Oil has rallied for a number of reasons but Libya is getting pretty lively. Trinity have, as usual a very positive update across the board while Echo also seems to be becoming interesting at the Santa Cruz Sur. Far has gone ahead with its FID for Senegal and is now sorting out the financing which seems nearly all done. President has tapped Trafigura who are injecting money into this well run company and Lamprell confirms the two jackup orders. Finally Touchstone testing an oil play now have a ‘liquids rich’ structure.
Oil fell but not as much as it might have after production rises from the KSA and the USA. An upbeat trading and operational update from Genel this morning where cash flow is very strong, funding capex, dividends and probably more M&A as well. The Sarta development proceeds incredibly fast and hoping for production next year. President update the market as they start to put gas through their own pipeline which is to be expanded by January. Finally it may be worth taking a look at the Block Energy shareholder list as well known predator Jon Fitzpatrick declares a stake to add to that of Alistair Ferguson, Chairman of Solo (Scirocco)…
Oil drifted with the IMF cutting GDP forecasts again. A smart move by Echo Energy as they buy some production with upside to add to the now more balanced portfolio. At PetroTal the 4H horizontal well has come in above expectations and 20% cheaper than budget and with investments in the production facility capacity is rising. DGO are continuing to up their governance game ahead of joining the premium part of the LSE and President has done a smart deal taking more gas through its pipeline and also some oil, for nothing and the seller is buying $1.825m of President’s stock.
Today is the interim Bucket List with a look at performance since February, the good the bad and the ugly and with two stocks dropping out to be replaced in the list.
Tagged with: Amerisur Resources
, Chariot Oil & Gas
, Echo Energy
, Eco Atlantic Oil & Gas
, Far Limited
, Genel Energy
, Hurricane Energy
, Jersey Oil & Gas.
, President Energy
, Reabold Resources
, Rockhopper Exploration
, RockRose Energy
, Savannah Petroleum
, SDX Energy
, Serica Energy
, Sound Energy
, Trinity Exploration & Production
, Victoria Oil & Gas
Oil drifts further despite more stock draws, the EIA will be important later. Today I comment on Rockhopper who have a well result for United and IOG who have spudded Harvey at last. EOG have converted LO 16/20 into FEL 4/19 but still have no farm-out. Reabold have spudded in Romania and I catch up from yesterday with Far Limited where CNOOC has acquired 55.5% of Svenska’s interest in Guinea-Bissau. Also from yesterday another upbeat statement from President, Cairn sells half of its stake in Nova and Jadestone get the final all clear for Montara.
A quiet end to the oil week but it will be an up week by around a dollar or so. Today IOG reveal their farm-out for their SNS Core Project to CalEnergy who have extracted some pretty good terms for their financing and IOG are having to restructure debt as well. Block have disappointed with flow rate at West Rustavi and Range Resources have dissed pre-school educashun and may be looking at Oil & Gas again, but where? Finally from yesterday when President announced a great offtake deal with Trafigura that pays down a fair amount of high interest debt.
Oil is calm at the moment, TS Barry has gone and production from the GoM has restarted and refineries are getting back up to speed. Economic news from China is mixed though giving the bears something to worry about. In company news two of the most undervalued, cheapest and well managed stocks have updates today and they both have excellent news to report. Trinity is embarking on a second half of exciting drilling with 8 wells including their first High Angle Well. For President they too are using practices from the world wide oil industry as they frac the Puesto Flores field with great success. I expect both companies to deliver the goods not only in H2 but for the foreseeable future.
Oil prices are quiet ahead of G20 and the ensuing Opec+ meeting. I talk about Savannah Petroleum this morning as the completion of the Seven Energy deal nears, I also discuss IGas and their appeal being called in, Rose with a strengthening of management and Union Jack on the raise. I talk about the SDX well in Egypt and give links to an interview with Peter Levine and my Podcast with Doc Holliday of TMS.
Malcolm talks to Peter Levine, Chairman of President Energy, in anticipation of their upcoming AGM.
Oil surged on strong inventory data and short closing by money managers. Stock wise, President have a very positive AGM statement, IGas have a very psoitive find at Springs Road, Premier up their numbers at Zama, Serica are positive in their AGM statement, Hunting’s update is pretty good and Wentworth cut guidance which disappoints.