Oil fell sharply yesterday as the EU dithered on sanctions...Kistos has results better than expectations and with a very positive cash flow and debt payoff potential, PetroTal has ended the dock protests. SDX has a discovery at SD-5X at South Disouq and Block has an operational update and pre-warns on fund raising whilst I cover news from Getech from yesterday.
DEC has closed another abs and is now set for further growth, rule nothing out. Eco has announced a gain from an investment sale but shareholders will be more excited by exploration especially after Total's recent big discovery in the Orange Basin. i3 Energy and Block both update the market.
Yesterday, as I reported, oil joined in the panic about recession with markets all over the place. Today Wall Street has fallen again ahead of the Fed tomorrow but this time oil has bucked the trend and is about 50 cents higher. IOG has updated and despite a few technicals first gas is not far away. Union Jack and Egdon have decided to submit an appeal against the refusal of planning permission by Lincolnshire County Council (LCC) on 1 November 2021, for a side-track drilling operation, associated testing and long-term oil production at the Biscathorpe site. Capricorn update the market as do Trinity and President. Finally I catch up with Block after yesterday's announcement.
Oil is quiet again and is staying right in the middle of the range. Today Union Jack have a very positive update out on Wressle and Genel announce that CFO Esa Ikaheimonen is leaving after the results. Finally Block has an update in which progress is being made.
Oil rallied and then some after the US invoked sales from the SPR handing advantage to Opec+ ahead of the Dec2 meeting. PetroTal has some local difficulties in Peru and UOG have an extension in Jamaica. Jadestone take another 10% of Lemang and President announce a bond issue. Block has announced that gas sales from well KRT-39, located in Block XIB, have commenced and I interview Ed Story, President and CEO of Pharos Energy.
Oil will be slightly down on the week after a mix of news and Opec being somewhat more cautious. DEC announce that it has monetised some of the Haynesville assets bought in the summer and UOG have spudded again in Abu Sennan. Finally, Block have had a disappointing result at WR-B1a.
Oil and gas are lower after efforts to take the heat out of those market gained some ground yesterday. Another what looks like a good acquisition from DEC and Genel post further receipts from the KRG. As for Block a problem is causing problems, is 21% down so far today enough?
Oil should be modestly up on the week not something you might have thought on Wednesday. Touchstone has 2Q results and an operational update. Prospex have found a legal technicality as a number of shareholders attempt to unseat the board and Block, in a similar situation have appointed Jeremy Asher to the board...Finally, after the tragic death of Chairman Bruce Dingwall Trinity reshuffles, no surprises in these appointments.
Oil is up modestly today making a rise for the week even after the panic on Monday, Block has lost another independent director, Oscar Wilde would have something to say by now...
Oil is staying put with Brent at $75+ and WTI at $74+ with the agencies all scheduled to report and likely to firm up demand numbers I suspect. Kistos has started its life very strongly and updates today and ever solid Serica shows good results from its Columbus development well. Zephyr has got under way with the State 16-2-LN-CC well and also some non-dilutive funding for additional data acquisition. President has an operational update as does Block and SDX announced a successful well in Egypt.