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Digital Oilfield Technology Market to Reach $34,871.6 Million by 2023

Published Date:   June 2018

Global digital oilfield technology market is projected to reach $34,871.6 million by 2023, according to P&S Intelligence.

The market growth is mainly driven by the growing big data analytics and volume of data generated in oilfields.

Insights into market segments

Based on process, the digital oilfield technology market is categorized into production optimization, reservoir optimization, drilling optimization, and others; ‘others’ include safety management, asset management, and repair and maintenance. Of these, production optimization is expected to be the fastest growing category in the market, advancing at a CAGR of 4.8% during the forecast period. the fastest growth of the category is attributed to the growing demand from filed operators, as oil production is decreasing and hydrocarbon recovery rates are required to be improved.

Digital Oilfield Technology Market

On the basis of devices, the digital oilfield technology market is categorized into remote terminal unit (RTU) and gateway. RTU was the larger category in the market, contributing more than 50.0% in 2017. RTUs, with the aid of appropriate sensors and monitors production processes at remote site, transmits all data to a central station, where they are collated and monitored. This makes data transfer and storage easy and quick, thus leading to its high demand.

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In terms of service, the digital oilfield technology market is bifurcated into instrumentation and automation and IT expenditure. Instrumentation and automation is expected to be the faster growing service type, advancing at a CAGR of 4.7% during the forecast period. Owing to the growing concern of data safety and need of real-time monitoring and quick analysis, the category is expected to witness faster growth.

Europe stands as the largest market

Geographically, Europe was the largest digital oilfield technology market. The market in the region is driven by the presence of large number of oil reserves. Also, companies in the western part of Europe, such as British Petroleum and Royal Dutch Shell plc, are adopting digital oilfield technologies for optimizing their upstream operations in the oilfields, which is further driving the market growth. Additionally, discovery of new oil and gas fields along with increasing volume of crude oil production in the region is propelling the market growth.

Emergence of shale gas to serve as a lucrative market opportunity

The rising shale gas market is also generating massive digital field data for analysis. The $600 billion investment in shale infrastructure by the U.S. and the nearly 2,000 million well-feet drilled have produced hundreds of petabytes of relevant data. This vast and diverse shale data domain remains largely untapped and is ready to be mined by emerging big-data analytics. Continued technological progress, particularly in big-data analytics, is expected to provide lucrative growth opportunities to the digital oilfield technology market.

Digital oilfield technology market competitive landscape

Some of the major players operating in the global digital oilfield technology market are Schlumberger Limited, Baker Hughes Incorporated, National Oilwell Varco Inc., Weatherford International plc, Siemens AG, Honeywell International Inc., Kongsberg Gruppen, Paradigm Ltd., and Petrolink.


By Process

  • Production Optimization
  • Reservoir Optimization
  • Drilling Optimization
  • Others

By Devices

  • Remote Terminal Unit (RTU)
  • Gateway

By Services

  • Instrumentation and Automation
    • Distributed Control System
    • Smart Well
    • Supervisory Control and data acquisition
    • Wireless Sensor
    • Safety System
    • Programmable Logic Controller
    • Others
  • IT Expenditure
    • Software
    • IT Outsourcing
    • IT Services
    • Others

By Geography

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • U.K.
    • Norway
    • Russia
    • Rest of Europe
  • APAC
    • China
    • India
    • Malaysia
    • Rest of APAC
  • South America
    • Brazil
    • Rest of South America
  • Middle East and Africa (MEA)
    • Saudi Arabia
    • U.A.E.
    • Kuwait
    • Oman
    • Nigeria
    • Rest of MEA