News this morning from Zephyr, Union Jack, Egdon, Challenger and Predator.
Oil gained but gave back most of the gains at the end of the day. Union Jack and Reabold both flag the West Newton CPR due next week and Rockhopper completes the Navitas farm-in. Longboat look like they might have a discovery at Oswig but need a side-track and DST to confirm preliminary numbers that are better than pre-drill estimates. Finally, IGas and Egdon have both written thank you letters to that nice Mr Rees-Mogg for his relaxation of shale regulations.
A bad week for oil but who has forgotten just how tight the fundamentals are...? Results from DEC were predictably very good as usual and San Leon progresses in Nigeria with shareholder approval. Further excellent news from Touchstone, twice in a week is incredibly good news for them and UJO and Egdon try again for planning in Lincolnshire.
With US markets closed due to Memorial Day today is pretty irrelevant, last week oil was pretty good as a supply shortage, particularly in products pushed oil up sharply. Today DEC announce a good piece of securitisation work giving scope for future deals, Egdon and Union Jack celebrate FDP approval at Wressle, Rockhopper results, Arrow bring on RCE-2, Echo update from Argentina and UOG may have a duster in Egypt, more testing needed. And Savannah announced late on Friday a renewable deal in Chad.
Oil is up today as demand looks stronger than any supply in the future. PetroTal has issued a very upbeat Q1 update which makes me want to increase the TP again. Gulfsands have done a very smart deal in Colombia which might not have been possible a few years ago. Petrofac are slightly cautious about the short term but the long term looks good to me, Egdon has paid off some debts and is making good returns from Wressle particularly, Union Jack gains from being paid back. Finally Challenger has gone on with its Uruguay acreage which is now looking very exciting.
Oil down, China crisis. An acquisition from DEC which looks like more of the same, ie very good. Chariot have appointed Societe Generale, London Branch to the role of financial advisor to develop debt funding options for the Anchois gas development, this is smart and good news. Egdon results but Shell walk away from their partnership with the company and Union Jack add the the Wressle good news to the update on the rest of their portfolio.
A Flash blog today covering IOG bringing production back on at Blythe, DEC updating on its kit for reducing methane emissions and Union Jack and Egdon confirming that it has lodged the Biscathorpe appeal. Also for Empyrean it is an exciting few days as the Jade well keeps drilling ahead.
Yesterday, as I reported, oil joined in the panic about recession with markets all over the place. Today Wall Street has fallen again ahead of the Fed tomorrow but this time oil has bucked the trend and is about 50 cents higher. IOG has updated and despite a few technicals first gas is not far away. Union Jack and Egdon have decided to submit an appeal against the refusal of planning permission by Lincolnshire County Council (LCC) on 1 November 2021, for a side-track drilling operation, associated testing and long-term oil production at the Biscathorpe site. Capricorn update the market as do Trinity and President. Finally I catch up with Block after yesterday's announcement.
Oil continues to rise and is heading to $90, looks good to me. Egdon as operator and Union Jack and Europa have had a great valuation for Wressle which more than franks the share prices. Longboat have been awarded a licence under the Norwegian APA licensing round. Finally Advance have announced that the Buffalo-10 well looks disappointing, they are still on site but the market doesn't like it...
Oil is Omicron trading, yesterday the Fed didnt change rates nor did the ECB today but the UK added a quarter of a point. A fabulous update from Wentworth with all parts buzzing, PetroTal also lit up the market with its 20/- b/d becoming reality and UJO gave an exciting review of Wressle. Petrofac and Hunting held up the star of the oilfield services sector with upbeat statements and Jadestone and Orcadian were as positive as usual.