Study sees continued growth for floating production

A March 2004 study by the International Maritime Associates Inc. (IMA), Washington identifies more than 80 offshore projects in the planning stage that potentially will require floating production systems. Click here to enlarge imageThe study says that during the last 10 years (Fig. 1), systems in operation and available have increased by about 250% and currently number 156 (Fig. 2), consisting of 17 tension-leg platforms (TLPs), 38 production semisubmersibles, 92 floating production, storage, and offloading vessels (FPSOs), 9 production spars. Click here to enlarge imageIt also lists 74 vessels serving as floating storage, offloading (FSOs) vessels. The FSOs have no production capabili...

Why Register?

Non-subscribers can only view whitepapers by providing name, home and email address, phone number and other information and comment on/rate articles.

Why Subscribe?

Oil & Gas Journal subscribers with login credentials can access these premium features of OGJ Online:

  • Current Issue – an html version of the current week's issue of Oil & Gas Journal.
  • Past Issues – An Electronic OGJ Archive. A keyword-searchable archive of all issues of Oil & Gas Journal dating back to 1990; also searchable by issue date.
  • Market Journal – a weekly round-up of the oil and gas markets, with observations from leading analysts.
  • Editor's Perspective – a short article of insight and opinion by the Editor of Oil & Gas Journal.
  • OGJ Industry Stats – quick access to current industry statistics from Oil & Gas Journal.
  • OGJ Survey Downloads - quick access to exclusive reports from Oil & Gas Journal.


Subscriber Help or Subscribe

Oil & Gas Journal Subscribers: Have your subscription number (from the mailing label on the cover of your Oil & Gas Journal) and e-mail address ready to set up your online account through Customer Service Assistant.

If you're not an Oil & Gas Journal subscriber, start a subscription and gain access to the subscriber areas of OGJ Online now.

Stay Connected