Despite a number of new discoveries around the world, rising development costs, some notable project delays, and questions about equipment delivery are shaping up to make 2014 a somewhat more cautious year for the offshore energy industry.
For more than a decade, deepwater fields have been in production offshore West Africa.
The FPSO supply chain is broken.
Subsalt regions are important to oil and gas companies due to significant hydrocarbon potential, although they also present high exploration and production risk.
Thanks to their vast production potential and their prolific presence in major offshore fields throughout the world, subsalt oil and gas plays are simply too big to be ignored.
Since 1966, 45,000 km (27,962 mi) of pipeline has been installed in the North Sea to transport hydrocarbons from the UK continental shelf (UKCS) to shore.
Decommissioning is the inevitable final chapter in an operating well's life cycle, in which the well is no longer producing at economically sustainable rates and must be safely and assuredly sealed off to prevent reservoir fluids from migrating across the well or escaping to the surface.
The first Arctic & Cold Regions poster was produced in February 2011, to summarize and condense the growing body of Arctic offshore field development technical knowledge generated around the world.
Modern simulation technology informs important network decisions, but other factors, such as fluid composition and interaction, hydrates, scaling, corrosion, sand, gel, emulsion, foaming, and wax and asphaltene deposition, also must be understood.
In the beginning of the year 2000, oil companies' global subsea expenditure totaled $7 billion.
High integrity pressure protection systems (HIPPS) are being employed extensively by offshore operators to create the best solution for personnel and asset protection in high-pressure environments.
A sustained period of elevated project costs is having a profound impact on the industry.
This month Infield Systems examines trends in capex relating to infrastructure and water depth over the next five years offshore West Africa.
Greenland's government has awarded exploration licenses for four blocks in the Greenland Sea off the country's northeast coast.
Preparations are moving forward for the mammoth Johan Sverdrup project in the Norwegian North Sea.
The US Gulf of Mexico has proved to be a bright spot for oilfield service companies over the last year or so, according to recent analysis from Trefis, the online securities analyst and research firm.
FMC Technologies has agreed to manufacture and supply a workover system (WOS) to Statoil for the Snorre B platform.
Ocean Rig took delivery of the newbuild drillship Ocean Rig Skyros in December.
What is the future of unconventional gas offshore?
TGS has started fast in 2014.
At the Subsea Wireless Group's (SWiG) quarterly Technical Capabilities and Standards Development meeting held in Boston last fall, participants discussed the standards that need to be developed for subsea wireless communications.
With offshore regulatory activity at a high in West Africa, now is a good time for a brief overview of the legal and regulatory developments coming up in the region's key oil and gas jurisdictions.
Anadarko has appointed Gary D. Mitchell as director of Mozambique LNG Facilities.
Last year marked the 25th anniversary of the Piper Alpha disaster.