While onshore investments stabilized at around US$14 billion and shallow water spending continues to decline, deepwater expenditure is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 15 percent from 2021 to 2025.
Rystad estimates that deepwater investment in seismic, drilling, and facilities will exceed US$25 billion by 2025, nearing 2013’s historical high of US$28 billion driven by Brazil’s pre-salt fields.
Three countries will lead upcoming growth – Brazil will retain its dominant position with Guyana growing on the back of recent discoveries and Mexico extending exploration from legacy shelf regions to deeper . . .