A flash blog today as I am away from my desk, oil fell yesterday as the dollar rose on inflation concerns. Challenger has updated on Saffron-2 which looks very exciting and VOG has announced details of a financing with Meridian Capital, again more later.
Oil is up again today as buyers realise just how big a week it is, Iranian elections upcoming, the Putin-Biden talks, the Fed meeting and the IEA volte face. Shell consider a sale of $10bn of Permian assets and Scirocco have made moves into the sustainable area while Challenger update on Saffron-2. Sound have done a very smart deal in Morocco and Helium One Global have started the drill bit spinning.
Oil will be up strongly on the week and economic stats are pretty good. Challenger updates on the Saffron-2 well and Predator has raised £1.5m at 15p. VOG also announce positive news across the board and Hurricane walk away from the Aoka Mizu contract when it expires in the hope of getting a cheaper deal, if not that's it, all over...
Oil is better again today after OK API stats after the close and a rally at the death last night. Genel announces KRG payments, Challenger spud at Saffron-2, UJO/Egdon and Europa have permitting at Wressle. President update from Argentina and Paraguay and I interview David Minchin, CEO of Helium One Global.
It will have been a bad week for oil as India and Asia remain hit hard by Covid, also words from Russia and Iran itself suggest the USA are about to end sanctions. A fund raise to follow the acquisition from DEC has been a success and Challenger Energy has also raised money ahead of the Saffron spud. And Kistos close their Tulip deal and also release a positive trading update today.