Conventional oil and gas discovered resources in 2019 are on pace to rise 30% from last year and reach their highest level since the beginning of the industry downturn. Here, a recap of the first quarter's 15 biggest oil and gas discoveries, which altogether are propelling the increase. The state-run offshore company has found a gas and condensate field that holds an estimated 250 million BOE. The French major is racking up barrels of deepwater production as part of its large-scale West African push. Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Equinor, Shell, and Total are among nine firms looking to explore the Pearl River Mouth Basin.