Digital Oilfield Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

The Global Digital Oilfield Solutions Market is Segmented by Type of Process (Reservoir Optimization, Production Optimization, Drilling Optimization, and Other Process Types) and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Middle-East and Africa).

Digital Oilfield Services Market Size

Digital Oilfield Services Market Overview
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Study Period 2019 - 2028
Base Year For Estimation 2022
CAGR > 4.50 %
Fastest Growing Market Asia-Pacific
Largest Market North America
Market Concentration Medium

Major Players

Digital Oilfield Services Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Digital Oilfield Services Market Analysis

The global digital oilfield services market is expected to record a CAGR of around 4.5% during the forecast period 2022-2027. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the oil and gas industry witnessed a significant decline in demand due to the lockdowns and restrictions imposed by governments worldwide. Additionally, the outbreak of COVID-19 in Q1 2020 resulted in the delay of significant drilling projects globally. For instance, in April 2020, Beach Energy sent a termination notice to Diamond Offshore for its year-long offshore drilling program in the Otway basin in Southern Australia with the semi-submersible Ocean Onyx, citing the logistical difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The volatile oil-price scenario has switched the focus of oil and gas majors toward installing digital solutions, which provide immediate benefits in lowering costs, such as cloud technology and the Internet of Things (IoT), which, in turn, is driving the digital oilfield services market. Moreover, oil and gas operators are striving for maximum production from mature fields, and a digital oilfield is a viable solution that helps in quick and effective planning of well intervention techniques, thus, driving the global market. However, cyberattacks and a lack of funding in the oil and gas automation process are expected to restrain the global digital oilfield services market.

The reservoir optimization segment, which involves the preparation of the exploration and development strategy based on data acquired during all the phases of the oil or gas field's life, boosts demand for digital oilfields and is set to drive the market during the forecast period.

According to the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), the global oil and gas industry is losing as much as USD 34 billion per year in leaked, vented, and flared methane. To reduce methane emissions, the digital transformation of methane management is likely to create massive opportunities for the digital oilfield services market.

Due to record-high production, increased offshore activity, and production from shale fields, North America is expected to remain the largest market during the forecast period, with maximum demand from the US.

Digital Oilfield Services Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Digital Oilfield Services Market according to our research experts:

Reservoir Optimization Segment to Dominate the Market

The reservoir optimization sub-segment was expected to dominate the global digital oilfield services market with a significant share of 40% in 2020.

Reservoir optimization involves handling the data acquired during seismic surveys, geophysical evaluation, reservoir fluid evaluation, drilling data, and production data.

Big data analytics services help in analyzing the data during this process in many ways, such as finding trends in the data and identifying anomalies, among others, which in turn, helps in reducing uncertainties along with saving time in the process by improving the productivity of the workforce, and more importantly, enabling better decision making.

The decisions made during reservoir optimization affect the field's production life. Thus, reducing mistakes in the process can save a considerable amount of money for the operating company throughout the field's production life.

Growing exploration activities in the offshore region and increasing production activities in the Permian region of Texas and the Federal Gulf of Mexico demand reservoir optimization to ensure maximum production. For instance, in September 2020, Barron Petroleum announced a discovery well in Val Verde County, Texas, where they found an estimated 417 (Billion Cubic Feet) Bcf, approximately (74.2 million bbl), in oil and gas reserves.

Therefore, with the increase in demand for reservoir optimization, the global digital oilfield services market is expected to grow during the forecast period.

Digital Oilfield Services Market Share

North America to Dominate the Market

North America dominated the digital oilfield services market in 2020 and is expected to continue its dominance over the coming years. The region consists of major oil and gas countries, which have some of the largest petroleum reserves in the world, which enables companies to use digitalization techniques to enhance production efficiency.

The oil and gas industry is growing in this region; hence, many mature oilfields are expected to become digitalized over the coming years and thus, drive the global market.

In terms of policy and government support, the US federal government launched an auction of more than 80.9 million acres to be leased for oil and gas production in 2021.

Furthermore, the recent development of shale plays, horizontal drilling, and fracking resulted in a massive increase in the country's demand for the deployment of digital oilfield services. For instance, in 2020, extensions and discoveries of 92 million barrels of new proved crude oil reserves were reported, mostly from operators drilling horizontal wells in the Uinta Basin, Colorado, US.

These developments are expected to drive offshore exploration and production activity, and hence, the demand for digital oilfields solutions is likely to increase in the future.

Moreover, increasing offshore field development activities in the Gulf of Mexico and compliance with health and safety regulations are expected to drive the digital oilfield services market during the forecast period in the region.

Digital Oilfield Services Market Analysis

Digital Oilfield Services Industry Overview

The digital oilfield services market is moderately fragmented. Some of the key players in this market are Baker Hughes Company, Schlumberger Ltd, Weatherford International Ltd, Siemens Energy AG, Halliburton Company, and Kongsberg Gruppen AS, among others.

Digital Oilfield Services Market Leaders

  1. Halliburton Company

  2. Schlumberger Ltd.

  3. Siemens Energy AG

  4. Baker Hughes Company

  5. Weatherford International Ltd.

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Baker Hughes Company, Schlumberger Ltd, Weatherford International Ltd, Siemens Energy AG, Halliburton Company, and Kongsberg Gruppen AS

Digital Oilfield Services Market News

In January 2022, oilfield services company Petrofac announced that it had secured a five-year contract extension for well management and well operator services with NEO Energy. Under the contract, the company will provide a five-year framework for well management and well operator support for 27 wells across the Affleck, Balloch, Dumbarton, Lochranza, and Finlaggan fields located in the Central North Sea, UK.

In December 2021, Weatherford International PLC announced that it was awarded a three-year digital oilfield contract from Kuwait Oil Company (KOC), as it is aiming to support KOC's digital transformation strategy in the North Kuwait Heavy Oilfield by deploying its Integrated Enterprise Excellence Platform across KOC.

Digital Oilfield Services Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Scope of the Study

    2. 1.2 Market Definition

    3. 1.3 Study Assumptions




    1. 4.1 Introduction

    2. 4.2 Market Size and Demand Forecast in USD billion, till 2027

    3. 4.3 Onshore and Offshore Capital Expenditures (CAPEX) Forecast in USD billion, till 2027

    4. 4.4 Offshore Sector Capital Expenditures (CAPEX) Forecast in USD billion, by Region, till 2027

    5. 4.5 Offshore Sector Capital Expenditures (CAPEX) Forecast in USD billion, by Water Depth, till 2027

    6. 4.6 Recent Trends and Developments

    7. 4.7 Government Policies and Regulations

    8. 4.8 Market Dynamics

      1. 4.8.1 Drivers

      2. 4.8.2 Restraints

    9. 4.9 Supply Chain Analysis

    10. 4.10 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.10.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.10.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers

      3. 4.10.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.10.4 Threat of Substitutes Products and Services

      5. 4.10.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 Type of Process

      1. 5.1.1 Reservoir Optimization

      2. 5.1.2 Production Optimization

      3. 5.1.3 Drilling Optimization

      4. 5.1.4 Other Process Types

    2. 5.2 Geography

      1. 5.2.1 North America

      2. 5.2.2 Europe

      3. 5.2.3 Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.2.4 South America

      5. 5.2.5 Middle-East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements

    2. 6.2 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 Baker Hughes Company

      2. 6.3.2 Halliburton Company

      3. 6.3.3 Schlumberger Limited

      4. 6.3.4 Weatherford International PLC

      5. 6.3.5 Siemens Energy AG

      6. 6.3.6 Rockwell Automation

      7. 6.3.7 Honeywell International Inc.

      8. 6.3.8 Kongsberg Gruppen AS

      9. 6.3.9 Emerson Electric Co.

      10. 6.3.10 Pason Systems Inc.

      11. 6.3.11 Accenture PLC

      12. 6.3.12 IBM Corporation

    4. *List Not Exhaustive

**Subject to Availability

Digital Oilfield Services Industry Segmentation

The digital oilfield services market report includes:

Type of Process
Reservoir Optimization
Production Optimization
Drilling Optimization
Other Process Types
North America
South America
Middle-East and Africa

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Digital Oilfield Services Market Research FAQs

The Digital Oilfield Services Market is projected to register a CAGR of greater than 4.5% during the forecast period (2023-2028).

Halliburton Company, Schlumberger Ltd., Siemens Energy AG, Baker Hughes Company and Weatherford International Ltd. are the major companies operating in the Digital Oilfield Services Market.

Asia-Pacific is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast period (2023-2028).

In 2023, the North America accounts for the largest market share in the Digital Oilfield Services Market.

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