Almost all of the 55 planned FPSO units expected to begin operations worldwide by 2022 will be in Central and South American waters, according to a new report by GlobalData.
Offshore Brazil will be the global leader in the category as home to 24 of the vessels, with one each operating in the Falkland Islands and Guyana. Nigeria will host three new vessels and Angola, four.
Not surprisingly, Brazil-based Petrobras will be the leading operator with 20 planned new vessels. Saipem SpA, Statoil ASA and Modec Inc. each plan to three new FPSO units in the forecast period.