International Maritime Associates, Inc.

International Maritime Associates, Inc.

International Maritime Associates (IMA) is a firm of business consultants specializing in market analysis and strategic planning for companies in the marine and offshore sectors.

We provide

  • the front-end research needed to size the available market, analyze customer requirements, benchmark market position, identify new business opportunities, evaluate market positioning options and assess potential acquisitions or strategic alliances.
  • Since formation in 1973, IMA has performed over 350 consulting assignments for clients in more than 40 countries.
  • World Energy Reports (WER) was cofounded by IMA in 2014 and focuses on multi-client analytical studies in the offshore energy sector. Based in New York, WER maintains a proprietary online database of floating production systems and publishes monthly reports on the industry.
  • WER's client base includes many of the major companies in the offshore industry.

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Recent Articles

Floating Production Sector Continues to Rebound

February 1, 2020

Jim McCaul — Activity in the deepwater sector took a huge hit in the second half of last decade as a result of a global oil demand/supply imbalance, downturn in oil prices, hiatus in Petrobras production

Which FLNG and FSRU Projects Are Likely To Clear the Investment Hurdle?

February 14, 2019

Jim McCaul — IMA/World Energy Reports has just completed a twelve month detailed assessment of the floating liquefaction and regasification market. The 150+ page study examines future market opportunities

Growth in the FPSO Sector and Outlook for New Orders

February 12, 2019

Jim McCaul — Floating production storage and offloading vessels (FPSOs) are by far the most popular type of floating production system. They account for two thirds of the oil/gas production floaters now

Floater Sector Beginning to Regain Traction -- With More Than 70 Projects Awaiting the Market Upturn Signal

April 15, 2017

Jim McCaul -- Orders for production floaters have finally begun to flow.  The break came early this year when contracts for a production semi for use in the GOM and an FPSO for use off Malaysia were awarded.

Events Over the Past Two Months Have Changed the Dynamics of Domestic Energy Development

December 12, 2016

Jim McCaul -- Donald Trump’s presidential win and Republican sweep of the US government in November – along with OPEC’s oil production cuts in December -- have injected new dynamics into the US energy

  


Consulting Services

Jim McCaul

About Jim McCaul

Jim is the founder and manager of IMA, a consulting firm providing market analysis, competitive benchmarking and business planning support in the maritime and offshore sectors. Over the past 40 years IMA has performed more than 350 business consulting assignments for 170+ clients in 40+ countries.

One of the firm’s specialties is analyzing requirements for floating production systems. IMA has published more than 60 reports since 1996 analyzing this business sector and has been engaged by numerous clients to assist in analyzing specific market opportunities in the floating production sector.

Jim is also the co-founder of IMA/World Energy Reports, a New York based business intelligence service for the floating production supply chain.



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Washington D.C. 20008 USA

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FLOATING LIQUEFACTION AND REGASIFICATION
an Assessment of Future Requirements for FLNGs and FSRUs

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FLOATING LIQUEFACTION AND REGASIFICATION - An Assessment of Future Requirements for FLNGs and FSRUs

2019 Annual Outlook. Our new 150-page report is the first professional effort to systematically look at the universe of FLNG and FSRU projects in the planning stage – and categorize the likelihood of each making the development investment hurdle. Many FLNG and FSRU projects are planned – but only some will ultimately will move forward to development. The goal of our report is to objectively sort out likely winners and losers – and explain the rationale for the rating.
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Floating Production News

Petrobras, SBM Offshore Strike Mero 4 FPSO Charter Deal

November 30, 2021

Brazilian oil company Petrobras has signed contracts with the Dutch FPSO specialist…

BP Starts Production at Angola's Platina Oilfield

November 25, 2021

BP said on Thursday it had started production at the Platina oilfield offshore Angola…

SHI Demos SENSE IV, Its Own Natural Gas Liquefaction Process

November 25, 2021

Samsung Heavy Industries announced on November 18 that it successfully held a demonstration…
November 2021 Monthly Floating Production Systems Report

November 2021 Monthly Floating Production Systems Report

The top oil importing countries have launched a coordinated effort to release crude oil reserves to force prices down. But this is likely far too small to counter the strong market fundamentals driving high oil prices. Growing global oil demand and successful metering of oil supply have created a tight market. Crude spot prices remain in the low $80s and futures prices for crude delivery in the second half of the decade have strengthened.

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Energy News

SHI Demos SENSE IV, Its Own Natural Gas Liquefaction Process

November 25, 2021

Samsung Heavy Industries announced on November 18 that it successfully held a demonstration ceremony at the Geoje shipyard…

NYK Bulk Carrier Completes Another Run on Biofuel

November 22, 2021

NYK conducts third successful biofuel trial on ship carrying Tata Steel cargoThe bulk carrier Frontier Sky, which is owned…

Asian Countries Looking to Release Oil Reserves after U.S. Request

November 18, 2021

The world's biggest economies said on Thursday they were looking into releasing oil from their strategic reserves, following…