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Floating Production Systems

quarterly update of the outlook for FPSO vessels,
production semis, TLPs, and Spars


November 1998

 

Floating Production Sytems in Operation
as of November 1998

 

 



November 1998 Report


Outline

 

I.     CURRENT AND PLANNED FLOATING PRODUCTION SYSYTEMS

1.     Floating Productions Systems Now in Operation     3
2.     Systems Installed Since September 1996     7
3.     Floating Systems Now on Order     9
4.     Shipyards Currently Building or Converting Floaters     11
5.     Floating Productions Systems Planned or Being Studied     12

II.     UNDERLYING MARKET DRIVERS

1.     Oil and Gas Prices     19
2.     Deepwater E&D Activity     21
3.     The OPEC Invitations     27

III.     RECENT DEVELOPMENTS

1.     Projects in the Planning or Design Stage     29
     Makassar Strait (Indonesia)     29
     King (Gulf of Mexico)     29
     Llano (Gulf of Mexico)     29
     Nakika (Gulf of Mexico)     29
     Neptune (Gulf of Mexico)     30
     Hungo (Angola)     30
     Snøhvit (North Sea)     30
     Fram (North Sea)     30
     Espadarte (Brazil)     30
     Boomvang (Gulf of Mexico)     31
     Buffalo (Australia)     31
     Leo (Gulf of Mexico)     31
     E-BD (South Africa)     31
     Belize (Angola)     31
     Gorgon (Australia)     32

2.     Floating Systems on Order     32
                  Kuito FPSO Vessel (Angola)     32
     Marlin TLP (Gulf Of Mexico)     32
     Girassol FPSO Vessel (Angola)     32
     EA FPSO Vessel (Nigeria)     33
     Åsgard B Production Semisubmersible (North Sea)     33
     Visund Production Semisubmersible (North Sea)     34
     Speculative FPSO Vessel      34
     Laminaria FPSO Vessel (Australia)     34
     Terra Nova FPSO Vessel (Newfoundland)     34
     Balder FPSO Vessel (North Sea)     35

3.     Systems Recently Installed     35
                  Morpeth mini-TLP (Gulf of Mexico)     35
     Schiehallion FPSO Vessel (North Sea)     35
     Varg FPSO Vessel (North Sea)     36
     Banff FPSO Vessel (North Sea)     36
     Kiame FPSO Vessel (Angola)     37

4.     Older Systems     37
     Auger TLP (Gulf of Mexico)     37
     Zafiro FPSO Vessel (Equatorial Guinea)     37
     San Jacinto FPSO Vessel (Indonesia)     37
     Cossack Pioneer FPSO Vessel (Australia)     37

IV.     TECHNOLOGY AND COMPANIES

1.     FPSO Vessel for the Gulf of Mexico     39
2.     FDPSO Vessel     40
3.     MinDOC Deepwater Platform     40
4.     Petrobras     40
5.     Major Deepwater Players in the Gulf of Mexico     42

 



 




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