MSI’s Gregory Brown states that utilisation of floating drilling rigs (semi-submersible and drillships) is expected to rise over 70% in 2020. Jack-up rig utilisation is now climbing to more than 65%, statistics have shown. He foresees utilisation for anchor-handlers and PSVs will rise to 60% in 2020, a rise from 50% in 2017-18. Read more
The higher investment level on the Norwegian continental shelf will decline again next year, MSI have reported based on underwhelming exploratory drillings in the Barents Sea. Read more
The consequences for shipping markets of a major shift in energy consumption away from hydrocarbons and towards renewables and biofuels is the subject of a report prepared by MSI on behalf of the European Climate Foundation. MSI’s shipping market modelling systems were used to analyse how global fossil fuel demand reductions could alter inter-regional commodity trade flows and the associated shift in required shipping capacity, industry earnings and asset prices, across all segments of the shipping industry. The full report can be downloaded here and a shorter Executive Summary here.