Oilfield Service Market Size, Share & Trends Report 2028

Oilfield Service Market Forecast to 2028 - COVID-19 Impact and Global Analysis By Application (Onshore and Offshore) and Service Type (Well Completion, Wire Line, Artificial Lift, Perforation, Drilling and Completion Fluids, and Others)

  • Report Code : TIPMC100001361
  • Category : Energy and Power
  • Status : Published
  • No. of Pages : 151
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The oilfield service market was valued at US$ 96,465.86 million in 2021 and is projected to reach US$ 145,963.08 million by 2028; it is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.1% from 2021 to 2028.

Oilfield services comprise a variety of oilfield-related operations, such as exploration, drilling, stimulation, completion, intervention, and production, throughout the life cycle of a well. Oilfield services assist operators in controlling subsurface pressures, reducing borehole erosion, minimizing formation damage, optimizing drilling parameters, and analyzing penetration rate and hole cleaning. Technological advancements in oilfield equipment has increased efficiency in resource extraction and management. Furthermore, prominent corporations have turned to technology-based services to meet the increased demand for oil and gas. Other factors contributing to the rising use of technologically-enhanced oilfield services include increased accuracy and precision and decreased time and labor costs.  Hence, oilfield service market is predicted to develop rapidly in the coming years as oil and gas production and shale gas extraction expand across the world.

Due to increased energy demand and lucrative investment prospects in the oil & gas industry, production and exploration activities are increasing. For instance, in July 2019, i3 Energy PLC awarded Baker Hughes GE an oilfield service contract to drill at the Liberator and Serenity assets in the North Sea. Furthermore, by 2035, unconventional onshore oil production will be doubled to roughly 22 Mbpd, accounting for nearly 30% of world crude oil production. As a result, increased production and development operations in the oil & gas industry are predicted to drive the oilfield service market growth in the future.

Based on application, the oilfield service market is bifurcated into onshore and offshore. Based on service type, the market is segmented into well completion, wire line, artificial lift, perforation, drilling and completion fluids, and others. By geography, the oilfield service market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa, and South America.

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Oilfield Service Market: Strategic Insights

Market Size Value inUS$ 96,465.86 Million in 2021
Market Size Value byUS$ 145,963.08 Million by 2028
Growth rateCAGR of 6.1% from 2021 to 2028
Forecast Period2021-2028
Base Year2021
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Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Oilfield Service Market

The oilfield service market disrupted in 2020 due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Steps taken by corporations and governments to restrict the virus spread have resulted in a significant and rapid decrease in transportation and related operations, affecting demand for oil and gas. According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), geopolitical events boosted the supply of low-cost oil to the global market while decreasing demand owing to the pandemic's onset, resulting in a drop in oil prices in March 2020. Such incidents have reduced the demand for oil and natural gas, and intervention services and supplies, which have resulted in severe volatility in oil prices. The West Texas Intermediate (WTI) oil price was US$ 61.1 on December 31, 2019, and it was US$ 23.4 on March 23, 2020, a drop of more than 60.0%. As of April 2020, OPEC and other oil-producing nations have agreed to cut oil output by 10 million barrels per day (BPD), or around 23.0% of current levels. The implementation of COVID-19-related restrictions has hindered the expansion of the oilfield service market The crisis has pushed some existing production to cease because low oil prices are uneconomical to continue production operations. Furthermore, the fast accumulation of oil stockpiles has depleted available storage capacity in a few places globally, even leading to negative pricing. Several oilfield service businesses have filed for bankruptcy and are reorganizing their capital assets. Furthermore, they reported significant revenue decreases in 2020, compared to 2019. For example, Halliburton (US) reported a 55.1% loss in sales in 2020, whereas Schlumberger (US), Baker Hughes (US), and Weatherford International (US) recorded yearly revenue declines of 39.5%, 15.1%, and 34.5%, respectively.

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Market Insights – Oilfield Service Market

Rising Oil and Gas Production and Exploration (E&P) Activities

The oilfield service market is being pushed by increased exploration and production activities due to the rising demand for energy across the world. Growing urbanization and industrialization, and rapid technology improvements have contributed considerably to the oilfield service market growth. The upstream portion of the oil and gas business is exploration and production (E&P), and it encompasses the phases of search, exploration, drilling, and extraction. The exploration and production (E&P) sector is the first oil and gas production stage. Furthermore, conventional onshore oil output will be more than quadruple to roughly 22 Mbpd by 2035, accounting for nearly 30% of total world crude oil production. In addition, recent discoveries in the Americas may increase the region's world-class geography for hydrocarbon development and production in the following years, providing significant new investment possibilities in exploration and production (E&P) firms. Advances are the identification and development of new subsurface potential (for instance, unconventional resources in Argentina and deep-water resources in Brazil) and the introduction of appealing access and tax regimes to stimulate new investments (for instance, energy reforms in Mexico, new fiscal terms in Argentina, and moves toward non-Petrobras operatorship in Brazil). Due to increased energy demand across Asia Pacific, driven by fast economic development, the region is becoming highly reliant on oil and gas imports. Therefore, Asia Pacific countries are boosting their offshore exploration and production (E&P) efforts to improve local energy output and reduce reliance on imported oil and gas. As a result, rising production and exploration activities in the oil & gas sector fuel the growth of the oilfield service market.

Application-Based Insights

Based on application, the oilfield service market is bifurcated into onshore and offshore. Increased onshore activities in various nations, such as China and Saudi Arabia, due to rising demand for natural gas and crude oil have boosted industry expansion. Meanwhile, the market for the offshore segment is predicted to grow significantly during the forecast period due to the development of existing offshore wells and rising investments in deep and ultra-deep-water drilling activities and subsea oil and gas assets. Furthermore, the increasing number of offshore rigs across the world and rising investments by the top oil and gas firms are projected to boost the oilfield service market in the coming years.

Service Type-Based Insights

Based on service type, the global oilfield service market is segmented into well completion, wire line, artificial lift, perforation, drilling and completion fluids, and others. The oilfield services business is an essential partner for oil exploration and production enterprises. They offer onshore and offshore oil well maintenance, completion, production, supply, and logistical support services. Oilfield services firms, in general, build, repair, and maintain equipment used in the production and transportation of oil. This oil is expected to grow in the coming years due to the rising consumption of oil, increasing usage of internal sources of finance, and technological improvements.

Players operating in the oilfield service market are mainly focused on the development of advanced and efficient products.

  • In 2022, Baker Hughes announced partnership and investment in NET Powers. The partnerships will enable the company to accelerate the oilfield service market development of zero-emissions power plant.
  • In April 2021, Nov Inc and Chevron announced their collaboration. The collaboration will accelerate and enhance the delivery and development of technologically advanced products and services. Nov Inc will benefit from this collaboration in the development of the next-generation subsea systems.
Report Coverage
Report Coverage

Revenue forecast, Company Analysis, Industry landscape, Growth factors, and Trends

Segment Covered
Segment Covered

Application, and Service Type

Regional Scope
Regional Scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, South & Central America

Country Scope
Country Scope

Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States

Frequently Asked Questions

Which region is leading in the Oilfield Service market in 2020?

North America led the market with a revenue share of more than 30% in 2020. Further, APAC is expected to register the highest CAGR in the market during the forecast period.

Which primary factor is driving the Oilfield Service market?

The oilfield services business is being pushed by increased exploration and production activities due to the rising demand for energy across the world. Growing urbanization and industrialization, and rapid technology improvements have contributed considerably to the growth of the market. The upstream portion of the oil and gas business is exploration and production (E&P), and it encompasses the phases of search, exploration, drilling, and extraction. The exploration and production (E&P) sector is the first oil and gas production stage. Production and exploration activities are expanding due to the increased energy demand and profitable investment possibilities in the oil & gas sector. For instance, in July 2019, i3 Energy PLC granted Baker Hughes GE, one of the world's leading oilfield services firms, contracts for $3,249,901.15 million to carry out drilling at its North Sea Liberator and Serenity properties.

Which segment by service type led the Oilfield Service market in 2020?

Based on service type, the global Oilfield Service market is segmented into well completion, wireline, artificial lift, perforation, drilling and completion fluids, others. In 2020, Other services led the market which includes pressure pumping services, oil country tubular goods, well intervention services, drilling and production services, and coiled tubing services. Pressure pumping is the process of propagating cracks through layers of rock with pressure fracturing fluid and pouring cement into the wellbore to finish it. Furthermore, Casing, tubing, pipes, and pipelines used in the petroleum sector are Oil Country Tubular Goods (OCTG). These tubular materials serve as the foundation for oil and gas well and pipeline design and the conduit for the safe and efficient transportation of oil and gas products to market. Well intervention is a technique that improves the quality of oil and gas wells and provides data to aid in managing oil and gas well production rates.

Which are the five key companies in the Oilfield Service market?

Baker Hughes Company; Halliburton Energy Services, Inc; Schlumberger Limited; NOV Inc; and Weatherford are the five key players in the Oilfield Service market. These companies have shown consistent growth in revenue and larger volumes of sales. Additionally, the well-established top five players are offering a comprehensive product portfolio and have a prominent presence in terms of share in the Oilfield Service market.

At what CAGR is the Oilfield Service market expected to grow during the forecast period?

The market is estimated to register a CAGR of 6.1% during the forecast period. The oilfield service market, based on geography, is primarily segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific (APAC), the Middle East and Africa (MEA), and South America (SAM).

Which segment by Application type is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR during the forecast period?

The offshore segment is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR during the forecast period. This segment's expansion is driven mainly by new offshore exploration and production operations. This would create new income pockets for the oilfield services industry during the projected period.

The List of Companies - Oilfield service Market

  1. Baker Hughes Company
  2. Halliburton Energy Services, Inc
  3. Schlumberger Limited
  4. NOV Inc.
  5. Weatherford
  6. PetroDyn 
  7. Archer
  8. Patterson-UTI Energy, Inc.
  9. Wireline Services Group
  10. Hunting

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