Most of the things which I have described earlier are more or less linked with ships. So let me take the discussion towards offshore companies. Technip, Keppel offshores, Mcdermott, Halliburton, Hyundai offshores, Schlumberger etc are some of the biggest names in this segment. Some of these companies restrict themselves to the construction segment while others are very much into offshore oil and gas production. Thus they share a natural bond with the oil companies. Some leading oil majors also have their own offshore segment just like they have their own ships.
Such companies offer a wide range of products and technologies in the subsea area like subsea pipelines, umbilicals, riser systems, and remotely operated vehicles. They carry out subsea constructions, fabricate platforms etc. Some of these companies have their own yards like Hundai offshores in S.Korea while Technip has such yards in US and Finland.
One should have a very sound understanding of the theories of structural engineering as well as ocean engineering to understand the technical aspects of offshore structures. And the business nexus of the offshore giants with oil majors and shipping companies has got to be really interesting.
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