As we look to the next decade, high-impact exploration and emerging investment areas could provide material growth opportunities in a mature region. Meanwhile, the energy transition continues to have an impact, with upcoming events likely to shape the upstream industry into the long term. Our regional outlook covers five key questions to watch: 1. 2020 could be Cyprus’ most active year of drilling yet, but why is it also a year of reckoning? 2. Can Romania’s government get its deepwater gas ambitions back on track? 3. What does increasingly polarised policy mean for the European upstream industry? 4. Where are the region’s exploration hotspots to watch? 5. Why are we following unconventional gas in Turkey?