Exploration & Drilling Market Research Reports

Exploration and drilling are upstream activities in the oil & gas industry used to locate, characterize, access and produce from geological hydrocarbon deposits of petroleum (oil) and natural gas. The upstream sector of the oil & gas industry is also referred to through the synonymous industry term of exploration & production (E&P) or the activities of searching for, recovering, and producing crude oil and natural gas. In the oil & gas industry chain, E&P companies utilize traditional strategies in exploration geophysics including gravity, magnetic, passive seismic, and seismic reflection surveys of subsurface geologies. Discovered features of subsurface geology suggestive of a hydrocarbon deposit constitute a “lead” that leads to more seismic profiling to identify a “prospect” reservoir. Exploration wells are then drilled to determine the features and extent of the prospect hydrocarbon reservoir. The staged process of upstream exploration activities is indicative of the high costs at each step, with investment in a particular area or field proceeding only when suitable leads and prospects are discovered.

Production drilling follows exploration surveying and drilling when a suitable prospect for oil and gas recovery is conclusively identified. A drill string and drill bit is used to drill an oil or gas well and is controlled from the surface drill rig. The drilled well is then completed in order to optimize the flow of oil or gas into the well casing so that primary production can commence. Future phases of secondary and tertiary or enhanced hydrocarbon recovery (EOR) can be facilitated through the drilling of injection wells.

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Exploration & Drilling Industry Research & Market Reports

  • The 2023-2028 World Outlook for Rotary Blasthole Drilling Rigs

    ... latent demand, or potential industry earnings (P.I.E.), for the country in question (in millions of U.S. dollars), the percent share the country is of the region, and of the globe. These comparative benchmarks allow the ... Read More

  • The 2023-2028 World Outlook for Well Abandonment Services

    ... or potential industry earnings (P.I.E.), for the country in question (in millions of U.S. dollars), the percent share the country is of the region, and of the globe. These comparative benchmarks allow the reader to ... Read More

  • The 2023-2028 World Outlook for Well Testing Services

    ... or potential industry earnings (P.I.E.), for the country in question (in millions of U.S. dollars), the percent share the country is of the region, and of the globe. These comparative benchmarks allow the reader to ... Read More

  • The 2023-2028 World Outlook for Wireline Logging Services

    ... or potential industry earnings (P.I.E.), for the country in question (in millions of U.S. dollars), the percent share the country is of the region, and of the globe. These comparative benchmarks allow the reader to ... Read More

  • The 2023-2028 World Outlook for Natural Gas Pipeline Security Systems

    ... for the latent demand, or potential industry earnings (P.I.E.), for the country in question (in millions of U.S. dollars), the percent share the country is of the region, and of the globe. These comparative benchmarks ... Read More

  • The 2023-2028 World Outlook for Frac Sand Proppants

    ... or potential industry earnings (P.I.E.), for the country in question (in millions of U.S. dollars), the percent share the country is of the region, and of the globe. These comparative benchmarks allow the reader to ... Read More

  • Oil And Gas Global Market Briefing 2022

    ... global oil and gas market is expected to grow from $6099.27 billion in 2021 to $10376.55 billion in 2026 at a CAGR of 11.21 %. Oil And Gas Global Market Briefing 2022 provides strategists, marketers ... Read More

  • The 2023-2028 World Outlook for Water-Based Drilling and Completion Fluids

    ... for the latent demand, or potential industry earnings (P.I.E.), for the country in question (in millions of U.S. dollars), the percent share the country is of the region, and of the globe. These comparative benchmarks ... Read More

  • The 2023-2028 World Outlook for Robotic Drilling

    ... industry earnings (P.I.E.), for the country in question (in millions of U.S. dollars), the percent share the country is of the region, and of the globe. These comparative benchmarks allow the reader to quickly gauge ... Read More

  • The 2023-2028 World Outlook for Upstream Petrotechnical Training Services

    ... latent demand, or potential industry earnings (P.I.E.), for the country in question (in millions of U.S. dollars), the percent share the country is of the region, and of the globe. These comparative benchmarks allow the ... Read More

  • The 2023-2028 World Outlook for Wireline Services

    ... industry earnings (P.I.E.), for the country in question (in millions of U.S. dollars), the percent share the country is of the region, and of the globe. These comparative benchmarks allow the reader to quickly gauge ... Read More

  • The 2023-2028 World Outlook for Coiled Tubing Services

    ... or potential industry earnings (P.I.E.), for the country in question (in millions of U.S. dollars), the percent share the country is of the region, and of the globe. These comparative benchmarks allow the reader to ... Read More

  • The 2023-2028 World Outlook for Diamond Core Drilling in Construction

    ... for the latent demand, or potential industry earnings (P.I.E.), for the country in question (in millions of U.S. dollars), the percent share the country is of the region, and of the globe. These comparative benchmarks ... Read More

  • The 2023-2028 World Outlook for Drilling and Completion Fluids

    ... latent demand, or potential industry earnings (P.I.E.), for the country in question (in millions of U.S. dollars), the percent share the country is of the region, and of the globe. These comparative benchmarks allow the ... Read More

  • The 2023-2028 World Outlook for Drilling Machines

    ... industry earnings (P.I.E.), for the country in question (in millions of U.S. dollars), the percent share the country is of the region, and of the globe. These comparative benchmarks allow the reader to quickly gauge ... Read More

  • The 2023-2028 World Outlook for Drilling Rigs

    ... industry earnings (P.I.E.), for the country in question (in millions of U.S. dollars), the percent share the country is of the region, and of the globe. These comparative benchmarks allow the reader to quickly gauge ... Read More

  • The 2023-2028 World Outlook for Drilling Tools

    ... industry earnings (P.I.E.), for the country in question (in millions of U.S. dollars), the percent share the country is of the region, and of the globe. These comparative benchmarks allow the reader to quickly gauge ... Read More

  • The 2023-2028 World Outlook for Advanced Exploration and Downhole Technologies

    ... for the latent demand, or potential industry earnings (P.I.E.), for the country in question (in millions of U.S. dollars), the percent share the country is of the region, and of the globe. These comparative benchmarks ... Read More

  • Oil And Gas Supporting Activities Global Market Briefing 2022

    ... (CAGR) of 4.71%. The global oil and gas supporting activities market is expected to grow from $237.03 billion in 2021 to $347.55 billion in 2026 at a CAGR of 7.96 %. Oil And Gas Supporting ... Read More

  • 2022 Global Forecast for Oil/gas field production well casings/tubing heads/supports (2023-2028 Outlook)-Manufacturing & Markets Report

    ... countries. Estimates on equipment or material sales (product shipments value) are published historically for 2015 to 2019, projections for 2020 to 2022 and forecasts for 2023 to 2028. Product shipments include the total value of ... Read More

  • The 2023-2028 World Outlook for Barytes for Oil and Gas Drilling

    ... are given for the latent demand, or potential industry earnings (P.I.E.), for the country in question (in millions of U.S. dollars), the percent share the country is of the region, and of the globe. These ... Read More

  • The 2023-2028 World Outlook for Barite for Oil and Drilling

    ... for the latent demand, or potential industry earnings (P.I.E.), for the country in question (in millions of U.S. dollars), the percent share the country is of the region, and of the globe. These comparative benchmarks ... Read More

  • The 2023-2028 World Outlook for Bromine Derivatives

    ... industry earnings (P.I.E.), for the country in question (in millions of U.S. dollars), the percent share the country is of the region, and of the globe. These comparative benchmarks allow the reader to quickly gauge ... Read More

  • The 2023-2028 World Outlook for Fracking Fluid and Chemicals

    ... latent demand, or potential industry earnings (P.I.E.), for the country in question (in millions of U.S. dollars), the percent share the country is of the region, and of the globe. These comparative benchmarks allow the ... Read More

  • The 2023-2028 World Outlook for Fracking Chemicals and Fluids

    ... latent demand, or potential industry earnings (P.I.E.), for the country in question (in millions of U.S. dollars), the percent share the country is of the region, and of the globe. These comparative benchmarks allow the ... Read More

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