Subsea infrastructure growing and moving deeper ///

A major factor driving subsea activity is the growth of deepwater production. The early shallow-water fields are depleting, forcing operating companies to move into deeper waters (>500-m water depths), where large discoveries can still be made. Deepwater production is concentrated off West Africa and Latin America, and in the Gulf of Mexico. However, new discoveries are being made off East Africa, the eastern Mediterranean and Southeast Asia.

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