Slickline services involve the placement and retrieval of wellbore hardware, such as gauges, plugs, and valves, located in the side pocket mandrel and is dependent on drilling and production activities. In 2017, crude oil price gained momentum toward recovery and has now stabilized above the USD 60 per barrel mark. The growth in upstream activities has also been registered in 2017, and is expected to continue during the forecast period. Low crude oil price over the past forced oil & gas companies to invest on technology, to reduce the breakeven price and change their strategies, which is expected to boost the oil & gas upstream activity during the forecast period and drive the slickline services market.
Increase in Demand for Caliper Logging Services
Caliper logging operation involves slickline services and is carried out just after drilling and before completion. With an increase in the number of wells completed, the demand for caliper logging services increases and vice versa. Due to downturn in the oil & gas industry, the number of wells completed per year reduced by around 50% during 2014-16. In 2017, the sharp decline in drilling activity came to an end and the revival of drilling activity was observed in several countries, such as the United States, Canada, UAE, Iraq, and others. In March 2018, drilling activities in the United States and Canada reached a two-year peak. The outlook for drilling activities in 2018 and beyond is expected to be positive, with support from stabilized crude oil price, lower breakeven price, and increasing demand for oil & gas. As a result, the demand for caliper logging and subsequently slickline services is expected to grow over the forecast period.
Recovery in South American Oil & Gas Industry Supporting the Market
Brazil and Argentina are important countries in the South American oil & gas industry and collectively accounts for about 47% of rig count and 43% of crude oil production in the region. The new governments in both the countries have made the oil & gas business more lucrative, and the disinvestment scenario has come to an end. The Argentine government is planning to eliminate natural gas subsidies by 2022 and increase the prices for upstream producers, to attract sufficient investment in production. In Brazil, the new government has ended the monopoly of Petrobras over the country’s prolific hydrocarbon resources and has opened the hydrocarbon reserves to foreign companies. Brazil is aiming for an additional oil production capacity of around 2 MMb/d, by 2027. The positive outlook for the oil & gas production activity in South America is expected to support the market studied.
Momentum in the UK and Norwegian Oil & Gas Industry Driving the Market
The United Kingdom and Norway have experienced a decline in crude oil production since the start of the century. However, in 2015, the trend changed and increasing production was witnessed in both the countries. In 2016, production in the United Kingdom and Norway increased by 18% and 5.6% respectively, from 2014. Further, the production is expected to ramp up in Norway, as Johan Sverdrup field, one of the major fields, is expected to commence production in 2020. The growth in production activities is expected to drive the market studied during the forecast period.
Major Players: Schlumberger Limited, Weatherford International PLC, Baker Hughes, a GE Co., Halliburton Company, National Oilwell Varco, Superior Energy Services Inc., Expro Group, Archer, Reliance Oilfield Services, and Altus Intervention, among others.
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1. Executive Summary
2. Research Methodology
3. Market Overview
3.2 Market Size and Demand Forecast until 2023
3.3 Recent Trends and Developments
4. Market Dynamics
5. Supply Chain Analysis
6. Industry Attractiveness - Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
6.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
6.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers
6.3 Threat of New Entrants
6.4 Threat of Substitutes
6.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
7. Market Segmentation and Analysis (Overview, Market Size, and Demand Forecast until 2023)
7.1 By Operation
7.1.1 Well Completion
7.1.2 Well Intervention
7.1 By Location of Deployment
8. Regional Market Analysis (Overview, Market Size, and Demand Forecast until 2023)
8.1 North America
8.1.1 United States
8.2.3 United Kingdom
8.2.4 Rest of Europe
8.3 South America
8.3.4 Rest of South America
8.4 Middle East & Africa
8.4.1 Saudi Arabia
8.4.5 Rest of Middle East & Africa
8.5.4 Rest of Asia-Pacific
9. Key Company Analysis* (Overview, Products & Services, Financials**, Recent Developments, and Analyst View)
9.1 Schlumberger Limited
9.2 Weatherford International PLC
9.3 Baker Hughes, A GE Co.
9.4 Halliburton Company
9.5 National Oilwell Varco
9.6 Superior Energy Services Inc.
9.7 Expro Group
9.9 Reliance Oilfield Services
9.10 Altus Intervention
10. Competitive Landscape
10.1 Mergers & Acquisitions
10.2 Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements
10.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players
11.1 Contact Us
*List not Exhaustive
**Subject to availability on the public domain