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ICT Spend in South Africa: Oil and Gas

ICT Spend in South Africa: Oil and Gas

Information and communication technologies (ICT) aid and facilitate the ongoing transformation of the oil and gas sector. Reliance on managed ICT services underpins globalised operations and perpetual demand for digital infrastructure and operations.

As technology develops, trends such as Big Data allow organisations to use predictive analytics to gain a comprehensive understanding of structured and unstructured data collected.

The increasing uptake of communications technologies such as cloud services, mobility, and customised applications has helped organisations facilitate remote access to systems and distant capabilities in upstream and downstream operations.

Oil and gas companies must take advantage of the new ICT innovations available to meet their business challenges and to gain competitive advantage.

Total ICT spend by the South African oil and gas sector was $􂀀million in 2014. By 2019, the ICT spend for the oil and gas sector is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 􂀀% reaching $􂀀 million.

About this report

This research service provides an analysis of ICT spend by the oil and gas sector in South Africa. The objective of the study is to contextualize ICT investment within the sector across 7 categories: cellular connectivity, cloud services, data centres, fixed and non-cellular connectivity, IT hardware, managed services, and systems integration. The analysis includes an overview of the oil and gas sector, drivers and restraints, and technology trends driving investment in ICT, highlighting both the current and future spend from 2015 to 2019. The base year for analysis is 2014.


  • Executive Summary
    • Key Findings
  • Research Overview
    • Research Aim and Objectives
    • Research Scope
  • Market Definitions
  • Overview of the Oil and Gas Sector
    • Global Oil and Gas Sector at a Glance
    • South Africa's Oil and Gas Sector at a Glance
    • Overview of the Oil and Gas Value Chain
  • ICT in the Oil and Gas Sector
    • Overview of ICT in the Oil and Gas Sector
    • ICT in the Oil and Gas Value Chain-Key Takeaways
    • Overview of ICT Enablers in the Oil and Gas Sector
  • ICT Spend in the Oil and Gas Sector
    • Overview of Enterprise ICT Spend by Sector
    • ICT Spend in the Oil and Gas Sector
    • ICT Spend in the Oil and Gas Sector-5-year Forecast
    • ICT Spend in the Oil and Gas Sector-Key Takeaways
  • Drivers and Restraints
    • Market Drivers
    • Drivers Explained
    • Market Restraints
    • Restraints Explained
  • The Last Word
  • Appendix
    • Abbreviations
    • ICT Spend in South Africa by Sector

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