot and more importantly since, confirm that the Lixus acquisition has the potential to bring profitable lower risk assets into the portfolio. At Block the 38Z well has started and the WR-16aZ is showing highly difficult to read results with more gas than expected, announcements will be hard to predict.
It has been a bad week for crude oil but yesterday, and so far today, oil is rallying from the lows created by trade wars and grim EIA inventory stats. Amerisur seem to be moving fast with the FSP with a number of companies signed up and Providence and Lansdowne have the approval to get underway at Barryroe but so far no dosh to do it with. I catch up on Touchstone who spudded on the key Ortoire block and Block who are preparing for 38Z but all people want to know is the production rate on 16aZ…
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.
Oil is strong this morning after the G20 meeting saw favourable trade news and an agreement between Putin and MbS ahead of today’s Opec+ meeting, both Brent and WTI are up around $1.50. Hurricane announce that the Warwick Deep well is P&A’d as although they found an oil column it did not flow at commercial rates. Much more info to get from the data and two more wells this year and three next year means it is far from over at GWA. RockRose announce the completion of the Marathon deal and the shares should be back in a fortnight. Block have rented some oil storage and can get back up and running within a week and Lekoil has cut a deal with Schlumberger and an unnamed major.
Today Malcy discusses Echo Energy (ECHO), Rose Petroleum (ROSE), Pantheon Resources (PANR), Jersey Oil & Gas (JOG), Reabold Resources (RBD), Amerisur Resources (AMER), SDX Energy (SDX), Falcon Oil & Gas (FOG), Block Energy (BLOE) and Egdon Resources (EDR)
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 is drifting ahead of the holiday weekend but fundamentals remain positive. I spoke to Paul Haywood this morning about the ongoing great news from Block, more to come I suspect and Jadestone has figures but are meaningless.
Today Malcy talks about the following stocks: Chariot Oil & Gas (CHAR), Jersey Oil & Gas (JOG), Amerisur Resources (AMER), Hurricane Energy (HUR), Block Energy (BLOE), Diversified Gas & Oil (DGOC), Gulf Keystone Petroleum (GKP) and Genel Energy (GENL).