At the half-way point of 2019, we look ahead to the key topics we expect to impact the Asia Pacific upstream sector during the rest of the year. - Asia Pacific exploration is back on the map - who's been successful, and what are the key wells coming up? - The pipeline of potential M&A is building - what are the drivers for future M&A? - Politics still impacting policy in a few places - where and what is the potential impact? - Continued caution on new investment - what are the implications for the service sector? This report complements our Asia Pacific upstream: 5 things to look for in 2019, which we published in January 2019.