The week in focus covers all exploration and appraisal drilling activity throughout Northwest Europe. The report also provides comprehensive coverage of deals and licensing activity. A well tracker is available for download. This weeks edition covers: In the UK Taqa started drilling the Sturgeon prospect. In Norway Aker BP announced first production from Ivar Aasen and completed the appraisal of its Langfjellet discovery. Also DEA strengthened its position in the Njord Area through a deal with Engie E&P and Statoil completed its acquisition of 25% in Byrding from Wintershall. In the Netherlands Oranje Nassau Energie has spud the P/18 8 exploration well targeting the Bravo prospect.