M2M Applications in the Oil and Gas Industry, 3rd Edition

  • ID: 3378380
  • August 2015
  • Region: Global
  • 140 Pages
  • Berg Insight AB
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'M2M Applications in the Oil and Gas Industry' is the third consecutive report analysing the latest developments on the use of wireless M2M technologies in this industry vertical worldwide. This strategic research report provides you with 140 pages of unique business intelligence, including 5-year industry forecasts, expert commentary and real-life case studies on which to base your business decisions.

This study investigates the worldwide market for wireless M2M applications in the oil and gas industry. Typical applications include pipeline, tank and well field equipment monitoring and control. The installed base of wireless M2M devices in the oil and gas industry is forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 20.1 percent from 0.5 million units at the end of 2014 to 1.25 million units by 2019. Get up to date with the latest information about vendors, products and markets.

Highlights from this report:

- 360-degree overview of the M2M ecosystem in the oil & gas industry.
- Insights from 30 new executive interviews with market leading companies.
- Comprehensive overview of the value chain and key applications.
- In-depth analysis of market READ MORE >

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Executive summary

1 The oil and gas industry
1.1 Introduction to the oil and gas industry
1.2 Oil and gas industry players
1.2.1 International and national oil companies
1.2.2 OPEC
1.2.3 Independent Oil and gas exploration and production companies
1.2.4 Oil and gas service companies
1.3 The worldwide oil and gas market
1.3.1 Oil and gas reserves distribution
1.3.2 Oil and gas production
1.3.3 Oil and gas consumption
1.4 Oil and gas production and distribution
1.4.1 Exploration, development and production
1.4.2 Transportation and storage
1.4.3 Refining and marketing

2 Wireless M2M solutions in the oil and gas sector
2.1 Wireless M2M infrastructure in oil and gas
2.1.1 Facilities segment
2.1.2 Service segment
2.1.3 Network segment
2.2 Operations management
2.2.1 Exploration and production management
2.2.2 Distribution and marketing management
2.2.3 Remote site communications
2.3 Equipment management
2.3.1 Equipment diagnostics and maintenance planning
2.3.2 Security and Safety
2.4 Regulatory compliance and reporting
2.4.1 Regulations
2.4.2 Tax collection
2.5 Business models and project strategies

3 Market forecasts and trends
3.1 Market analysis
3.1.1 Installed base and unit shipments
3.1.2 Vertical markets
3.1.3 Regional markets
3.1.4 Major Vendors
3.2 Market drivers and barriers
3.2.1 Macroeconomic environment
3.2.2 Regulatory environment
3.2.3 Competitive environment
3.2.4 Technology environment
3.3 Value chain analysis
3.3.1 Wireless M2M and telemetry industry players
3.3.2 Industrial technology industry players
3.3.3 Oil and gas industry players
3.3.4 Wireless operators and managed service providers
3.3.5 IoT platform and IT industry players
3.4 Future industry trends

4 Norh American device and solution vendors
4.1 Advantis
4.2 AMCi Wireless
4.3 American Innovations
4.4 Apprion
4.5 Atek Access Technologies
4.6 Banner Engineering
4.7 Belden
4.8 Bentek Systems
4.9 CalAmp
4.10 Critical Control Energy Services
4.11 DataOnline
4.12 Digi International
4.13 Elecsys
4.14 eLynx Technologies
4.15 Emerson
4.16 FreeWave Technologies
4.17 General Electric
4.18 Geoforce
4.19 High Tide Technologies
4.20 Honeywell
4.21 Independent Technologies
4.22 M2M Data Corporation
4.23 Numerex
4.24 OleumTech
4.25 Orbcomm
4.26 Pason Systems
4.27 Pedigree Technologies
4.28 Quake Global
4.29 Red Lion
4.30 Rockwell Automation
4.31 Sierra Wireless
4.32 SPOC Automation
4.33 Telog Instruments
4.34 Telular (SkyBitz, TankLink)
4.35 Trimble
4.36 Vizimax
4.37 WellAware
4.38 Willowglen Systems
4.39 Wireless Seismic
4.40 Xenon
4.41 Zedi
4.42 ZTR Control Systems

5 European and Rest of World device and solution vendors
5.1 ABB
5.2 Eaton
5.3 Eurotech
5.4 GasSecure
5.5 ISA
5.6 Moxa
5.7 Pacific Controls
5.8 Powelectrics
5.9 PSI
5.10 Racom
5.11 Schneider Electric
5.12 Semaphore
5.13 Sensile Technologies
5.14 Sercel
5.15 Siemens
5.16 Silentsoft
5.17 Silicon Controls
5.18 SRETT
5.19 WFS Technologies
5.20 Wireless Innovation
5.21 Yokogawa
5.22 Zencus


List of Figures

Figure 1.1: Energy consumption by fuel (World 2014)
Figure 1.2: Oil and gas industry value chain
Figure 1.3: Major integrated oil and gas companies (2014)
Figure 1.4: OPEC member countries
Figure 1.5: Major independent oil and gas operators (World 2014)
Figure 1.6: Major oil and gas service companies (World 2014)
Figure 1.7: Oil and gas reserves distribution (World 2014)
Figure 1.8: Oil & gas production and consumption by region (World 2014)
Figure 1.9: Total final consumption of oil and gas by sector (World 2012)
Figure 1.10: Active oil and gas rigs (World Jan 2008 – May 2015)
Figure 1.11: Oil and gas pipelines by country (World 2013)
Figure 2.1: Overview of wireless M2M infrastructure in oil and gas
Figure 2.2: Examples of SCADA control devices
Figure 2.3: Example of service segment
Figure 2.4: Wireless network characteristics
Figure 3.1: Oil and gas M2M device shipments by technology (World 2013–2019)
Figure 3.2: Oil and gas M2M device shipments by vertical (World 2013–2019)
Figure 3.3: Oil and gas M2M device shipments by region (World 2013–2019)
Figure 3.4: Major wireless M2M vendors in the oil & gas market
Figure 3.5: Data for selected wireless M2M players in the oil & gas market
Figure 3.6: Data for selected industrial technology vendors
Figure 3.7: Major M2M communication service providers
Figure 3.8: Industrial IoT platform vendor landscape
Figure 4.1: Oil and gas M2M solution vendors in North America (A–G)
Figure 4.2: Oil and gas M2M solution vendors in North America (H–Z)
Figure 4.3: American Innovations’ Bullhorn solution
Figure 4.4: The SmartEFM solution from CriticalControl
Figure 4.5: Wireless products from High Tide Technologies
Figure 4.6: OleumTech wireless oilfield automation
Figure 4.7: Electronic drilling recorder from Pason Systems
Figure 5.1: Oil and gas M2M solution providers in Europe and Rest of World
Figure 5.2: Sensile Technologies Oil Link remote tank monitoring solution
Figure 5.3: Gaslog telemetry system from Silicon Controls

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According to a new research report from the analyst firm Berg Insight, the number of devices featuring cellular or satellite connectivity deployed in oil & gas applications worldwide was 0.5 million at the end of 2014. Growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 20.1 percent, this number is expected to reach 1.25 million units by 2019. The split between cellular and satellite based M2M devices at the end of the forecast period will be 0.99 million units and 0.27 million units respectively.

The oil & gas industry is characterized by remote and inaccessible facilities where wireless communication in many cases is the only viable option for transferring M2M data. Pipeline monitoring and tank monitoring are the top two M2M applications in the midstream and downstream segments while on-shore well field equipment is the most common wireless application in the oil & gas upstream segment. Wireless M2M solutions have become increasingly popular in oil & gas applications in the past few years. The main drivers for adoption are safety and environmental concerns, regulatory compliance and demand for improved operational efficiency. “In 2014, M2M solutions in the oil & gas market experienced very healthy growth levels before slowing down at the end of the year when oil prices reached half of previous levels”, said Johan Svanberg, Senior Analyst, Berg Insight.

North America is the leading region for wireless M2M in oil & gas and energy producers in the region were particularly affected by the price drops which resulted in halted investments. This change in the market has however led to an increased focus on cost savings and efficiency. He adds that new technology and solutions with a demonstrated high ROI are prioritised, especially when combined with Solution-as-a-Service business models which minimise the initial investment. Automation, remote control and monitoring are extra important in order to make it cost effective to extract, transport and distribute unconventional resources such as shale gas and tight oil. Major M2M companies, oil & gas M2M specialists and global industrial technology companies are active on the wireless M2M application market in the oil & gas industry.

Sierra Wireless, Digi International, Orbcomm and Numerex are major M2M players that deliver solutions to a wide range of industries including oil & gas. FreeWave Technologies is an important vendor of M2M private radio solutions to the North American upstream and midstream oil & gas markets. Pason Systems and Zedi are Canadian based companies which are major vendors of specialized field instrumentation, equipment, services and M2M solutions for the upstream and midstream segments. CriticalControl, Elecsys, ZTR Control Systems, eLynx Technologies, Willowglen Systems, Oleumtech, AMCi Wireless, DataOnline and American Innovation are providers of specialised wireless M2M solutions for remote control, monitoring and automation in oil & gas.

Tanklink, ISA, Sensile Technologies, Silentsoft, Powelectrics and Silicon Controls are major vendors of remote monitoring solutions for storage tanks in the downstream segment. Other important players are global technology and automation companies. Emerson, Siemens, General Electric, Schneider Electric, Honeywell, ABB and Rockwell Automation are all major providers of wireless control solutions to the oil & gas industry.

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- Advantis
- AMCi Wireless
- American Innovations
- Apprion
- Atek Access Technologies
- Banner Engineering
- Belden
- Bentek Systems
- CalAmp
- Critical Control Energy Services
- DataOnline
- Digi International
- Eaton
- Elecsys
- eLynx Technologies
- Emerson
- Eurotech
- FreeWave Technologies
- GasSecure
- General Electric
- Geoforce
- High Tide Technologies
- Honeywell
- Independent Technologies
- M2M Data Corporation
- Moxa
- Numerex
- OleumTech
- Orbcomm
- Pacific Controls
- Pason Systems
- Pedigree Technologies
- Powelectrics
- Quake Global
- Racom
- Red Lion
- Rockwell Automation
- Schneider Electric
- Semaphore
- Sensile Technologies
- Sercel
- Siemens
- Sierra Wireless
- Silentsoft
- Silicon Controls
- SPOC Automation
- Telog Instruments
- Telular (SkyBitz, TankLink)
- Trimble
- Vizimax
- WellAware
- WFS Technologies
- Willowglen Systems
- Wireless Innovation
- Wireless Seismic
- Xenon
- Yokogawa
- Zedi
- Zencus
- ZTR Control Systems

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