International Maritime Associates, Inc.

International Maritime Associates, Inc.

International Maritime Associates (IMA) is a firm of business consultants specializing in market analysis and strategic planning for companies in the marine and offshore sectors.

We provide

  • the front-end research needed to size the available market, analyze customer requirements, benchmark market position, identify new business opportunities, evaluate market positioning options and assess potential acquisitions or strategic alliances.
  • Since formation in 1973, IMA has performed over 350 consulting assignments for clients in more than 40 countries.
  • World Energy Reports (WER) was cofounded by IMA in 2014 and focuses on multi-client analytical studies in the offshore energy sector. Based in New York, WER maintains a proprietary online database of floating production systems and publishes monthly reports on the industry.
  • WER's client base includes many of the major companies in the offshore industry.

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Recent Articles

Floating Production Sector Continues to Rebound

February 1, 2020

Jim McCaul — Activity in the deepwater sector took a huge hit in the second half of last decade as a result of a global oil demand/supply imbalance, downturn in oil prices, hiatus in Petrobras production

Which FLNG and FSRU Projects Are Likely To Clear the Investment Hurdle?

February 14, 2019

Jim McCaul — IMA/World Energy Reports has just completed a twelve month detailed assessment of the floating liquefaction and regasification market. The 150+ page study examines future market opportunities

Growth in the FPSO Sector and Outlook for New Orders

February 12, 2019

Jim McCaul — Floating production storage and offloading vessels (FPSOs) are by far the most popular type of floating production system. They account for two thirds of the oil/gas production floaters now

Floater Sector Beginning to Regain Traction -- With More Than 70 Projects Awaiting the Market Upturn Signal

April 15, 2017

Jim McCaul -- Orders for production floaters have finally begun to flow.  The break came early this year when contracts for a production semi for use in the GOM and an FPSO for use off Malaysia were awarded.

Events Over the Past Two Months Have Changed the Dynamics of Domestic Energy Development

December 12, 2016

Jim McCaul -- Donald Trump’s presidential win and Republican sweep of the US government in November – along with OPEC’s oil production cuts in December -- have injected new dynamics into the US energy

  


Consulting Services

Jim McCaul

About Jim McCaul

Jim is the founder and manager of IMA, a consulting firm providing market analysis, competitive benchmarking and business planning support in the maritime and offshore sectors. Over the past 40 years IMA has performed more than 350 business consulting assignments for 170+ clients in 40+ countries.

One of the firm’s specialties is analyzing requirements for floating production systems. IMA has published more than 60 reports since 1996 analyzing this business sector and has been engaged by numerous clients to assist in analyzing specific market opportunities in the floating production sector.

Jim is also the co-founder of IMA/World Energy Reports, a New York based business intelligence service for the floating production supply chain.



International Maritime Associates, Inc.

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Washington D.C. 20008 USA

Report

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 Surges After OPEC+ Extends Cuts

March 5, 2021

Oil prices jumped about 3% on Friday, hitting their highest levels in over a year…

Falkand Islands Gov't Gives More Time to Sea Lion Field Partners

March 5, 2021

The Falkland Islands government has agreed to extend the terms of several offshore…

PetroRio Buys Stake in Brazil Offshore Oil Field from Total

March 5, 2021

Brazilian oil and gas company PetroRio on Thursday said it had agreed to buy from…
February 2021 Monthly Floating Production Systems Report

February 2021 Monthly Floating Production Systems Report

The oil sector continues to rebound from the Covid crash. Crude inventory is now at seasonal level as a result of supply cuts. Brent is trading around $66, up 30% from beginning of the year. The futures market sees crude trading in the low to mid-$60s through the first half of this year – then slowly declining into the mid-$50s from 2022 forward. Generally positive news has sent market values of major offshore oil companies up an average of 30% since beginning January.

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Energy News

Total CEO Not Betting on Prices Staying at $70 a Barrel

March 8, 2021

Total's chief executive said on Monday it could take two years for the world economy to recover from the coronavirus pandemic…

Oil Surges After OPEC+ Extends Cuts

March 5, 2021

Oil prices jumped about 3% on Friday, hitting their highest levels in over a year, following a stronger-than-expected U.S.

Chevron, Microsoft, Schlumberger to Build Carbon Capture Plant in California

March 4, 2021

Chevron Corp is partnering with Microsoft Corp, oilfield services firm Schlumberger and privately held Clean Energy Systems…