Companies active in every value segment of the energy sector supply chain approach Douglas-Westwood because of our reputation as high quality suppliers of focused market research and analysis in energy services worldwide.

Our reputation is built on our commercially trained consultants with diverse backgrounds, our proprietary data and our research methods including industry consultation and secondary research. Follow the links below to see how we help customers in energy sectors where your firm is active:


Offshore field decommissioning can present operators with serious commercial challenges and supply contractors with major business opportunities.

In regions as diverse as the North Sea and Gulf of Mexico, we have assessed the future decommissioning markets using platform-by-platform analysis and have created extensive in-­house models which consider all the major stages and changing scenarios in the decommissioning process.

We have advised major operators, shipyards and new entrants to the market on forecast expenditure per project, potential bottlenecks and opportunities expected to occur over the next 30 years.

We also provide custom research and consultancy on decommissioning spend for international E&P companies, government bodies, oilfield service companies and the financial sector. We are also a member of Decom North Sea and aim to enhance and share decommissioning knowledge across the supply chain.


Drilling remains one of the largest areas of expenditure for operators and our experience in the analysis of global onshore and offshore drilling markets is unparalleled.

Our bespoke market analysis, strategy development and commercial due ­diligence supports the growth of the world’s top drilling contractors, service providers and E&P operators throughout every E&P territory worldwide, including frontier markets such as East Africa and the Arctic.

We also carry out bespoke research and consultancy for the financial sector and governments, and actively identify new opportunities for our clients through detailed assessment of country drilling dynamics.

Gas Processing

Our experience in the gas processing sector spans equipment and service markets including cryogenic equipment, modular fabrication, recovery systems, engineering procurement and construction and liquids recovery and fractionation systems.

We have engaged with the world’s leading technology and EPC houses and equipment suppliers and have provided strategic support and market intelligence services to assist with major investment decisions and corporate strategy.

Our bespoke research is typically commissioned by engineering firms, OEMs and technology firms. We also provide commercial due diligence and market support for financing projects to investment banking and private equity clients.


We have analysed the conventional thermal power generation business in many regions, addressing sectors such as gas-­fired and coal­-fired plant, balance of plant and grid/interconnector systems.

Our work has supported strategic decision making at government level, and has assisted strategic thinking for major companies.

In addition, our bespoke market forecasting has been used for business planning purposes by firms throughout the supply chain.


As demand grows massive investments are being made in liquefied natural gas (LNG) worldwide.

We focus on delivering strategic consulting and analysis of markets to stakeholders ranging from the world’s leading EPC and LNG contractors through to shipyards and niche technology firms.

We are regularly engaged across all stages of the LNG and FLNG value chain from liquefaction to regasification and can provide analysis for both onshore and marine/FLNG developments. Our work has also supported fundraising for specialist LNG applications including FLNG.

Macro and Multi-Sector

Many products and services are used in multiple applications that span energy sectors.

Our experience in these markets is wide­-ranging, gained from researching, analysing and advising on subjects ranging from cables and connectors to multi­-purpose offshore vessels, from helicopter services to safety training.

We have assisted companies in identifying new energy industry applications for their products and services, advising OEMs, technology developers and service companies worldwide.


Nuclear power reactors provide about 13% of the world’s electricity. Our coverage of the global nuclear powergen business ranges from reviews and forecasts of future activity (newbuild and O&M) to country­-specific in­-depth studies for specific technology offerings such as small scale modular reactors (SMR).

Our clients include departments of government, major international EPC houses, technology firms, utilities and equipment manufacturers; advising on everything from energy strategy to specific opportunity reviews.

We also engage in bespoke research and consultancy within the sector.

Operations and Maintenance

Offshore operations and maintenance (O&M) includes a highly diverse range of activities from complex well engineering & intervention to hotel services, logistics, shore bases, vessel & helicopter services.

Relied upon by all members of the offshore community from operators and EPC contractors to marine contractors and financial institutions, our market and commercial expertise in the sector ranges from the issues surrounding increasing maturity of shallow water infrastructure to the complexity of servicing deepwater subsea wells.

Petrochemicals & Refining

We have analysed and advised on many aspects of the refining and petrochemicals sector and our clients include governments, technology firms, MMO contractors, engineering firms and equipment manufacturers across the world.

We focus on engineering, equipment and service markets and have assisted clients with market reviews, strategic support and commercial due-diligence.


Our team has extensive experience of analysing the midstream pipeline sector both onshore and offshore and we have covered markets, including difficult-­to-­access geographies, for clients worldwide.

Our activity has included supporting the world’s leading line pipe, fittings, coatings, technology and engineering companies with market analysis, strategic support and IPO/M&A support.

We engage in bespoke market forecasting and consulting for specific sub­-sectors of the industry and also assist lead advisory firms with IPO support and conduct commercial due-­diligence.


We have built a comprehensive knowledge base of all mainstream renewable energy sectors including offshore wind, onshore wind and tidal energy.

Our core areas of coverage include industry drivers, technology status, competitive dynamics, business forecasts and comparison of regional markets.

We also carry out bespoke research and consultancy, conducting market analysis, strategy work and due ­diligence mandates for clients across the low­ carbon sector.

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Seismic & Survey

Douglas­-Westwood has over 25 years’ experience in researching the market for exploration seismic, environmental and hydrographic survey services, equipment, vessels and positioning systems.

We were the first company to publish independent studies forecasting the growth and development of the global ocean survey market, we are also specialists in the analysis of markets for new services and technologies and provide strategic advice to the world’s largest survey companies and their financiers.


For more than two decades our bespoke analysis has strengthened the industry’s knowledge on future subsea investment.

We monitor and analyse every aspect of the global subsea market and assist E&P operators, the world’s major subsea equipment manufacturers, subsea engineering houses, ROV & diving contractors, engineering houses, oilfield equipment manufacturers and installation contractors in determining market dynamics.

We also carry out bespoke research and consultancy for clients in the financial and government sectors.

Vessel & Marine

Relied upon by industry leaders and investors, our unparalleled coverage of the energy-related marine sector spans from low-­powered tugs to state­-of-­the­-art billion dollar deepwater construction vessels.

The breadth of our analysis includes: demand forecasts, supply/orderbook reviews, commercial positioning and day rate/utilisation projections.

We also carry out bespoke research and consultancy for E&P companies, charterers, integrated engineering contractors, shipyards, equipment manufacturers and the financial sector.

Our research and consulting work is trusted by energy industry players, governments and investment houses, and is regularly sourced by leading business media worldwide: