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.

May 2017 Monthly Floating Production Systems Report

May 2017 Monthly Floating Production Systems Report

The May WER report examines the rate at which oil inventory is declining, looks at the rebalancing now taking place in the oil market and comments on the narrow price range within which crude is trading. The report also profiles the latest FPSO tender issued by Petrobras, describes the lease for an FSRU for use in India and discusses the decision by Anadarko to suspend the Shenandoah project in the Gulf of Mexico.

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There Are Signs of Hope for the Energy Industry

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Jim McCaul, founder of International Maritime Associates, discusses the rebounding energy sector and the state of floating production.

Floating Production News

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Energy News

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Former Louisiana state official Scott A. Angelle will head-up the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE).

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Solstad CSV Serviced ahead of Australian Deployment

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