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.

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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…