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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LNG Investment Set to Grow

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Following years in the pricing doldrums, LNG is hot again, with business prospects for floating production and regasification…

Floating Production News

KrisEnergy Begins Latest Thai Drilling Program

November 12, 2018

Southeast Asia focused upstream oil and gas company KrisEnergy announced on Monday…

Golar FSRU Wins LNG Croatia Project

November 12, 2018

State-owned LNG Croatia has selected Golar Power, a joint venture between Golar LNG…

Total Launches $16 Bln Project Offshore Angola

November 12, 2018

Africa's second largest crude producer Angola and France's Total officially inaugurated…
October 2018 Annual Floating Production Systems Report

October 2018 Annual Floating Production Systems Report

WER's 2019/23 forecast of floating production system orders is now available. The report provides our assessment of the underlying market situation likely to prevail in deepwater development over the next five years. We examine oil/gas demand growth, deepwater's role in the future energy supply mix, risk of future oil/gas supply disruption, expected oil and gas prices, competitiveness of deepwater with shale…

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Energy News

Oil Slumps to One-year Low

November 13, 2018

Oil's slide accelerated on Tuesday, with U.S. futures suffering their steepest one-day loss in more than three years due…

U.S. Calls on Hungary and Neighbors to Shun Russian Gas Pipelines

November 13, 2018

U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry called on Hungary and its neighbours to reject Russian gas pipelines which Washington says…

Start-up of Turkey's $6 bln STAR Oil Refinery Delayed

November 13, 2018

The commercial start-up of Turkey's new $6.3 billion oil refinery has been delayed until early next year and the plant is…