http://www.worldoil.com WorldOil 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. 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. Improved reservoir recovery anticipated for Norway’s Gudrun field with new investment https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/7/16/improved-reservoir-recovery-anticipated-for-norway-s-gudrun-field-with-new-investment The Gudrun partners have decided to invest in a water injection plant on the Gudrun field to improve reservoir recovery. This will extend the field life by three years compared to the original plan. 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. 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. 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. 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. NPD reports June production figures below forecast https://www.worldoil.com/news/2019/7/12/npd-reports-june-production-figures-below-forecast Preliminary production figures for June 2019 show an average daily production of 1,409,000 bbl of oil, NGL and condensate, which is a decrease of 184,000 bpd compared to May. Total gas sales were 9.4 Bscm, which is a decrease from the previous month. 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.