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.

Report

FLOATING LIQUEFACTION AND REGASIFICATION
an Assessment of Future Requirements for FLNGs and FSRUs

Download Brochure

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.
read more...

Floating Production News

Black & Veatch Proceeds with FLNG Conversion

April 22, 2019

Black & Veatch, the provider of floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) topside solutions…

Sonangol Plans to Downsize

April 22, 2019

Angola's state oil company Sonangol plans to divest 52 joint ventures, reduce staff…

Keppel Bags $118mln Upgrading Contracts

April 18, 2019

Singapore's Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M) has through its wholly-owned subsidiaries…
March 2019 Monthly Floating Production Systems Report

March 2019 Monthly Floating Production Systems Report

In our March report we look at whether the production floater forecast we made last October continues to be realistic, given developments over the past six months. There has been a slight slowing of projected global economic growth, a fall in oil prices on the spot and futures market and further evidence that shale investment is crowding out deepwater project starts. Petrobras has also not been consummating FPSO contracts as expected.

Download

Energy News

NextDecade Receives EPC Bid Packages

April 23, 2019

NextDecade Corporation, a liquefied natural gas (LNG) development company focused onLNG export projects and associated pipelines…

Saipem Settles South Stream Dispute

April 23, 2019

South Stream Transport, which is responsible for the construction and operation of the TurkStream Offshore Pipeline, and…

Oil Hits 2019 High

April 22, 2019

Oil prices jumped more than 2 percent on Monday to a near six-month high, on growing concern about tight global supplies…