http://www.worldoil.com WorldOil Uganda pushes oil companies to carry on, even as Tullow plan fails https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/9/17/uganda-pushes-oil-companies-to-carry-on-even-as-tullow-plan-fails Uganda is pressing the developers of its oil fields to commit to making a final investment decision this year, anxious to ensure that a failed plan by Tullow Oil to sell a stake in the project doesn’t stymie progress. ExxonMobil finds more oil offshore Guyana at Tripletail https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/9/16/exxonmobil-finds-more-oil-offshore-guyana-at-tripletail ExxonMobil made an oil discovery on the Stabroek Block offshore Guyana at the Tripletail-1 well in the Turbot area. The discovery adds to the previously announced estimated recoverable resource of more than 6 Bboe on the Stabroek Block. Tullow opens a new oil play offshore Guyana https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/9/16/tullow-opens-a-new-oil-play-offshore-guyana Joe-1 is the first oil discovery to be made in the Upper Tertiary and de-risks the petroleum system in the west of the Orinduik block, where a significant number of Tertiary and Cretaceous age prospects have been identified. Trump administration paves way for Arctic drilling rights sale https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/9/13/trump-administration-paves-way-for-arctic-drilling-rights-sale The Trump administration on Thursday took a major step toward auctioning oil drilling rights across every acre of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge’s coastal plain, hours after the House of Representatives voted to outlaw the activity. VAALCO kicks off its offshore Gabon drilling campaign https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/9/13/vaalco-kicks-off-its-offshore-gabon-drilling-campaign The objective of the Etame 9P appraisal wellbore is to test the Dentale reservoirs beneath the Etame field. VAALCO estimates that there could be up to 4.6 MM gross barrels of recoverable oil present in the Dentale reservoirs. Vietnam fights China’s moves to hinder offshore exploration https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/9/13/vietnam-fights-china-s-moves-to-hinder-offshore-exploration The foreign ministry in Hanoi on Thursday called on China to immediately order a state-owned survey vessel along with several Coast Guard escorts to leave Vietnamese-claimed waters in its exclusive economic zone, which stretches 200 nautical miles from its coast. Talos lands extension and approval for additional exploration offshore Mexico https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/9/12/talos-lands-extension-and-approval-for-additional-exploration-offshore-mexico Talos Energy has received a two-year contract term extension as well as regulatory approvals for additional exploration activities on Block 7, located in the offshore portion of Mexico's prolific Sureste basin. Talos is the operator of Block 7 in a consortium with its partners Sierra Oil and Gas and Premier Oil. What's new in exploration https://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2019/september-2019/columns/whats-new-in-exploration Rank and exploration may be like jumbo and shrimp Philippines ignores international ruling, takes exploration deal with China https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/9/11/philippines-ignores-international-ruling-takes-exploration-deal-with-china Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said he will ignore an international court ruling affirming his country’s territorial claims in the South China Sea in order to advance oil exploration plans with Beijing. Voters deliver warning to Norway’s oil industry https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/9/10/voters-deliver-warning-to-norway-s-oil-industry Parties that want to rein in the country’s golden goose made significant gains in Monday’s local elections. That raises the prospect of more advances for those forces that want to limit drilling in the Nordic nation, which supplies 25% of the European Union’s natural gas.