Oil rallied off Tuesday's lows but the API stats and the STEO were mainly downbeat. Serica announces results and looks in an incredibly strong position with £101m of cash and rising gas prices. Jadestone also has interims which show that despite reducing guidance for this year the outlook is more than promising.
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.
Very quiet on the oil front yesterday, today it is drifting with markets coming off yesterday's highs.
Oil rallied yesterday and has again this morning, maybe people are thinking the same as me yesterday that an announcement on production from the KSA is imminent. Contrary to market views there is still plenty going on at Sound Energy with results today. Serica has well more than justified its position in the Bucket List with a great performance increasing production and cash flow whilst reducing costs. Finally, GKP has shelved plans to increase Shaikan production to 55,000 b/d until the market, improves and the KRG are paying their bills.
It's Bucket List time and the February update is out today, cue trauma.....
Oil is back to being dull but don't rule out any further geopolitical trauma in the Gulf. Genel has announced very solid production from Kurdistan with more details due on Thursday proving that it is business as usual at the moment. Serica is doing extremely well and has given a cracking trading update today. Finally who could forget that it was only 4 years ago today that RockRose came into our lives.....
Sound Energy has made a modest raise after recent interest which makes sense, IOG has not had quite what they expected at Harvey but to the northeast has seen a structure. Putting that with Redwell might create a hub going forward. Rockhopper have updated modest success at Abu Sennan before passing on to UOG. And Serica has been awarded licence P2501 conveniently next door to Rhum.
Hurricane has spudded its third Warwick West well, the last in this years campaign with Spirit Energy. RockRose Energy has along with excellent figures announced an interim dividend of 60p. Aminex has made great strides in Tanzania as they and ARA have made with the government and the forwarding of monies. Solo are also beneficiaries of this. Finally Serica has also had excellent results today.
Today is the interim Bucket List with a look at performance since February, the good the bad and the ugly and with two stocks dropping out to be replaced in the list.
Oil surged on strong inventory data and short closing by money managers. Stock wise, President have a very positive AGM statement, IGas have a very psoitive find at Springs Road, Premier up their numbers at Zama, Serica are positive in their AGM statement, Hunting's update is pretty good and Wentworth cut guidance which disappoints.