Happy Thanksgiving and whilst today and Black Friday means very little trading in oil markets until Monday it is a time of the year fraught with risk especially with the Opec+ meeting next week. I welcome Longboat Energy to the market with its former Faroe management and talk about Jadestone, also with a very high quality team. With Bahamas Petroleum preparing for 2020 drilling they are starting the necessary steps for local investors and the environmental needs.
Oil ended up last week after mainly positive news from trade talks and Barkindo…Today i look at the Jadestone acquisition which looks very handy and also at Touchstone who have made a great discovery at their Coho-1 well in the Ortoire field in Trinidad. I also take a good look at one of my favourites, having recently met the PetroTal management I am even more confident in my forecasts.
Oil is all over the place with America and China playing diplomatic tennis and now appearing to be making friends again. Today, DGO buy a small but important stake in gas gathering systems and Eco Atlantic have spudded Joe-1. Reabold have potentially very exciting news from Romania and Solo Oil are about to update their corporate presentation. Jadestone trim the guidance, mainly for the weather to be fair but still look in good nick whilst Providence and Lansdowne have extended their backstop.
Oil drifts further despite more stock draws, the EIA will be important later. Today I comment on Rockhopper who have a well result for United and IOG who have spudded Harvey at last. EOG have converted LO 16/20 into FEL 4/19 but still have no farm-out. Reabold have spudded in Romania and I catch up from yesterday with Far Limited where CNOOC has acquired 55.5% of Svenska’s interest in Guinea-Bissau. Also from yesterday another upbeat statement from President, Cairn sells half of its stake in Nova and Jadestone get the final all clear for Montara.
A topsy turvey week for oil as US trade wars now with Mexico spook markets and inventory figures show products building. Savannah Petroleum have moved a stage closer to completing the seven Energy deal with the UERL buy-out being closed and good progress elsewhere. I catch up with the Jadestone Energy figures and they look to be progressing very well. UOG have a new CFO but with much experience and i talk to Doc Holiday about oil stocks.
Tagged with: Chariot Oil & Gas
, Genel Energy
, Jadestone Energy
, Petro Matad
, Predator Oil & Gas
, Premier Oil
, President Energy
, Reabold Resources
, Rockhopper Exploration
, RockRose Energy
, Savannah Petroleum
, Sound Energy
, Union Jack Oil
, United Oil & Gas
, Upland Resources
Malcy talks about the following stocks: Hurricane Energy (HUR), Chariot Oil & Gas (CHAR), Jadestone Energy (JSE), Victoria Oil & Gas (VOG) and Rockrose Energy (RRE)
Oil rallies this morning as four ships are attacked off Abu Dhabi, two of them Saudi tankers. Hurricane announce that hydrocarbons have been introduced to the Aoka Mizu and that the start up phase has commenced which is the next step to first oil. Columbus has been granted a licence for their key Bonasse licence in the S W peninsula, any find here will ‘transform’ the company. And Jadestone has completed work on the Stag oilfield successfully and the rig is moving away, production is expected in a few days. Finally a link to a short interview I did with IGTV on the oil price.
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.
Oil is drifting ahead of the holiday weekend but fundamentals remain positive. I spoke to Paul Haywood this morning about the ongoing great news from Block, more to come I suspect and Jadestone has figures but are meaningless.
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.