April's month in brief brings you the latest stories from the European upstream sector. Key stories this month include the launch of a 3rd Licensing Round in Cyprus with three deepwater/ultra deepwater blocks on offer. Geo Jade Petroleum Corporation has agreed to the cash purchase of all shares in Bankers Petroleum Ltd which includes the 180 mmboe Patos Marinza field. Meanwhile the Bulgarian Government has announced that preparations are underway for exploration drilling on the Khan Asparuh licence area. The report includes the 'Continental & Med. Europe Upstream Data Dashboard' which provides a snapshot of the latest data on licensing drilling discoveries development corporate and M&A activity.