After a buoyant start oil drifted yesterday, maybe economic growth is beginning to get into a few models. Reabold Resources has raised £2.65m for ‘further strategic investment’, i think they need to get some more value into West Newton. And IOG talk about the Harvey well which spuds this month and their farm-out timetable.
Oil continues to rally as supply remains down and demand is stable. Chariot has acquired the Lixus licence offshore Morocco which brings a gas discovery and re-balances its risk profile with plenty of upside. JOG has announced that the Verbier appraisal did not encounter the Upper Jurassic sands as expected but the company will continue to work on the 3D seismic survey and Cortina amongst others. Soco has announced that the Merlon deal has completed and IOG has announced its promised Open Offer to shareholders.
Malcy talks about the following stocks: Victoria Oil & Gas (VOG), Igas Energy (IGAS), Egdon Resources (EDR), Amerisur Resources (AMER), Rockrose Energy (RRE), Independent Oil & Gas (IOG) and Reabold Resources (RBD)
Oil is mixed but relatively based, company wise Amerisur have another substantial rise in reserves and should be higher. RockRose have bid for IOG, easier than farming-in I suppose with a 20p offer. All change at VOG as a substantial raise and change of management signals a new, brighter future and Soco admit they also bid for Ophir but their all-paper offer was not good enough. Finally Jadestone Energy have given guidance which sets them off on a substantial voyage of discovery, worth being aboard.
Oil rose modestly on the week but has fallen back somewhat today, US/Sino trade is still in the melting pot. President is raising money to accelerate its Rio Negro programme which should substantially increase the gas proportion of the mix. RockRose has bought the Marathon UK North Sea and West of Shetlands assets for $140m nearly doubling the size of its portfolio and Reabold and United Oil & Gas have had a discovery at Colter but having missed the target which it will now try to get to with a side track. Independent Oil & Gas are going down the farm-out route for its SNS core assets and therefore may not have to have quite such a big funding…
Oil has had a good week, if it holds the price right now it will be up 9.6% on the week as signs of production cuts hit the market. Jadestone Energy who impressed me lately stand by to bring the Montara field in Australia back on and IOG are unaffected by the FCA action into London Capital & Finance.
Oil crashes again, Fed decision today, Reabold spud in California and Angus start tests at Brockham. And from yesterday, Board changes at IOG.
Oil prices remain weak ahead of the uncertainty that is G20 and Opec+. For IOG it’s a delay for the Blythe and Vulcan hub project until better times for financing appear and for the Wressle partners the amateur army at North Lincs Council continue to have their Luddite way…
Today Malcolm is joined by Andrew Hockey, CEO of Independent Oil & Gas.
Time to take a look at the crude market after agency reporting week and meetings between China and Russia and Rick Perry getting involved in the process. I look at IOG who have completed their latest funding and are planning the Harvey appraisal well. I’ve heard news of a new investment opportunity which may be quite hot… And its a monumentally big weekend for sports fans…