November's month in brief brings you the latest stories from the Asia Pacific upstream sector. BP has withdrawn from the Australian Bight cancelling its commitments to drill four deepwater exploration wells in this frontier basin. Malaysia has launched its 2017 licensing round with 13 licences on offer. In Vietnam first production from the Thien Ung field has been delayed to 2017 in Australia the development cost of Wheatstone LNG has increased 17% and in China Total has withdrawn from shale exploration. The report includes the ' Asia Pacific Upstream Data Dashboard' which provides a snapshot of the latest data on licensing drilling discoveries development corporate and M&A activity.