New offshore projects coming in UK and Norway

Offshore support vessel (OSV) owners will benefit from increased investment in the North Sea oil and gas sector, with some deferred projects being brought forward. High energy prices are driving oil and gas companies to expand their expenditure on new offshore projects, some involving billions of dollars of investment for deepwater projects. 

Watch MSI Director James Frew’s interview at the recent OSJ conference with Riviera.

West Africa Market Harbors Positive Potential for MODU Operators

The region could be a key growth market for the oil and gas industry going forward. Improving sentiment surrounds energy market prospects offshore West Africa, the positive mood underpinned by higher oil prices, reformed regulatory frameworks in key markets including Angola and Nigeria and the discovery of major prospects off the Ivory Coast and Namibia writes Joshua Belo-Osagie from MSI. Read more at

Carbon Carriers

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.