Oil is actually fairly quiet at the moment, it won't last... Today Angus has announced that it is buying in the 49% of Saltfleetby that it doesnt already own in a smart deal. Coro update the market, Trinity have full year results and Helium One Global are off drilling again...
Oil was down last week and is now off another 3 bucks today. Ineos boss Sir Jim Ratcliffe make a very good case for fraccing in the Sunday Telegraph. DEC have published their sustainability report and Genel detail KRG sales and payments. Angus have done a small raise today, wise given the bidding timetable has overrun a bit. Afentra updates on Sonangol and Coro has signed up on a new deal in Vietnam. Longboat have spudded Cambozola it's one of the biggest gas prospects around. Lamprell, I just don't know what is going on, it seems like good progress in wind but oil & gas going well is up for sale. UOG has confirmed its sale in Italy to Prospex and is now well financed but needs to spend the money.
Oil has bounced by just over two dollars this morning as peace talks seem unlikely to be working. Gulf Keystone has announced figures with a substantial dividend pay-out, Orcadian has announced an extension to Phase 'A' of Licence P2320 and a resource update and Coro has increased output in Italy.
The trading range for oil seems to be pretty tight, there is little doubt that stocks will continue to fall and that 1Q 2022 will be the battleground. Yesterday Kistos had more good news and today VOG provide an exceptional update. Far have spudded a very interesting exploration well in The Gambia and Coro has a binding JV agreement in Vietnam.
Oil rallied yesterday, partly due to reasons expressed here but also due to an unexpected outage in Libya. Jadestone has interims today and whilst have had some operational and political problems I'm confident that they will deliver the goods. Coro is under new management with deals changing its nature. Afentra's future is in front of it as they say but I'm confident Paul McDade is in a strong position.
After all the price moves last week oil ended only 60 odd cents down at the end, given what happened after the Opec+ meeting had broken up that wasnt a bad result. San Leon continue their consolidation in Nigeria and Predator has appointed a leading Moroccan expert as COO. Coro have started a move into solar in Vietnam which has potential to grow swiftly and Helium One has seen gas bubble but have to side-track the well. SDX also has a trading update.
Oil is already making back the losses when yesterday people wrote off Opec, something to do very carefully and not by me, at the moment anyway. Petro Matad has received its exploitation licence in Block XX and Coro seems to have done a very smart deal with ion. Hurricane has completed the Lincoln obligation well and Getech is looking at Hydrogen. Finally it seems that some Block shareholders are not looking at their own board but others, not a wise move if you ask me.
Oil was quiet even after a good set of inventory stats, particularly in products, were mainly ignored yesterday. Coro has finally disposed of the residual Italian portfolio and Afentra has results, worthless but good to remind ourselves what the plans are.
Oil is unchanged today after a big week last week when the vaccine trade advanced although even though the economic data is good in the US and China the rest of the world is still in a bad way. Hurricane issue a Lancaster production update, Echo also updates on operations and commercial matters whilst there are finals from Coro and an update from Trinity. Finally it's first day of dealing in 'New Advance Energy' today.
Oil is still in the doldrums, trading in a narrow range whilst the vaccine rolls out but Covid is still rampant in some areas of the world. JOG has made an inspired call in their new NED, Les Thomas former CEO of Ithaca Energy with his detailed knowledge of the North Sea. And Coro have given an updated operational update following the recent acquisition of the Global Energy Partnership.