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

Keppel Offshore & Marine Wins $74,7M FPSO Conversion Work

November 26, 2020

Singapore's Keppel Offshore & Marine has won a contract from an unnamed repeat customer…

Exxon Lowers Oil Price Outlook for Much of the Next Decade

November 25, 2020

U.S. oil major Exxon has lowered its expectations for oil prices for much of the next decade…

Tullow Oil Shifts Its Focus to West Africa

November 25, 2020

Britain's Tullow Oil will commit 90% of its investments in coming years on its producing…
2021 Annual Floating Production Systems Report

2021 Annual Floating Production Systems Report

More than 200 known projects in the planning stage are likely to require a floating production system for field development. All have reached a level of planning where the production solution has been narrowed to a few options -- including use of a floating production facility. But an investment decision is needed to transform these planned projects into contracts for production facilities -- a decision that will be influenced by underlying market conditions.

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Energy News

Moray East Offshore Wind Farm Jacket Transport Completed

November 25, 2020

On November 25, 2020, MV Hawk discharged her final jacket foundation for the Moray East Offshore Wind Farm.OHT’s heavy transportation…

Oil Rises on Vaccine Hope, Weak Dollar

November 25, 2020

Oil rose for a fourth straight session on Wednesday as the market shrugged off an industry report showing U.S. crude stockpiles…