Opinion: Old Assets, New Tricks—The Challenge and Promise of Brownfield Assets

Offshore brownfield projects will be some of the most important energy engineering projects of the decade.

(Source: Aquaterra Energy)

Brownfield offshore energy developments have an image problem. The term itself doesn’t help—greenfield sounds much nicer and far cleaner. Perhaps we can say "legacy assets" instead, but legacy is a pretty worn euphemism for old at this point.

So I won’t try to burnish the language, I’ll just make my case plainly: offshore brownfield projects will be some of the most important energy engineering projects of the decade.

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