Oil fell yesterday but rallied today ahead of the Opec+ meeting on Thursday, Premier with 88Energy have failed in their attempt to find anything commercial. Block Energy has hunkered down in Georgia and will for the time being correctly ensure they get the Schlumberger deal over the line.
It seems that despite the occasional up day like today most are down, except the shipping market which is like Christmas Day at the moment. Today i look at iog with a very decent plan for the project, Premier which like others is struggling, Reabold with cheap production in California, Tower an up to date CPR, President with prices in Argentina might be sticking, VOG with new CEO Roy Kelly, Pharos looking ok but Egypt might take the brunt and a success for SDX. And BPC who have delayed their well...
Good figures from Premier and update from Angus, very much in haste from US.
Oil and equities remain subdued whilst the population stays at home, literally. Predator and Columbus have successfully injected CO2 in Trinidad which could be most exciting for the future. JOG are doing a great job at the Greater Buchan Area having acquired Equinor's interest fora modest sum. They are putting a great team together here. DGO are trading in line with market expectations ahead of results in March.
Todays blog is dedicated to three of the best UK Companies in the sector. Premier have traded immaculately and have bought some assets off BP. Together with Rockhopper they have farmed-out a 30% interest in Sea Lion in the Falklands to Navitas which is very good for RKH as the farm-in strengthens the development considerably. And finally, RockRose continues to deliver the goods financially and operationally ,has almost all its share price in cash and is full of value.
Oil recovered yesterday after initially falling on an API report that showed a build in stocks, the subsequent EIA report showed a draw of 1.1m barrels and oil recovered to be roughly even on the day. Echo has announced that its rig is on the move and should be ready to drill the CLix-1001 well by the end of December. DGO has announced a new NED as well as announcing that the 2Q divvi will be paid on 20th December and a sterling equivalent of 2.65p a share. PetroTal has also appointed two new NED's after recently the Chairman of the Board moved to the non board position of CFO. And Touchstone announce that the Coho-1 well has produced well making it a red letter month for the company.
The oil price had a bad day on Friday with very low volumes and Brent expiring, Opec on Thursday is on the minds of traders. Hurricane have made a discovery at Warwick West and also have a positive update on Lancaster. Echo are updating on Santa Cruz Sur with oil and gas production and an exploration well before long. iog have heard that the independent administrators for LOG remain positive about their discount to nav. And Premier has achieved first gas at BIG-P in Indonesia.
Savannah take a step further to closing the Seven Energy deal with a successful visit to the High Court of Justice yesterday. Today’s update from Premier shows another quarter of operational excellence and deleveraging of the balance sheet.
Trinity's operational update is positive particularly going forward where low-cost, high margin publication gives the business 'significant upside potential'. Over at Premier the operational excellence continues as the Tolmount East well comes in, a very valuable discovery indeed. Finally the Gazelle-1 well results from Petro Matad are inconclusive at best and confirming withdrawal from Block V which I thought had already been done, at least this year.
Oil is quiet ahead of the statement from Jackson Hole where Fed Chair Jerome Powell speaks later. Jersey Oil & Gas has announced another licence award with the gain of 21/2a containing the Glenn oil discovery in the Greater Buchan Area. Yesterday Premier announced results proving consistent operational success, specifically from Catcher, selling Zama and expecting Tolmount to deliver next. After that Sea Lion is the biggest growth area and elsewhere in the portfolio things are good. SDX in line with expectations, Getech continue to restructure and Falcon get the all clear to drill in the Beetaloo.