Oil rose on Friday after the Opec committee meetings reported both good quota adherence and a rise in demand. Today I catch up with announcements from Genel and AGM statements from GKP and Trinity.
Oil declined yesterday with US/Sino tensions rising again. Genel has received money from the KRG but for shareholders more importantly go X 10 cents divvi today. Ascent Resources are coming up with plans for Slovenia whilst news from Cuba will also be upcoming as the company look at new areas. Finally Jadestone rarely, if ever disappoints and whilst this year will be one to forget the company are actually looking pretty good via capex and opex savings and the future looking bright.
Oil remained strong yesterday as Russia showed off its excellent production cuts that together with the rest of Opec+ are now making some 15m b/d. Hurricane has received an extension to certain licence commitments pertaining to Lincoln by the OGA. DGO has completed on the purchase of certain assets from the Carbon Energy Corporation and also finished the financing with Munich Re. Finally Genel has announced that production from the Tawke licence should be around 100,000 b/d during 2020, absent any new wells being drilled.
The oil price, even with the VE holiday tomorrow will likely end up on the week, lock-down is slowly disappearing. Ascent resources has completed its recently announced fund-raise, PetroTal have shut-in production from the Bretana field after the pipeline to market created a potential refinancing. Genel announce production from Tawke and that the gas project is completed and testing. iog are moving fast on the Core Project, today they hire Subsea 7 for Phase 1 works. Premier find that their pain in the butt is appealing the Edinburgh Court ruling pushing back the equity raise. Finally GMS reject the final 10p bid from Seafox as 'fundamentally undervaluing the company.
The end of a month like no other, a learning curve for ETF's certainly. Today I look at news from Savannah, from Nigeria and Niger which shows just how well Andrew Knott is doing. For Genel Bina Bawi is still on the table, probably separated into Jurassic oil and Triassic gas. Over at iog it really is red letter day as the OGA approves their Core Project Phase 1 FDP, a major milestone indeed. IGas have got the flexibility to shut-in production and they have decided to stop for May and June which actually boosts cash flow when offset against hedging.
Oil is still under pressure, no surprise there but markets have continued to bounce, partly as Gilead has announced promising results on COVID-19 treatment. Genel has received payment of invoices by the KRG who have proposed a payment structure whereby all payments will be made in due course. Savannah Petroleum is no longer, Savannah Energy more accurately reflects the increasingly diversified asset portfolio in Nigeria. VOG has received some payments from ENEO and the new CEO is under way with a ...strategic review. Finally as with Genel GKP has a payment from the KRG.
Yesterday was down on economic news and filthy (though expected) inventory stats but today is better as Putin and Trump wish the oil market better again. Genel has received $33.2m from the KRG covering October exports and GKP $12.m. Coro has rung the changes today with a restructuring which has left CEO James Menzies out of the company as cost savings are made in Italy and Indonesia. Finally Egdon have said they need an impairment of some £2.5-3m in the upcoming interims.
Oil fell again, jobless claims were massive as expected and the IEA forecast a 20% fall in oil demand. Cairn has announced capex deferrals and taken 23% off its 2020 budget whilst directors at Genel and iog bought shares in their own companies.
After yesterday's disaster oil has rallied today but not enough methinks. Today i look at the Hurricane results which are incredibly good after the Lancaster EPS has delivered up with guidance but what a time to do so. Genel follow up yesterday's report with results that show how resilient they are at $30 with a flexible capex structure and able to pay a big divvi. Rockhopper , like others are keeping their heads down and still talking to Navitas whilst Jadestone just had a lucky black cat moment...
Oil continues to fall as traders see an open door to push against, until someone draws a line in the sand it will remain uncertain. JOG has updated again with the bottom line being relatively positive as it puts its head down to develop the GBA. Genel, with figures tomorrow has a reserves update today which show that despite some reductions the way that it has built a model with resilience to low oil prices is highly creditable.