A positive day for oil as China Covid numbers eased and the dollar eased. A good update from Zephyr, and Union Jack announced a maiden special dividend and a share buy-back. Predator are on the move in Morocco and Trinity liked the last buy-back so much that they are doing it all over a game.....From last week I look at IOG, and Reabold.
Oil fell sharply as worries about the Chinese growth stats didnt appear. Today IOG have announced some technical and operational problems but as yet no change in reserves. Trinity announce a 3Q update and Europa are paying off the Wressle loan from UJO.
Oil was very quiet yesterday unchanged on the day. Ithaca is returning to the London market and Genel and GKP announce KRG payments whilst Trinity complete the buy-back programme. Finally I get to meet with the management of Southern Energy Corp and have issued an initiation Target Price of 150p.
Oil rose a touch on Friday but was still down on the week, the Fed meeting that starts today will increase rates but by how much? Today San Leon indicate more production from Decklar and Jadestone have Interims but until Montara is back the jury will be out. Predator say how well Mag Mell is being received and also have a detailed interim statement. Trinity production fell in H1 but with more drilling 2H should be better and Providence Resources are to become Barryroe Offshore Energy, well I never.
Oil fell again last week but today Brent is still $104. Trinity has updated on Q2 production which is the same as usual as is guidance for this year. A fully funded drilling programme is under way to change production from mid 2023. SDX has heard that Aleph Commodities has a 25.65% stake and is likely to vote against the Tenaz bid. GKP announced on Friday that it received $38.1m net from the KRG.
Another rally from oil after the comments about Opec+ production crept into the market. At Union Jack the capital reduction update paves the way for a dividend. Predator have FY 2021 figures and Angus are very close to first gas at Saltfleetby. I speak to Marshall Abbott, CEO of Arrow Energy Corp which is highly illuminating and Trinity starts a six well drilling programme and SDX spud MSD-23.
Oil is actually fairly quiet at the moment, it won't last... Today Angus has announced that it is buying in the 49% of Saltfleetby that it doesnt already own in a smart deal. Coro update the market, Trinity have full year results and Helium One Global are off drilling again...
Oil is relatively strong ahead of the Opec meeting on Thursday. IOG have given a detailed update and SDX have a good result at South Disouq. Finally Trinity have 'paused' the Galeota farm-down process which is a disappointment.
After the substantial rise in the oil price last week and again yesterday oil is lower today. Rockhopper has announced that the Sea Lion farm-out has gone ahead and Empyrean has announced good interim results from its Jade well. Trinity has a Q1 update , UOG meet Q1 production guidance and Arrow look to have a successful well in Colombia.
Yesterday, as I reported, oil joined in the panic about recession with markets all over the place. Today Wall Street has fallen again ahead of the Fed tomorrow but this time oil has bucked the trend and is about 50 cents higher. IOG has updated and despite a few technicals first gas is not far away. Union Jack and Egdon have decided to submit an appeal against the refusal of planning permission by Lincolnshire County Council (LCC) on 1 November 2021, for a side-track drilling operation, associated testing and long-term oil production at the Biscathorpe site. Capricorn update the market as do Trinity and President. Finally I catch up with Block after yesterday's announcement.