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 2022-2023

Membership Agreement 2022-2025

              Extension to Membership Agreement 2022


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

                      DeepStar Nippon 2022 Project Summary [Pending]


     Flow Assurance

  • Hydrogen-Natural Gas Blends Phase Behavior for Safe Offshore Pipeline Transport of Low-Carbon Energy

  • Optimization of compression performance of CCUS using process model-based control technology

  • New Huff'n Puff process combined CO2 gas and nanotechnology for offshore fields

  • Analytics framework to Predict, Monitor and Manage Wax Deposition and enable carbon emission reduction

     Subsea Systems Engineering

  • Wave Energy Harvesting System Utilizing PVDF Piezoelectric Film

  • Nanosorbent Technology Platform for the Removal and Recovery of Metals from Produced Water

  • Application Study and Field Trial of Omni-Directional Optical Wireless Communication System

  • Semipermanent Ocean Bottom Seismic Node for CCS monitoring

  • Feasibility Study on combined systems of floating offshore wind, wave energy and subsea battery

      Drilling, Completions & Intervention 

  • Thermally Stable CRA and Sealing Technology for Enhanced Geothermal Systems

      Autonomous Operations

  • UT Drone for offshore inspections

  • "PoC of YRSP (Yokogawa Robotics Services Platform) and EX ROVR (explosion proof autonomous inspection robot developed by Mitsubishi)"

  • Robotic Intervention During Outages NUF

     Green House Gas

  • Carbon Nanotube (CNT) Based Hydrogen Adsorbent for Efficient Storage / Transportation

  • Ammonia Production – Offshore Gas Monetization