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

Digitizing Risk-based Integrity Management of FPSOs

October 23, 2020

Industries are adapting to an increasingly digitalized landscape. The floating production…

Brazil: Karoon Gets ANP Approval to Take Over Bauna Field

October 23, 2020

Australian oil and gas company Karoon Energy said Friday that the Brazilian national…

BW Offshore Liquidates Subsidiary after FPSO Stuck in New Zealand for Months

October 23, 2020

Oslo-listed FPSO leasing specialist BW Offshore is liquidating its New Zealand subsidiary…
October 2020 Monthly Floating Production Systems Report

October 2020 Monthly Floating Production Systems Report

The oil market and upstream investment remains soft as a new wave of virus infections jolt the world economy. Oil inventory has been declining slowly, but still remains stubbornly high. Crude prices can’t break out of the low $40s range and most field operators continue to hold onto cash, defer investment decisions. OPEC+ seems ready to react to the softness by delaying its planned easing of production constraints this year. But supply constraints are a stopgap measure.

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Energy News

New Lidar Tech Approved for Use by SGRE for Wind Turbine Testing

October 21, 2020

Siemens Gamesa recently tested a new technology together with ZX Lidars, and based on the results both on the medium range…

Port Technology: 3 Ways Propane Equipment Boosts Productivity, Bottom Line

October 19, 2020

Propane port-side equipment offers superior performance, versatilityThe relationship between U.S. ports and America’s economic…

Offshore Equipment Hydraulic Maintenance Tip-of-the-Day: Tribology

October 19, 2020

Tip #1: Tribology - Assume All Hydraulic Components are Designed EquallyBelieve it or not, maintenance begins during the design phase.