Deepwater and Ultra-deepwater Oil & Gas Market Update Report To 2014

Deep and Ultra-deepwater Market Update

The sixth edition of this Global Perspectives Deepwater Report, published by Infield, provides a comprehensive and independent analysis and forecast of issues and trends impacting the development of the world deepwater and ultra-deepwater oil and gas market. The report is essential reading as it assesses the major sectors for this important market.

NEW Update capability for current and future editions.

Infield has launched its new charting module for OFFPEX which allows rapid production of the charts and tables for the Deepwater and Ultra-deepwater Market update. Infield will produce quarterly updates for the 2010 edition based on the lastest OFFPEX quarter. All purchasers of the Deep and Ultra-deepwater Market Update 2010 - 2014 will have the option to purchase updates to the charts and tables each quarter. These will be available online through client logon on based on the latest forecasts from OFFPEX.

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The Deepwater Arena:

The year 2009 was a tough one for the global energy industry given the impact of the global economic crisis on oil demand, with oil prices collapsing from $147 per barrel (p/b) in mid-2008 to $34 p/b by early 2009. The offshore oil and gas market did not escape unscathed and investment – as elsewhere in the global energy scene – stalled.

However, the longer term trends for deepwater and ultra- deepwater remain promising, the difficulties of 2009 notwithstanding. As oil demand recovers and onshore hydrocarbon basins continue to mature efforts to explore and develop deepwater and ultra- deepwater plays will intensify across the globe.

As a result Infield sees upward potential for all market sectors associated with the deepwater and ultra- deepwater industry throughout this report’s forecast period and not just in the Americas and West Africa regions that have been traditionally dominant in global deepwater investment and production. This report highlights growth in operator investment in deepwater plays in Europe, Asia, Australia and even the Middle East as well.

The report also assesses the major players in the deepwater and ultra-deepwater market, and analyses which of the market sectors will attract the most Capex between 2010 and 2014. In particular, Petrobras will remain the key global deepwater oil and gas player, while total Capex will mainly be directed towards pipelines and subsea infrastructure. Meanwhile global platform Capex in water depths greater than 1,000 metres is forecast to rise rapidly, which reflects the fact that efforts to extract hydrocarbons further offshore will grow more intense.

Finally, the report provides a brief assessment of the latest offshore oil and gas frontiers – including Brazil’s pre-salt reserves, the Gulf of Mexico’s Lower Tertiary trend, and offshore natural gas reserves located off the coast of north-west Western Australia. It also looks at potential “game changers” for the offshore oil and gas market, such as Iraq’s potential as a major oil producer and the development of
unconventional gas in the US and Australia.

Given the context of a rapidly changing and unsettled business environment that the deep and ultra-deepwater market faces, it has become more vital than ever before for operators to access reliable sources of information on this sector. Simply relying on the extrapolation of historic trends will no longer be enough. With all our forecasts built from the bottom upwards - and including accurate up to date project information underpinning every market sector – this sixth edition of the Deep and Ultra- deep Market Update To 2014 maintains Infield Systems’ position as the leading supplier of offshore forecasting, analysis and commentary to operators, contractors, manufacturers and financial institutions alike.

Who is buying Infield Publications?

Buyers of Infield’s reports range from fully integrated oil companies, national oil companies, contractors, service and supply companies, manufacturers and consultants. The reports are used by senior
management, market and financial analysts and consultants.

For more information and a more detailed insight into this dynamic sector please refer to the Global Perspectives Deep & Ultra-Deepwater Market Update Report 2010/14.



Why you should buy this report:

Infield’s modelling process, OFFPEX, is based upon a unique “bottom up approach”. The component by component, project by project process is robust and has a proven track record

Timely and accurate analysis on the impact of global economic trends on the offshore oil and gas sector

Independent and up-to-the minute analysis of the rapidly changing and dynamic deep and ultra-deepwater sector

Five year forecast for strategic decision making

Compare and contrast the current forecast with the previous edition to gain a greater understanding of Infield’s modelling process and to identify market drivers and dynamics

Appraise on a regional, country by country, and sectoral basis the capital expenditure and project numbers for each sector of the deep and ultra-deepwater market, including; platforms,
subsea, pipelines and control lines

Report Contents

Executive Summary provides an comprehensive executive overview of the complete market sector

Global Market Context reviews the drivers behind the deepwater business including such issues as the current credit market turmoil, oil price level and its effect on activity, primary
energy consumption, analysis of proved oil and gas reserves and oil and gas production, offshore versus onshore market overview and the major supply constraints facing the industry

Global Deepwater Business Overview is a new section designed to provide a clear understanding of the key operators and contractors in the deepwater arena with a particular focus on the subsea tree, leased FPSO and specialist vessel market

Regional Analysis & Forecasts for each region (Africa, Asia, Australasia, Europe, Latin America, Middle East & Caspian and North America) analysis is provided by country and sector for platforms, subsea, pipelines and control lines

Sector Analysis & Forecasts Detailed forecasts are provided by the four market sectors; platforms, subsea, pipelines and
control lines
Global Forecasts Comparison provides a comparative analysis of the 2009 edition global forecasts with the previous edition to provide a greater understanding of the modelling system and the dynamics of the deepwater business

Regional & Sector Maps provides the reader with a unique visual overview of all deepwater regions, reserves, production, platforms and pipelines.

Infield Energy Data Analysts

Infield is an independent energy research and analysis organisation that is dedicated to the provision of accurate and up-to-date data, market sector reports, mapping, analysis and forecasts to the offshore oil and gas and associated marine industries. Infield services clients in over 40 countries from a wide range of organisations including E&P companies, contractors, manufacturers, government agencies and the financial community. Infield is widely acknowledged as the definitive independent information resource and has been involved in many US$bn of merger, acquisition and transaction market due diligence.

Infield Systems has developed a variety of business tools, products and services to help companies and executives make business decisions:

  • Offshore Energy Database
  • OFFPEX™ Market Modelling & Forecasting System
  • Specialist Vessels Database
  • Global Sector & Regional Market Reports
  • Vessels Activity Log
  • Contracts Database
  • Match & Track©
  • Supply & Demand Models
  • Cost Indices & Cost Tracking Models
  • Market Due diligence
  • Engineering
  • Fabrication and Construction
  • Yards database
  • Rigs

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Download a PDF leaflet and contents list giving details of the report what you need to run a PDF version and an order form.

Other reports in this series:

Floating Production Market Update
Subsea Market Update
Offshore Pipelines and Umbilicals Market Update
Fixed Platforms Market Update
Offshore Accommodation Market Report
FPSO Market Report
Offshore Heavy lift Market Report
Offshore LNG Market Report
Specialist Vessels Market Report

Subsea Well Intervention Market Report

Offshore Africa Oil & Gas Market Report
Offshore Asia Oil & Gas Market Report
Offshore Australasia Oil & Gas Market Report
Offshore Latin America Oil and Gas Market Report
Offshore Middle East and Caspian Sea Oil & Gas Market Report

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