Authored By: Sarah
11 Jul 2024

 Oilfield Services Market Size to grow by USD 43.46 billion between 2024-2028

According to a research report “ Oilfield Services Market” by Application (Onshore, Offshore) Type (Field operations, Analytical and consulting services, Equipment rental) Geography (North America, Middle East and Africa, APAC, Europe, South America)- Global Forecast to 2028 published by Technavio, the market size is estimated to grow by USD 43.46 billion, at a CAGR of  5.5% during the forecast period. The US Energy Information Administration reports that global liquid fuel consumption averaged USD105/barrel in 2022, with over 70% of the projected growth in energy demand attributable to oil, natural gas, and coal. Given the increasing global demand for these resources, the exploration and production of new oil and gas reservoirs becomes crucial. Existing reserves are either maturing or depleted, necessitating the drilling of new wells to meet this demand. The oilfield services market is poised for significant growth as a result, with key players focusing on innovation and efficiency to meet the increasing demand for exploration and production solutions.

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By Application, the Onshore segment is projected to dominate the market size in 2024

In the oilfield services market, field operations hold significant importance, contributing significantly to the exploration, development, and production of oil and gas resources. This segment comprises various on-site activities that directly influence the productivity, safety, and success of oil and gas projects. Drilling services are a key component of field operations, offering solutions from drilling rigs and personnel to advanced technologies for extracting hydrocarbons from the Earth's crust. Leading companies, such as Schlumberger Ltd. and Halliburton Co., provide comprehensive drilling services, including directional drilling, wellbore development, and reservoir evaluation.

By Type, Field operations  segment is expected to hold the largest market size for the year 2024

In the oilfield services market, the onshore segment dominated with a significant market share in 2023, driven by a high volume of drilling and production activities and lower capital requirements compared to offshore fields. The onshore sector is characterized by a diverse range of oilfield service providers, from large-scale operators to smaller players. The growth of the onshore market is underpinned by the surge in upstream activities, including new drilling projects and the adoption of advanced oil recovery technologies, fueled by escalating global energy demand. Notably, oil and gas exploration and production (E&P) companies in North America and the Middle East are prioritizing the development of new greenfield projects to replace aging fields.

North America is forecasted to hold the largest market size by region in 2024

In the North American oilfield services market landscape of 2023, the United States emerged as a significant contributor, driven by the recovery of crude oil prices and the surge in shale oil production. This trend was further bolstered by the adoption of advanced technologies, such as automation and IoT, which enabled operators to implement automated drilling solutions in both onshore and offshore projects. Amidst the challenges of accessing remote offshore oil wells, characterized by harsh weather conditions, industry players are increasingly turning to semi-automated technologies to streamline operations and enhance efficiency.

The Oilfield Services Market growth and forecasting report also includes detailed analyses of the competitive landscape of the market growth and forecasting and information about 20 market companies, including:

  • Baker Hughes Co.
  • Calfrac Well Services Ltd.
  • Caterpillar Inc.
  • Champion Oilfield Service
  • China Oilfield Services Ltd.
  • Expro Group Holdings NV
  • Helmerich and Payne Inc.
  • Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd.
  • Key Energy Services Inc.
  • Nabors Industries Ltd.
  • Nexans AmerCable
  • Oil States International Inc.
  • Patterson UTI Energy Inc.
  • Proserv UK Ltd.
  • Saipem S.p.A.
  • Schlumberger Ltd.
  • Superior Energy Services Inc.
  • Archer Ltd.
  • Halliburton Co.
  • NOV Inc.
  • TechnipFMC plc

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Research Analysis Overview

The Oilfield Services Market encompasses a wide range of activities, including exploration, oil extraction, and production in both onshore and offshore sectors. The offshore sector, particularly in OPEC countries, plays a significant role in global oil production. The International Energy Agency (IEA) reports that offshore oilfield production accounted for about one-third of total global oil production in 2020. Oilfield services involve various activities such as equipment repair, maintenance, manufacturing, and transportation of materials and equipment. Key components include transportation of water, remedial fluids, completion fluids, and drilling fluids. Hydrocarbons, the primary focus of oilfield services, are extracted using advanced technology and tools. Production costs are a critical factor in the oilfield services market. New technologies, such as horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing, have reduced production costs but also increased complexity and geopolitical risks. Geopolitics, supply-demand gaps, and oil prices significantly impact the market. OPEC countries and other major producers influence prices through production quotas. The oilfield services market is expected to grow due to increasing gas reserves and the need for continuous maintenance and upgrades to existing infrastructure.

Market Research Overview

The Oilfield Services Market is a critical sector in the global energy industry, providing essential services for drilling, production, and processing of hydrocarbons. Key players in this market include Weatherford International Plc, Halliburton Company, and Baker Hughes Company. Drilling services include the use of advanced technologies such as directional drilling, horizontal drilling, and hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in shale plays and offshore discoveries. Automation and TerrAdapt technologies are driving innovation in the oilfield services sector, reducing drilling costs and improving well productivity. Non-OPEC countries, particularly in North America, are leading the way in shale gas extraction using stimulation techniques like fracking. The Offshore sector is another significant market for oilfield services, with offshore greenfield investment and safety and security being key concerns. Operating companies such as Equinor and Baker Hughes Norge are investing in framework agreements for upstream services, including drilling growth in conventional fields and unconventional reserves. The International Energy Agency's World Investment Report highlights the importance of energy demand, crude oil prices, and geopolitics in driving the oilfield services market. The market also includes equipment repair, maintenance, manufacturing, and transportation of materials and equipment, drilling fluids, completion fluids, and remedial fluids. The offshore sector's offshore assets require specialized services such as coiled tubing services, well intervention services, wireline services, pressure pumping services, and analytical services. The energy cost, reservoir performance, and well productivity are crucial factors in the oilfield services market. The Oilfield Service (OFS) industry offers customized packages for production, including biofuels, crude oil, shale oil, and exploration activities. New technologies, such as advanced tools and equipment, are continually being developed to improve oil extraction and reduce production costs. The supply-demand gap and oil prices also impact the market's growth. Overall, the oilfield services market is a dynamic and evolving industry that plays a vital role in meeting the world's energy needs.


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