Offshore Field Development

  • 26m

     bpd Global Offshore Oil Production

  • 31%

     Global Oil Production met by Offshore

  • 3238

     Producing Offshore Fields

  • 244

     New Fields Under Development

Providing broker and commercial advisory services to companies involved in offshore vessel procurement and business transactions relating to new and existing offshore field development projects.

The Group has an extensive global network of business contacts and an unrivalled track record in drilling, production storage and transportation vessel transactions. With strong commerical and technical backgrounds in the offshore and shipping industries, the Group operates from nine global offices.

Our resources enable us to put together bespoke teams to meet our clients' needs on a project-by-project basis.

Erik Arthur
Clarksons Platou Offshore

The team specialises in FPSOs, MOPUs, TLPs, drilling units, FSOs, combined drilling and production units, shuttle tankers, FLNG vessels, regasification units and accomodation units.  Our clients includes oil companies, contractors, construction yards and investors active in the offshore oil and gas business.

Our broking services cover newbuilding, conversion, chartering, sale & purchase and financing transactions and typically involve a combination of the following activities:

  • Identifying, developing and proposing new business opportunities
  • Introducing new vessel designs to the market and facilitating commercial proposals based on such designs
  • Vessel and yard market screening and selection recommendations
  • Preparation of commercial proposals and offers
  • Draft contracts & agreements
  • Negotiations support, commercial advice, mediation and assistance with transaction closing
  • Managing and facilitating formal yard and vessel tenders
  • Managing and facilitating formal vessel sales processes

Sale and Purchase

The team has extensive experience and an unrivalled track record in the sale and purchase of FPSOs, MOPUs, FSOs, shuttle tankers and tankers for conversion to FPSO and FSO and has concluded transactions involving most of the key global players in these markets.

Newbuilding & conversions

Our knowledge and experience of all types of construction contracts types from smaller scale reimbursable modifications projects to large scale billion dollar turn-key EPC projects has benefitted oil companies, owners and offshore yards.  We have a succesful track record in such construction projects involving most of the key offshore construction yards in Korea, Singapore, China, Japan, USA and Middle East.


Specialising in all types of chartering contracts from shuttle tanker time charters, bareboat charters and COA contracts to complex FPSO lease and operate operations and maintenance contracts. 


We provide market value assessments for most vessel types involved in offshore field development including units on contract, charter free and in distressed situations. We are widely acknowledged by most owners, international banks and financial institutions active in these markets as leading experts in this field.

Our commercial advisory service covers all aspects of the offshore vessel capital projects procurement processes. The scope of services we provide typically covers a combination of the following activities:

  • Procurement strategies and contract strategies
  • Concept selection recommendations
  • Vessel market screening and selection recommendations
  • Yard market screening and selection recommendations
  • Procurement process recommendations and timelines
  • Ownership structures, commercial models, and contracting strategy
  • Advice on key commercial issues for successful vessel construction, ownership and operations
  • Advice, recommendations and facilitation of tailor made financing solutions
  • Market value assessments
  • Market intelligence, reports and analysis

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MDU fleet development