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

Oil Settles Slightly Lower as OPEC+ Discusses Raising Production

June 22, 2021

Crude oil prices settled slightly lower on Tuesday after Brent rose above $75 a barrel…

Oil May Hit $100 but Volatility Will Grow, Say Energy CEOs

June 22, 2021

Benchmark oil prices could hit $100 a barrel and price volatility could also grow…

Dyna-Mac Secures FPSO Turret Module Gig

June 22, 2021

Singapore-based oil and gas module construction firm Dyna-Mac has said it has won…
May 2021 Monthly Floating Production Systems Report

May 2021 Monthly Floating Production Systems Report

Emergence of the deepwater market from the downturn is accelerating. Oil inventory has been brought to below seasonal average, crude is trading in the high $60s, deepwater E&D has been rebounding and the number of deepwater projects lined up for investment commitment in 2021/22 is growing. As detailed in our May report, 23 deepwater projects with an aggregate EPC contract value of $35 to $40 billion look likely proceed to development by end next year.

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Energy News

Oil May Hit $100 but Volatility Will Grow, Say Energy CEOs

June 22, 2021

Benchmark oil prices could hit $100 a barrel and price volatility could also grow due to lower investments and the energy transition, the heads of top

WTI-Brent Spread Narrows as Oil Market Tightens

June 21, 2021

The price gap between the world's two most actively traded oil contracts narrowed to its lowest in more than seven months, demonstrating that U.S.

Japanese Refiners See Bullish Oil Price Trend Continuing

June 16, 2021

Oil prices are set to remain on a bullish course this year given the strong recovery in global demand following the COVID-19 pandemic-induced slump…