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The Future of Drilling Systems

The Future of Drilling Systems

Upstream oil & gas is increasingly focused on cutting costs and improving recovery rates through radical innovation and digital transformation. Our Future of Drilling Systems study provides an overview of emerging technology areas, industry shifts, company profiles, and ensuing business model transformations surrounding drilling activities, with a specific focus on onshore operations. We offer our clients a holistic, directional analysis of the drilling ecosystem through 2025.


  • The Oil & Gas Innovation Council-Study Objectives
  • Special Thanks
  • Scope of the Report
  • Executive Summary
    • Executive Summary-The Drilling Environment
    • Executive Summary-The Regulatory and Safety Environment
    • Executive Summary-Business Models and Value Chain Construction
    • Executive Summary-Future Benefit Analysis, Key Performance Improvements
    • Executive Summary-Future Impact on Rig Count
  • Technology Breakdown
    • Key Takeaways
    • Technology Overview
    • Timeline for Advanced Applications of Technology
    • Navigation of Technology Section
    • AI & Advanced Analytics Technology for Drilling Systems
    • Robotics Technology for Drilling Systems
    • Advanced Measurement and Instrumentation Technology for Drilling Systems
    • Advanced Computing Technology for Drilling Systems
    • Enhanced Communications Technology for Drilling Systems
    • Digital Twin Technology for Drilling Systems
    • AR/VR Technology for Drilling Systems
    • Blockchain Technology for Drilling Systems
    • Additive Manufacturing Technology for Drilling Systems
  • Profiles in Drilling Systems Innovation
    • Profiles Navigation
    • Operators-Shell
    • Operators-Pioneer Natural Resources
    • Operators-EQT
    • Operators-Devon Energy
    • Operators-BP
    • Operators-Apache
    • Operators-Chevron
    • Operators-Total
    • Operators-EOG Resources
    • Contractors-Nabors
    • Contractors-H&P
    • Contractors-Ensign Energy
    • Contractors-Precision Drilling
    • Contractors-Transocean
    • Oilfield Services and Equipment Manufacturers- Schlumberger
    • Oilfield Services and Equipment Manufacturers-BHGE
    • Oilfield Services and Equipment Manufacturers- Halliburton
    • Oilfield Services and Equipment Manufacturers-NOV
  • Future Shifts and Business Model Evolutions
    • Top 5 Industry Shifts
    • Top 5 Industry Shifts Explained
    • Business Model Evolutions-Data De-Siloing Across the Value Chain
    • Business Model Evolutions-Integration Moves Towards Open Systems
    • Business Model Evolutions-R&D and Innovation
  • The Last Word
    • The Last Word-3 Key Takeaways

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