Oil fell yesterday but rallied today ahead of the Opec+ meeting on Thursday, Premier with 88Energy have failed in their attempt to find anything commercial. Block Energy has hunkered down in Georgia and will for the time being correctly ensure they get the Schlumberger deal over the line.
Oil staged a modest rally, given back this morning, as the US Senate passes the Stimulus Bill whilst Secretary Pompeo talks to MbS about global energy security. I look at RockRose who have not put results out but instead a bullish operations update, also iog who have actually announced results today. Block look like they have done a cracking deal in Georgia with the fleeing Schlumberger. Finally Falcon succumb to COVID-19 as drilling stops at Kyalla.
Oil remains weak due to the Corona Virus and SDX update on success in Morocco and plans for Egypt. From yesterday, comments about Block Energy who's report was overdue and the market is uncertain about size of the success.
Oil and equities remain subdued whilst the population stays at home, literally. Predator and Columbus have successfully injected CO2 in Trinidad which could be most exciting for the future. JOG are doing a great job at the Greater Buchan Area having acquired Equinor's interest fora modest sum. They are putting a great team together here. DGO are trading in line with market expectations ahead of results in March.
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.