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 2% Above Five Year Average -- Brent Trading Around $61

by Jim McCaul  21 August 2019

US crude inventory slightly decreased in the week ending 16 August.   Inventory level fell by 2.7 mb and is now 2 percent above the average for this time of year.  The decrease could help temper fears that crude demand growth is slowing as a result of trade frictions and global economic weakening.

Brent is now trading around $61.    WTI crude, the US oil pricing benchmark, is trading at a $4 discount to Brent, reflecting the continuing logistics bottlenecks in getting growing US tight oil production to market. 

 

  


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

Trelleborg to Equip MODEC FPSO

August 21, 2019

Trelleborg announced on Wednesday that its offshore operation has been awarded a…

Aker Energy Gets Extension for FPSO

August 21, 2019

Norwegian operator Aker Energy has again extended an option agreement for the use…

INTECSEA Wins MJ Field Contract from RIL

August 19, 2019

Worley subsidiary INTECSEA has been awarded a project management consultancy (PMC)…
July 2019 Monthly Floating Production Systems Report

July 2019 Monthly Floating Production Systems Report

Our July WER floating production report highlights the large number of FPSO projects that are approaching final investment decision. Assuming no major shock in the underlying market, around two dozen FPSO contracts are in line for award over the next 18 to 24 months. Whether the supplier base is capable of taking on all of these projects within this time frame is an issue. Growing backlog is already forcing major FPSO contractors to be increasingly selective in bidding on new contracts.

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Energy News

African LNG to Attract $103Bln in 2019

August 22, 2019

With greenfield investments in Nigeria, Egypt, Mozambique and elsewhere reaching nearly $103 billion this year, it is clear…

Voyager Targets Bulk Shipping for SaaS Solution

August 21, 2019

Voyager, a company offering a solution to the bulk commodity shipping market to operate in a unified and digital environment…

Gulf Marine CEO Quits in wake of Profit Warning

August 21, 2019

Gulf Marine Services said on Wednesday Chief Executive Officer Duncan Anderson has resigned as the oilfield industry contractor…