Global Subsea Pumps Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2018 - 2023)
The oil price crisis after mid-2014 has had an adverse effect on offshore activity, globally. After 2016, the oil prices have witnessed a recovery. Due to the growing demand for oil & gas, recovery in oil price, and increasing number of onshore fields reaching their maturity, exploration & production activity is expected to make a shift toward deeper offshore regions, which in turn is expected to drive the market growth during the forecast period.
Change in Drilling Strategy to Restrain the Market
Despite the recovery, oil prices are still considerably low compared to 2013 levels. In order to maintain the profitable production in offshore fields, operators have focused their efforts on reducing the offshore breakeven oil production prices. Since 2015, offshore spending has been reduced significantly. Though some spending reduction is due to drop in service prices, spending has mainly declined due to better process efficiency and cost savings through sustainable exercises, such as major changes in drilling strategy to optimize production. Low oil prices have made it difficult for operators to drill in difficult terrains and develop newly discovered fields. Therefore, the majority of the offshore drilling is expected to continue in the areas that are developed and where the production infrastructure is available, which in turn is expected to restrain demand for new subsea pump during the forecast period.
Europe is Expected to Drive the Overall Market Growth During the Forecast Period
Europe has a significant share of the market, owing to offshore activity in the Russian fields and the fields in the North Sea adjoining the United Kingdom and Norway. North Sea offshore production has witnessed a substantial drop in breakeven prices, with some fields breaking even at as low as USD 25 per barrel. The low breakeven prices are expected to drive the offshore production activity in the region. Moreover, discoveries have been made in the North Sea. These discoveries are in the vicinity of developed mature fields and hence, have access to the infrastructure. Commercial production from these fields is expected to start during the forecast period. To start the production, new production infrastructure, including subsea pump, is required. The drop in breakeven cost, recovery in oil prices and commercial production from new fields are expected to drive the drive the market in the region.
China to Experience Significant Growth
Despite low oil prices, offshore activity in China has witnessed relatively higher stability compared to other oil-producing countries during 2014-17. As of May 2017, world’s 5% of the total offshore fleet was active in the country. Growing industrialization, urbanization, and increasing per capita income are the drivers for the energy demand in the country. In order to meet this energy demand, the exploration & production activity, including offshore is expected to increase in China, which in turn is expected to drive the market for subsea pumps in the country.
Key Developments in the Market
February 2018: Wintershall Norge AS awarded a contract to Aker solution to provide Subsea Production System, umbilical, and services for its operations in the offshore Nova oil & gas field, Norway. Aker Solutions will provide two templates with manifolds, seven subsea trees, umbilical, and tie-in equipment.
The major players include - Aker Solutions ASA, Baker Hughes A GE Co, Halliburton Company, Schlumberger Limited, Weatherford International PLC, National-Oilwell Varco Inc., TechnipFMC PLC, amongst others.
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