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

Exxon to Load First Crude from Guyana This Weekend

January 17, 2020

The first-ever cargo of Guyana's crude for export is scheduled to begin loading this…

Angola: Eni Brings Agogo Field Online

January 17, 2020

Italian oil company Eni has produced first oil from its Agogo field offshore Angola…

Yinson: 8th Extension for Lam Son FPSO

January 16, 2020

Malaysian FPSO leasing specialist Yinson has signed another short-term charter extension…
December 2019 Monthly Floating Production Systems Report

December 2019 Monthly Floating Production Systems Report

Over the past month SBM ordered two more Fast4Ward FPSO hulls in anticipation of future FPSO contracts. Petrobras announced a plan for 13 new FPSOs to enter service over the next five years – and said 13 aging floating production units will be retired over the same period. Two FSRU terminals have moved to the development stage. Financing of the Acajutla power plant/FSRU import terminal in El Salvador closed in December and a Chinese group was selected to build an FSRU terminal in Cyprus.

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Energy News

Exxon to Load First Crude from Guyana This Weekend

January 17, 2020

The first-ever cargo of Guyana's crude for export is scheduled to begin loading this weekend so the oil can be processed…

US Refiners Grab HSFO on Back of IMO 2020

January 17, 2020

U.S. refiners are scooping up cheap high-sulfur fuel oil for processing from Russia and the Baltic states as they take advantage…

NOC Condemns Calls for Oil Export Terminals to be Shut

January 17, 2020

Libya's state oil firm NOC on Friday condemned calls to shut oil export terminals in eastern Libya controlled by military…