After a booming start to the week oil was quiet yesterday, it started well but after I published Wall Street panicked about Fed Chairman Powell and all started to fall. After the close the API stats were a mixed bag and not as good as forecast but with concerns that some oil production shut-in in Texas might never return rallied the market today. PetroTal has announced a useful set of reserves numbers with a decent upward revision. I look at Savannah where i saw an article about the Calabar power station helpful for SAVE long term. Echo has upgraded facilities in Argentina and Lamprell has won a contract from Saudi Aramco as part of the LTAP.
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.
Oil is up another 50 odd cents today so the squeeze continues, with bad weather across the USA oil and natural gas production is still sharply down as is refining capacity. PetroTal has announced its 2021 capital budget
Oil powers on, up again today WTI is up 82 cents and Brent over a dollar up at $64.43, even Sea Lion goes at this price...!It was all about the storms in the US which now run from Dallas to Boston and are here to stay. Even the Houston Ship Canal was shut last night... PetroTal has completed its $100m bond issue which puts it in a very strong position to reorganise the debt and invest in the Bretana field growth. Far is on the receiving end of another Non-Binding offer this time from Lukoil and I look at Remus Petroleum who have been involved in both these companies recently.
Oil continues to take a breather and is 40 odd cents off this morning but that still leaves the price nearly two dollars up on the week.
Oil remains strong and as WTI heads to $58 and Brent now over $60 recent moves on supply, stocks and stimulus have given it fresh impetus. Unfortunately the BPC P#1 well, whilst finding oil also said that it was not commercial, the good thing is that it is no longer a solo project company with opportunities to develop acreage in Trinidad, Surinam and Uruguay. President has updated reserves and contingent resources and Trinity has confirmed 2020 numbers with 2021 guidance. Finally I had the opportunity to interview Manolo Zuniga about PetroTal going forward.
Oil marches on, with more vaccines that trade is looking pretty positive. Combined with China positive data and Opec solidity it is as MbS would say 'no time to be short crude oil'. PetroTal has completed its $100m bond issue and is now looking forward with confidence after a tricky year and Wentworth are also in a very strong position both financially and operationally and also reserves wise. Erratum on BPC which got missed out of the IGTV interview and JOG has provided a great video on the GBA plus an updated presentation.
Oil pretty much unchanged last week, better GDP news from China was offset by more Covid cases there. Savannah have another very positive update and new 2021 guidance. Confidence from Zephyr and I'm not surprised as the upside is substantial. Angus are getting into the legal and corporate strokes on Saltfleetby.
Oil is already rallying and its a busy blog with Genel updating the market, and PetroTal completing an agreement with Petroperu as well as Kosmos making a discovery in the GoM. Also Remus comment on their current targets whilst Falcon have confirmed a discovery in Australia. Finally I interviewed Colin Harrington of Zephyr, surely a ten bagger in a short time...?
Oil was quiet yesterday but is up another 80 odd cents again today on what is being called the 'virus strategy' or common sense as I called it before Christmas. BPC continue to top up finances by exercising a put option getting ship shape for P#1 and other portfolio requirements. PetroTal are also contemplating a $100m bond issue to help restart a drilling programme and to upgrade the CPF-2 for higher throughput. Finally Helium One starts its drilling programme by submitting key environmental studies.