Oil remains in a narrow trading range with conflicting issues pulling and pushing the price. BPC has announced a full range of moves including farm-out, renewal of licences, drilling in Trinidad and Suriname and refinancing, board changes and a name change to name but a few. And Empyrean has proposed plans for drilling the exciting Jade prospect on block 29/11 offshore China.
Oil fell yesterday virus numbers were up again in India and now Japan has sounded the warning as well. Inventory stocks were mixed neither helping or hindering. Today its results from PetroTal who to be honest would prefer we looked at this year not last and so would Jadestone who pushed back capex which should repay this year. Its ben a mare for Providence Resources where yet again Barryroe has hit the buffers, another spell in A&E for them. Getech update positively and Empyrean get a tax rebate from the US. I also have another look at Far/Remus carried over from yesterday which has been a real FARce as Remus appears to be a man of straw.
Oil is very quiet still, IOG have started the drilling on Phase 1 in the SNS and Petro Matad are continuing their licence for exploitation application. President update on drilling, Touchstone have a success at Ortoire and Empyrean up the chances of success in China.
After another very good week the good news of the $900bn US deal has been trumped by the news that there is a new Covid variant and markets and commodities are in free fall as I write. BPC has spudded the Perseverance#1 well, one of the biggest wildcat wells for some time and Coro and Empyrean are moving forwards with the Mako Gas Project. Finally Block Energy looks like it has made another smart NED appointment.
The oil price is off the top as more cases of the virus are reported in China and the USA and economists are uncertain about world growth. I'm looking at Predator who have an interesting announcement on gas in Ireland and President who have detailed the upcoming drilling programme. I'm also looking at Empyrean after a long call with Tom Kelly, the upside here is huge.
Oil continues to rally, at the moment the market is a little tighter than might have been hoped for. DGO announce the completion of its EQT acquisition and the Munich Re financing for the term loan financing of the deal. Both Coro and Empyrean have had a new CPR from GCA which gives them 2C of 495 Bcf up 79%, a great result. And Reabold appear to have done a truly spectacular deal, acquiring a 16.665% stake in West Newton for washers. Finally BPC announce the signing of a rig deal with Stena, the dates are 15 Dec through into 1Q 2021 but that gives them plenty of time for further funding decisions.
Oil prices have rallied a bit on news of further Saudi cutbacks amongst other stuff. Diversified Gas & Oil has announced a successful fundraising of £69.4m at 108p, a very small 1.6% discount to last nights close. They have announced two substantial acquisitions that are accretive to both eps and dividends. Empyrean Energy have raised £397, 540 from its Open Offer, add £17,500 subscription and the total raised in recent months is £825,990.
The oil market rallied last week, WTI up 17% and Brent 26% and after a soggy start today they have both gone back into the green. It is worth considering that whilst it will be a long road the worst may be behind the oil price, the shares often make gains when the commodity languishes...Today I take a good look at DGO, it is proving to be highly successful and is as close to a conviction recommendation with its monster yield as is possible to find. At Rose Petroleum, soon to be Zephyr Energy, Colin Harrington and team are making inroads into costs and I am confident about their ability to cut deals which will be advantageous to shareholders. Finally I spent some good time with Tom Kelly this morning, there is much going on at Empyrean especially with the upcoming CPR at the Mako gas field in Indonesia and of course the seismic inversion work in China.
The oil market is quite tight and President Putin has helped the Opec + cause ahead of the December 5 meeting. Coro and Empyrean have announced a highly successful appraisal of the Mako field although the deeper prospect wasnt deliverable. Reabold has invested in Corallian and Danube keeping their pro rata holdings.
A flash blog today as Coro and Empyrean come in with their Tambak-2 well in the Duyung PSC offshore Indonesia. Also a £1.5m fund raise from Tower where Jeremy Asher and friends back the upcoming Thali well. Finally an agreed takeover for Eland from Seplat at 166p