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

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

Floating Production Systems Contracts Hit by Market Downturn – But the Cycle Seems to Have Bottomed

April 28, 2016

Jim McCaul -- No question that the market for new floating production systems has taken a battering. The past 12 to 18 months have been a difficult period for everyone in the business sector. Absence of

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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 50 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



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May 2017 Monthly Floating Production Systems Report

May 2017 Monthly Floating Production Systems Report

The May WER report examines the rate at which oil inventory is declining, looks at the rebalancing now taking place in the oil market and comments on the narrow price range within which crude is trading. The report also profiles the latest FPSO tender issued by Petrobras, describes the lease for an FSRU for use in India and discusses the decision by Anadarko to suspend the Shenandoah project in the Gulf of Mexico.

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There Are Signs of Hope for the Energy Industry

Video: There Are Signs of Hope for the Energy Industry

Jim McCaul, founder of International Maritime Associates, discusses the rebounding energy sector and the state of floating production.

Floating Production News

The data dilemma: Big differences in Saudi Crude Export Numbers

May 22, 2017

By Clyde Russell, Reuters   One of the difficulties in constructing a narrative for…

Angelle Named Director of BSEE

May 22, 2017

Former Louisiana state official Scott A. Angelle will head-up the Bureau of Safety…

Statoil's Digitalization Drive

May 22, 2017

Statoil is establishing a digital center of excellence and launching a roadmap with…

Energy News

Angelle Named Director of BSEE

May 22, 2017

Former Louisiana state official Scott A. Angelle will head-up the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE).

Sarawak State Govt Seeks Stake in LNG Train

May 22, 2017

Malaysia's Sarawak state government said it is negotiating with Petroliam Nasional Berhad to acquire a 10 percent equity…

Solstad CSV Serviced ahead of Australian Deployment

May 22, 2017

Gibraltar shipyard Gibdock said a surge in offshore vessel repair and maintenance work has included a special project for…