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Subsea SE Quarterly Meeting

Subsea SE Quarterly Meeting

08 November 2012

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The South East Group met in a pleasant restaurant "The Dispensary” in Whitechapel after work last week. This was well attended by: BPP-TECH; Infield Systems; Stirling Dynamics; Subsea7; Fugro GRL; Deepwater EU; 2H Offshore as well as Mr Yusuf Timol the Minister from the South Africa High Commission.

Greg Brown and Matthew Sharpe gave a pre-dinner appreciation of the threat that unconventional hydrocarbons, including Shale Gas, present to traditional Oil&Gas production. Infield provided a copy of the slides to the attendees for reference. Several incisive questions were discussed and afterwards the group retired to ‘the balcony’ and enjoyed a convivial and useful networking dinner.

Thanks to the Infield team who provided the presentation along with the pre-dinner refreshments, and to Geoff Lyons for organising the evening.

Event Details

Presentations by Infield Systems

Infield Systems is an independent energy research and analysis firm that is dedicated to the provision of accurate and up-to-date data, market reports, mapping, analysis and forecasts for the offshore oil and gas and associated marine industries. Infield Systems also prepares market due diligence on mergers, acquisitions and transactions for clients in the energy industry. Infield services clients in over 40 countries, including E&P companies, contractors, manufacturers, government agencies and financial institutions, and is widely acknowledged as the definitive independent source for information, research and analysis on the offshore energy sector.

The Threat of Unconventionals and their Impact on Offshore Investment

In a presentation analysing the offshore market Matthew Sharpe and Gregory Brown will discuss the impact of unconventional energy exploration and production on the offshore industry. The presenters will detail macroeconomic fundamentals and key themes currently affecting the offshore industry including deepwater, harsh environments and drilling in remote locations.

The presenters will highlight the LNG industry by discussing natural gas demand, the Fukushima nuclear disaster and the Arab Spring. The presentation will then cover regional developments across Australia, Russia, the Gulf of Mexico and Canada in addition to reviewing the sanction points for each specific development. The presentation will discuss the impact of unconventional energy production on future investment in offshore reserves and highlight the potential of the US becoming a natural gas exporter.

The presenters will draw upon Infield’s proprietary modelling system to provide a forecast of Capex across various project types in addition to their own knowledge to provide participants with a clear understanding of the threats and opportunities in this fast moving sector.


Gregory Lewis Brown – Associate Consultant

Gregory Brown works as an associate consultant with a specific focus on macro-economics, offshore construction and bespoke financial modelling. He has provided both qualitative and quantitative due diligence reports to a wide array of clients including, but not limited to, HSBC Asia, UBS and Goldman Sachs as well as a variety of private equity houses and offshore contractors. A noted speaker on offshore construction vessels, Gregory has presented at numerous conferences and is the author of a number of white papers and economic overviews.

Matthew Sharpe – Associate Analyst

Matthew holds a BSc (Hons) in Economics from Brunel University. Since joining Infield Systems, Matthew has completed a wide range of projects for companies working across the offshore industry including market analysis, market entry studies and data services. Matthew has authored the Fixed Platform Market Report and has also carried out work on the booming offshore Latin America market, analysing the challenges facing indigenous and non-indigenous players in this region. Prior to joining Infield Systems, Matthew worked for Biofuel producers Archer Daniels Midland PLC, with a focus on the analysis of oilseed purchasing performance, energy markets and logistics.