Program Structure

DeepStar® is the industry’s longest-running and most successful offshore technology development consortium and it has generated significant value by providing technology transfer to its members and the industry.



CORE Program

DeepStar® CORE Program focuses on all members’ common collaborative technology needs; discusses industry technology issues and develops ideas for larger, elective satellite projects.


Annual Budget >$1,200,000 

Schedule: May-May

Operator Member  $100,000
Associate Member  $15,000


All membership fees are annual (May-May)
Operator membership level is based on ownership of offshore leases. 
Associate Member is any firm or corporation who is engaged in offshore activity as a drilling contractor,
service company, supplier, or other capacity.

Membership Agreement 2020-2021

Membership Agreement 2020-2023

                 Amendment to Membership Agreement 2020

                DeepStar Core contractor contract 2020-2021

Satellite Projects

Focuses on elective Satellite Projects in which the technology advancement is aided by collaborative among interested parties. 

Budget and Schedule Varies

20 ksi Systems Validation


Through tubing Repairs of SCSSV


Electric (eSCSSV)


Tie-backs with TCP-PIP


Unmanned Robotic Topside


Hairy Nanoparticles Near-Well Region


Subsea Desanding


ESP Monitoring &Control System


Riser Continued Service


Annual member cost per project
Administration fee is not included in project price.
Core Members save 25% on satellite project administration fee.


   Nippon Foundation Partnership projects 


Global collaborative technology development to which DeepStar provides an operator-driven, collaborative technology development program that leverages other stakeholders' capital investment.

Annual Budget <$2,000,000 
Schedule: May-May

DeepStar Nippon contractor contract 2020

  • Enhanced Flowback Technology (EFT) nano active for OffShore Application

  • Improved Chemical Injection System 

  • Demonstration of Capability of Inspection Tool Unit (ITU) mounted on AUV

  • Qualification of High-Pressure SDSS Umbilical Tubing 

  • Subsea Omni Directional Optical WI-FI System

  • Underwater Wireless Power Transfer

  • Acid Gas Removal (AGR) and Re-injection Project

  • Development for long-term protection paint and performance evaluation method

  • Fixed Equipment Integrity Operating Windows based on Facility Operating Conditions

  • ESP with Magnetic Drive System (MDS) for Deep Water