Oil remains strong and unlikely to change much under current circumstances. Orcadian has done a smart farm-out deal on the Carra prospect and this management team are worth a look at. Longboat announce that the Rødhette exploration well is a discovery but 'at the lower end of pre-drill expectations'. Getech continue to move fast and have made a meaningful signing whilst UOG update on production.
The last day over the month and quarter has seen some window dressing as November Brent expires tonight. With companies competing to be the most in the last day of the reporting season Savannah, San Leon, Scirocco get in today along with an interview with Helge Hammer of Longboat. That leaves just the 16 to fit in tomorrow...why do they do it and how many will get in, and its a Friday remember...
On today's CEO interview, Malcy is joined by Longboat Energy CEO Helge Hammer. Helge gives an overview of the company, and looks at the plans for the future.
Oil rallies in stock data and waits for the FOMC. Good progress from JOG at the GBA, IGas gets on with geothermal and hydrogen and Longboat at last have wells to talk about. Advance looks to be in a very strong position at Buffalo and President have an operating update.
Oil has rallied by around a dollar this morning after the markets felt that the Evergrande problem had been overdone. Today the FOMC policy meets for 2 days and the gas market continues to rocket. A really upbeat statement from Wressle today is good news for UJO, ERD and EOG some who add more to the statement. UOG updates on the ASX-1X well which has encountered 10m of pay, finally Longboat has spudded the Egyptian Vulture well.
Oil is up around a dollar this morning despite some indifferent economic news from China. More importantly the natural gas price continues to run, in the UK it was nearly 200p this morning. A great result for PetroTal at BN-8H gives them a better than expected 7.6m b/d making 15.4m b/d, also Pharos farm-out in Egypt, another very smart deal. Longboat update, things are starting to happen with the drill bit and Petro Matad have interims and are preparing for Heron production next year. Finally Trinity have first result post the tragic loss of Bruce Dingwall.
With an Opec+ meeting starting today the oil price is flat awaiting any news. Sound is working hard at the moment and today updates on the 12-month extension to the initial period of the Anoual Exploration Permits in Morocco. Kistos has made a better than expected oil discovery on the Q10-A-04A well and also put in a potential wind farm acquisition as well. Finally Longboat has completed its farm-in and will be drilling before you know it...
Oil was flat last week in the end, but is down today on further bad Chinese economic data. Challenger updates on conclusion of the legal case, an update on findings post the P-1 well, discussions with the Government on licence extensions and a farm-out process. UOG has spudded its latest exploration well in Egypt and Longboat update saying that with approval from the Norwegian Energy Ministry they expect to complete the farm-in on 1st September this year. Finally today sees the Service of Thanksgiving for Bruce Dingwall. RIP
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...