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Floating Production Systems

assessment of the outlook for FPSOs,
Semis, TLPs, Spars, and FSOs


July 1998

 

Floating Production Systems
Installed Since 1996

 

 

July 1998 Report

Outline

I.      CURRENT AND PLANNED FLOATING PRODUCTION SYSTEMS

1.     Floating Production 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 Production Systems Planned or Being Studied     12
II.     UNDERLYING MARKET DRIVERS

1.     Long Term Demand for Oil and Gas     19
2.     Impact of the Asian Financial Crisis     22
3.     Oil and Gas Prices     24
4.     Some Slowdown in Floater Projects Has Occurred     27
5.     However, Developing New Energy Sources Is A Long Term Requirement     27
6.     Offshore will be an Important Source of New Crude and Gas     29
III.    RECENT DEVELOPMENTS

1.     Projects in the Planning or Design Stage     33
                Anton Marin (Gabon)     33
          Espadarte (Brazil)     33
          Barracuda (Brazil)     34
          Otter (North Sea)     34
          Blake (North Sea)     34
          Midgard (North Sea)     35
          Donnatello (North Sea)     35
          Manta (Australia)     35
          Merah Besar (Indonesia)     35
          Haltenbanken South (North Sea)     35
          Clair (West of Shetlands)     36
          King (Gulf of Mexico)     36
          Fuji (Gulf of Mexico)     36
          Fram (North Sea)     37
          Snøhvit (Barents Sea)     37
          Cook (North Sea)     37
          Espoir (Ivory Coast)     37
          Yetagun (Myanmar)     37
          Bonga (Nigeria)     38
          Kissanje (Angola)     38

2.     Floating Systems on Order     38
          Visund production semisubmersible (North Sea)     38
          Hoover/Diana production spar (Gulf of Mexico)     38
          Snorre B (North Sea)     39
          Roncador FPSO vessel, production semi and FSO (Brazil)     39
          Masa FPSO vessel (Malaysia)     39
          Ruby FPSO vessel (Vietnam)     40
          Elang/Kakatua FPSO vessel (Australia)     40
          DB 1000 production semisubmersible     40
          Speculative FPSO vessel     40
          Genesis production spar (Gulf of Mexico)     41
          Banff FPSO vessel (North Sea)     41
          Triton FPSO vessel (North Sea)     41
          Balder FPSO vessel (North Sea)     41

3.     Systems Recently Installed     42
          Galley production semisubmersible (North Sea)     42
          Cantarell FSO vessel (Mexico)     42
          Rang Dong FPSO vessel (Vietnam)     42
          Kiame FPSO vessel (Angola)     42
          Marlim FPSO vessel and production semi (Brazil)     43

4.     Older Systems     43
          Balmoral production semisubmersible (North Sea)     43
          Liuhua production semisubmersible/FPSO vessel (China)     44
          Timor Sea FPSO vessels (Australia)     44
          Petrojarl Foinaven and Petrojarl I FPSO vessels (North Sea)     44
IV.    COMPANIES AND TECHNOLOGY

1.     Market Focus of Floating Production Contractors     45
2.     Deepwater Drilling Capability     46
3.     Privatization of Brazilian Oil Industry     55
4.     Compact LNG Technology     56
5.     Offshore Production Without Platforms     56
6.     Dalian New Shipyard     56
7.     Consolidation Continues in the Offshore Sector     57



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