Oil rose on Friday but WTI was down on the week, Brent unchanged. Nothing different at the moment, Libya is back down to 100/- odd b/d if that. Today Genel announce KRG payments and Savannah start gas sales to Axxela and Touchstone updates the market on COHO and Cascadura. Arrow have another success in Colombia and Eco Atlantic have raised money in Africa to top up their stake in 3/B and 4/B. Challenger note a scoop on Friday re Uruguay and results from Petro Matad show a positive situation after a terrible year or two.
Oil fell slightly on Chinese Covid cases whilst Genel CEO Bill Higgs has stepped down after the AGM vote. Angus Energy confirm that first gas is imminent and Empyrean are ready raise money and drill the Topaz prospect.
Oil was up on the week for all the reasons we pointed to, even Opec+ saying the would produce more didn't slow it down. Today we have payments for Genel, Savannah has signed a GSA with TransAfam Power with Accugas and Longboat have a duster at Cambozola. Jadestone just put out 2021 results and Serica have an upbeat operational update while Prospex move on in Italy.
Oil remains very mixed with China, the US dollar and a potential meeting between Sleepy Joe and MbS. Genel has announced its new CFO, Luke Clements is a fine choice and PetroTal has spudded the 11H well.
Oil had a big rally, a shortage is slowly appearing around the world particularly in products. An AGM update from Genel which is positive and a detailed update by Predator. Finally results from Touchstone show how cheap that stock is.
Oil fell as the EU deliberations on Russian sanctions took longer and longer. Also Covid in China showed signs of hitting Q1 oil demand. Genel has announced that the Sarta-5 step-out well didn't find find commercial oil but Sarta-6 goes ahead. San Leon announced exciting developments from Decklar in Nigeria and Lamprell say that they have three jack-up refurbs in the pipeline.
Genel announce updated KRG payments and Scirocco have a quarterly update on EAG and Ruvuma. Longboat have added two exciting gas-weighted wells to their Norwegian portfolio.
Two big up days and today oil is taking a breather, down just over a dollar at time of writing. Today sees Genel shareholders switching about a bit and Sound has a detailed and interesting update. Hurricane have a good CPR and production report.
Oil was down last week and is now off another 3 bucks today. Ineos boss Sir Jim Ratcliffe make a very good case for fraccing in the Sunday Telegraph. DEC have published their sustainability report and Genel detail KRG sales and payments. Angus have done a small raise today, wise given the bidding timetable has overrun a bit. Afentra updates on Sonangol and Coro has signed up on a new deal in Vietnam. Longboat have spudded Cambozola it's one of the biggest gas prospects around. Lamprell, I just don't know what is going on, it seems like good progress in wind but oil & gas going well is up for sale. UOG has confirmed its sale in Italy to Prospex and is now well financed but needs to spend the money.
Oil has fallen sharply again today, Covid in China worrying. Today good results from Genel and news from Sound who are ploughing ahead at Tendrara. UOG, has more success and news from President and Far who are exiting Guinea Bissau. Scirocco note Helium One data.