Global OCTG (Oil Country Tubular Goods) Market Report: 2016 Edition
The oil country tubular goods (OCTG) sector involves companies whose work is to make steel products to be used while drilling oil and gas wells. These are hollow steel products of circular cross-section used in the oil and gas industry for exploration and production activities. OCTG includes generally three categories of products - drill pipe, casing, and tubing. OCTG products can be manufactured as seamless or welded tubes and pipes. The OCTG manufacturers can generally either produce seamless or welded OCTG products and not both, as the capital investment to manufacture seamless OCTG is quite high in comparison to the investment required in manufacturing welded OCTG.
The key factors which are anticipated to drive OCTG market include increasing global demand for oil and gas, economic growth, investment growth in offshore exploration activities and no substitute sources present for the present forms of energy. The industry is facing a decline in demand because of the falling oil prices and the decline in global rig count. The regions undergoing rapid industrialization process in the developed countries like China, India and Gulf nations have shown positive signs but the market will take time to bounce back on a positive note. Some of the significant developments of this industry include fluctuating rig count growth, increasing global E&P spending, and increasing global steel demand. However, the growth of the industry is hindered by the falling crude oil and steel prices, depletion of energy reserves and effect on the environment.
This report offers a comprehensive analysis of the global OCTG market. Furthermore, market dynamics such as key trends and development; and challenges are analyzed in depth. On the contention front, the global OCTG market is reined by few major players namely, Tenaris S.A., Vallourec, OAO TMK and Nippon Steel and Sumitomo Metal Corporation. The competitive landscape of the respective market, along with the company profiles of the leading players are also discussed in detail.
By combining SPSS Inc.’s data integration and analysis capabilities with our relevant findings, we have predicted the future growth of the market. We employed various significant variables that have an impact on this industry and created regression models with SPSS Base to determine the future direction of the industry. Before deploying the regression model, the relationship between several independent or predictor variables and the dependent variable was analyzed using standard SPSS output, including charts, tables and tests.