Oil is mixed but relatively based, company wise Amerisur have another substantial rise in reserves and should be higher. RockRose have bid for IOG, easier than farming-in I suppose with a 20p offer. All change at VOG as a substantial raise and change of management signals a new, brighter future and Soco admit they also bid for Ophir but their all-paper offer was not good enough. Finally Jadestone Energy have given guidance which sets them off on a substantial voyage of discovery, worth being aboard.
Oil rose modestly on the week but has fallen back somewhat today, US/Sino trade is still in the melting pot. President is raising money to accelerate its Rio Negro programme which should substantially increase the gas proportion of the mix. RockRose has bought the Marathon UK North Sea and West of Shetlands assets for $140m nearly doubling the size of its portfolio and Reabold and United Oil & Gas have had a discovery at Colter but having missed the target which it will now try to get to with a side track. Independent Oil & Gas are going down the farm-out route for its SNS core assets and therefore may not have to have quite such a big funding…
Today Malcy talks about the following stocks: Sound Energy (SOU), Genel Energy (GENL), RockRose Energy (RRE), President Energy (PPC), Eco Atlantic Oil & Gas (ECO), Igas Energy (IGAS) and Anglo African Oil & Gas (AAOG)
Disappointing News from Echo in Argentina but with plenty of news to come particularly in Tapi Aike. Another good reserves report from Genel and a cracking update from RockRose.
The oil price finished the year down 19% in Brent and 25% in WTI terms as world markets worry about China, either its economy or dispute with the USA over tariffs. AMER has announced a substantial discovery with ONGC which will prove very valuable, and the VOG recovery continues with final approvals for the vast Matanda block. Faroe has provided a very strong defence in its valuation document and RockRose has also provided substantial year end numbers. Finally as the oil price remains low, another bid appears in the sector this time for Ophir Energy.
Malcolm Graham-Wood is joined by Andrew Austin, Chairman of RockRose Energy.
Malcy talks about the following stocks: Faroe Petroleum #FPM, SDX Energy #SDX, President Energy #PPC, Amerisur Resources #AMER, Petro Matad #MATD and Rockrose Energy #RRE
Thanksgiving Holidays make for thin volume and volatile markets ahead of Dec 6th. Amerisur reveal a significant farm-out to Occidental Andina in Colombia worth $93.25 accelerating their programme and franking value in the portfolio. Elsewhere Reabold announce plans to drill two wells in California and RockRose announce a 95.2% take up of their tender offer. Finally Infrastrata have completed their FEED early and on budget and now need to find the project funder and EPC contractor.
Today Malcy talks about the following stocks: Faroe Petroleum #FPM, Eco Atlantic Oil & Gas #ECO, Rockrose Energy #RRE and President Energy #PPC
The oil price is not assuming further geopolitical uncertainties which is more than can be said for international diplomacy at the moment. Far Limited has spudded its Samo-1 well offshore The Gambia where a success would be transformational to use an overworked term. RockRose has announce a tender for 20% of its shares at 560p, they say the company is ‘seriously undervalued’. And Petro Matad has spudded Wild Horse-1 in block IV in Western Mongolia.