Floating Production Systems Market Report To 2016

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Product Launch on 30/05/2012

As a key publication within the Global Perspectives Series, the Floating Production Systems Market Report To 2016 presents one of the key markets within the offshore industry today. The forecasts provided within this report include capital expenditure and number of floating production systems (FPS) installed across the globe broken down by specific unit type, including: FPSOs, TLPs, Spars and Semi-Submersibles. This edition also analyses the key market trends, including: deepwater E&P growth, FLNG development and emerging construction trends resulting from the rise of local content demands in the pivotal regions of West Africa and Latin America.

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Driven by the movement into deeper and more remote waters, the previous two decades have witnessed a steady rise in the use of FPSs across the globe. As a relatively capital intensive option for development, the FPS market has also been on the front line of affected market sectors in times of oil price decline and global recession. However, with rising global energy demands and the growing ambitions of emerging countries of production, in particular West Africa and Latin America, the future market for floating production platforms once again looks robust.

As production from mature, established basins continues to diminish, and with increasing technological advances allowing for explorations into deeper, environmentally challenging and high pressure basins, operators are now able to explore and test for hydrocarbons which, a decade ago, would have been unfeasible. Since the millennium, the trend for floating platform installations beyond water depths of 500 metres and greater has been primarily driven by Latin America, a region which since 2000, has consistently held a 35% market share of capital expenditure at this depth, and is expected to maintain this throughout the forecast period.

Going forwards, the ultra-deepwater market, where water depths are of 1,500 metres and above, is expected to dominate FPS demand, with installations over these depths holding a 31% share of floating platform Capex over the 2012-2016 timeframe. This compares to 22% over the historical 2007-2011 period. Of these ultra-deepwater developments, Latin America continues to hold the dominant share at 58% of Capex spend, with key FPS projects including Lula and Sapinhoa within blocks BM-S-11 and BM-S-9. However, as a result of major growth from previously more marginal areas of floating production development, in particular Australasia, the proportion of total global capital expenditure across all water depths attributable to Latin American developments is expected to decrease from 30% across the historical period to 27% going forwards to 2016. Indeed, during the forecast period, the Australasian region is expected to witness its market share of Capex increase by 10% over the prior period, 2007-2011; the largest regional increase across the globe. This is largely as a result of key installations offshore North West Australia, including: the Inpex Ichthys project, with an expected installation date of 2016, the Hess operated Equus Project where expenditure is expected to commence during the forthcoming five year period, and Shell's monumental Prelude FLNG vessel.Whilst the future of the floating platform market once again looks strong, significant challenges remain. Although deepwater and challenging environments are calling for ever-more advanced technologies, with FPS demand predominately driven by countries in Latin America and West Africa, where significant local content requirements exist, construction companies are being increasingly challenged to create employment opportunities for the local workforce. Indeed, over the short-to-medium term this may affect the capital cost and timescales for floating platform developments.

Despite these factors, the floating platform market remains one of the strongest offshore sectors going forwards to the end of the decade. With an increasing amount of FPS investment being made in regions away from the traditional areas of Latin America and West Africa, the next five years look set to witness an interesting change in dynamic within this core sector.

Report Contents

  • Executive Summary Presents an overview of the floating platform market across the globe today, highlighting the capital expenditure by region over the 2007-2016 period, whilst also presenting the key trends of this year's report, including deepwater growth and the increasing activity of Independent and National Oil Companies. Within this introductory section global floating capital expenditure by platform type and water depth is highlighted.
  • Macro Overview Provides an overview of market supply and demand fundamentals, oil price trends and the growth of deepwater production and its impact on the global oil market.
  • Sector Focus Provides an overview of the key trends and dynamics in the floating production systems market; looking at historical FPS development and the current prevailing trends, including the increase in deepwater development. A closer examination of the floating production market by type is also made, and construction and fabrication trends are presented by reviewing the key yards for floating platform projects. Here, the key operators active within the floating platform market going forwards to 2016 are examined in greater detail.
  • Regional Analysis and Forecast In this core section of the report a comprehensive analysis of the key macroeconomic and industry-specific trends affecting the global and regional floating platform market are presented. The figures provided for each of the seven key regions of Africa, Asia, Australasia, Europe, Middle East & Caspian, Latin America and North America include FPS capital expenditure and expected units installed, whilst a further breakdown by country, type (FPSO, TLP, Spars, Semi-Submersibles and 'Other Floaters') and water depth over the 2007-2016 period is also presented.
  • Sector Analysis and Forecast Presents a breakdown of the global FPS market in terms of FPSOs, Spars, TLPs and Semi-Submersibles. For each of these segments of the FPS market a detailed analysis of capital expenditure by region and water depth is also presented.
  • Appendices and Maps Includes the latest global maps showing deepwater developments over the 2012-2016 period.

Why You Should Buy This Report

  • The report contains data developed by Infield Systems' market modelling process, OFFPEX, which is based on a unique "bottom up approach" to forecasting. OFFPEX's component by component and project by project forecasting process is robust and has a proven track record.
  • The report provides an independent and comprehensive analysis of the geopolitical drivers and challenges affecting development strategies, exploration activity and project timelines. This is supported by the inclusion of a detailed analysis of operator capital expenditure within the floating platform market over the 2007-2016 timeframe.
  • The FPS market is one of the key markets of the offshore industry today and, as one of the most capital intensive development areas, is acutely affected by wider industry changes and oil price fluctuations. This report presents a comprehensive analysis of the future of the floating production market over the 2012-2016 period, whilst also highlighting where Infield Systems expects to see growth in floating production developments over the longer term.


    Floating Production Systems Online (Essentials)

    Purchasers of the Global Perspectives Floating Production Systems Market Report To 2016 receive 12 months access to a database of floating production platform facilities which are being planned or considered for installation in the current year and four years forward, worldwide. Floating Production Systems Online (Essentials) is continually updated. The following types of facility are included:

    • FPSO (Floating Production Storage Offloading Facility)
    • TLP (Tension Leg Platform)
    • Semi-Submersible
    • Mobile
    • Spar (Deep draft caisson vessel)
    • Buoy-Shaped

    For each project the following information is provided:

    • Region
    • Country
    • Operator
    • Owner
    • Facility Name
    • Product
    • Location
    • Date/Year Installed
    • Decommissioning Date/Year
    • Platform Type
    • Construction Material
    • Project Status
    • New Build or Conversion
    • Water Depth
    • Function
    • Surface Completed Production Wells
    • Surface Completed Injection Wells
    • Well Slots on the Deck
    • Jacket Weight (Tonnes)
    • Total Weight (Tonnes)
    • Topside Weight (Tonnes)
    • Evacuation or Access Means
    • Normally Manned or Unmanned

    Floating Production Systems Online Upgrades

    The Floating Production Systems Online (Essentials) access can be upgraded to Floating Production Systems Online (Professional) or Floating Production Systems Online (Professional Plus) or to include other data sets from the Infield Offshore Energy Database, including: shallow and deepwater fields, fixed platforms, subsea completions, pipelines, control lines, offshore loading, supply chain contracts, vessels, drilling rigs and onshore terminals or LNG and GTL plants and facilities. For customised data sets please contact data@infield.com to discuss your specific requirements and to obtain a quotation.

    Floating Production Systems Online (Professional) identifies both floating production systems and floating production storage offloading facilities that are currently operational, or being planned or considered for installation from the current year onwards, worldwide.

    Floating Production Systems Online (Professional Plus) includes the same information as the Professional edition but also includes details about the offshore loading systems, including:

    • Turret Riser Mooring System
    • Catenary Anchor Leg Mooring
    • Single Point Mooring
    • Single Point Turret
    • Hybrid Riser Tower
    • Single Leg Hybrid Riser
    • Submerged Turret Loading
    • Submerged Turret Production

    Details about each system include:

    • Region
    • Country
    • Operator
    • Single Point Mooring Name
    • Type
    • Water Depth (Metres)
    • Date/Year Installed
    • Storage Facility
    • Project Status


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