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.
The last day over the month and quarter has seen some window dressing as November Brent expires tonight. With companies competing to be the most in the last day of the reporting season Savannah, San Leon, Scirocco get in today along with an interview with Helge Hammer of Longboat. That leaves just the 16 to fit in tomorrow...why do they do it and how many will get in, and its a Friday remember...
After last week's good performance oil is today suffering along with all international markets which are in freefall due primarily to Evergrande, a Chinese property company rumoured to be struggling to pay a scheduled debt repayment. San Leon has again agreed to a further extension of the CPW until the end of September 2021. And IGas are adding to the CeraPhi announcement last week by signing up with SSE for the development of a geothermal district heating project in the City of Stoke-on-Trent.
The oil price, along with many markets has taken a beating after Covid numbers rising in China appear to be putting the mockers on economic growth. I wouldn't however bet against the oil price too much, Opec+ have a strong ability to close off the production if needed as we saw last year. More good news from Zephyr from Paradox Basin and San Leon has wisely held off taking a repayment until operational readiness. Finally Falcon Oil & Gas remains hard at work in the Beetaloo.
Oil had a Monday fall after concerns from China and a surge in Covid cases hits the US, albeit as in Britain there are many fewer hospitalisations. Good results from Genel and a confidence boosting increase in the divvi helped and IOG have spudded the Blythe development well. Lisa Mitchell is moving on from San Leon as CFO but staying to ensure current deals progress. Europa have started the farm-out process in Morocco and Lamprell were slightly disappointing. Finally i was saddened to hear from Trinity that Bruce Dingwall is seriously ill.
After all the price moves last week oil ended only 60 odd cents down at the end, given what happened after the Opec+ meeting had broken up that wasnt a bad result. San Leon continue their consolidation in Nigeria and Predator has appointed a leading Moroccan expert as COO. Coro have started a move into solar in Vietnam which has potential to grow swiftly and Helium One has seen gas bubble but have to side-track the well. SDX also has a trading update.
Oil is quiet ahead of the period end, Opec+ and Independence Day. Challenger update on trading and corporate while Genel announce receipts from KRI oil sales. San Leon cover everything in their finals and Hunting update on trading. Lamprell seem ok then announce they are short of dosh while SDX cover Morocco and Egypt. GKP also announce KRG payments.
Oil was a little better after a good set of EIA stats but has drifted a bit today. Zephyr are powering away at the 16-2LN-CC well with latest permissions, Challenger reports again from Saffron and San Leon ups the investment in OML 18 infrastructure. Block has spudded the WR-B1 well in Georgia and yesterday Hurricane said that the judgement has been reserved.
Oil will be up around 3 1/2 bucks this week and this month as we head into the Memorial Day holiday weekend which starts the summer driving season. San Leon pass on the update by Decklar on the Oza field in Nigeria and Predator issue results for 2020.
Oil will likely be up around a couple of bucks this week as good economic stats from the UK, Germany and of course the USA where non-farm payroll will be announced today. San Leon has tweaked the board and Providence has raised money via exercise of warrants.