Malcolm has over 30 years’ experience in the Oil & Gas sector and is a widely used media source. He often appears in print and on screen, and also writes an acclaimed daily blog read by much of the resources industry as well as investors both institutional and retail.
The oil price ended the week in positive territory with calming comments from the Saudis about Opec+production. Eco Atlantic has announced a new CPR with substantially increased resources and still looks very undervalued. Range Resources meantime has restructured the balance sheet again and is looking to buy a pre-school education business in China....
Oil will finish the week up after inventory draws and Opec production being lower than expected, down to 30.5m b/d in February apparently. Bahamas Petroleum has raised $2.54m at a deep discount to keep itself going and in the hope that it can find a farm-in partner.
The oil price is steady with positive fundamentals helping out and the chartists like the look of it too if it consolidates above these levels. Petrofac announced a big contract in Algeria yesterday which makes them even more undervalued whilst Far's annual report is full of goodies. Finally Touchstone has an operational update with good production numbers and preparing to drill at Ortoire.
Malcy talks about the following stocks: Victoria Oil & Gas (VOG), Igas Energy (IGAS), Egdon Resources (EDR), Amerisur Resources (AMER), Rockrose Energy (RRE), Independent Oil & Gas (IOG) and Reabold Resources (RBD)
After a mixed and apparently turbulent week in the oil market the price ended up although less that a dollar. Right now WTI has rallied by 60 cents and Brent by 72c. Today Coro and Empyrean get their Plan of Development for the Mako field offshore Indonesia, good for monetising the gas. IGas and Egdon have announced that at Springs Road 'significant gas indications were observed', could this see the East Midlands start to become our own Dallas? Reabold bounce back from Friday's duster to find in excess of 60m of pay at the Monroe Swell which will be very valuable whilst Cairn now have to wait until the end of the year at best to find out arbitration news.
Oil is mixed but relatively based, company wise Amerisur have another substantial rise in reserves and should be higher. RockRose have bid for IOG, easier than farming-in I suppose with a 20p offer. All change at VOG as a substantial raise and change of management signals a new, brighter future and Soco admit they also bid for Ophir but their all-paper offer was not good enough. Finally Jadestone Energy have given guidance which sets them off on a substantial voyage of discovery, worth being aboard.
Malcy runs the rule over a number of interesting opportunities. As the wider markets continue to show moderate signs of uncertainty the oil price appears to have found dry ground, he talks about developments at Colter, analysis of news from…