In the past five years, the industry has benefited from the rise in oil and natural gas prices, which has boosted extractors' demand for the industry's services. Demand for oil and natural gas will continue to grow as the economy recovers in the coming years. Nevertheless, the stringent permitting process for new offshore wells in the Gulf of Mexico will likely restrict potential revenue growth. Furthermore, increased government regulations for hydraulic fracturing are anticipated to lower the attractiveness of natural gas projects.
Operators in this industry provide support services on a fee or contract basis to companies involved in oil and gas extraction, mining and quarrying. Industry operators may also provide services such as drilling, taking core samples and making geological observations at prospective work sites.
This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.