Featuring Steve Brown, CEO of Orcadian Energy, Malcy and Mike Cooper, Managing Director 1st Subsurface (AIM:ORCA)
Oil rallied a touch yesterday and has again today, the API stats were mixed the EIA are imminent. Today Touchstone are close to a major milestone and Scirocco paint a picture of the immediate future after Ruvuma. Orcadian complete the farm-out, GKP pay-down debt and I catch up late with Block's CPR.
Oil was weaker yesterday ahead of todays opec meeting expect no change in policy. I comment on Scirocco after the meeting and the VOG predicament. Also a raise from Orcadian and a cash alternative for SDX holders.
Oil fell on Chinese Covid worries, the Opec report was broadly in line with previous numbers, they certainly can't increase much right now. IGas AGM trading statement is good but unclear about the Looney tax and Orcadian are back again today with a seismic acquisition and licensing agreement.
Oil was up on the week but faded late in the day after the US CPI came out which trashed markets but rallied the dollar ahead of the Fed meeting tomorrow. Wentworth has announced the proposed acquisition of 25% of Ruvuma from Scirocco both are covered here. DEC confirm that juicy dividend in pence today and Orcadian announce draft FDP and farm-out process for the Pilot development.
Oil has bounced by just over two dollars this morning as peace talks seem unlikely to be working. Gulf Keystone has announced figures with a substantial dividend pay-out, Orcadian has announced an extension to Phase 'A' of Licence P2320 and a resource update and Coro has increased output in Italy.
Oil started flat but has gained 5 bucks this morning so far. As we plough into results season where we learn almost nothing today sees announcements from IOG, Serica where production is back, Orcadian with debut numbers, Harbour also reporting SDX bringing on a well, Hurricane with its monthly report, Prospex upping power in Spain and Zenith raising money just about sums it up...
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Oil is Omicron trading, yesterday the Fed didnt change rates nor did the ECB today but the UK added a quarter of a point. A fabulous update from Wentworth with all parts buzzing, PetroTal also lit up the market with its 20/- b/d becoming reality and UJO gave an exciting review of Wressle. Petrofac and Hunting held up the star of the oilfield services sector with upbeat statements and Jadestone and Orcadian were as positive as usual.
If todays 2 dollar oil price rise sticks then half the fall has been made back, Omicron may not be as vicious as first thought but its not over yet. Today Petro Matad updates at length and Orcadian show how smart they are and have been selected by the OGA for their work.