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Managed Pressure Drilling

Managed Pressure Drilling

The offshore drilling capital expenditure (CAPEX) spent is expected to grow from an estimated $􂀀 billion in 2014 to $􂀀 billion by 2020 with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 􂀀%.

Despite this growth, conventional drilling includes hazards like influx of the drilling fluid due to the loss of circulation and the sticking of pipe due to differential pressure (which could lead to twisting of the pipe), these hazards accounts to 􂀀% of the non-productive time (NPT).

Managed pressure drilling (MPD) is an emerging drilling technology that can be a reactive and proactive method, which helps to control most of the drilling hazards by making minimum modification to the rig setup.

Different types of MPD are:

Constant Bottom Hole Pressure (CBHP)

Mud Cap Drilling (MCD)

Dual Gradient Drilling (DGD)

Return Flow Control (RFC)

MPD reduces almost 􂀀% of the conventional drilling problems, thereby reducing the NPT and cost of drilling.

About this report

As oil and gas companies move to more unpredictable and complex offshore drilling environments, a focus is given on safety and creating a risk-free environment. Offshore drilling possesses hazards like kick, loss circulation, and sticking of pipe due to differential pressure, which can lead to pipe twisting. These can have a significant impact on non-productive drilling time. This analyses the importance of the managed pressure drilling (MPD) market for safe and cost-effective drilling. Key drivers and restraints are discussed along with their impact in the short term and long term. The MPD systems market size is based upon the number of key industry players. The base year for the study is 2014 with a forecast period from 2015 to 2020.


  • Executive Summary
  • Market Overview
    • Market Overview-Scope and Segmentation
    • Market Overview-Definitions
    • Market Overview-Short History on Managed Pressure Drilling
  • External Challenges-Drivers and Restraints
    • Market Drivers-Impact and Duration
    • Drivers Explained
      • Table Total World Rig Count, Global, 2010-2020,
      • Table Offshore Drilling Spend, Global, 2010-2020
    • Market Restraints-Impact and Duration
    • Restraints Explained
  • Managed Pressure Drilling Service Market
    • Managed Pressure Drilling Service Market-Revenue Forecast
      • Table Managed Pressure Drilling Service Market: Revenue Forecast, Global, 2010-2020
    • Managed Pressure Drilling Service Market-Revenue Forecast Discussion
  • Why is Managed Pressure Drilling More Preferable than Conventional Drilling?
    • Managed Pressure Drilling-Safest Offshore Drilling Option
    • Need For Managed Pressure Drilling
      • Table Need For Managed Pressure Drilling
      • Table Total Managed Pressure Drilling Market: Drilling Downtime Percent, Global, 2014
  • Benefits of Managed Pressure Drilling
    • Table NPT Cost for 102 Wells Drilled with TVD of > 15,000 Feet
    • Table NPT Cost for 550 Wells Drilled with TVD of < 15,000 Feet
  • Global Hot Spots for Managed Pressure Drilling
  • Types of Managed Pressure Drilling
  • Supplier Analysis
    • Best-fit Supplier Analysis
  • The Last Word
    • Conclusions

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