Oil continues to rise, today the Opec and EIA reports show increased demand and reduced supplies which should have been expected all year. Russia have been hosting an Energy week at which both Putin and Novak made positive comments about the price of oil, $100, and the availability of gas when the Nordstream 2 pipeline comes in. Kosmos has bought stakes in Jubilee and TEN in Kenya from Oxy and i feature an interview with Andrew Austin at Kistos. Yesterday saw another excellent update from PetroTal who are at last on the move. I also look at the West Newton result and its implications for Union Jack Oil and Reabold Resources.
First day of the month and quarter and with an Opec+ on Monday there are no prizes for bravery in oil markets. Union Jack and Reabold are disappointed about the planning decision at West Newton but an appeal is probably likely. Scirocco completes its acquisition Echo has restructured its loan. San Leon note production news from Decklar and I cover results from the 15 sets yesterday including President and Getech as well as results from Zephyr with an interview with CEO Colin Harrington and from Savannah and an interview with CEO Andrew Knott.
Oil recovered last week's fall and was picked up on Mexican production loss and of course Hurricane Ida. Today I look at JOG on electrification, UJO and Reabold with exciting news from West Newton and Sound who have completed the Schlumberger deal. Also Hurricane announce an offer for the bonds, Lamprell update on recapitalisation and Eco Atlantic spud the Sapote-1 well and Zenith sign an agreement in Nigeria.
Oil rallied yesterday and is better again today. Union Jack and Reabold have little say about west Newton, just yet and Pharos looks better in Vietnam. Wentworth have a new NED and Harbour have two profit warnings today on run of the mill operational matters.
Oil held up modestly last week and is a touch better this morning, the Iranian election brought in a hardliner with a big majority in very low turnout. Predator has spudded the MOU-1 well in Morocco and Echo has good operational news from Argentina whilst Helium 1 has spotted helium in the drilling mud. Reabold has an extension at Parta and Trinity complete their share consolidation.
A big rally for oil yesterday as the Iran deal seemed to take a slight turn for the worse, I'm sure it will return. Signs of a pick-up in US air travel also made the oil bulls return. Chariot have made a strong move to become a unique, gas and renewables story covering over 17 countries in Africa. The raise will enable a well at Anchois to be drilled and hasten the roll-out of the transitional power team. Union Jack and Reabold have announced 6 weeks of testing at West Newton whilst Serica have announced an operating update at Columbus and the R3 well. Hurricane have results where they warn of equity destruction and Touchstone have more very positive news from Trinidad.
Oil is still up, but gasoline in the US has rallied more after a ransomware cybersecurity attack on the Colonial pipeline which takes products from the Gulf to the Northeast of the US. Union Jack and Reabold have called in Gaffney Cline for a CPR at West Newton, and Hurricane has issued an operational update. President also update on ops and the oil and gas prices in Argentina whilst Petro Matad are a step closer to field approval. And would you believe that CNR would drill in Guildford station car park?
Oil is better today but weakened yesterday on the Indian virus numbers which were slightly down today. The Opec+ JMMC meeting is today, one day early and the JTC was yesterday and more positive on demand and stock draw. Union Jack have announced a shiny new website which does look very grown-up. Reabold have made a conditional offer to acquire Corallian shares and Egdon have provided interims to end January.
Oil is down a touch this morning, about the same as it was up yesterday...The Suez Canal is open and the market is starting to look towards Opec+. Sound has gone a long way in the bond restructuring and UJO and Reabold are moving ahead fast at West Newton. Pharos has new fiscal terms in Egypt and may also be in a good position on its farm-out. Elsewhere, new directors at Sterling Energy are v good, Savannah has a new website, Scirocco has been written up in a good note from WHI and Cairn have heard that the Indian Government are trying to have the Dutch court of arbitration set aside.
Oil has its head above water today but only just as apart from the UK and now the US the world is vaccinating very slowly. Union Jack and Reabold step up the pace by launching the West Newton online consultation event and Helium One move closer to drilling by appointing a contractor for the Rukwa project. Finally GKP are moving ahead by resuming its 55/- b/d expansion programme.