Oil is better today but likely down to further escalation of events in the Middle East. I note the RNS from Amerisur who note that the FSP is drawing to a close and for bidders to open their cheque books. Trinity say that the Trinidad budget is a net small loser but has opened the discussion on SPT which should help. Jersey Oil & Gas had a highly successful Capital Markets Day, after which I interviewed CEO Andrew Benitz. And I mention RBD, ZEN, and BPC.
A huge rally yesterday, all given back this morning after another indifferent inventory situation. Petro Matad have got provisional approval for the Heron-1 well which should restart any time soon. IOG has brought forward and increased capex which should reward but also means the bond raise goes up from £70m to £88m. Touchstone results were as expected and Coho-1 is now the key, Zenith has also commenced drilling ops at Jafarli in Azerbaijan.
Oil has dipped following the Fed rate cut and comments about a ‘midcycle adjustment’ worried markets. A catch up day today after a number of recent announcements and I look at Zenith who have today announced a funding for their current drilling campaign. I finish my comments on RockRose with a target price of £37.50 after looking at the numbers since their return from suspension. Last week saw a trading statement and an acquisition from DGO which I look at and I also went to see the Wentworth management team.
Oil was weaker yesterday after spurious Iran talks and a set of product inventory stats that surprised the market. This morning Coro Energy has announced a smart renegotiation of its Bulu PSC acquisition extending the payment schedule and making best use of its balance sheet. Zenith are at long last ready to drill the C-37 well in Azerbaijan looking for 700 b/d.
The oil price has another fall with the US inventories mainly to blame, Falcon have some good news from Beetaloo and Zenith raise a little more for drilling kit. I take a look at the RockRose statement from earlier in the week and conclude that despite being suspended all is well.
With oil prices under pressure after news that the US/Sino trade talks at senior level won’t happen until after the March 1st deadline and that Libya may come back the price is flat today. Aminex and Zenith have both raised modest amounts of money. SDX has acquired two more potentially very valuable blocks in the Gharb Basin and Genel reported good production from Tawke. Finally Utd Oil & Gas and Prospex reported a positive CPR from Italy.
Oil fell yesterday primarily as worries about global GDP growth emerged from Dav-oh. IGas has announced the spudding of the long awaited Springs Road well and Block Energy has spudded its side-track in Georgia. Zenith is finally on the move with its kit to Azerbaijan and write up a meeting with Mike Buck, CEO of Petro Matad.
9 days up for crude and with another 50 cents this morning the best part of 20% off the bottom. Rose have announced some additional acreage in the Paradox Basin adding to their handy portfolio and Range have found an Aussie NED and are re-quoted this morning. Wentworth had a fantastic 4Q and are knocking the lights out in Tanzania, what’s next for newish CEO Eskil Jersing? And Zenith raise money in Vienna as part of the non-equity dilutive funding and Jadestone re-start Montara. A good con call and new presentation from Savannah on the website today.
Oil prices rally on talk of 1.4m b/d cuts, Sound are at TD in Tendrara and Echo have an upbeat operational update. Zenith figures only the start if things go well this quarter and at Faroe and Cairn they have a success at Agar but Cairn has a duster at Ekland. Premier are operationally in fine form again with much to come, Catcher the star but Tolmount and Mexico looking exciting with appraisals upcoming. Wentworth are still being paid which is good but man cannot live on Mnazi Bay alone, over at Enteq things are improving for Martin Perry.
Malcy talks about the following stocks: Jersey Oil & Gas (JOG), Rockhopper Exploration (RKH), Empyrean Energy (EME), Trinity Exploration & Production (TRIN), Infrastrata (INFA), Far ltd (FAR.ASX) and Zenith Energy (ZEN)