Welcome to this year’s final quarterly magazine.

In this issue, we tackle what ongoing tensions in the Middle East could mean for the offshore industry. Could escalating diplomatic tensions over the Israel/ Palestine conflict have repercussions on the energy market?  

With COP now done and dusted, we assess efforts to decarbonise the offshore oil and wind industries – discuss various successes and failures – and look ahead to 2024 for any new developments in that area. 

And sticking with the theme of major shifts within international relations, what could demographic shifts in the Chinese powerhouse mean for fossil fuel demand? 

Also, parent company GlobalData will provide insight into the use of weather prediction buoys and whether technological developments in this area could be the next step in tackling climate change. 

All in this end-of-year edition of Offshore Technology Focus. 

James Patterson, editor