http://www.worldoil.com WorldOil BOEM announces region-wide lease sale for GOM https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/7/18/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 https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/7/17/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 https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/7/16/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 https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/7/16/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% https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/7/14/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 https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/7/14/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 https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/7/12/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 https://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2019/july-2019/news-resources/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 https://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2019/july-2019/columns/drilling-advances New Zealand’s faux ban What’s new in exploration https://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2019/july-2019/columns/what-s-new-in-exploration Rebound seen in new offshore exploration