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

Equinor: Several Factors Behind Faulty Welds on Johan Castberg FPSO Hull

April 19, 2021

Norwegian oil and gas giant Equinor last year said that the delivery of an FPSO,…

VIDEO: After Modest 2020, the Years 2021 and 2022 Could Be 'Pretty Good' for FPS Orders

April 19, 2021

There's one thing that's certain about the price of oil, it goes up and it goes down…

Keppel in Talks with Petrobras to Build FPSO for Buzios Field

April 19, 2021

Singapore's Keppel Corporation has confirmed it has been in talks with the Brazilian…
March 2021 Monthly Floating Production Systems Report

March 2021 Monthly Floating Production Systems Report

Crude is trading in the $60s, reflecting the gradual recovery of global oil demand and OPEC+ curtailment of oil supply. But crude prices are now a bit lower than last month and crude inventory has been creeping higher. Brent is trading around $64 – down from almost $70 in early March -- and US crude inventory is now 6% above seasonal level. Despite a few negatives, there continues to be wide expectation…

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Energy News

Inside the Red-Hot Offshore Wind Energy Market

April 19, 2021

As the traditional offshore oil and gas markets continue to struggle, the renewable offshore wind market is hot and getting…

US Interior Dept Revokes Trump Energy Policies, Focuses on Climate

April 16, 2021

The U.S. Interior Department on Friday sought to erase the Trump administration's pro-fossil fuels legacy from the nation's…

Bubble Tech Helps Methane Carrier Save 6.6% net on Fuel, Emissions

April 16, 2021

Retrofit of air lubrication technology achieves verified performance of 6.6% net savings during initial testing.Silverstream…