McCaul, Jim

McCaul, Jim

IMA provides market analysis and strategic planning advice to companies in the marine and offshore sectors. Over the past 40 years we have performed more than 350 business consulting assignments for 170+ clients in 40+ countries. Advising clients on market positioning strategy in the offshore sector is one of our specialties. We have assisted numerous shipbuilders, ship repair yards and equipment manufacturers in formulating a strategy and structuring a plan of action to penetrate the offshore market. We have worked at all levels of the offshore supply chain. Our assignments have included advice on acquiring an FPSO contractor, forming an alliance to bid for large FPSO contracts, satisfying local content requirements and targeting unmet requirements through technology development.
Washington, D.C. • Phone: 1 202 333 8501

Market Report: FPSOs ... Charting the Path Ahead

Feb 15, 2021

COVID-19 will continue to skew the floating production systems market for the coming 24 months, while buying power for a large portion of FPSO contracts will be centered in Brazil and Guyana/Suriname. These two areas are expected to account…

Floating Production Rebound Continues

Feb 10, 2020

Activity in the deepwater sector took a huge hit in the second half of last decade as a result of a global oil demand/supply imbalance, downturn in oil prices, hiatus in Petrobras production floater orders and large industry cutbacks in upstream spending…

US Crude Inventory Above Average

Jun 05, 2019

US crude inventory now 6% above the five year average – Brent crude price down 17% over past 10 daysRecent government data indicate a US crude inventory surplus has been forming. The latest EIA survey shows 483 million bbls in inventory as of…

US Crude Inventory Remains High

Feb 12, 2019

U.S. crude inventory has been hovering between 430 and 450 million barrels since early December — and remains around 6% above the five year average for this time of year.But there are indications that crude supply is beginning to decrease. U…

FLNG & FSRU Market Otlook

Feb 05, 2019

FLNG & FSRU: Which ones will clear the investment hurdle?IMA/World Energy Reports has just completed a 12-month detailed assessment of the floating liquefaction and regasification market. The 150+ page study examines future market opportunities in floating liquefaction and regasification…

FPSO Outlook: New Orders & Growth Trends

Jan 31, 2019

Floating production storage and offloading vessels (FPSO) are by far the most popular type of floating production system, accounting for two thirds of the oil and gas production floaters in service or available.Growth in FPSO inventoryThe number…

US Crude Inventory Levels Off

Dec 31, 2018

U.S. crude inventory has leveled off after declining three weeks in a row. The latest weekly survey by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) indicates U.S. crude inventory as of December 21 was the same as seven days earlier.The past…

US Crude Inventory Drops for Third Week

Dec 20, 2018

U.S. crude inventory declined again last week. The latest weekly survey by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) indicates an inventory fall of 0.5 million barrels in the week ended December 14. While only a small drop, it is the third decline in a row…

​​​​Crude Inventory Drops Again, Brent Stays Around $60

Dec 12, 2018

U.S. crude inventory declined again last week, reducing fear of a repeat 2014/16 oil glut occurring. The latest weekly survey by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) indicates a small inventory fall of 1.2 million barrels in the week ended December 7…

Crude Inventory Growth Reverses

Dec 07, 2018

U.S. crude inventory declined last week. The latest weekly survey results by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) indicate a fall of 7.3 million barrels in the week ended November 30. This follows a 10-week streak of crude inventory…

Crude Inventory Growth Sends Brent Below $60

Nov 29, 2018

The latest weekly survey results by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) indicate a 10th straight week of crude inventory build in the U.S. – striking fears of a repeat of the 2014/16 oil glut.In the week ending 23 November crude inventory grew by 3…

Crude Oil Inventory Update

Nov 22, 2018

Crude inventory build has reared its head again. And fears of an oil glut returning have sent oil prices south.According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), OECD oil stocks increased by 58.1 million barrels in Q3 2018, the largest gain since 2015…

Oil Markets Rattled by New Demand/Supply Imbalance

Nov 14, 2018

Fear of a new oil demand/supply imbalance has rattled the oil market.Market sentiment has suddenly shifted. Fear that Iran sanctions will cause oil prices to spike to $100+ has been superseded by concern that prices are heading south with no bottom in sight…

LNG Report: Floating Liquefaction & Regasification

Oct 11, 2018

International Maritime Associates has completed a 12-month study of the global market for floating gas liquefaction plants and floating LNG regasification terminals.   The 150+ page study, published by World Energy Reports, is the most detailed analysis yet made of this growing business sector…

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