Four will be drilled in Mexico, one in Honduras, three in Suriname, three in Brazil, three in Guyana, one in Jamaica and one in Bahamas.
Africa will have six to eight of these wells, targeting more than 10 billion barrels of oil equivalent. These include Sao Tome & Principe, Gabon, Angola, Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Mozambique.
In Asia Pacific there could be six high impact wells. There will be two each in Australia and Papua New Guinea, and one each in Vietnam and Indonesia.
Companies will drill two in Norway, two in Canada, four off Cyprus and one in Lebanon.