WorldOil BOEM announces region-wide lease sale for GOM BOEM will offer 77.8 million GOM acres, including all available unleased areas in federal waters. BHP adds three wells to successful Trinidad deepwater campaign BHP completes phase three of its deepwater drilling campaign offshore Trinidad, discovering gas in three new wells. AFC invests $100 million in Aker Energy's DWTCTP, offshore Ghana Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) announces today it has financed Aker Energy A.S., a subsidiary of Aker ASA. AFC's support is through investing in $100 million of convertible bond notes with an intention to participate in follow on fund raising activities for the development of the Deepwater Tano Cape Three Points block (DWTCTP), offshore Ghana. Hurricane Barry halts large portion of GOM oil output Hurricane Barry shut-in three-quarters of U.S. GOM crude production. Pemex under pressure with AMLO ruling Mexico’s economy The surprise departure of Mexico’s finance minister has the state oil company’s watchers biting their nails. World of oil and gas Talos Energy has completed its appraisal program for the Zama discovery on Block 7, in the offshore portion of Mexico’s prolific Sureste basin. Acteon acquires Proserv’s field technology services, survey businesses Subsea services group Acteon is adding subsea cutting expertise to its Claxton brand with the acquisition of Proserv’s international Field Technology Services and Survey business units. Eni awarded new EandP license in the prolific Tano basin, offshore Ghana Eni (70%) and its partner Vitol (30%) have been awarded rights to Block WB03, located in the medium deep waters of the prolific Tano basin, offshore Ghana. South Africa working on new oil, gas policy to enable growth South Africa is working on a policy to govern the development of oil and gas resources after calls by potential investors to shield the industry from a long-running debate over laws that apply to mining exploration. LLOG reports start of production at Buckskin Project, in deepwater GOM LLOG Exploration Company, LLC has announced that it has initiated production from the Buckskin Project in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico.