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 Orders Giant $2.9B FPSO from Keppel

August 15, 2022

Brazilian oil company Petrobras said Monday it had ordered an FPSO from Keppel Shipyard…

Jadestone Shutting Down Montara FPSO Output to Fix Tank Issues

August 12, 2022

Asia Pacific-focused oil and gas company Jadestone has decided to shut production…

Johan Castberg FPSO Suffered Minor Damage in Fire, Equinor Says

August 11, 2022

Equinor's Johan Castberg floating production, storage, and offloading (FPSO)  vessel…
July 2022 Monthly Floating Production Systems Report

July 2022 Monthly Floating Production Systems Report

Brent spot crude this month briefly dipped below $100 intraday as fear of an economic downturn pressures near-term oil prices. But Brent rebounded to $106 at end-month and the futures price of crude for delivery five years out has remained stable on positive oil demand outlook. Meanwhile major upstream operators have been raking in record cash and the offshore industry supply chain is operating at high pace.

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Energy News

Britain to Receive Rare LNG Cargo from Australia

August 17, 2022

Britain is set to receive a rare shipment of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Australia later this month, as countries across…

Battery-Electric Surge: ESS Scales Up in Maritime

August 16, 2022

Ask the right government department in any G7 state and you’ll find funding to put battery power for your vessel. Beyond funds…

Making Waves @ OSU: Energy Secretary, Senators, Governor tour Oregon State Wave Lab

August 10, 2022

U.S. Department of  Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, Oregon U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley and Oregon Gov. Kate Brown visited the O.H.