DOT: Forecasters expect strong deepwater activity trend

Although their forecast numbers differ, John Westwood of Douglas-Westwood Ltd., Canterbury, UK, and Paul Hillegeist, president of Quest Offshore Resources Inc., Houston, both expect deepwater development activity to increase greatly during the next decade.Oil production from deep water should exceed 8 million b/d in 15 years, compared with 2.4 million b/d produced in 2002, Westwood said Nov. 20 during the 15th Deep Offshore Technology conference and exhibition (DOT) in Marseilles. Currently most deepwater oil production comes from fields off Brazil. But in the next decade Westwood expects deepwater production to break down as 1.5 million b/d from Brazil, 2.8 million b/d from the Gulf of M...

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