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Research and Markets: The World Floating Production Market Report 2009-2013.

DUBLIN -- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "The World Floating Production Market Report 2009-2013" report to their offering.

Floating production has proved a cost-effective method of developing both marginal and world-class offshore fields worldwide. As the offshore industry continues to progress into deeper waters these systems are also a key enabler for the production of hydrocarbons in ever-increasing water depths. In the past five years, 93 floating production units of varying types have been installed. In the next five years, we forecast the installation of 121 floaters. The World Floating Production Market Report provides an essential overview of current and future prospects over the 2009-2013 period and forecasts expenditure in what is now a multi-billion dollar business.

Future prospects:

The World Floating Production Market Report 2009-2013 provides the industry executive with an overview of future prospects within the floating production sector.

The report covers all types of floaters; FPSOs, FPSSs, spars, TLPs, etc. and is unique in providing an essential understanding of the FPS business, the technology and a forecast of global markets.

It analyses historic and future FPS installations over the period 2004-2013 by region, operator, water depth, and vessel type.

Technology overview:

The report looks at the technologies involved in each sector of the floating production industry. The economic rationale for use of floaters and their evolution is explained. The current floating production market is analysed together with factors affecting supply and demand including re-deployment issues and regional disparities.

Existing designs of floater and new innovative concepts are described, together with the factors driving innovation in this dynamic market sector.

Market forecasts:

The World Floating Production Market Report uses a specially developed market model and proprietary data to generate forecasts of numbers of floating production systems in each region of the world.

Data is shown by region and covers the period to 2013. Expenditure is shown allocated both to year of order and year of installation.

A major factor in determining future FPSO expenditure is whether fields will be developed by upgrading and re-deploying existing units, by tanker conversions or by newbuilds. The report provides estimates of levels of future activity and expenditure in each of these categories.

The report provides essential information for decision-makers in oil companies and in the contracting and supply industries, government departments and financial institutions.

Document Contents:

* Summary & Conclusions an executive overview of the study. Forecasts of future FPS installations by region and vessel type 2009-2013 and of the associated market value.

* Floating Production Systems the importance of FPSs for offshore developments; floater types - FPSOs, production barges, FPSSs, TLPs, spars.

* FPS Applications, Drivers & Alternatives EWT, EPS, life-of-field & hub-and-spoke developments. Alternative development technologies including compliant towers, subsea processing & control buoys.

* FPS topsides design factors; topsides equipment and functions - processing, injection & flow assurance, wellhead & drilling, utilities & accommodation; topsides installation.

* Moorings & risers mooring systems including spread, semi-taut, tension leg, turret and DP configurations; suction anchors, vertically loaded anchors, synthetic ropes. Riser technologies top-tensioned, SCRs, flexibles & hybrid systems.

* The supply of FPS units the newbuild, upgrade & redeployment, and conversion options; FPS leasing; construction & conversion problems; the influence of globalization and local content requirements and the impact of speculative construction.

* Floating Storage & Offloading Vessels rationale, applications and supply options including leasing. Overview of global FSO fleet - historic and future.

* Innovative FPS concepts drivers for innovation; designs based on FPSOs, FPSSs, TLPs, spars, FPDSOs & other concepts including floating LNG and GTL systems.

* FPS regions overview of the global FPS fleet 2004-2008 by region, vessel type, water depth and operator. Profiles of regional activity Africa, Asia, Australasia, Latin America, North America and Western Europe - and their future prospects.

* FPS case studies descriptions of FPS-led projects featuring examples of each floater type in the various regions of the world.

* The FPS Market historic & forecast demand in the FPS market (2004-2013). Vessel numbers & Capex by type and region; leading operators and the deepwater segment.

* Appendices data set of identified future FPS-based field development prospects 2009-2013; Profiles of leading companies in the FPS sector.

Key Topics Covered:

* 1 Summary and Conclusions

* 2 Floating Production Systems

* 3 FPS Applications, Drivers and Alternatives

* 4 Topside Facilities

* 5 Moorings, Dynamic Positioning and Risers

* 6 The Supply of FPS Units

* 7 Floating Storage and Offloading Vessels

* 8 Innovative Floating Production Concepts

* 9 Global & Regional Overview of the FPS Sector

* 10 FPS Case Studies

* 11 The Floating Production Market 2009-2013

* 12 APPENDIX 1 - Profiles of FPS Companies

* Figures

* Tables

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