WTI $42.42 +52c, Brent $44.96 +76c, Diff -$2.54 +8c, NG $2.65 +6c Oil price Another good week making one believe that there are indeed better opportunities should the current good ...
Oil is drifting and was around even on the week. Zephyr Energy has announced a raise of £2.25m which is more than enough to cover their costs of the dual use well in the Paradox Basin. I link to a Podcast with Total Market Solutions as part 1 of 2.
In a packed programme tonight...the oil price which ended last week on a downer is up nearly $2.50 as I write. DGO has signed up with Oaktree Capital Management in an interesting co-funding deal. IOG has walked away from a potential bid for Deltic, not the first to do so recently and Chariot seem to have found a top quality country manager for Morocco. Union Jack and Reabold have spudded at West Newton and Predator has updated on operations and added detail on Trinidad. Finally what might be the deal of the year, Zephyr has announced good news from the Paradox in Utah.
Oil is drifting, yesterday with positive inventory numbers the price should have risen but the virus and physical exports from Libya put the bear side eloquently. Today Block Energy has responded to a shareholder group by having an operational and corporate update. Yesterday Angus set in play a debt facility raise and a modest equity funding to stand alongside it, also Reabold had interims. Finally the Kerogen representatives on the Hurricane board have left, what that may mean is anybody's guess but not being on the board gives them more scope than otherwise....
Oil has recovered most of yesterday's fall as the US jobs number please the markets. I comment on Sound after yesterdays tax news from Morocco, I also look at a number of the companies awarded blocks in the 32nd round of UKCS round.
Oil remains very quiet, a modest warning from the Opec meeting to keep production under control. The West Newton partners announce that the operator has submitted screening requests for two new potential hydrocarbon well sites with substantial potential. And Premier has put together an imaginative and bold refinancing offer in order to finally see the end to the debt pile it has been labouring under.
Oil continued to rise slowly yesterday, now still at peaks last seen on March 6th. Opec's technical committee meet today ahead of the JMMC tomorrow with compliance at 97%. PetroTal report 2Q financial and operational results, during the quarter the 6H well came onstream on time and under budget. The quarter is self explanatory and the recent shut-in of the Bretana field looks likely to be over soon. Rathlin Energy as operator have updated on ops at West Newton where it looks like at long last the drilling operations are imminent.
The oil price is unchanged today so remains at highly satisfactory levels above $40. A highly optimistic announcement from the West Newton operator Rathlin shows just how exciting this might be and that the preparations are well underway for a campaign with what I consider to be significant upside for UJO and RBD.
Oil is quiet again, little to change that at the moment, the virus is probably keeping things at these levels. Reabold
The Opec+ JMMC provided about what the market had expected, at least there were no major disappointments in the announcement. Reabold has made an unsolicited 'non-binding' sort of offer for Deltic worth 8p and valuing them at £12.34m which looks kind of cheap for everything Graham Swindells has done to set up the company with the Shell farm-out. Echo are restructuring in Argentina pushing out costs for Tapi Aike in return for an option to get back in. And Trinity are still modestly increasing production which is an achievement given their modest spend and cost control.