http://www.worldoil.com WorldOil Guilty plea on five counts in UK's Iraqi bribes case https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/7/19/guilty-plea-on-five-counts-in-uks-iraqi-bribes-case A former oil executive pleaded guilty to five counts of corruption in the U.K. as part of one of the white-collar financial crime prosecutor’s biggest bribery investigations. New CEO appointed at EnerMech https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/7/17/new-ceo-appointed-at-enermech EnerMech, the Aberdeen-headquartered provider of specialist services to the energy and infrastructure sectors, has today announced that John Guy has been appointed as CEO, succeeding company founder Doug Duguid, who will assume the role of deputy chairman. Fast and lean: How North Sea oil is learning from American shale https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/7/17/fast-and-lean-how-north-sea-oil-is-learning-from-american-shale The U.S. oil boom changed the petroleum industry forever. Now its philosophy is being adopted by conventional producers in the North Sea. Decommissioning in Shetland expands with the arrival of more North Sea structures https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/7/15/decommissioning-in-shetland-expands-with-the-arrival-of-more-north-sea-structures The Dales Voe decommissioning facility in Shetland is one step closer to becoming a center of excellence for recycling offshore structures from the North Sea with the arrival of two new installations for decommissioning by strategic partners Veolia and Peterson. Britain raises Gulf shipping threat to highest level possible https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/7/12/britain-raises-gulf-shipping-threat-to-highest-level-possible Britain raised the threat level to the highest possible for ships operating in the Persian Gulf as tensions escalate in a region accounting for a third of seaborne petroleum trade. OGA launches 32nd Offshore Licensing Round on the UKCS https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/7/11/oga-launches-32nd-offshore-licensing-round-on-the-ukcs The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has launched the 32nd Offshore Licensing Round with 768 blocks or part-blocks on offer across the main producing areas of the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS). Acreage is on offer in the Central North Sea, Northern North Sea, Southern North Sea and the West of Shetlands. Cuadrilla confirms return to UK frac operations https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/7/11/cuadrilla-confirms-return-to-uk-frac-operations Cuadrilla today confirmed that it will return to hydraulic fracturing and flow testing of natural gas at its flagship Lancashire site in Preston New Road, near Blackpool. Total divests UK assets to Petrogas for $635 million https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/7/10/total-divests-uk-assets-to-petrogas-for-635-million Total has signed an agreement to divest several UK non-core assets to Petrogas NEO UK Ltd, the exploration and production arm of the Oman-based conglomerate MB Holding. 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. 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