There was a dearth of company reports or announcements and the sector was fairly evenly split between risers and fallers with slightly more in positive territory.
The sector had one double-digit riser in late trading - Spitfire Oil (LON:SRO) which was up by more than 15.3%.
Nighthawk Energy (LON:HAWK) rose by over 8% and Hydrodec Group (LON:HYR) and Egdon Resources (LON:EDR) were both up by more than 5.2%.
Similarly, there was one double-digit faller - Xcite Energy (LON:XEL) - down by more than 14%. Tower Resources (LON:TRP fell by 8.7% and Ascent Resources (LON:AST) was down by 8%.
(LON:AUR) Aurum Mining PLC share price was -0.05p at 2.15p
(LON:BOR) Borders Southern Petroleum PLC share price was +0.01p at 1.68p
(LON:CHAR) Chariot Oil Gas Ltd share price was -0.1p at 9.25p
(LON:EDR) Egdon Resources PLC share price was +0.88p at 17.63p
(LON:ENQ) EnQuest Plc share price was 0p at 27p
(LON:GKP) Gulf Keystone Petroleum share price was +0.01p at 2.19p
(LON:GPX) Gulfsands Petroleum PLC share price was 0p at 3p
(LON:HAWK) Nighthawk Energy PLC share price was +0.08p at 1.08p
(LON:HYR) Hydrodec Group PLC share price was +0.15p at 3p
(LON:INDI) Indus Gas Ltd share price was -0.12p at 484.88p
(LON:PET) Petrel Resources PLC share price was -0.13p at 6.25p
(LON:RKH) Rockhopper Exploration PLC share price was 0p at 28.5p
(LON:RPT) Regal Petroleum PLC share price was +0.01p at 3.5p
(LON:SRO) Spitfire Oil Ltd share price was +0.5p at 3.75p
(LON:XEL) Xcite Energy Ltd share price was -0.25p at 1.5p