April – May 2008 : A leading international bank
An oilfield industry contractor owned a number of ships suitable for conversion to floating production, storage, and offloading vessels (FPSOs). Construction of the first vessel had started in a Far-East fabrication yard. The bank, which had invested in the contractor, wanted greater into the FPSO business. A market report , containing pertinent follow-up questions to pose to the contractor management, was produced, to assist the bank to assess the profitability of their investment.