Offshore energy is a huge and growing resource:
- About 18 percent of U.S. oil and natural gas is produced offshore and production is growing. Globally, the offshore provides 30 percent of oil and natural gas.
- Offshore wind is also a growing source of electricity, especially in Europe. The U.S. has significant offshore wind power potential, but no commercial wind facilities are in development [2017 update: the first offshore wind project in the United States went live in December 2016 off the coast of Rhode Island].
Ongoing technological advancements assure all these resources will continue to grow while addressing heightened environmental concerns.
Our speakers are:
- Buford Pollett, Assistant Professor of Energy Law, University of Tulsa | Slides Video
- Eric van Oort, Professor of Petroleum Engineering, University of Texas at Austin | Slides Video
- James Bennett, U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management | Slides Video
Resources to learn more:
- View this webinar's Question & Answer session
- U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
- U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement's Annual Report 2015
- National Renewable Energy Laboratory, 2015, 2014-2015 Offshore Wind Technologies Market Report
Search the Critical Issues Research Database for reports and factsheets about offshore energy.