The global digital oilfield market size is projected to grow from an estimated USD 24.3 billion in 2021 to USD 32.0 billion by 2026, at a CAGR of 5.6% from 2021 to 2026. The key drivers for the digital oilfield market include new technological advancements in oil & gas industry; increased return on investment in oil & gas industry; and growing need for maximizing production potential from mature wells.
“The hardware solutions segment is expected to hold the largest share of the digital oilfield market, by solution, during the forecast period.”
The hardware solutions segment is estimated to lead the digital oilfield market during the forecast period. The hardware solutions segment includes distributed control systems (DCS), supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA), smart wells, safety systems, wireless sensors, programmable logic controller (PLC), computer equipment & application hardware, process automation manager, and human-machine interaction instrument, which is responsible for surveillance and communication data transfer in both onshore and offshore fields. The market for hardware solutions segment is driven by the the growing need to reduce nonproductive time, which increases emphasis on such hardware components offered by this segment. Europe is estimated to hold the largest share of the digital oilfield market, followed by North America because of the growing need for reducing manual intervention and rising demand for big data management are expected to drive the market for digital oilfield market.
“Middle East: The fastest-growing market for digital oilfield.”
The region has been segmented, by country, into Saudi Arabia, Oman, the UAE, Kuwait, and the Rest of the Middle East. The Rest of the Middle East includes Iran, Iraq, and Qatar. Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Kuwait, Iraq, and Iran are a few of the largest producers of crude oil and have the largest petroleum reserves in the world. According to the BP Statistical Review of World Energy June 2020, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Kuwait, Iraq, Iran, and Qatar collectively accounted for 30.4% of the global oil production in 2019.
The recent deal between the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and other leading oil producers in the world to cap oil production for a period of time has helped stabilize global oil prices. The oil producers in the Middle East have continued production cuts and have played a vital role in increasing oil prices, hitting the USD 60 per barrel mark in February 2021 since the slump in 2020. While major producers in the Middle East continued to rein in oil supply in their attempt to tighten the market, the national oil companies and international oil companies in the region announced expansion projects and strategic agreements, while major international companies signed contracts with a few of the national oil companies in the Gulf. State-owned companies are dominant in this region while leading international oil companies such as Chevron (US), BP (UK), Shell (Netherlands), and ExxonMobil (US) are operating in the fields as service contractors or joint partners.
According to Baker Hughes’ International Rig Count March 2019, the region witnessed an increased rig count from 392 rigs in March 2018 to 395 rigs in March 2019. The recent discovery of offshore reserves in the Red Sea is expected to increase the offshore exploration and production activities in the region. Although the region’s profit margin has declined, the region still tops the production charts. Saudi Aramco, a leading operator in the region, is expected to digitalize all its fields by 2021, and several Japanese companies are trying to penetrate the field development segment in the region. Advantages provided by digital oilfield solutions in crude oil recovery, with its proven benefits, can assist the Middle Eastern countries in the present market situation. The rise in E&P activities will further increase the demand for digital oilfield solutions in the near future.
Breakdown of Primaries:
In-depth interviews have been conducted with various key industry participants, subject-matter experts, C-level executives of key market players, and industry consultants, among other experts, to obtain and verify critical qualitative and quantitative information, as well as to assess future market prospects.
The distribution of primary interviews is as follows:
- By Company Type: Tier 1- 65%, Tier 2- 24%, Tier 3- 11%
- By Designation: C-Level- 30%, D-Level- 25%, Others- 45%
- By Region: North America- 27%, Europe- 20%, Asia Pacific- 33%, Middle East & Africa- 8%, , and South America- 12%
Note: The tier of the companies has been defined based on their total revenue; as of 2017: Tier 1 = >USD 5 billion, Tier 2 = USD 1 billion to USD 5 billion, and Tier 3 = < USD 1 billion
The report provides a complete view of the digital oilfield market across regions. It aims at estimating the market size and future growth potential of the market across different segments such as solution, process, application, and region. Furthermore, the report includes an in-depth competitive analysis of the key players in the market, along with their company profiles, recent developments, and key market strategies.
The market has been segmented into solution, process, application, and region, with a focus on industry analysis (industry trends). The market share analysis of the top players, supply chain analysis, and company profiles, which together comprise and evaluate the basic views on the competitive landscape, emerging and high-growth segments of the digital oilfield market.
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