Oil was weaker yesterday ahead of todays opec meeting expect no change in policy. I comment on Scirocco after the meeting and the VOG predicament. Also a raise from Orcadian and a cash alternative for SDX holders.
Oil is unchanged today after a big fall last week, both sides are finely balanced at the moment. IOG still have teething troubles at Blythe, VOG has lost a big part of the arbitration, i3 have record production and better than expected reserves and Arrow have spudded in Columbia. Meanwhile 6 years on Empyrean is about to spud...
Oil stays obediently at $90 as the Opec+ meeting convenes. Scirocco has the put and the call with Tanzania situation improving and the EAG side also looking good, both could be the future. VOG is really beginning to do well with plenty of upside. Longboat has announced that the Ginny and Hermine prospects where dry and the battle for Far seems to have settled at about A60c. Finally good news vicariously for Eco Atlantic as CGX find oil in Guyana.
Oil is slightly better and a number of companies have announcements today.
The trading range for oil seems to be pretty tight, there is little doubt that stocks will continue to fall and that 1Q 2022 will be the battleground. Yesterday Kistos had more good news and today VOG provide an exceptional update. Far have spudded a very interesting exploration well in The Gambia and Coro has a binding JV agreement in Vietnam.
Oil drifted off the top last week but is better this morning, Challenger have interims as do VOG. Eco Atlantic have a duster but of limited importance and Pharos move further ahead in Egypt. Finally Helium One start their Phase 2 programme.
With the month, quarter and interim ending tonight and the Opec+ meeting tomorrow books are flat ahead of the US Independence holiday weekend. Last night the API said that crude drew 8.2m barrels. VOG update on trading, Union Jack and Egdon announce a short delay at Wressle and Egdon has raise money this morning. Zephyr share their thoughts on Paradox, its bigger than you think...Hurricane heeded the High Court and the NED's have all resigned, the shares rose 25% on the back of that and Crystal Amber are vindicated. Positive news from Advance and Getech make up the pack...
A flash blog today as I am away from my desk, oil fell yesterday as the dollar rose on inflation concerns. Challenger has updated on Saffron-2 which looks very exciting and VOG has announced details of a financing with Meridian Capital, again more later.
Oil will be up strongly on the week and economic stats are pretty good. Challenger updates on the Saffron-2 well and Predator has raised £1.5m at 15p. VOG also announce positive news across the board and Hurricane walk away from the Aoka Mizu contract when it expires in the hope of getting a cheaper deal, if not that's it, all over...
Oil is slightly up ahead of the Opec+ meeting and I look at a good statement from VOG whilst Far announce that Lukoil are no longer proceeding with an offer.