Malcy's Oil Report - SLE, TRP

Tuesday, May 26 2015 by
Malcys Oil Report  SLE TRP

WTI $59.72 -$1.00, Brent $65.37 -$1.17, Diff $5.65 -17c, NG $2.89 -6c

Oil price

There is nothing much that I can see in the oil market at the moment that would give the price much of an upward movement except perhaps further activity in the Middle East. With the greenback strong after the US inflation figures, the rig count easing and the speculators cutting long positions technically the market looks sated. Overall rigs were down 3 last week with a net fall of only 1 in oil with new rigs actually appearing in one or two places, I get the firm impression that 60 bucks for WTI is reasonably comfortable for a lot of domestic producers. As to those speculative positions the last two weeks have seen a retreat from the highs with last week showing a fall of 7.6% in WTI length and 13.4% in Brent.

Added to that were the comments made at the weekend by the Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zangareh who stated that at the upcoming Opec meeting the cartel would ‘maintain production’. Whilst it is likely to maintain the status quo, there are still some stories doing the rounds that an across the board deal between Opec and non-Opec producers is being put together but don't hold your breath.

The only other possible reason for getting really optimistic at the moment are the reasonably positive signs of a global pick-up in the demand for products which has fed through to demand for crude thus offsetting any possible weakness in the market.

San Leon

All the good news and a tick up in the San Leon share price recently has been offset today by the company announcing that it has lost its case in the Court of Arbitration and has to pay £13m on behalf of its subsidiary Aurelian Oil & Gas. The company say in the statement that the decision is without merit and it has appealed the decision. Just when I was getting a bit upbeat about SL……

Range Resources

I haven't written much about Range lately partly as it has been suspended since 11/12/14 which in my book means that if nothing is done by the 11th of June its future is pretty bleak. With the Chinese in control and the Core Capital funding falling through it looked like the company would be subsumed by the major shareholders who have the power to do what they like with the…

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San Leon Energy Plc is an oil and gas company. The Company develops conventional and unconventional assets in Europe and North Africa, from exploration to monetization. Its segments include Poland, Morocco and Ireland. The Company holds participating interest in the Durresi Block, offshore Albania. The license area, which covers approximately 4,200 square kilometers, contains the A4-1X gas/condensate discovery and several undrilled oil and gas prospects. The Company holds over 2.4 million acres of licenses in France, which are under application. It holds a net profit interest (NPI) on the Barryroe License, which is located in the North Celtic Sea, offshore Ireland. The Company has interests in the Tarfaya and Zag license areas and offshore licenses, Foum Draa and Sidi Moussa. It holds approximately seven licenses in Poland. The Company holds approximately four licenses in Cantabrian-Pyrenees basin, five licenses in Ebro basin and one license in Duero. more »

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Tower Resources plc is an upstream oil and gas exploration company. The Company has exploration projects in Cameroon, South Africa, Zambia, and Sahawari Arab Democratic Republic (SADR). The Company has two segments: Africa and Head Office. The Company is an operator of international licenses with a focus on projects in Africa. It holds an interest in Thali Production Sharing Contract (PSC) in Cameroon, which covers an area of approximately 120 square kilometers (kms) and lies in the prolific Rio del Rey basin, in the eastern part of the Niger Delta. It holds an interest in Algoa-Gamtoos license, South Africa, which covers an area of approximately 11,800 square kms. It also holds an interest in the offshore Guelta and Imlili blocks, and the onshore Bojador block in the SADR, which covers an area of approximately 72,700 square kms. It has interests in blocks 40 and 41 of the frontier Zambezi Basin, which covers an area of approximately 6,950 square kms. The Company has no revenues. more »

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About Malcolm Graham Wood

Malcolm Graham Wood

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.Malcolm is a Founding Partner of HydroCarbon Capital, which provides independent advisory services to the Oil and Gas sector. He is a Director of the Maven Income and Growth VCT 4 PLC, a venture capital trust listed on the Premium segment of the main market of the London Stock Exchange.He started his career at Wood Mackenzie in 1979. He was an inaugural member of the No 1 Extel rated James Capel Oil & Gas team and also headed up corporate broking, acting for the Government in sales of British Gas, Britoil and other utilities. Subsequently he became Head of Equities and main board Director at Williams de Broe before moving to Teather & Greenwood. Following that, he ran his own consultancy for several years, acting for a number of quoted and private companies as well as being a board member and advisor. He has been a Director at Noble and then Westhouse Securities and has extensive contacts in the Oil & Gas sector globally. More recently Malcolm has been the lead advisor to an HSBC Zurich trust on oil, gas and energy investments as well as working with the oil team at VSA Capital.- See more at: more »


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