Asia Pacific Deepwater Capabilities Expand To Meet Growing Energy Demand

Topics: Offshore
Fig. 1—Key deepwater developments in the Asia Pacific region.

The Asia Pacific region is expected to be the fastest-growing region in deepwater development in the next 5 years. Malaysia, Indonesia, China, India, and Australia together are expected to drive 85% of deepwater spending in the region. This paper presents various deepwater developments in the region, with a focus on deepwater pipelay involving steep S-lay/J-lay requirements and the availability of regional offshore deepwater installations and pipelay vessels to meet the challenges posed by future deepwater development.

Deepwater Growth in Asia Pacific

The Asia Pacific region is traditionally a shallow-water-development region, with most of the fields operating in water depth of less than 100 m. Currently, only a few fields operate in water more than 500 m deep, and most of these came on stream in the last 5 years. With the energy demand growing in the region, international oil companies and national oil companies are partnering to exploit more-remote deepwater fields.

This article, written by Special Publications Editor Adam Wilson, contains highlights of paper OTC 25002, “Deepwater Growth in Asia Pacific and Growing Regional Installation- and Pipelay-Vessel Capability To Meet the Challenges,” by Biren Kumar Dash, SapuraKencana Petroleum, prepared for the 2014 Offshore Technology Conference Asia, Kuala Lumpur, 25–28 March. The paper has not been peer reviewed. Copyright 2014 Offshore Technology Conference. Reproduced by permission.
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Asia Pacific Deepwater Capabilities Expand To Meet Growing Energy Demand

01 May 2015

Volume: 67 | Issue: 5


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