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.

March 2018 Monthly Floating Production Systems Report

March 2018 Monthly Floating Production Systems Report

In the March 2018 WER report we revisit the five year forecast of production floater orders made last October. As detailed in the March report, some of the assumptions underlying the forecast have been impacted – mostly positively -- by developments over the past six months. They include a strengthening global economy, oil market rebalancing, uptick in crude pricing, signs of a revival in deepwater E&P and strong reemergence of Petrobras as a buyer of production floaters.

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Floating Production News

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UK-based TechnipFMC has been awarded a front-end engineering design (FEED) contract…

Energy News

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April 18, 2018

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Dutch Energy Company Eneco Working with Citi on Sale

April 18, 2018

Dutch energy company Eneco is working with investment bank Citi to advise on its privatisation, which should kick off soon…