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

SBM Inks LOI to Lease FPSO for Petrobras' Mero Field

August 3, 2021

Dutch FPSO leasing specialist SBM Offshore said it has signed a letter of intent…

China Starts Production at 100,000 DWT Deepwater Semi-sub FPSO

August 2, 2021

China Classification Society (CCS) is reporting the successful surveying of the world’s first 100…

By the Numbers: Eye on Guyana & FPSOs

August 2, 2021

According to Jim McCaul, Managing Director at IMA/ World Energy Reports , Guyana…
July 2021 Monthly Floating Production Systems Report

July 2021 Monthly Floating Production Systems Report

The oil and gas sector continues to rebound from the great downturn, though regional surges of Covid have been spooking the market, causing crude prices to be a bit volatile over the past two weeks. But the near-term outlook remains very positive. Crude inventory has continued to fall as oil demand rebounds and OPEC+ oil producers restrain supply. Deepwater drilling has continued to strengthen. Major…

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Energy News

Siemens Energy CEO Buch Calls Wind Division Problems 'Extremely Annoying'

August 4, 2021

Siemens Energy cranked up the pressure on wind turbine division Siemens Gamesa on Wednesday, saying it was "extremely annoying"…

Chinese Firms Seek LNG Cargoes, Demand is Strong

August 4, 2021

Two Chinese firms are seeking liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargoes for delivery over August to November as summer demand in…

Acteon Inks Deal to Support Philippines LNG Import and Regasification Terminal

August 3, 2021

Acteon secured an integrated project with Atlantic, Gulf & Pacific Company (AG&P) for the development of a liquefied natural…