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 Posts Another Major Production Boost

October 18, 2019

Brazilian state-run oil firm Petroleo Brasileiro SA posted a significant production…

DNV GL Awards HHI AIPs for New FPSOs

October 18, 2019

South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has obtained DNV GL's approval…

Woodside Targets Scarborough FID in Early 2020

October 17, 2019

Woodside Petroleum Ltd has pushed out the final approval date for its mammoth Browse…
September 2019 Monthly Floating Production Systems Report

September 2019 Monthly Floating Production Systems Report

In the September WER report we profile 48 floating regasification terminal (FSRU) projects at various stages of planning and provide our assessment of the probability of each moving forward to development. The evaluation takes into account the strength of the project promoter, infrastructure needed to support the terminal development, strength of local gas offtaker, government support for the project, stage of permitting approvals and ease of doing business in the importing country.

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Energy News

New App Aims to Improve Project Performance

October 18, 2019

An Aberdeen-based company has created a lessons learned management system that captures critical project data and helps inform…

Low on Labor?

October 18, 2019

How employers in the energy sector can address the labor shortageEarlier this year, the U.S. Department of Labor released data showing that the U.S.

W. Africa Crude-Freight costs ease, especially for VLCCs

October 18, 2019

Freight rates eased further on Friday, especially for the largest oil tankers, promising some recovery for West African oil…