Oil has followed markets down after Reuters report a rise of 160/- b/d in Opec output in September and of course virus numbers were increased by two after POTUS and FLOTUS got the bug. Savannah had results this week as did Lamprell and yesterday I interviewed Stephen Bowler, CEO of IGas.
Oil has drifted a touch after slightly disappointing inventory stats showed a build in crude. Gasoline continued to draw though although recent virus numbers will have dented demand. Today IGas continue to deliver the goods for shareholders, again they have acted well in difficult circumstances by bringing on waterflood at Scampton and is expected soon at Welton. Lamprell announced yesterday a good operational update and I would think that we may be at the beginning of a cyclical upturn for them.
Oil had a good day as the IEA came out with positive data, it was up this morning after a rise in equities but both are running out of steam at the moment. Petrofac reports a good deal of strength but inevitable shifting to the right of some of its E&C orders. Lamprell is a bit hit and miss, poor results as expected but I believe scope for upward growth this year and next. Finally Touchstone reported, most importantly it is hoping to drill the Chinook prospect in July of this year.
Oil, or more specifically WTI is weak, down another 25% today ahead of rollover to the June contract as even at Cushing the storage tanks are almost full. Angus Energy issues a note today, good under the current circumstances, better when you are writing Riverfort out of your balance sheet. Coro's results were no surprise, recent changes mean that it may be a while before it expands much but Duyung is still a fantastic asset. Trinity continues to cut costs, after this latest bout operating break-even should fall to $20.50/b and Lamprell who announced last week are retrenching into the Hamriyah yard.
Oil has rallied for a number of reasons but Libya is getting pretty lively. Trinity have, as usual a very positive update across the board while Echo also seems to be becoming interesting at the Santa Cruz Sur. Far has gone ahead with its FID for Senegal and is now sorting out the financing which seems nearly all done. President has tapped Trafigura who are injecting money into this well run company and Lamprell confirms the two jackup orders. Finally Touchstone testing an oil play now have a 'liquids rich' structure.
Oil is unchanged after a flurry of reports and an unforgiving inventory report which whilst showing a decent crude draw also saw products rising. Today Genel updated the market, the company looks in a very strong position enjoying the delivery of projects funded by recent strong Free Cash Flow and yet being able to guaranty more capex and higher dividends. And Lamprell also updated the market in a slightly less inspiring manner...
The President blew the froth off the oil price yesterday finding another $300bn worth of goods to tax by 10%. The markets fell and the greenback rallied. Today I rewrite my note on Far which had a small but important typo on Wednesday, apologies and write up the Lamprell update today which is a mixed bag.
An up day for oil as speculators suspected some production falling ahead of the Opec+ meeting next week. Rose Petroleum do a canny deal with Encore and their database keeping exposure, enjoying Vanadium and chance to get stuck into the Paradox Basin. President spud well three in Puesto Flores and IGas spud Tinker Lane, at long last. Faroe start their defence campaign and i comment on a dry hole for Petro Matad and a good move from Lamprell.
WTI $68.08 +2c, Brent $72.16 +32c, Diff -$4.08 +30c, NG $2.74 -2c Oil price A quiet day yesterday, with modest shortages of crude from Libya and potentially more from Venezuela ...
WTI $65.07 -78c, Brent $75.08 -26c, Diff -$10.01 +52c, NG $2.90 -5c Oil price What can I say that hasn't already been said ahead of Friday, and possibly Saturday's Opec ...