2022 Bucket List.
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.
In this roller coaster ride oil is up nearly 3 bucks ahead of the Opec+ meeting tomorrow. I look at Sound that continues to make good progress, and exciting times for Chariot as the rig for Anchois is mobilised. San Leon announces further delays and Angus updates with good news across the board. Finally Orcadian gets the OK from the OGA for the Pilot field and Prospex get under way finally in Spain.
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 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.