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World Floating Production Systems Tracker 2018 Q1
|Published by||Douglas-Westwood||Product code||217636|
|Published||Content info||80 Pages
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|World Floating Production Systems Tracker 2018 Q1|
|Published: February 26, 2018||Content info: 80 Pages||
The latest ‘World Floating Production Systems Tracker’ forecasts a continuation of the recovery seen in 2017. Following-on from 15 orders in 2017 (2016 saw zero orders), Westwood expects the positive sentiment in the market to continue through 2018 with a further 17 orders expected. This recovery has occurred in part due to an improvement in oil prices and renewed appetite for investment from E&P companies, while the re-engineering of many projects at the front-end engineering stage has also helped to reduce cost.
However, due to a significant number of installations in 2017 and 2018, the backlog of units in build has fallen to 35 (vs a peak of 55 in Jan 2015) and the value of the units in build has fallen by 26% in the last year alone. We therefore expect strong competition in the FPS supply chain as OFS providers look to rebuild backlogs. Pricing pressure is likely to remain absent for the time being as excess capacity is absorbed and the supply chain remains lean. Identifying the upcoming projects early and engaging with the appropriate operators and lease contractors will be critical.
Analysis is based on Westwood's Sectors FPS database, which details more than 700 FPS projects that are updated and tracked daily. The World Floating Production Systems Tracker 2018 is essential for anyone evaluating investment opportunities in the FPS sector, including growing firms seeking competitive advantage across segments, investment banks and advisory firms wanting to improve their understanding of the business, and industry analysts seeking a competitive edge.