Brown, Gregory

Brown, Gregory

Gregory Brown is Associate Director - Offshore at Maritime Strategies International. He leads the development of MSI’s Oil and Gas Project Tracker and delivers market consultancy, analysis and commercial modeling to MSI’s offshore client base of contractors, operators and the financial community.
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Saudi Decision Will See Oil Markets Take a Bath

Mar 10, 2020

A sustained price war could see marginal projects delayed and hasten a predicted decline in new awards, writes Gregory Brown, Maritime Strategies InternationalThe optimism that was very much present in the offshore market at the turn of the year has ebbed away with the spread and impact of COVID-19…

US Gulf: Infrastructure-led Exploration

Dec 08, 2019

2019 has seen greenfield prospects in the US Gulf of Mexico return to the forefront of upstream planning. Chevron is pursuing the 20,000 psi Anchor project while Shell intends to replicate the Vito semi-sub to develop its Whale discovery. Meanwhile…

Cautious Optimism for an Offshore Recovery

May 01, 2019

Much has been made of an expected recovery for offshore. We share that optimism. We think there will be around 20 final investment decisions (FID) for floating production, storage and offloading units (FPSO), nearly 60 subsea projects and a total of 330 trees going ahead this year…

A Structural Shift for the Subsea Supply Chain

Feb 04, 2019

Late cycle contractors may have changed the subsea sector for good and as lead times shorten, schedule optimization is an increasingly vital consideration for offshore project developments.In prior generations, a subsea original equipment manufacturer’s…

Contracting at the crossroads

Feb 02, 2011

A new international offshore contracting giant, with a market cap above $5.5 billion, backlog of $5.3 billion and over 12,000 employees, came into being last month with the combination of Acergy SA and Subsea 7 Inc. Meg Chesshyre looks at the rationale behind this high-profile marriage…

Why West is best hope for UKCS rebound

Jan 05, 2010

Why has the inhospitable West of Shetland region consistently bucked the trend of enhanced conservatism felt throughout the wider offshore market? And what is driving this activity? Infield Systems' Luke Davis, Gregory Brown and Dr Roger Knight…

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