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Artificial Lift System Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

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  • 125 Pages
  • March 2022
  • Region: Global
  • Mordor Intelligence
  • ID: 4997290
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The market for artificial lift systems is expected to grow at a CAGR of more than 4.5 % during the forecast period of 2022 - 2027. Artificial lift is a method used to lower the producing bottom hole pressure (BHP) on the formation to obtain a higher production rate from the well. It supports oil & gas to move upward when the natural drive (primary recovery) is not enough to push the oil to the surface. The COVID-19 pandemic has adversely affected the market by lowering the oil & gas demand in 2020. Oil companies in North America working on Shale Plays such as Whiting Petroleum Corp had either declared bankruptcy or announced plans to restructure due to a sharp decline in rices due to COVID-19. As of 2021, mature fields account for a significant percentage of the world’s oil and gas production. These mature fields need a pumping system, i.e., the artificial lift system. The need for enhanced recovery rates, a growing number of wells that require pressure support for extraction, increasing demand for energy & petrochemicals, and technological advancements that are enabling companies to economically extract oil from challenging areas are some of the factors driving the growth of artificial lifts system market. However, the advancement in smart water flooding and various IOR technology are expected to hinder the market growth during the forecast period.

Key Highlights

  • An electric submersible pump (ESP) is preferred as the most suitable choice for usage in large oil wells that reached or crossed their peak oil production phase. In addition, the availability of abundant resources, coupled with an increase in investments, is expected to boost the offshore electric submersible pump market. This, in turn, is expected to drive the artificial lift market during the forecast period.
  • The majority of the new fields and the older fields require an artificial lift of some form for production. Hence, all the major companies are regularly adopting artificial lifts in almost all wells. As the number of new exploration fields is increasing, these fields are expected to provide major opportunities for the artificial lift system market.
  • North America dominated the market across the globe in 2021, with the majority of the demand coming from the United States. This trend is expected to continue as the rise in global prices may further help in continuing the mature oil fields.

Key Market Trends

Electric Submersible Pump (ESP) System to Dominate the Market

  • Most of the oil & gas fields operating have been in production for a few decades. They are either mature or at the end of their production life. Global consumption is increasing as the population, urbanization & industrialization are increasing worldwide, especially in developing economies.
  • Electric submersible pumps (ESPs) are preferred as the most suitable choices for usage in large oil wells that reached or crossed their peak oil production phase and required further developments to enhance the production rates. This is relatively more prevalent in Middle Eastern countries, where many oilfields are mature and require the employment of artificial lift systems.
  • An onshore electric submersible pump is projected to witness decent growth in demand, owing to the increasing number of mature fields in the sector. Growing focus toward heavy oil reservoirs, coupled with the requirement of ESP systems in shale reservoirs, is further expected to drive the business growth and artificial lift market.
  • Moreover, the oil and gas industry in the United States is projected to provide a considerable impetus to the submersible pump market on account of widespread investments lined up in oil and gas projects in the coming years. Such robust growth in terms of new projects is projected to create a demand for new ESPs and gas lift systems, i.e., artificial lift systems in the United States, in the long run.
  • Furthermore, Asia-Pacific is one of the fastest-growing markets for ESP. Russia is the primary demand center for the ESPs in the region. The country is working on increasing the production output from established fields, especially in the Siberian region, where a lot of new gas fields are being opened to meet the demand coming from China.
  • In 2020, 76.68 million barrels per day of crude oil were produced, which had decreased from 83.14 million barrels per day in 2019. However, this trend is expected to change as demand is likely to rise, and thus would have a positive impact on the market studied.
  • Hence, Electric submersible pumps are expected to dominate the market due to their flexibility in usage and new innovations in technology.

North America to Dominate the Market Growth

  • North America dominated the global artificial lift systems market in 2021, owing to the shale discoveries, exploration & production activities have noticeably increased in the region.
  • The market players operating in the region are planning to develop larger multi-well facilities. For this purpose, the companies are employing artificial lift technologies with the latest techniques to increase production, which is likely to boost the demand for artificial lift systems in the region during the forecast period.
  • The extensive availability of technologies and fossil fuel reserves are likely to be a major driving factor for market growth. Adding to this, the surging focus in the region toward mature oil fields in tandem with the humongous investments across the upstream sector will also help propel the artificial lift systems market in the United States.
  • Besides this, a growing number of matured oilfields in the region are likely to add to the demand for artificial lift systems to improve the productivity of the matured fields. Many of these fields are expected to come from Permian Basin as it has been producing a high amount of oil and gas in the last two decades.
  • However, the growing movement against oil and gas in the country due to its large carbon emissions are expected to restrain the market.
  • In June 2021, Oil Dynamics GmbH upgraded the two wells for an oilfield operator who decided to renew and enhance pumping equipment at its site near Hannover, Germany. Oil Dynamics upgraded the wells from Progressing Cavity Pumps (PCPs) to Electric Submersible Pumps (ESPs). Investment in Modernization of oil fields are expected to aid the growth of the market.
  • Hence, the North American continent is expected to dominate the market due to a large number of matured oil and gas fields and growing demand for energy on the continent.

Competitive Landscape

The artificial lift system market is moderately fragmented. Some of the key players in this market include Baker Hughes Co, Dover Artificial Lift, Flotek Industries Inc.,Halliburton, Schlumberger Limited, Weatherford International Ltd., and others.

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Table of Contents

1.1 Scope of the Study
1.2 Market Definition
1.3 Study Assumptions
4.1 Introduction
4.2 Market Size and Demand Forecast, in USD billion, till 2027
4.3 Recent Trends and Developments
4.4 Market Dynamics
4.4.1 Drivers
4.4.2 Restraints
4.4.3 Opportunities
4.5 Supply Chain Analysis
4.6 Porter's Five Forces Analysis
4.6.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.6.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers
4.6.3 Threat of New Entrants
4.6.4 Threat of Substitutes Products and Services
4.6.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
5.1 Type
5.1.1 Electric Submersible Pump System
5.1.2 Progressive Cavity Pump System
5.1.3 Rod Lift System
5.1.4 Others
5.2 Geography
5.2.1 North America
5.2.2 Asia-Pacific
5.2.3 Europe
5.2.4 South America
5.2.5 Middle-East and Africa
6.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements
6.2 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players
6.3 Company Profiles
6.3.1 Borets International Ltd
6.3.2 Dover Corp
6.3.3 Flotek Industries Inc
6.3.4 Baker Hughes Co
6.3.5 Halliburton Company
6.3.6 National-Oilwell Varco, Inc.
6.3.7 Schlumberger Limited
6.3.8 Weatherford International Ltd
6.3.9 Alkhorayef Commercial Co

Companies Mentioned

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • Borets International Ltd
  • Dover Corp
  • Flotek Industries Inc
  • Baker Hughes Co
  • Halliburton Company
  • National-Oilwell Varco, Inc.
  • Schlumberger Limited
  • Weatherford International Ltd
  • Alkhorayef Commercial Co