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Seamless Pipes and Tubes - Global Market Trajectory & Analytics

  • ID: 2498179
  • Report
  • September 2020
  • Region: Global
  • 486 Pages
  • Global Industry Analysts, Inc
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  • ChelPipe (Russia)
  • EVRAZ North America (USA)
  • Jindal SAW Ltd. (India)
  • PAO TMK (Russia)
  • Techint Group SpA (Italy)
  • Tenaris S.A. (Luxembourg)
  • MORE
The Asphyxiated Oil & Gas Industry Cuts Off US$25 Billion in Revenues for Seamless Pipes & Tubes

The global market for Seamless Pipes & Tubes is expected to slump by -13.7% in the year 2020 highlighting a US$25.1billion erosion in market value. Thereafter the market is expected to recover and reach US$230.3 billion by the year 2027 trailing a post-COVID-19 CAGR of 5.6% over the analysis period 2020 to 2027.The COVID-19 pandemic is a rolling disaster, rapidly spreading and decimating industries and markets across the world. Petroleum refining, oil & gas exploration, chemical production, construction, manufacturing, infrastructure, industrial processing have all been alike impacted. The economic recession, rising unemployment, falling consumer spending, plummeting business confidence & investments have begun to bleed into these industries. The shattered oil & gas industry is facing its worst ever crisis, an overstocked supply market and a steep decline in demand. Choking economic activity over the last few months is sending shockwaves of disruption through the industry. From prices dipping to subzero to oil producers in the first time in history having to pay to dispose excess stocks, the industry has seen the worst. In this crisis of unimagined magnitude, CAPEX spending is worst hit. As business confidence plummets rapidly, major oil companies have already slashed planned CAPEX spending by almost US$89 billion in 1st quarter 2020.

Travel bans, manufacturing shutdown of all non-essential plants, closure of offices have wielded the most severe demand shock. A mistimed price war between Russia and Saudi Arabia following Russia`s decision to pull out of a joint production cut agreement additionally aggravated the demand supply imbalance. China in early February during the heat of the pandemic banned entry of oil tankers while tightening the lockdown measures. OPEC talks to cut back on production failed as Russia refused to cooperate. Saudi Arabia during this period offered US$6 to US$9 discount per barrel for European, Asian, and U.S customers. Currently for most oil giants worldwide higher prices are needed to breakeven. Breakeven prices for Saudi Arabia, UAE, Iraq, Azerbaijan, Kuwait, Kazakhstan, and Russia include US$85, US$65, US$64, US$51, US$49, US$42, and US$40 respectively. As a culmination of these factors, the world witnessed negative oil prices become a shocking reality. As rising stockpiles overwhelmed storage facilities, the amount of oil stored on massive tankers on sea skyrocketed to over 160 million barrels in April 2020 as compared to the less than 100 million in April 2009 during the Great Recession. The entire O&G value chain is feeling the pain as upstream, midstream and downstream operations collapse under a domino effect. Against this backdrop, seamless pipes and tubes is already showing signs of slumping in the year 2020 as piped soil transport and distribution projects gets thrown into the backburner.

The market will nevertheless bounce back as the economies reopen and economic activity picks up momentum. Post COVID-19 recovery will be driven by recovery in exploration and production activity and strengthening oil prices and the resulting sustained growth in demand for high-grade Oil Country Tubular Goods (OCTG). Improved infrastructure spending, expanding manufacturing and industrial sectors in developing countries will help drive demand recovery for seamless pipes and tubes in industrial boilers, while growing energy investments worldwide will drive gains for seamless tubes in utility boilers. In the oil and gas sector, increased migration of drilling activity to deeper reserves and the continuous shift towards directional drilling projects will spur opportunities for growth over the long term period. Benefits of seamless pipes and tubes responsible for driving their adoption over and above their conventional welded counterparts include higher pressure rating, higher strength and durability around the circumference of the pipe, uniformity of shape, reduced risk of leaks and pipe failure, resistance to harsh cold and hot environment, superior corrosion resistance, and reduced project costs especially in oil rigs, offshore drilling, pipelines, and machinery production, among others. In the coming years, ultrahigh-strength seamless tubes will increase in commercial value in applications such as construction machinery especially against the backdrop of weight reduction and fuel and energy optimization. Asia-Pacific will remain a major market supported by large automobile, industrial and construction markets. In the United States, growth will be led by the country`s policy led support for shale oil production as evidenced by proposed plans of the government, in the pre-crisis period, to open up hitherto protected offshore territory to oil and gas drilling.

Competitors identified in this market include, among others:
  • ArcelorMittal SA
  • ChelPipe
  • EVRAZ North America
  • JFE Steel Corporation
  • Jindal SAW Ltd.
  • Maharashtra Seamless Limited
  • Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation
  • Techint Group SpA
  • Tenaris S.A.
  • TenarisSiderca (Siderca S.A.I.C.)
  • Tianjin Pipe (Group) Corporation
  • TMK Group
  • UMW Group
  • United States Steel Corporation
  • Vallourec & Mannesmann Tubes
  • Vallourec Star LP
  • Wheatland Tube Company
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  • ChelPipe (Russia)
  • EVRAZ North America (USA)
  • Jindal SAW Ltd. (India)
  • PAO TMK (Russia)
  • Techint Group SpA (Italy)
  • Tenaris S.A. (Luxembourg)
  • MORE


  • Impact of Covid-19 and a Looming Global Recession
  • EXHIBIT 1: World Economic Growth Projections (Real GDP, annual % Change) for 2019, 2020 & 2021
  • COVID-19 Throws New Set of Challenges for Oil & Gas Industry
  • EXHIBIT 2: Global Brent Crude Oil Price Trends in US$/Barrel: May 2019-June 2020
  • EXHIBIT 3: Global Daily Crude Oil Demand in Million Barrels for the Years 2015 through 2020
  • EXHIBIT 4: Breakdown of Global E&P Spending (in %) by Supply Segment for the Year 2019 & 2020
  • Global E&P Industry Revenues Set to Nosedive Remarkably amidst COVID-19 Pandemic
  • EXHIBIT 5: Capital Expenditure Revision of Select Oil and Gas Companies in 2020
  • EXHIBIT 6: Global Oil & Gas E&P Industry Spending (2015-2021E)
  • EXHIBIT 7: Breakdown of North American E&P Capital Spending (in %) by Type of Company for 2020
  • EXHIBIT 8: Breakdown of CAPEX Reductions (in US$ Billion) by Type of Oil Company in 1Q 2020
  • Seamless Pipes & Tubes: An Introduction
  • A Glance at the Production Process
  • Types of Seamless Pipes and Tubes
  • Key End-Use Markets
  • Market Outlook
  • Unconventional and Deep Water to Buoy Growth Opportunities
  • Seamless Pipes Production Scenario
  • EXHIBIT 9: Global Seamless Tubes Production by Geographic Region: Percentage Share Breakdown of Production Output
  • Competitive Landscape
  • EXHIBIT 10: Leading Producers in the Global Seamless Pipes Market (2019): Percentage Share Breakdown of Production Capacity by Company
  • Recent Market Activity
  • World Brands

  • Trends in Rig Counts and Drilling activity set the Dynamics of Seamless OCTG Pipes
  • EXHIBIT 11: World Average Rig Count by Region: 2020 (Jan-June)
  • EXHIBIT 12: World Average Rig Count by Region (2015-2019)
  • EXHIBIT 13: Global Rig Count by Region (20201H): Percentage Share Breakdown of Average Rig Count
  • Unconventional Oil & Gas Resources Trigger Demand for High Grade OCTG Products
  • Deep Water Drilling Widens Opportunities
  • Tough Operating Environments Drive Demand for High Quality Line Pipes
  • Horizontal Drilling Benefits Demand
  • Machinery Sector: An Important Market for Seamless Tubes
  • High Performance Steel Grades Gain Importance in Machinery
  • Seamless Pipes Aids Automotive Industry to Address Regulatory Compliance Challenges
  • EXHIBIT 14: World Automobile Production in Million Units: 2008-2022
  • EXHIBIT 15: Automobile Production % YoY Change Across Select Countries: 2020 Vs 2019
  • Power Generation: An Expanding Market for Seamless Pipes
  • EXHIBIT 16: Global Energy Generation Mix (in %) for 2018 and 2050
  • EXHIBIT 17: Projected Global Demand for Electricity (MWh): 2015, 2020, 2025, 2030 & 2035
  • Seamless Tubes in Industrial Boilers
  • COVID-19 Pandemic Curtails Electricity Demand, Causing Distress for Power Utilities
  • Seamless Tubes in Utility Boilers
  • Seamless pipes Gain Strength in Load Bearing Applications in the Construction Sector
  • COVID-19 Derails Momentum in the Construction Sector
  • EXHIBIT 18: World Construction Industry (in US$ Trillion) for the Years 2017, 2019 & 2022
  • Infrastructure Needs Fuel Demand for High Strength Tubes
  • EXHIBIT 19: Global Infrastructure Spending in US$ Billion (2014-2022)

  • Market Overview
  • EXHIBIT 20: US Crude Oil Production in Mbpd: 2010-2020P
  • EXHIBIT 21: US Monthly Rig Count: 2020 (January-June)
  • EXHIBIT 22: Oil and Gas Drilling Rigs Count* in the US (2011-2018): Breakdown of Average Number of Rigs for Oil Rigs, Gas Rigs, and Others
  • EXHIBIT 23: Oil and Gas Drilling Rigs Count in the US (2015-2020): Percentage Breakdown of Number of Rigs for Land-Based Rigs and Offshore Rigs
  • Increasing Complexity of Drilling Activity Holds Opportunities for OCTG Tubes
  • EXHIBIT 24: Conventional Vs. Unconventional Shale Gas Drilling in North America
  • EXHIBIT 25: Oil and Gas Drilling Rigs Count in the US (2015-2020): Percentage Share Breakdown of Average Number of Rigs for Directional Rigs, Horizontal Rigs, and Vertical Rigs
  • EXHIBIT 26: The US OCTG Consumption Per Rig 2013 -2019
  • Shale Plays Transforms US Energy Mix
  • EXHIBIT 27: The US Shale Oil Production by Basin: 2015-2020(Jan-May)
  • Value Added Seamless Pipes Gain Traction
  • ERW Pipes Pose strong Competition to Seamless Pipes
  • EXHIBIT 28: Domestic Production of OCTG Pipes: Percentage Share Breakdown by Type, Welded & Seamless
  • Replacement Market Generates High Demand
  • Dwindling Automobile Production Impacts Demand in 2020
  • EXHIBIT 29: Car Production in the US: July 2019-May 2020
  • Revival in Construction Industry Post Covid-19 to Improve Prospects
  • EXHIBIT 30: Key Indicators for US Residential Construction Market
  • EXHIBIT 31: United States Construction Spending Growth: July 2019-May 2020
  • Competitive Landscape
  • Market Analytics
  • Market Overview
  • Oil & Gas Industry: A Significant Contributor to Canadian Economy
  • EXHIBIT 32: Canadian Monthly Rig Count - 2020 (Jan-May)
  • Market Analytics
  • Market Overview
  • Market Analytics
  • Market Overview
  • Seamless Pipes & Tubes Market
  • Production Scenario
  • EXHIBIT 33: Chinese Seamless Pipes Market (2019): Percentage Share Breakdown of Production Volume for Welded Pipes and Seamless Pipes
  • Large Automotive Industry Augurs Well for Seamless Tubes Demand
  • Market Analytics
  • Market Overview
  • Seamless OCTG Pipes & Tubes Demand in Russia
  • EXHIBIT 34: Crude Oil Production in Russia (2018-May 2020) (in Million Barrels Per Day)
  • EXHIBIT 35: Drilling Activity in Russia (2011-2019): Percentage Breakdown by Horizontal Drilling vs. Vertical Drilling
  • Rise in Demand for Premium Products
  • Drilling Complexity Drives Demand for High-Value Products
  • Opportunities from Exploration of Untapped Oil & Gas Reserves
  • Greenfield Oil Projects to Boost Demand for Line Pipes
  • Competitive Landscape
  • EXHIBIT 36: Market Share of Leading Manufacturers of Seamless Pipes in Russia: 2020E
  • EXHIBIT 37: Market Share of Leading Manufacturers of Seamless OCTG Pipes: 2020E
  • EXHIBIT 38: Market Share of Leading Manufacturers of Seamless Line Pipes in Russia: 2020E
  • Market Analytics
  • Market Overview
  • Power Plants Expand Opportunities for Seamless Pipes
  • Automobile Sector: An Important Market for Seamless Pipes
  • Changing Construction Trends: Put the Seamless Pipes Market in Overdrive
  • Indian Manufacturers Focus on Overseas Markets
  • Competitive Landscape
  • EXHIBIT 39: Leading Players in the Indian Seamless Pipes and Tubes Market by Capacity: 2019
  • Market Analytics
  • Market Overview
  • EXHIBIT 40: Rig Count in Latin America: 2020 Jan-June
  • EXHIBIT 41: Average Rig Count in Latin America (2011-20201H)
  • Market Analytics
  • Market Overview
  • OCTG Pipes Scenario
  • EXHIBIT 42: Average Rig Count in the Middle East: 2016-20201H
  • Competition
  • EXHIBIT 43: Middle East Tubular Assets Market (2019): Percentage Breakdown of Share by Company
  • Market Analytics
  • Total Companies Profiled: 146
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  • ArcelorMittal SA (Luxembourg)
  • ChelPipe (Russia)
  • EVRAZ North America (USA)
  • JFE Steel Corporation (Japan)
  • Jindal SAW Ltd. (India)
  • Maharashtra Seamless Limited (India)
  • Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation (Japan)
  • PAO TMK (Russia)
  • Techint Group SpA (Italy)
  • Tenaris S.A. (Luxembourg)
  • TenarisSiderca (Siderca S.A.I.C.) (Argentina)
  • Tianjin Pipe (Group) Corporation (China)
  • UMW Group (Malaysia)
  • United States Steel Corporation (USA)
  • Vallourec & Mannesmann Tubes (France)
  • Wheatland Tube Company (USA)
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