Floating Production Systems

IMA Consulting and Research Capabilities in the Floating Production Sector

IMA has been providing market research and strategic advisory services in the floating production sector for more than 30 years. We have worked for numerous clients at all levels of the supply chain.

Consulting Services - Our assignments have included advice on market positioning, acquiring a major leasing contractor, forming an alliance to bid for large FPSO contracts, evaluating redeployment options for FPSOs, establishing residual values in FPSO contracts, targeting unmet requirements through technology development, etc.

Floating Production Systems

Around 280 floating production systems of various types are in service worldwide and another 65+ are on order.

Production floaters are very complex systems. A deepwater production floater can easily be a $1 billion construction contract - really big units in ultradeepwater can exceed $3 billion. Their construction, leasing and operation provide very attractive business opportunities.

For more information on this business sector, please visit our monthly summary of "What's New" in the floating production sector.

Industry Research - We have produced more than 60 multi-client industry reports on the floating production sector over the past 20 years. Our "floater reports" have been a widely cited reference source in the offshore industry and our annual forecast of equipment orders has been widely referenced in investment presentations, industry publications and other consulting firm reports.

The final IMA floater report in our multi-client series was published in November 2013. IMA has now teamed up with Marine Link, the world's largest print and online maritime publisher, to create a deepwater business intelligence service. Our new company, World Energy Reports, combines IMA's floating production business experience with Marine Link's publishing/IT capability and worldwide network of industry correspondents. Click here for brochure.

Jim McCaul personally manages the consulting services and industry research assignments of IMA. He is the point of contact in IMA for these activities and is available on a daily basis to look into issues and obtain answers to client questions. For further information, please give him a call at 1 202 333 8501 or email imaassoc@msn.com.

Floating Production News

Brazil Postpones Santos Basin Bid Round

June 13, 2019

Brazil's oil regulator ANP announced on Thursday preliminary rules for a major oil…

Worley, Enaval Form Brazil Brownfield JV

June 12, 2019

Australian-based engineering firm Worley said it has entered into a 50:50 joint venture…

Libra Partners Launch Mero Phase 2

June 11, 2019

Project partners have taken the investment decision for the second phase of the Mero…
May 2019 Monthly Floating Production Systems Report

May 2019 Monthly Floating Production Systems Report

Despite rising supply risk, crude prices have shown remarkable resilience. Oil prices have trended in the low to mid $70s over the past month. Even an attack on several tankers outside the Strait of Hormuz failed to jolt the oil market. Expectation that OPEC+ will offset Iranian oil exports and continuing strong global oil demand growth has provided pricing support -- thus far. Meanwhile, two floater projects moved to the development stage.

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Energy News

Total Launches New Supercomputer

June 18, 2019

Energy major Total said its new supercomputer - which has propelled it to a world ranking as the most powerful computer in…

Further Delay in Barryroe Project Loan

June 18, 2019

Ireland's offshore Oil and gas company Providence Resources has again pushed back a deadline to receive $9mln of funding from Apec…

C&J Energy, Keane Merge in $1.8bln Deal

June 18, 2019

Oilfield services firms C&J Energy Services and Keane Group, said  that they will merge in an all-stock deal valued at about $1.8 billion.C&J Energy…