The future of the global FPSO market

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Report summary

Increasing levels of activity in the world's deepwater markets will lead to a growth in demand for high-spec floating production storage and offloading units (FPSOs) over the next decade. Despite the robust outlook, there are a number of challenges. The continued increase in FPSO complexity will put additional pressure on project lead times, costs and the supply chain.

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Table of contents

  • Global FPSO markets
  • Future demand driven by Brazil and West Africa
  • Reserves being developed from FPSOs
  • FPSO construction and ownership
  • Near-term market for leased FPSOs will be tight
  • Local content is also a major concern
  • Conclusion

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This report includes 10 images and tables including:


  • The future of the global FPSO market: Image 1
  • The future of the global FPSO market: Image 2
  • Annual global market - commissioned FPSOs by water depth*
  • Global demand for FPSOs by region through 2020
  • Regional distribution of probable FPSO projects by average water depth and average field size
  • FPSO production capacity vs. topside weight
  • Leased vs. Owned FPSOs (onstream) by peer group
  • The future of the global FPSO market: Image 8
  • Egina project economics*


  • Projects expected to be sanctioned in the next two years

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