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. Turkey scoffs at EU rebuke, vows to keep drilling off Cyprus Turkey rebuffed measures by the EU and vowed to go ahead with its exploration in a growing dispute with EU member Cyprus. Equinor drills dry Norwegian well west of Johan Sverdrup Equinor Energy AS, operator of production licence 502, has completed the drilling of wildcat well 16/5-7. Recoverable oil reserves at Russkoye field increased 8% The AB1 recoverable oil reserves of Russkoye field have increased 8% following exploration work carried out by Tyumenneftegaz, a petroleum production company belonging to Rosneft. Norwegian Petroleum Directorate reports high activity in the first six months of the year Production on the Norwegian shelf is holding steady at a high level. Many projects are in the development or planning phases. Aker BP strikes oil in the NOAKA area, offshore Norway Aker BP is about to complete the Liatårnet exploration well in license 442 in the NOAKA area. The well has proved oil with a gross resource estimate of 80-200 MMboe. 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. Drilling advances New Zealand’s faux ban What’s new in exploration Rebound seen in new offshore exploration