Oil is in reasonable nick staying around $80. Chariot has made a significant gas discovery at Anchois and Eco Atlantic has acquired Azinam, with stock. IOG have had a small set back in Southwark and IGas have appointed a new NED to take over as Chairman from Cuth McDowall.
2022 Bucket List.
The 2021 Bucket List results.
Oil is up over $3 this morning as Opec+ meet later in the week to decide whether to cut back their monthly 400/- b/d increase. The discovery of the Omicron Covid variant has worried markets and may dent demand somewhat but Thanksgiving certainly showed plenty of excess. Today I mention an earthquake in Peru which has not affected PetroTal and another delay for the San Leon paperwork. Eco Atlantic report of a share purchase by CEO Gil Holzman and Zenith are continuing with activities in Africa.
Oil crashes on new Covid variant concern, Gran Tierra sells its remaining stake in PetroTal, UJO and RBD give locals guidance on West Newton plans and Eco (Atlantic) has Interims.
Oil drifted off the top last week but is better this morning, Challenger have interims as do VOG. Eco Atlantic have a duster but of limited importance and Pharos move further ahead in Egypt. Finally Helium One start their Phase 2 programme.
Oil recovered last week's fall and was picked up on Mexican production loss and of course Hurricane Ida. Today I look at JOG on electrification, UJO and Reabold with exciting news from West Newton and Sound who have completed the Schlumberger deal. Also Hurricane announce an offer for the bonds, Lamprell update on recapitalisation and Eco Atlantic spud the Sapote-1 well and Zenith sign an agreement in Nigeria.
Oil will end up on the week after the inventory stats and economic recoveries kept demand strong. Eco Atlantic had results and an update, for the them it is the Sapote 1 well, due to spud in August which will potentially reward them most highly. Finally Phil Kirk at Harbour has bought some more shares in the company.
Opec + is now not going to meet today and in the absence of any further meetings in the diary we are in fall-back mode which if my synopsis is correct does not allow for an increase in production. Diversified keeps doing deals and they keep getting better, now Oaktree are on board as well. Challenger announce that Saffron-2 is at TD and now ready for logging and production on July 23rd whilst Eco have had a dry hole on Jabillo-1. Finally more shenanigans at Block where there now has been a request for a General Meeting to try and remove the Chairman.
Oil has drifted today after last week hitting fresh highs and natural gas had a great week too. The Hurricane board have lost their case in the High Court as they attempt to rob the equity holders of 95% of their value. Petrofac has reported a trading update in line with expectations but only when the CFO case is dropped will they start to shift up a gear. Eco Atlantic has done a great deal with a raise into the bargain in a deal that brings exciting near term drilling in Guyana. And Zephyr has signed a contract with Cyclone drilling for the upcoming State 16-2LN-CC well.