Quest for Offshore Oil & Gas - Driving the Directional Drilling Market
As traditional onshore reserves are depleting, offshore resources are expected to play a more significant role in securing the growing demand for oil & gas. The increasing interest in shelf resources is illustrated by the fact that over the past 20 years, the number of significant shelf discoveries has been higher than the number of significant onshore discoveries. The shelf production is expected to account for approximately 30% of the global output, with about 27% of the offshore reserve are below 300 meters and is expected to increase further deeper. The Middle Eastern countries are expected to invest heavily in offshore development to counter their declining onshore reserves and maintain global production share from the offshore fields. The rising investment for the development of the offshore oil & gas reserves is expected to supplement the demand for directional drilling services.
North America to Dominate the Market Growth
The US shale investments were estimated to jump around 53 % in 2017, following a 44% plunge between 2014 and 2016, as per International Energy Agency (IEA). The shale gas production in the United States is expected to more than double from 37 Bcf/d in 2015 to 79 Bcf/d by 2040. Similarly, growth is also expected in Canada as well. To meet up with the rising demand for natural gas across the globe, E&P activities are expected to further increase, particularly in the North American offshore waters, such as US GOM region, which, in turn, would supplement the demand for directional drilling services during the forecast period.
Saudi Arabia to Hold a Significant Demand despite Oil Prices Downturn
Despite facing constant stiff competition from the shale producers of the North American region in the midst of lower crude prices, Saudi Arabia is expected to register a moderate demand for directional drilling services, during the forecast period. The economy of Saudi Arabia is highly dependent on the oil & gas upstream sector, and the oil exports account for approximately 40% of the country’s GDP and 90% of the total export earnings. E&P activities in the country are expected to continuously remain high, particularly in the offshore region, thereby increasing the demand for directional drilling services. In July 2017, Saudi Aramco announced an investment of USD 300 billion in the oil & gas sector over the next decade, which is expected to supplement the demand further.
Key Developments in the Market
- January 2018: National Iranian Drilling Company secured directional drilling works for South Pars field phase’s 17/18 project in Iran.
- January 2018: Patterson-UTI Energy announced agreement to acquire directional drilling services company - Multi-Shot, LLC
- June 2017: Schlumberger awarded a multiwell contract for ISM operations in the Ororo field, including directional drilling services.
- May 2017: Hilong awarded Pakistan oil service integrated technical service contract from United Energy Pakistan Limited for 1+8 deep well comprehensive technical services, including directional drilling
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2. Research Methodology
3. Market Overview
3.2 Market Size and Demand Forecast Until 2023
3.3 Recent Trends and Developments
3.4 Government Rules & Regulations
4. Market Dynamics
5. Value Chain Analysis
6. Porter’s Five Force Analysis
6.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
6.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers
6.3 Threat of New Entrants
6.4 Threat of Substitutes
6.5 Competitive Rivalry
7. Global Directional Drilling Market Analysis, by Location of Deployment
8. Global Directional Drilling Market Analysis, by Service Type
8.1 Rotary Steerable Systems (RSS)
9. Global Directional Drilling Market Analysis, by Geography
9.1.5 Rest of Asia-Pacific
9.2 North America
9.2.3 Rest of North America
9.3.4 Rest of Europe
9.4 South America
9.4.4 Rest of South America
9.5. Middle East & Africa
9.5.1 Saudi Arabia
9.5.6 Rest of Middle East & Africa
10. Key Company Analysis* (Overview, Business Segmentation, Financial Analysis**, Recent Development and Analyst View)
10.1.1 Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
10.1.2 Apache Corporation
10.1.3 BP PLC
10.1.4 Chevron Corporation
10.1.5 Exxon Mobil Corporation
10.1.6 Royal Dutch Shell plc
10.2 Service Companies
10.2.1 Halliburton Co
10.2.2 Schlumberger Ltd
10.2.3 Weatherford International plc
10.2.4 Baker Hughes, Inc. (a GE Company)
10.2.5 Nabors Industries Ltd
10.2.6 China Oilfield Services Limited
(*List of companies is not exhaustive. Please let us know if you are interested in any company profile)
11. Competitive Landscape
11.1 Mergers & Acquisitions
11.2 Joint Ventures, Collaborations and Agreements
12.1 Contact Us
(**Subject to availability on public domain)
- Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
- Apache Corporation
- BP PLC
- Chevron Corporation
- Exxon Mobil Corporation
- Royal Dutch Shell plc.
- Halliburton Co
- Schlumberger Ltd.
- Weatherford International plc
- Baker Hughes Inc. (a GE Company)
- Nabors Industries Ltd.
- China Oilfield Services Limited