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COO, Upstream EP Advisors LLC

Oil & Energy | Business Development | Capital Projects | Offshore Wind -  Proven leader in offshore development and operations, with 25+ years’ expertise in managing business through cycles...

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  • Jan 25, 2021

Why Texas With its Offshore Capabilities Cannot Have Offshore Wind-farms Yet?

Texas has largest oil & gas infrastructure to support offshore wind projects, yet it may take a while to have offshore wind-farms according to one expert by 2028. Texas is likely to see offshore oil projects begin to use wind-powered generation to run their operations in the Gulf of Mexico. The cheap wind coming from West Texas wind farms, is not enough to justify the expense of engineering and building off the coast.  The gulf-coast oil & gas experience and infrastructure can help get offshore-wind industry up the learning curve to remediate challenges in supply chain, ports, specialized vessels and construction. facilities

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Matt Chester on Jan 25, 2021

Texas may not see free-standing offshore wind farms off its coast line anytime soon but Texas is likely to see offshore oil drillers begin to use wind-powered generation to run their operations in the Gulf of Mexico.

Do you see the offshore drillers as having a leg up in their institutional knowledge and experience setting up the platforms? And will the new renewable companies looking to put in the offshore wind potentially start going after that talentbase? 

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Tariq Siddiqui on Jan 25, 2021

Offshore drillers may not have any advantage, but offshore front-end mangers/developers and project manager have extensive offshore (and deepwater) experience that can give a head start to the offshore wind energy in USA; both in fixed offshore-wind projects as well as floating (deepwater) projects. 

The UK OSW industry, currently leads the world, they have been able to leverage North-sea experience in oil and gas very effectively along the entire value chain; site selection, design, logistics, construction transportation and EPC. I wanted to share a video, that I made on offshore project management in oil & gas industry for the benefit of OSW industry to see the synergies, but was not approved by the panel. There are lot of learnings, that can be applied in offshore wind industry capital projects.

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Matt Chester on Jan 26, 2021

Thanks for the additional insights and the follow up, Tariq!

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