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

Woodside Boosts Spending for Next Leg of Growth

January 17, 2019

Australia's Woodside Petroleum Ltd on Thursday flagged higher-than-expected investment…

Woodside Awards Scarborough FEED Contracts

January 16, 2019

Australian independent oil and gas company Woodside said Wednesday it has awarded…

Petrobras 2018 Production Shy of Target

January 16, 2019

Petroleo Brasileiro produced an average of 2.03 million barrels per day (bpd) in Brazil last year…
December 2018 Monthly Floating Production Systems Report

December 2018 Monthly Floating Production Systems Report

Oil prices continued to descend over the past month as a result of inventory build and demand growth concerns. Brent dropped to the low $50s, WTI to the low $40s. Reversal of the price decline seems a ways off as it will take time for the OPEC+ production cut deal to impact inventory. A lot of oil is in transit. Q1 2019 will likely be a nerve racking time for the oil sector. Meanwhile BP has proceeded with a major LNG project in West Africa.

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Energy News

Woodside Boosts Spending for Next Leg of Growth

January 17, 2019

Australia's Woodside Petroleum Ltd on Thursday flagged higher-than-expected investment spending for 2019 as it steps up early…

Aker BP Plans Output, Dividend Hike

January 17, 2019

Norway's Aker BP will boost dividend payments between now and 2023 and step up investment in developing offshore oil and gas fields next year…

Shell Appoints Sawan as Upstream Boss

January 17, 2019

Royal Dutch Shell has appointed Wael Sawan to head its oil and gas production division, replacing Andy Brown who will step…