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.
Oil fell as Chinese Delta figures increased and mixed inventory stats showed a build in crude but a draw in gasoline. A great set of figures from DEC which comes as no surprise and Petro Matad raise £76,000 in the Open Offer. Finally SDX announce a spud at South Disouq.
Opec is sorted but the different agencies have different views on supply and demand. Petro Matad raises money after success in getting its exploitation licence and Trinity update for the 2nd quarter. finally Serinus announce that the Sancrai - 1 well has discovered gas.
Oil is already making back the losses when yesterday people wrote off Opec, something to do very carefully and not by me, at the moment anyway. Petro Matad has received its exploitation licence in Block XX and Coro seems to have done a very smart deal with ion. Hurricane has completed the Lincoln obligation well and Getech is looking at Hydrogen. Finally it seems that some Block shareholders are not looking at their own board but others, not a wise move if you ask me.
Oil rallied, unworried about the Fed and a strong dollar and a little concerned about the new hard-line President in Iran. Petro Matad have results but more importantly show how much important progress is being made on the exploitation licence on Block XX. And Falcon starts its drilling season in Australia with much promising activity.
Oil is still up, but gasoline in the US has rallied more after a ransomware cybersecurity attack on the Colonial pipeline which takes products from the Gulf to the Northeast of the US. Union Jack and Reabold have called in Gaffney Cline for a CPR at West Newton, and Hurricane has issued an operational update. President also update on ops and the oil and gas prices in Argentina whilst Petro Matad are a step closer to field approval. And would you believe that CNR would drill in Guildford station car park?
Oil is very quiet still, IOG have started the drilling on Phase 1 in the SNS and Petro Matad are continuing their licence for exploitation application. President update on drilling, Touchstone have a success at Ortoire and Empyrean up the chances of success in China.
WTI $47.62 -90c, Brent $51.09 -71c, Diff -$3.47 +19c, NG $2.58 +4c Oil price I am writing this late in the day and have just erased all my early comments ...
Oil prices have risen after the Opec+ meeting came to an agreement which whilst not perfect by adding 500/- b/d from January appears to have done the trick and was within the range of expectations. Today sees Helium One's debut on the Aim market of the LSE with all that entails and Petro Matad update on the COVID virus holding up discussions on the Exploitation Licence in Mongolia. Jadestone give a trading and operational update, having acted with some caution this year JSE looks to be in a strong position to benefit next year.
Oil drifted yesterday, Trump vacillated, Norway struck and the EIA stats were fairly good. Hurricane update today on 3Q production, Petro Matad still wait for their licence approval and Getech had H1 results yesterday with a change of direction on the cards.