Energy Maritime Associates Pte Ltd (EMA) provides market research, strategic planning, project execution support, and dispute resolution expertise to clients in the offshore energy sector.
EMA maintains an extensive database tracking the entire lifecycle of the floating production industry – from planning to contract award to project execution, installation, operation, and decommissioning/redeployment. Asset types include FPSOs, FSOs, TLPs, Spar, Production Semi, FSRU, FLNG, and MOPU. This database began in 1996 and is continuously updated.
EMA was engaged to perform a comprehensive assessment of the risks and opportunities in the FLNG market. The scope included review of current technology, commercial viability, financing issues and competitive landscape.
A government trade association asked EMA to provide an overview of the equipment market for deepwater drilling rigs. Our report included a summary of the major types of equipment, leading manufacturers and potential areas of opportunity.
EMA has provided strategic advisory services to a number of companies including ship owners and shipyards. Scope included assessment of the company’s strengths and weaknesses, potential areas of opportunity in the offshore market, level of risk appetite and competitive advantages. In addition, specific recommendations included potential partnerships, acquisitions, target clients, areas and projects.
Capability Assessment and Strategic Plan
An engineering company requested EMA to review their current capabilities, the competitive landscape, and identify growth opportunities. EMA conducted interviews to assess the client’s strengths and weaknesses and compared them the competition. Based on this information, EMA was then able to recommended target markets, as well as specific projects and clients with developments in the planning pipeline.
FSO Tender Strategy
EMA assisted a large National oil company with strategy for replacement of an existing FSO with a new unit. Work scope included pre-qualification criteria, cost estimation, schedule estimation, risk assessment, contracting strategy and contract review.
EMA personnel have assisted clients throughout the business development process – from client/project identification, marketing, pre-qualification, proposal preparation, contract negotiation to contract award. We are particularly aware of the tender processes and contracting requirements for floating production projects in Southeast Asia including Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam.
EMA has provided executive briefings to the board and senior management of various public companies. The briefing scopes included an overview of the floating production market, types of floating production systems, competitive landscape, technical, commercial and management risks, necessary resources and keys to success. In addition, we have provided expert advice to many investment professionals interested in the floating production sector.
Mr. David Boggs is the founder and Managing Director of EMA and has the primary role in all projects that the company undertakes. David has over 15 years’ experience in the Offshore Oil & Gas Industry including extensive involvement in numerous FSO and FPSO projects, including as project manager. He has performed market research, strategic planning, project execution support, and business development expertise to clients in the offshore energy sector.
Mr. Boggs was previously General Manager - Commercial at Tanker Pacific Offshore Terminals in Singapore, responsible for all business development and commercial activities for a fleet of leased offshore units.
David has been invited to speak at various industry conferences including: Marine Money Offshore, Offshore Asia, FSRU Asia Summit, Floating LNG 2015, FPSO/FLNG Asia, FPSO Congress, FPSO China, China Offshore Engineering Symposium, Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations, FPSO Design & Technology, and Offshore Southeast Asia.
David has a BA with honors from Harvard University and an MBA with honors from the University of Texas at Austin, where he was President of the Energy Finance Group.
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Longest running FPS market research - We have been covering the industry since 1996
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Ms. Ran Xu is a Director at EMA responsible for macroeconomic environment and strategic planning. Ran brings 10 years of experience in Asia having worked professionally in South Korea, Singapore and China. She has extensive consulting experience and has led projects related to market research, macroeconomic risk, investment assessment, and industry development. Her previous clients include economic development boards, oil and gas strategy departments, and manufacturing conglomerates.
Prior to joining EMA, Ran led IHS consulting for Manufacturing Services and Public Sector in China and Korea. Ran’s government experience includes the US Department of State where she was an Economic officer representing US economic and political interests.
Ran has an MA in Public Policy and International Development Economics from Harvard University and a dual BA from the University of Chicago. She is fluent in Mandarin and conversational in Korean.
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