Oil finished the week better but is a touch easier today. Predator has announced moves today in both Trinidad and Morocco and Tullow with Eco Atlantic have made a bonanza find offshore Guyana. Reabold and Union Jack have started testing at West Newton.
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.
Oil rallied yesterday on the thoughts of a Fed rate cute and further production cuts from Libya. After the close the better than expected API stats gave a further boost to oil prices and Brent is over $65 this morning. Plenty of company updates but all going well at Far in West Africa with Senegal leading the way, Genel have updated on Tawke where all is good at there and of course Peshkabir. IGas have also updated and is going well, the Bowland shale is very much the pin-up boy. Reabold has topped up in the Corallian raise, we knew it would but the discount helped a great deal. Finally Soco are also updating today and all appears well in Vietnam and Egypt is now underway.
Last week oil prices edged up only by a few cents and the battle remains between Geo-politics and stuttering GDP numbers. Today, Echo Energy announce further progress in seismic data processing in Argentina with drilling still planned for 4Q of this year. Amerisur have a regular update on operations with the Sol-1 well confirmed as a ‘modest discovery’ and Indico-2 next to be drilled. Production remains in line with guidance. VOG confirm last weeks’ rumours of a huge deal selling gas to Aksa Energy and Reabold have exciting wells to drill in west Brentwood. Eco Atlantic are cheered by Qatar Petroleum farming into Guyana and Tullow asking for an extension to the Jethro drilling programme. Good news also for the Wressle oil field participants..
All was well in the oil market until rumours of a deal between the US and Iran over their missile programme knocked two dollars off the price in minutes. When it turned out that Iran insisted that the US don’t sell any more arms to Saudi Arabia the joke wore a bit thin. Today I look at another excellent update from Premier where all is soon to be cooking on Tolmount gas. The Anglo African funding goes ahead, what was the alternative and Reabold announce completion of the Parta Exploration licence farm-in.
After a buoyant start oil drifted yesterday, maybe economic growth is beginning to get into a few models. Reabold Resources has raised £2.65m for ‘further strategic investment’, i think they need to get some more value into West Newton. And IOG talk about the Harvey well which spuds this month and their farm-out timetable.
As always oil is playing a roller coaster game, caught between politics and fundamentals. This morning the price has eased by around 50 cents. Today I look at Amerisur who have announced a success at Sol-1 and a disposal of 50% of PUT-8 to Occidental which makes a lot of sense. Also Reabold and Union Jack have had a huge discovery at West Newton which could be not just gas but a decent oil find as well, transformational, I should say so…
Oil rallied yesterday and is higher again today, tariff wars are pushed to the side as the Russians and the Saudis present a united front on oil production. SPIEF meeting in St Petersburg bringing out all the big players. Anglo African ‘pause’ the CPR which is disappointing but say that oil is still flowing from the well, just how much though? Catching up with Pantheon and some of the companies that got licences in the OGA 31st offshore round.
A topsy turvey week for oil as US trade wars now with Mexico spook markets and inventory figures show products building. Savannah Petroleum have moved a stage closer to completing the seven Energy deal with the UERL buy-out being closed and good progress elsewhere. I catch up with the Jadestone Energy figures and they look to be progressing very well. UOG have a new CFO but with much experience and i talk to Doc Holiday about oil stocks.
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, Genel Energy
, Jadestone Energy
, Petro Matad
, Predator Oil & Gas
, Premier Oil
, President Energy
, Reabold Resources
, Rockhopper Exploration
, RockRose Energy
, Savannah Petroleum
, Sound Energy
, Union Jack Oil
, United Oil & Gas
, Upland Resources
Today Malcy discusses Echo Energy (ECHO), Rose Petroleum (ROSE), Pantheon Resources (PANR), Jersey Oil & Gas (JOG), Reabold Resources (RBD), Amerisur Resources (AMER), SDX Energy (SDX), Falcon Oil & Gas (FOG), Block Energy (BLOE) and Egdon Resources (EDR)