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
Oil is quiet but resilient, a Yemeni attack on a Saudi oil facility has lit things up in the Gulf. Excellent news from Savannah who have received Ministerial consent for the Seven Energy deal from President Buhari no less. Expect much to happen at SAVP now. And Coro and Empyrean have announced that drilling is about to get underway at the Duyung PSC offshore Indonesia.
Oil firm as the Saudis hit back at the Houthi rebels. SDX reduce guidance and lose CEO Paul Welch, at Falcon they raise a bit to top up for this year and next year existing carry. All in line at Cairn with no change in guidance or plans in development and exploration. Earlier this week Wentworth updated and all is going well, yesterday Block Energy raised £12m, a solid achievement given how fast they have moved and at Egdon they raised £2.17m. Empyrean has seen gas clouds at Topaz and Jade which CNOOC say is good news and Lisa Mitchell moves from Lekoil to San Leon…
Oil cracked a bit on Friday but it could have been avoided, the market can supply any shortfall but will be getting tighter through this quarter. Coro and Empyrean have agreed their drilling programme for Duyung and will drill an exploration and appraisal well in the autumn. Jadestone has a HOA for gas sales with Petrovietnam and Reabold is moving ahead in California.
After a mixed and apparently turbulent week in the oil market the price ended up although less that a dollar. Right now WTI has rallied by 60 cents and Brent by 72c. Today Coro and Empyrean get their Plan of Development for the Mako field offshore Indonesia, good for monetising the gas. IGas and Egdon have announced that at Springs Road ‘significant gas indications were observed’, could this see the East Midlands start to become our own Dallas? Reabold bounce back from Friday’s duster to find in excess of 60m of pay at the Monroe Swell which will be very valuable whilst Cairn now have to wait until the end of the year at best to find out arbitration news.
Oil had a good week, both WTI and Brent were up $2.21 and $2.22 respectively and they are solid this morning. Hurricane has snagged a rope around a buoy and is now taking refuge from the weather but no harm done whilst Genel has made a smart acquisition in Kurdistan. VOG is selling a lot more gas than last year already and may be on the way back up whilst Falcon is back in business after a two year moratorium. Finally good news from Empyrean who have a big valuation in Indonesia.
Malcy talks about the following stocks: Sound Energy #SOU, Premier Oil #PMO, President Energy #PPC, Faroe Petroleum #FPM and Empyrean Energy #EME
Oil prices rally despite crude inventories’ sharp rise as product draws keep overall numbers falling. Empyrean has raised all of £1m albeit at a premium which is impressive in this market and shows the support they have in the market.
Malcy talks about the following stocks: Jersey Oil & Gas (JOG), Rockhopper Exploration (RKH), Empyrean Energy (EME), Trinity Exploration & Production (TRIN), Infrastrata (INFA), Far ltd (FAR.ASX) and Zenith Energy (ZEN)
More woe for the oil price this week ahead of the Opec+ meeting at the weekend. Disappointment but not all over yet for Far in The Gambia, Infrastrata have a major gas trader on the hook and Gaffney Cline serve up good news for Empyrean.