About Us

Quest Offshore’s mission is to provide market expertise, strategic analysis, marketing communication and consultancy services to the deepwater oil and gas markets globally.

Our leading capabilities are rooted in a dedicated team of market sector specialists that focus on qualitative and quantitative data to identify global market opportunities for deepwater technologies.

Headquartered in Sugar Land, Texas, Quest has satellite offices in all major regions that play a part in deepwater E&P activities. Through this global coverage, we analyze and compile strategic market information that we then pass on to our customers through our superior products and services.

All major participants in the deepwater oil and gas market utilize our strategic market intelligence products and services. International, national and independent oil companies subscribe to Quest data and services to better understand market conditions and supply chain dynamics when making key decisions for their offshore developments. Over 60 of the leading oilfield service companies rely on Quest’s market forecasts to provide insight into future business opportunities for their businesses. Over 50 global financial services companies subscribe to Quest data as another important tool when following key deepwater market segments for investment opportunities.

Corporate Overview

Quest Offshore is organized into three main divisions focusing on specific areas of the company.

Research & Consulting

Quest Offshore’s Research & Consulting Divisions are led by Paul Hillegeist, President & COO.

Paul Hillegeist is President, Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder of Quest Offshore headquartered in Houston. Quest is a strategic advisory firm to the global oil & gas industry providing Strategic Market Intelligence & Expertise, Strategic Analysis, Marketing Communication and Consultancy Services.

Paul has over 23 years of industry experience including14 years as President of Quest which serves over 300 global clients including the world’s leading Fortune 50 Companies including Royal Dutch Shell, ExxonMobil, GE Oil & Gas, Total, BP and Chevron. Prior to 1999, Paul served at Global Industries (now Technip) for four years as Manager Corporate Development supporting the CEO, Executive Management and the Board. Paul started his oil & gas career at Offshore Data Services (now IHS) as Market Analyst and served for five years.

Paul actively leads Quest’s Research & Data Division, global Business Development & Acquisition activities as well as their growing Consulting Practice which advises major integrated oil companies (IOC’s), oilfield service companies, industrial conglomerates, notable industry associations and leading private equity & global financial firms.

In 2012 Paul co-authored the SUBSEA BLUEBOOK “Subsea Acceleration, Fathoming New Technologies” with sell side firm CLSA and conducted a road-show-tour in North America and Western Europe engaging with and providing expert advice to the buy side energy space including leading global hedge funds, institutional and private equity investors such as BlackRock and T. Rowe Price.

A Super-PAC hired Paul in 2012 to engage & advise one U.S. Presidential Candidate on North American energy policy and key offshore oil & gas industry issues following Super Tuesday of the Republican primary.

Mr. Hillegeist regularly serves as an invited speaker at international industry events as well as Corporate Board Meetings and has testified both as an expert witness in addition to engaging with senior U.S. Government officials and major industry Lobbyist’s on regulatory, energy and related economic issues.

Paul is a 1988 graduate from The University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Economics where he was an active member and officer of the Beta Kappa (BK) business fraternity.

Conference and Marketing Department

The Quest Offshore Conference and Marketing Department is lead by John Chadderdon, CEO.  John joined Offshore Data Services in 1988, his primary duty being that as Editor of the Offshore Rig Locator.  In 1995, John formed the U.S. subsidiary of Oilfield Publications Limited and served as its President.

John’s team of marketing and industry event specialists organize and execute the world-class Quest industry event MCE Deepwater Development, held in Europe. Quest was a founder of Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) Brasil which was first held in Rio de Janeiro October 2011.


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