Gain insights to the market for subsea production systems and related infrastructure 

Acquire a detailed understanding of the subsea market and stay on top of upcoming opportunities for subsea equipment, SURF and subsea services. 

We provide subsea market intelligence through analytics, data and advisory services. Our market view is channeled through thematic reports, detailed factsheets, a steady flow of commentaries and bottom-up databases that are updated weekly. Clients can connect with our leading industry experts and go deeper through customized advisory services. 

We deliver detailed information about historical and upcoming subsea projects and related components. Dive into the installation time series for subsea equipment and SURF, explore the latest contract awards, analyze market share, perform regional analyses, and much more through our bottom-up, project-by-project research. We cover operators and suppliers of subsea components and services, allowing for a detailed analysis of sanctioning expenditure, revenues, unit counts, market share and forecast market sizes. 

We collaborate with our clients to provide insight and solutions on topics across the supply chain. Our consulting team has broad experience working with OEMs, service companies and E&Ps. Utilizing our strong in-house tools in combination with our industry experience and network, we are able to provide clients with core insights on topics such as cost development and benchmarking, supplier analysis, project overview and performance, technology development, contract structure, and more – supporting and enabling clients to act on our insight.

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Access data from Rystad Energy’s proprietary cubes through Cube Browser, web-based dashboards and data feeds. 

Our data allows clients to: 

  • Explore subsea expenditure by operator, water depth, supply chain segment, geography, field life cycle and development solution 
  • Research subsea component demand by component type, geography, project breakeven oil price, reservoir characteristics, field life cycle, metocean data, and much more 
  • Understand market drivers, such as project sanctioning and start-ups, recent offshore discoveries and commodity prices 
  • Identify business development opportunities, assess strategy and target specific regions and projects 
  • Analyze quarterly revenues for subsea equipment, SURF and subsea service players, as well as their market share, on a global and regional level 
  • Get an immediate overview of operators' (buyers') portfolios and future spending plans 
  • Study how integrated contracts have been taking market share in the subsea sector, and map relationships between operators and service companies  
  • Understand how demand for subsea components is affected by oil prices  
  • With an ageing base of subsea infrastructure globally, understand where to expect an increased need for IMR based on the age of installed subsea equipment  

What’s included: 

  • Global coverage of bottom-up, project-by-project data 
  • Historical data and forecasts from 2000 to 2025 
  • Key parameters such as equipment characteristics, water depth, development solution, field characteristics, resource type, operator, project life cycle and much more 
  • Frequently updated data


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Stay up-to-date with the latest trends and important developments in the subsea industry with  our detailed reports and topical commentaries prepared by leading industry experts, along with our vast series of readymade factsheets.  

Our Analytics enable clients to: 

  • Get a timely and comprehensive overview of the subsea market, powered by Rystad Energy’s databases 
  • Get instant access to key project characteristics, as well as company and regional analyses in an easy-to-digest format 
  • Access in-depth written analyses from leading industry experts covering hot topics and the latest trends in the offshore sector 
  • Stay up to date on the latest contract awards in the subsea industry, expected sanctioning, project start-ups, and much more 

What’s included:  

Access to our comprehensive library of subsea market analysis and insights, including: 

  • Subsea Market Report covering the trends and outlook for the subsea market 
  • Sanctioning and Start-up Reports providing information on final investment decisions and start-up timing for projects 
  • Project factsheets providing a quick overview of the key characteristics, expected expenditure, contracts and technical details for over 65,000 global upstream assets, in an easy-to-digest format 
  • Commentaries offering expert analysis of current trends and the latest industry developments,  adding context, assessing the implications and showcasing the relevant data 
  • Access to analysts providing product support and training, in addition to discussions and further insights from Rystad Energy’s global team of experts


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Our advisory services build on the insights from our best-in-class product suite, years of industry experience and a broad industry network as a result of providing advisory to the leading players in the subsea industry. Key to this service is the ability to understand all the moving parts, such as E&P project portfolios and sensitivity, technology trends, capacity in the supply chain, cost structure and development, and more. We work with oil companies, suppliers, investors and organizations to help them assess business plans, build strategies for the long term, act on opportunities and outperform peers.  

  • We work with E&P to benchmark project performance across both time and cost, helping them to better understand how planned and/or completed projects perform against peers. By analyzing the service cost environment and other factors, we are able to provide insights into areas of success, where to improve and best practices.  
  • With the subsea segment representing the short-cycled greenfield investment in the offshore space, it has seen increased interest among investors. We support investors in understanding the fundamentals of the industry, future development across price and cost scenarios, player landscape, supply chain mechanisms and more, and have successfully supported investors on both the buy side and sell side over recent years.  
  • As a data oriented advisory, we use our global databases with field-level data to support industry organizations in understanding the possibilities (and limitations) with respect to technology development. We assess the impact that new technology could have on costs, and our insights are presented regularly to companies, organizations and governments around the globe.