Oil was up on the week and gas up by 11% in the US. Longboat announces that it is on track to spud the Egyptian Vulture prospect where they have 15% and plenty more to come. A solid trading statement from UOG and a change at Prospex where CEO Ed Dawson is moved on to be replaced by ex IOG chief Mark Routh.
Oil has drifted back to the lower end of its current trading range, but now with the Opec+ meeting wrapped up there is no reason to think it will fall much further. IOG report on their Elgood development well and whilst it had some difficulties it has done the job and now moves on to Blythe. Union Jack and Egdon have good news from Biscathorpe and UOG report from Abu Sennan. Finally Trinity have unveiled changes to the Galeota Block and its development.
Oil remains strong as the Opec+ meeting gave promising indications for the market place. JOG have updated on operations at the GBA development project which looks to be an enormously low carbon project. Trinity have had licence extensions and UOG update on Abu Sennan.
Oil was down just a smidgeon last week and that won't change much as fundamentals are reasonably firm but India's virus numbers are weighing heavily on us all and the oil market. IOG are keeping up with a demanding programme for first gas at Phase 1 of the project and UOG have a solid set of figures and an exciting year ahead.
Oil is up again today, the Opec report pushed back the demand rises but they are still overall positive for H2. The API stats showed a decent draw in crude but mixed in products. Genel has announced a useful bunch of payments from the KRG and Kistos has launched a PrimaryBid offer along with a placing and subscription. Far has received news that Remus Horizons has returned for a potential bid, the day before the deadline. Sound has done a crucial bondholders deal very important for operational development going forward. And UOG has announced 'material' upgrade to its Abu Sennan field reserves in Egypt.
Oil has been up and down since even before the Opec+ meeting but it looks like the best result was keeping some sort of equilibrium with the potential economic recovery as the year unwraps.
Another huge week as WTI rose $4.59 and Brent $3.23 on Opec+ supply constraints and Virus concerns abating. DGOC have had yet more good results, Genel announce 10/- b/d from Sarta a creditable achievement with more to come. Sound has sold acreage in Italy and UOG spudded in Egypt.
Oil is continuing to rise, the US is closed today but the favourable winds are blowing. Predator are looking very strong with good news from Trinidad, drilling in Morocco looks like to be going ahead shortly and even the Irish LNG project is back on the front burner again. Pantheon have prelim results from Talitha #A which looks good and is testing. Finally UOG has initial results from ASH-3 which seems positive.
The oil market is quite placid at the moment, New York is hunkering down for the big storm on the way. San Leon is back on track with the Nigerian funding and the Wressle partners have announced free lowing oil. Jadestone updates on 2020 as does UOG with guidance as well.
WTI $47.62 -90c, Brent $51.09 -71c, Diff -$3.47 +19c, NG $2.58 +4c Oil price I am writing this late in the day and have just erased all my early comments ...