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

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

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

US Crude Inventory Rises a Bit in Latest Week  --  Jim McCaul 8 Jan 2019

US commercial crude oil inventory, excluding crude in the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, increased by 1.2 million barrels from the previous week to 431 million barrels.   This follows several weeks of inventory decline.   Overall US crude inventory remains at the five year average for this time of year.

Meanwhile oil prices have been especially volatile as a result of increased Mideast tensions.   Brent jumped 4% overnight on 7 January when Iran fired missiles at US bases in Iraq.   The price spike was erased the following morning when there was no tit-for-tat retaliation from the US.   More volatility is likely in the weeks ahead as heightened tensions continue.

  


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.



International Maritime Associates, Inc.

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Washington D.C. 20008 USA

Report

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

Exxon to Load First Crude from Guyana This Weekend

January 17, 2020

The first-ever cargo of Guyana's crude for export is scheduled to begin loading this…

Angola: Eni Brings Agogo Field Online

January 17, 2020

Italian oil company Eni has produced first oil from its Agogo field offshore Angola…

Yinson: 8th Extension for Lam Son FPSO

January 16, 2020

Malaysian FPSO leasing specialist Yinson has signed another short-term charter extension…
December 2019 Monthly Floating Production Systems Report

December 2019 Monthly Floating Production Systems Report

Over the past month SBM ordered two more Fast4Ward FPSO hulls in anticipation of future FPSO contracts. Petrobras announced a plan for 13 new FPSOs to enter service over the next five years – and said 13 aging floating production units will be retired over the same period. Two FSRU terminals have moved to the development stage. Financing of the Acajutla power plant/FSRU import terminal in El Salvador closed in December and a Chinese group was selected to build an FSRU terminal in Cyprus.

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Energy News

Exxon to Load First Crude from Guyana This Weekend

January 17, 2020

The first-ever cargo of Guyana's crude for export is scheduled to begin loading this weekend so the oil can be processed…

US Refiners Grab HSFO on Back of IMO 2020

January 17, 2020

U.S. refiners are scooping up cheap high-sulfur fuel oil for processing from Russia and the Baltic states as they take advantage…

NOC Condemns Calls for Oil Export Terminals to be Shut

January 17, 2020

Libya's state oil firm NOC on Friday condemned calls to shut oil export terminals in eastern Libya controlled by military…