Offshore Operations and Logistics
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Carrying out energy-related offshore exploration and production depends first on having the equipment to be able to work in environments and sea conditions in which the reward would justify the effort. The history of the offshore energy industry is rising to the task of devising new technology, new types of vessels, communications, control systems, skills, and all that is necessary to be able reach, supply, carry out work expeditiously, and then be able to bring product to market. In addition, working at sea is governed not only by the laws of coastal states, but by regional and international agencies concerned with safe and environmentally defensible practices. We see no barrier to supply and logistics for NGH exploration, including drilling, in the tropical and temperate world ocean. The worldwide network of ports and special vessels that has been built to support conventional oil and gas exploration can be used to support NGH development activities. Operations and logistics in the Arctic are much more difficult for all exploration and production activities.
KeywordsExploration Production CAPEX O&M costs Access Search and rescue Spill response
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