Upstream supply chain in brief

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Report summary

The upstream supply chain in brief provides critical insight on the latest market news and trends within the offshore oil and gas market. Within this offering, Wood Mackenzie's team of dedicated supply chain experts are uniquely positioned to add value to our clients during a highly challenging time by translating market event drivers into possible implications for the global supply chain. Insight around market events is driven by deep understanding of the upstream supply chain space and compliments the team's offering providing global and regional capex forecasts, news on the latest contracting activity as well as installation trends.

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Table of contents

  • Global subsea cost outlook
  • Positive subsea activity leads to strong 2018 demand potential
  • Leased FPSO market overview
  • Transocean third quarter earnings call
  • Noble Corp. third quarter earnings call
  • Diamond Offshore third quarter earnings call
  • Ensco Drilling third quarter earnings call
  • Subsea market improving, but remains challenging for supply chain
  • 2017 SURF contract award activity
  • Global deepwater exploration activity
  • Borr Drilling snaps up nine new jackups
  • Deepwater rig counts & utilisation
  • Transocean extends back-log for Deepwater Invictus
  • Worley Parsons to acquire the UK business section of Amec Foster Wheeler
  • Libra Pilot project update
  • ROV utilisation ratesto recover

Tables and charts

This report includes 11 images and tables including:


  • Subsea cost index
  • FPSO awards 2012-2021e
  • Global subsea tree forecast (base case)
  • Tier 1 contractor backlog progression
  • Exploration forecast to 2021
  • Jackup counts and utilisation
  • Floater counts and utilisation
  • Current and future operation and maintenance contracts
  • ROV count vs ROV utilisation for heavy and mid ROVs


  • High profile subsea opportunities
  • 2017 EPIC SURF contracts

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