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.
A poor week for oil as the Corona virus has the potential to hit growth which was just starting to show signs of green shoots. Today I look at Columbus where the statement has confused the market but signs are that the management is a touch more positive. Getech has also at first sight disappointed but its not all bad news, costs are down and margins are holding at 47%. Finally for UK onshore a number of pieces of good news have excited a number of stocks.
Oil has quietened but take nothing for granted right now....I speak to Larry Bottomley, CEO of Chariot Oil & Gas and also look at the latest well from Columbus.
An update on the Solo acquisition plus sundry raise etc, it looks a perfect start for them. Predator and CERP have announced further updated proposals to heritage and Predator has signed another CA with another operator. P
A poor week for oil as economic worries around the world cause pain and even the Fed might cut rates this month. After a fortnight away albeit with some flash blogs where possible today I look at the real progress being made by Savannah Petroleum on the Seven Energy deal. I also notice Coro has spudded in Indonesia and some interesting things going on at Nu Oil. With CERP finally coming clean about Suriname it looks a good deal and fits well with the Trinidad exposure.
Good news from Genel this morning as Chevron gets underway with the CPF at the Sarta field ahead of start-up next year. Columbus and Predator announce that work on the CO2 project has moved on successfully and EOR operations are significantly advanced.
Oil prices remain at their lower level with usual tariff and growth worries. Columbus have interims but they are of little interest, all eyes are on the second half and drilling in the SW Peninsula. Yesterday Wentworth announced their maiden dividend giving them a yield of around 6.7%.
After the Lord Mayors show, with the Opec+ finally announcing the continuation of production cuts the market has moved on and now worries more about falling growth in manufacturing around the world. I write up Columbus Energy after a new presentation by CEO Leo Koot at last weeks AGM and the autumn looks highly promising. AAOG has raised money again with a few bells and whistles but if it goes ok they will have £8.25m to spend on recovering oil from the Djeno. Finally Infrastrata announce that they still in equity and debt discussions for funding and today is the last day of the auction for Gulfsands shares for another quarter.
Another bad day for oil as markets remain weak and in risk-off stance. Saudi OM pledges to continue working for market stability and cuts his own production again. IGas get planning for Scampton waterflood, Egdon raise $1.98m but only 72% endorse the raise, VOG settle with Weatherfords and I cover CERP results from yesterday.
Oil rallies this morning as four ships are attacked off Abu Dhabi, two of them Saudi tankers. Hurricane announce that hydrocarbons have been introduced to the Aoka Mizu and that the start up phase has commenced which is the next step to first oil. Columbus has been granted a licence for their key Bonasse licence in the S W peninsula, any find here will 'transform' the company. And Jadestone has completed work on the Stag oilfield successfully and the rig is moving away, production is expected in a few days. Finally a link to a short interview I did with IGTV on the oil price.