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

Oil & Gas FIDs to Rebound to Pre-Pandemic Levels from 2022, Rystad says

September 22, 2020

Oil and gas project sanctions, especially in the offshore segment, are expected to…

CNOOC Brings Online South China Sea Oil Project

September 21, 2020

Chinese national oil company CNOOC has produced the first oil from the Liuhua 16…

SBM Offshore in Talks with Petrobras Over Buzios FPSO Charter

September 15, 2020

Brazilian oil company Petrobras has started negotiations with the Dutch FPSO supplier…
September 2020 Monthly Floating Production Systems Report

September 2020 Monthly Floating Production Systems Report

Rebalancing the oil market and reinvigorating upstream investment is proving difficult. A new wave of virus infections over the past month has lowered projections for near term growth in oil demand. OPEC+ easing of production constraints raised crude supply beginning August. Oil inventory remains stubbornly high and slower demand growth + increased supply will slow rebalancing. Crude prices, which had risen to the mid-$40s last month…

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Energy News

Germany Offered to Build LNG Terminals to Avert US Pipeline Sanctions

September 16, 2020

Berlin offered to spend 1 billion euros ($1.2 billion) to build two liquid natural gas terminals in a bid to dissuade the…

Offshore Oil Wells, Ports Shut as Hurricane Sally Advances on U.S. Gulf

September 15, 2020

Energy companies, ports and refiners raced on Monday to shut down as Hurricane Sally grew stronger while lumbering toward the central U.S.

Schlumberger CEO Says Oilfield Growth Will Be at Structurally Lower Rate

September 9, 2020

Top oilfield service firm Schlumberger NV expects to return to 2019 level pre-tax margins by the end of next year, a sign…