Europe is expected to witness 494 projects commence operations during the period 2023-2027. Out of these, upstream projects would be 147, midstream would be the highest with 227 projects, with refinery and petrochemicals at 46 and 74, respectively.

In midstream, the trunk/transmission pipelines segment alone constitutes 47% of all projects, followed by underground gas storage (UGS) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) with 21% and 19%, respectively. Refinery and petrochemical projects constitute about 24% of all upcoming oil and gas projects in Europe from 2023-2027.

Newbuild projects dominate the upcoming projects landscape in Europe, constituting around 76% of the total projects across the value chain. The share of newbuild projects is especially high in the midstream sector, accounting for 55% of the total newbuild projects across the value chain. On the other hand, the upstream (fields) sector dominates expansion projects with 40%.

Oil and gas projects in Europe, projects by key countries, 2023-2027

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In Europe, about 36% of the projects are in the construction and commissioning stages and are more likely to commence operations during the outlook period. About 37% of the projects are in the planning stages, and the rest have been approved or awaiting approval.

Among countries, the UK dominates the upcoming projects landscape in Europe, accounting for 19% of the total projects expected to start operations by 2027.

Further details of Europe projects can be found in GlobalData’s new report, ‘Europe Oil and Gas Projects Analytics and Forecast by Project Type, Sector, Countries, Development Stage, Capacity and Cost, 2023-2027’.