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

  • Coiled Tubing

    ... a revised size of US$4.5 Billion by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 4.7% over the analysis period 2020-2027. Well Intervention & Production, one of the segments analyzed in the report, is projected to record ... Read More

  • Directional Drilling Services

    ... year 2020, is projected to reach a revised size of US$20.8 Billion by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 7.1% over the analysis period 2020-2027. Rotary Steerable System (RSS), one of the segments analyzed in ... Read More

  • Drill Pipes

    ... a revised size of US$2 Billion by 2027, growing at aCAGR of 5% over the period 2020-2027. API Grade, one of the segments analyzed in the report, is projected to record 4.7% CAGR and reach ... Read More

  • Offshore Pipelines

    ... projected to reach a revised size of US$18.9 Billion by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 6% over the analysis period 2020-2027. Oil, one of the segments analyzed in the report, is projected to record ... Read More

  • Gravel Pack

    ... projected to reach a revised size of US$1.1 Billion by 2027, growing at aCAGR of 5.4% over the period 2020-2027. Onshore, one of the segments analyzed in the report, is projected to record 5.7% CAGR ... Read More

  • Inflow Control Devices

    ... year 2020, is projected to reach a revised size of US$566.9 Million by 2027, growing at aCAGR of 5.6% over the period 2020-2027. Onshore, one of the segments analyzed in the report, is projected to ... Read More

  • Autonomous Drilling Rigs

    ... year 2020, is projected to reach a revised size of US$1.1 Billion by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 6.4% over the period 2020-2027. The U.S. Market is Estimated at $217.9 Million, While China is ... Read More

  • Pipeline and Process Services

    ... Billion in the year 2020, is projected to reach a revised size of US$4.7 Billion by 2027, growing at aCAGR of 6.5% over the period 2020-2027. Pipeline, one of the segments analyzed in the report, ... Read More

  • Pipeline Safety

    ... projected to reach a revised size of US$15.5 Billion by 2027, growing at aCAGR of 11.4% over the period 2020-2027. Solutions, one of the segments analyzed in the report, is projected to record 10.9% CAGR ... Read More

  • Oil & Gas Drilling (GLOBAL) - Industry Report

    ... on the top 110 companies, including ARGOS RESOURCES LIMITED, DALDRUP & SOEHNE AG and FORACO INTERNATIONAL. This report includes a wealth of information on the financial trends over the past four years. Plimsoll Publishing’s latest ... Read More

  • Oil & Gas Exploration (GLOBAL) - Industry Report

    ... on the top 220 companies, including AWILCO DRILLING PLC, BONHEUR ASA and CNOOC LIMITED. This report covers activities such as petrol, refining, oil, refining, petroleum and includes a wealth of information on the financial trends ... Read More

  • Managed Pressure Drilling Services

    ... Billion in the year 2020, is projected to reach a revised size of US$5.9 Billion by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 3.6% over the analysis period 2020-2027. Constant Bottom Hole Pressure, one of the ... Read More

  • Frac Sand

    ... projected to reach a revised size of US$16.9 Billion by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 13.3% over the period 2020-2027. The U.S. Market is Estimated at $2.1 Billion, While China is Forecast to Grow ... Read More

  • Exploration and Production (E&P) Software

    ... at US$4.5 Billion in the year 2020, is projected to reach a revised size of US$11.5 Billion by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 14.5% over the analysis period 2020-2027. Production Software, one of the ... Read More

  • Subsea Well Access System

    ... Billion in the year 2020, is projected to reach a revised size of US$4.5 Billion by 2027, growing at aCAGR of 4.4% over the period 2020-2027. Rig-Based, one of the segments analyzed in the report, ... Read More

  • Well Testing Services

    ... year 2020, is projected to reach a revised size of US$8.3 Billion by 2027, growing at aCAGR of 5.1% over the period 2020-2027. Horizontal Well, one of the segments analyzed in the report, is projected ... Read More

  • Sand Screens

    ... projected to reach a revised size of US$687.6 Million by 2027, growing at aCAGR of 4.5% over the period 2020-2027. Onshore, one of the segments analyzed in the report, is projected to record 4.8% CAGR ... Read More

  • Crude Oil & Gas Extraction (EUROPEAN) - Industry Report

    ... comprehensive individual analysis on the top 90 companies, including BUNDUQ COMPANY LIMITED, ESSO PETROLEUM COMPANY,LIMITED and INTERNATIONAL PETROLEUM B.V.. This report covers activities such as petroleum, crude, oil, gas, natural and includes a wealth of ... Read More

  • Drilling Contractors (UK) - Industry Report

    ... ACE OF DIAMONDS LTD, ANTS GROUP LTD and BLY LTD. This report covers activities such as diamond drilling, drilling, concrete cutting, demolition, diamond sawing and includes a wealth of information on the financial trends over ... Read More

  • Crawler Camera Systems

    ... year 2020, is projected to reach a revised size of US$528.2 Million by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 13.9% over the analysis period 2020-2027. Hardware, one of the segments analyzed in the report, is ... Read More

  • Shale Gas

    ... a revised size of US$97.7 Billion by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 4.6% over the analysis period 2020-2027. Power Generation, one of the segments analyzed in the report, is projected to record a 4.6% ... Read More

  • Well Completion Equipment

    ... year 2020, is projected to reach a revised size of US$13.6 Billion by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 4% over the analysis period 2020-2027. Packers, one of the segments analyzed in the report, is ... Read More

  • Proppants

    ... a revised size of US$11.8 Billion by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 6.8% over the analysis period 2020-2027. Frac Sand, one of the segments analyzed in the report, is projected to record a 7.2% ... Read More

  • Well Casing and Cementation Hardware

    ... Billion in the year 2020, is projected to reach a revised size of US$14.3 Billion by 2027, growing at aCAGR of 4.8% over the period 2020-2027. Casing, one of the segments analyzed in the report, ... Read More

  • Asset Integrity Management

    ... year 2020, is projected to reach a revised size of US$28.3 Billion by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 5.1% over the analysis period 2020-2027. Non-Destructive Testing (NDT), one of the segments analyzed in the ... Read More

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