A cracking discovery from Hurricane this morning as the Lincoln Crystal well comes in strongly. Amerisur have interim results which show strong production and the resulting cash flow puts them in a strong position as the vultures gather in Bogotá. Coro also has interims but the progress in Asia is still looking most exciting with drilling imminent at the Mako field. DGO announce a proposed move to the premium segment of the Main Market with all the governance etc that brings and IGas also have good figures but the market is focusing on Spings Rosd.
On the move today will cover more later, in the meantime DGO confirms that the EdgeMarc Energy deal has been approved adding a modest but valuable portfolio to the company. Reabold and Union Jack have announced that testing at West Newton has resulted in what represents a potentially significant oil and gas discovery. This should be transformational for both companies. Finally PetroTal has 2Q figs but subsequent events are pushing the company fast forward with much more to come.
Oil is all over the place with America and China playing diplomatic tennis and now appearing to be making friends again. Today, DGO buy a small but important stake in gas gathering systems and Eco Atlantic have spudded Joe-1. Reabold have potentially very exciting news from Romania and Solo Oil are about to update their corporate presentation. Jadestone trim the guidance, mainly for the weather to be fair but still look in good nick whilst Providence and Lansdowne have extended their backstop.
Oil is quiet at the moment although the inventory figures will be as important as ever this week. Cluff Natural Resources has completed its farm-out to Shell with a well to be drilled soon. Providence and Lansdowne are being forced into another week’s extension as the Chinese money is still not in…DGO has announced that its divi will from now, have a GPB Sterling alternative which has gone down well. Catch up from yesterday on IOG where LOG has restructured and EOG have had a Government extension at FEL 2/13.
An excellent set of interims from DGO with increased production and a continued vice like grip on costs. Genel announce the continuation of its accretive buy-back programme.
Oil has dipped following the Fed rate cut and comments about a ‘midcycle adjustment’ worried markets. A catch up day today after a number of recent announcements and I look at Zenith who have today announced a funding for their current drilling campaign. I finish my comments on RockRose with a target price of £37.50 after looking at the numbers since their return from suspension. Last week saw a trading statement and an acquisition from DGO which I look at and I also went to see the Wentworth management team.
An AGM statement today from Genel where operations are clearly going very well: total net WI production is 37,600 bopd running slightly ahead of the expected increase in y/y production. Very little to add for Premier at today’s AGM, operationally all is going well, indeed with production of 80.1 kboed the company has seen fit to up its guidance to 75-80 kboed. Today’s update from Diversified Gas & Oil shows Q1 production of 69/- b/d in line with the year end and April production of 70/- b/d.
Today Malcy talks about the following stocks: Chariot Oil & Gas (CHAR), Jersey Oil & Gas (JOG), Amerisur Resources (AMER), Hurricane Energy (HUR), Block Energy (BLOE), Diversified Gas & Oil (DGOC), Gulf Keystone Petroleum (GKP) and Genel Energy (GENL).
Oil should end the week in positive territory again with WTI easing after the poor inventory stats and Brent rallying on the Libyan situation. Despite going through $70 the European marker just dipped back and is a few cents weaker this morning. Yesterday I interviewed Hurricane CEO Dr Robert Trice and the link is here this morning, also a few comments on last week’s action at DGO.
Oil will likely end up roughly all square on the week, down slightly today on poor Chinese economic data but better inventory data this week has helped a bit. DGO have posted a nice dividend which should please investors and Block Energy are doing well in Georgia.