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.

May 2018 Monthly Floating Production Systems Report

May 2018 Monthly Floating Production Systems Report

Crude spot prices have moved close to $80, propelled by strong oil demand growth, curtailed production and geopolitical worries. This price level – and potentially higher -- increasingly looks sustainable over the near to mid-term. The futures market has recently become much more bullish on crude pricing. Meanwhile, CNOOC ordered an FPSO for use in the South China Sea, Exmar signed a 10 year charter with Gunvor for use of its LNG regasification barge in Bangladesh…

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Floating Production News

Panama Imports Its First LNG Cargo

June 19, 2018

Panama has imported its first liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargo to commission the…

Angola's Oil Exports Could Drop to 2006 Lows

June 19, 2018

Angola's preliminary crude oil export plan for August includes 43 cargoes, down from…

Exxon Starts Drilling at Offshore Guyana Projects

June 16, 2018

Exxon Mobil Corp said it has commenced development drilling in the first of three…

Energy News

OPEC Strives for New Deal as Iran Wary of Output Hike

June 21, 2018

OPEC's leader Saudi Arabia and Russia were trying on Thursday to convince fellow oil producers to raise output from July to meet rising global demand…

Oil Exploration Is Ramping Up Off Norway

June 21, 2018

Oil firms are expected to drill 40-50 exploration wells off Norway this year compared to 36 wells drilled the previous year, the Norwegian Petroleum D

Lukoil, Eni Discussing Possible Swap of Mexico Licences

June 21, 2018

Lukoil, Russia's second biggest oil producer, is considering swapping licences with Italy's Eni in Mexico, First Deputy Chief Executive Ravil Maganov