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.

July 2017 Monthly Floating Production Systems Report

July 2017 Monthly Floating Production Systems Report

As described in the July WER report, oil prices continue to be constrained in the upper $40s, reflecting the dampening effect of the large crude inventory overhanging the market. But crude demand growth is now outpacing supply growth and there are increasingly clear signs that crude inventory is declining. Overall, it seems clear that rebalancing of the global crude market is underway – though the pace is slower than the market earlier anticipated.

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Floating Production News

Latest Gulf of Mexico Auction Signals Offshore Return

August 19, 2017

Major oil producers pushed up high bids at a Gulf of Mexico offshore auction to $121…

Golar LNG Partners in FLNG Hilli Episeyo Stake Acquisition

August 19, 2017

Golar LNG Partners announced that it has entered into a purchase and sale for the…

Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam Completes the Refit of Petrojarl 1

August 19, 2017

On the August 18, 2017, Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam (DSR) has delivered the FPSO Petrojarl…

Energy News

Total: Maersk Deal to Boost Earnings

August 21, 2017

French oil major Total said on Monday that its acquisition of Maersk Oil for $7.45 billion would boost its earnings and cash flow…

Oil Dips as Rally Encourages Profit-Taking

August 21, 2017

Oil prices fell on Monday as a rally at the end of last week prompted investors to close positions at a higher price, against…

Rosneft, Trafigura Purchase Essar Oil Refinery

August 21, 2017

Rosneft to double Vadinar refinery capacity; may supply Venezuelan oil to Vadinar refinery. Russian oil major Rosneft, oil…