Oil was up on the week and gas up by 11% in the US. Longboat announces that it is on track to spud the Egyptian Vulture prospect where they have 15% and plenty more to come. A solid trading statement from UOG and a change at Prospex where CEO Ed Dawson is moved on to be replaced by ex IOG chief Mark Routh.
Oil is quiet, the reporting agencies are out this week and the EIA were somewhat bearish in their comments. They don't generally take into account the politics of the situation and have based their views on supply and demand data. A good result from the Rhum R-3 well for Serica and Longboat announce a raise of £35m and two of three deals to get them started. Pharos update on Egypt and Vietnam but no comment yet on the farm-out whilst Hurricane update on production as they will until 5th July. Decklar has acquired the opportunity to participate in the Asaramatoru field in Nigeria, located in OML 11. I speak to Zephyr CEO, Colin Harrington who tells me about all things Paradox and their new environmental brief and Lekoil Ltd worry about their CEO...
Oil was a dollar off the top as I write with the Opec+ meeting ongoing. Figures from Savannah Energy late on Friday, Chariot close the AEMP deal and PetroTal update positively. Longboat Energy have a deal and a raise into the bargain, IGas get planning for the Stoke geothermal project, Pharos update and Sound remain confident that the tax is not due.
After all the Hullabaloo oil was even last week, today however it has tipped upwards again. I look at Chariot who have signed a collaboration Agreement with Subsea Integration Alliance for Anchois. Angus Energy are positive after news that their loan has seen substantial subscription. President update on 2020 and give guidance for 2021 whilst Echo publish their bond restructuring details.
The 2021 Bucket List.
Oil has rallied today after a bad day yesterday when virus worries hit markets very hard. Today there is some modest relief but don't hold your breath. IGas interims show that good management counts, President continue to succeed in workovers and the drilling programme is underway. Coro figures are irrelevant but the increase in resources at Mako is substantial whilst Longboat are patiently stalking their targets. Africa Energy raise more than expected for drilling with Total in South Africa and Falcon update the market from the Beetaloo.
Very quiet on the oil front yesterday, today it is drifting with markets coming off yesterday's highs.
Oil and equities remain subdued whilst the population stays at home, literally. Predator and Columbus have successfully injected CO2 in Trinidad which could be most exciting for the future. JOG are doing a great job at the Greater Buchan Area having acquired Equinor's interest fora modest sum. They are putting a great team together here. DGO are trading in line with market expectations ahead of results in March.
Oil was quiet due to Thanksgiving and will remain so today. I comment on Gulfsands who have raised money to run them for another exciting two years. Longboat was a damp squib yesterday but I expect much more. In the and finally the Gooners fire Dick Emery, could they reach out to Poch by any chance?
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.