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

Babcock Wins BW Catcher Contract

February 20, 2019

Babcock said it has been awarded a four-year framework contract for brownfield fabrication…

2021 to See 33 More FPSOs

February 19, 2019

A total of 33 floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessels will be…

Yinson Wins USD578 million Contract from JX Nippon

February 18, 2019

Global FPSO provider Yinson Holdings Berhad  said its wholly-owned unit has been…
January 2019 Monthly Floating Production Systems Report

January 2019 Monthly Floating Production Systems Report

Oil prices in have rebounded to the low $60s as the OPEC+ supply curtailment deal starts to rebalance the market. But residual high crude inventory and fears of slowing oil demand growth continue to pressure oil prices and dampen upstream investment sentiment. Looking back, 2018 was a relatively good year for production floater orders. Contracts for nine FPSOs, a production semi, two production barges, two FLNGs and more than a half dozen FSRUs were placed during the year.

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Energy News

Oil Rises on Market Rebalance, Trade Deal Hopes

February 20, 2019

Trump open to extending March 1 deadline for China trade talks.Crude prices rose nearly 2 percent on Wednesday, with Brent…

Repsol Makes Huge Find in Indonesia

February 20, 2019

A consortium led by Repsol has found new gas resources in Indonesia estimated at at least 2 trillion cubic feet, the Spanish…

Babcock Wins BW Catcher Contract

February 20, 2019

Babcock said it has been awarded a four-year framework contract for brownfield fabrication and modification projects on the BW Catcher…