Oil stayed high last week but markets are panicking about recession ahead of the Fed meeting on Wednesday. A positive update from Savannah Energy and Advance say how disappointing Buffalo-10 was. Gulf Keystone have an operations update which is like the curates egg. SDX have spudded the second well at Meseda and Lamprell have a potentially large wind client.
Oil is rallying a bit but will be down on the week, today Longboat say that they have a 'minor' discovery at Mugnetind but not stand alone commercial. Serica say that there is a small delay on Columbus oil as Shell are restricting capacity at Shearwater but it's a modest loss. Orcadian said yesterday that they have had three expressions of interest for the FPSO at Pilot which is highly encouraging and Lamprell confirm a raise of £21.9m at 32p. Finally a successful presentation last night by Chariot encourages value for the long term.
Oil motors into the news week with gains as I write of over a dollar. Today Zephyr are on target at the Paradox Basin and are expecting to test starting today, meantime Longboat have a 'material discovery' at Egyptian Vulture. President announce that subsidiary Atome with its hydrogen expertise is to be floated off to the potential benefit of President holders. Lamprell announce a medium sized contract and the Aim market welcomes Arrow Exploration which starts dealing in London today. Finally Zenith Energy announces a successful workover at ROB-1 onshore Tunisia.
Oil remains firm after the Opec+ meeting maintained the existing pact and will only put 400/- b/d onto the market. PetroTal report that initial production rate of over 7,700 barrels of oil per day for well BN-8H which is excellent. Echo has updated from its Santa Cruz Sur assets, and GKP has received $30.1m from the KRG. Finally Empyrean has announced that it has awarded a well site survey contract to COSL, no surprise there then and Lamprell is raising more money...
Oil recovered last week's fall and was picked up on Mexican production loss and of course Hurricane Ida. Today I look at JOG on electrification, UJO and Reabold with exciting news from West Newton and Sound who have completed the Schlumberger deal. Also Hurricane announce an offer for the bonds, Lamprell update on recapitalisation and Eco Atlantic spud the Sapote-1 well and Zenith sign an agreement in Nigeria.
Oil had a Monday fall after concerns from China and a surge in Covid cases hits the US, albeit as in Britain there are many fewer hospitalisations. Good results from Genel and a confidence boosting increase in the divvi helped and IOG have spudded the Blythe development well. Lisa Mitchell is moving on from San Leon as CFO but staying to ensure current deals progress. Europa have started the farm-out process in Morocco and Lamprell were slightly disappointing. Finally i was saddened to hear from Trinity that Bruce Dingwall is seriously ill.
Oil is quiet ahead of the period end, Opec+ and Independence Day. Challenger update on trading and corporate while Genel announce receipts from KRI oil sales. San Leon cover everything in their finals and Hunting update on trading. Lamprell seem ok then announce they are short of dosh while SDX cover Morocco and Egypt. GKP also announce KRG payments.
After a booming start to the week oil was quiet yesterday, it started well but after I published Wall Street panicked about Fed Chairman Powell and all started to fall. After the close the API stats were a mixed bag and not as good as forecast but with concerns that some oil production shut-in in Texas might never return rallied the market today. PetroTal has announced a useful set of reserves numbers with a decent upward revision. I look at Savannah where i saw an article about the Calabar power station helpful for SAVE long term. Echo has upgraded facilities in Argentina and Lamprell has won a contract from Saudi Aramco as part of the LTAP.
Oil drifted yesterday and is down around 40 cents today. Wentworth is looking very strong and worth a look, Zephyrs State 16-2 well looks like it has come in and Hurricane updates the market. Lamprell has announced good numbers and a strategic reorganisation. Pantheon has spudded an appraisal well chasing a billion barrels and Tower has raised £1.25m to pay off the Shard facility..
After a bad week oil has turned slightly but is still jittery with so many COVID cases hitting economic demand numbers. I look at Scirocco with a name change and a identification of strategy in Tanzania and beyond. Coro is moving into clean energy development and Lamprell has won a 'medium size' contract from partner IMI. Finally I provide, thanks to Andy Pancholi of Cycles Analysis who has given us some guidance to trading around the US election tomorrow.