Drill Pipe Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

The Drill Pipe Market is Segmented by Type (Standard Drill Pipe, Heavy Weight Drill Pipe, and Drill Collar), Deployment (Onshore and Offshore), and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Middle-East and Africa).

Drill Pipe Industry Overview

Drill Pipe Market - Market Summary
Study Period: 2019 - 2028
Fastest Growing Market: Middle-East and Africa
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: > 4.5 %

Major Players


*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Drill Pipe Market Analysis

The drill pipe market is expected to record a CAGR of over 4.5% during the forecast period (2022 – 2027). Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the market was adversely affected as upstream activities were suspended or temporarily shut down due to lower crude oil prices, which created an unfavorable condition for several upstream players. For instance, Saudi Aramco suspended its drilling contract with Shelf drilling for 12 months due to the low Brent crude oil price in H1 2020. The increased exploration activity and a focus on developing new oil and gas fields are expected to help drive the market for drill pipes. However, the volatile nature of oil prices may impact the market negatively during the forecast period.

  • The onshore is expected to have the maximum share in the market. Onshore drilling encompasses all the drilling sites on dry land and accounts for 70% of the global oil production.
  • Though renewable energy sources are increasing, countries worldwide will likely depend on fossil fuels until 2040. Moreover, as per the International Energy Agency (IEA), the global oil and gas investment will likely be around USD 375 billion from 2021 to 2030. Hence, immense drilling operations may create opportunities for the market’s growth in the coming years.
  • North America is the biggest market for drill pipes due to the region's increased drilling activity in shale plays. The recent development of shale plays, horizontal drilling, and fracking increased the demand for drill pipes in the region.

Drill Pipe Industry Segments

The scope of the drill pipe market report includes:

Standard Drill Pipe
Heavy Weight Drill Pipe
Drill Collar
North America
South America
Middle-East and Africa

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Drill Pipe Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Drill Pipe Market according to our research experts:

Onshore to Dominate the Market

  • The global market for drill pipes saw a growth slowdown due to the volatile oil prices in recent years. However, with the oil prices becoming stable, the market is expected to grow during the forecast period.
  • Onshore oil production accounts for around 70% of global oil production. Increased onshore exploration activity in the future is expected to help boost the market for drill pipes.
  • Almost all the easy oil has already been discovered. The wells now being drilled are deeper and more complex than before, leading to a growth in the drill pipe market. Further, onshore is yet to be explored completely in several countries like India. Exploration activities in the onshore regions of such countries may lead to an increased usage of drill pipes.
  • In January 2021, Tethys Oil started drilling oil operations on the onshore Thameen-1 on Block 49 in Oman, and the drilling depth will be around 4,000 meters below ground.
  • Similarly, in February 2021, India's state-owned company, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation, discovered a new onshore block in Gujrat's Kutch district. The company plans to start exploratory operations by May 2021, directly aiding the drill pipe market.
  • As the crude oil prices increase, the upstream investment is expected to grow significantly and bring several projects online, thus driving the market.
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North America to Dominate the Market

  • North America is a major market for drill pipes due to the recent shale gas exploration in the region. Exploration in the Gulf of Mexico is also rising, further complimenting the drill pipe market in the region.
  • According to the BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2021, North America produced the second-highest global share of oil. In 2020, the region produced 23.52 million barrels per day.
  • As a result of higher oil prices and declining drilling costs, the offshore rig count and offshore oil production in the United States increased significantly, indicating growing offshore drilling, which is expected to be a major driver for the drill pipe market in the country.
  • Further, in 2021, around 12 deepwater oil and gas well discoveries were made in the Gulf of Mexico. In 2022, three of the largest projects are expected to come online, including British Petroleum's Mad Dog Phase 2, Shell's Vito field, and three fields operated by Murphy Oil, namely Khaleesi, Samurai, and Mormont.
  • Canada plans to increase investment in the oil and gas sector by around 22% in 2022 compared to 2021. Of the total investment of around USD 32.8 billion, USD 24 billion is likely to be in the upstream sector.
  • Therefore, rising oil and gas investments and the development of shale plays are expected to boost the drill pipe market during the forecast period.
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Drill Pipe Market Competitor Analysis

The drill pipe market is partially fragmented, with many active players. Some of the key players are Hunting PLC, National-Oilwell Varco Inc., Workstrings International, International Drilling Services Ltd (IDS), Hilong Holding Ltd, Tenaris SA, and Trubnaya Metallurgicheskaya Kmpny PAO.

Drill Pipe Market Top Players

  1. Hilong Holding Ltd

  2. Hunting PLC

  3. Trubnaya Metallurgicheskaya Kmpny PAO

  4. Tenaris SA

  5. National-Oilwell Varco, Inc.

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Hilong Holding Ltd, Hunting PLC, Trubnaya Metallurgicheskaya Kmpny PAO, Tenaris SA, National-Oilwell Varco, Inc.

Drill Pipe Market Recent Developments

  • As of September 2021, PetroChina planned to invest billions of dollars in developing rare shale oil and gas formations in the northeast of China to meet the demand as it is the world's largest consumer of refined petroleum.
  • In February 2022, Vedanta-Cairn, Directorate General of Hydrocarbons (DGH), and the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas of India announced the discovery of a new exploratory oil block in the district of Barmer, where Vedanta holds 100% participating interest. The company plans for production after carrying out the potential commerciality of the discovery.

Drill Pipe 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 Active Rig Count, till 2022

    4. 4.4 Historic and Demand Forecast of Upstream CAPEX in USD billion, by Onshore and Offshore, 2022-2027

    5. 4.5 Recent Trends and Developments

    6. 4.6 Market Dynamics

      1. 4.6.1 Drivers

      2. 4.6.2 Restraints

    7. 4.7 Supply Chain Analysis

    8. 4.8 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.8.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.8.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers

      3. 4.8.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.8.4 Threat of Substitutes Products and Services

      5. 4.8.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 Type

      1. 5.1.1 Standard Drill Pipe

      2. 5.1.2 Heavy Weight Drill Pipe

      3. 5.1.3 Drill Collar

    2. 5.2 Deployment

      1. 5.2.1 Onshore

      2. 5.2.2 Offshore

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

      2. 5.3.2 Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.3.4 South America

      5. 5.3.5 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 Hunting PLC

      2. 6.3.2 Hilong Group

      3. 6.3.3 International Drilling Services Ltd (IDS)

      4. 6.3.4 TMK Group

      5. 6.3.5 National Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NOV)

      6. 6.3.6 Tenaris SA

      7. 6.3.7 Drill pipe international LLC

      8. 6.3.8 Oil Country Tubular Limited

      9. 6.3.9 Workstrings International

      10. 6.3.10 Texas Steel Conversion Inc. (TSC)

      11. 6.3.11 Tejas Tubular Products Inc.

      12. 6.3.12 DP Master Manufacturing (S) Pte Ltd

      13. 6.3.13 Challenger International Inc.

    4. *List Not Exhaustive

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Drill Pipe Market Research FAQs

The Drill Pipe Market is studied from 2019 - 2028.

The Drill Pipe Market is growing at a CAGR of >4.5% over the next 5 years.

Middle-East and Africa is growing at the highest CAGR over 2019 - 2028.

North America holds highest share in 2021.

Hilong Holding Ltd, Hunting PLC , Trubnaya Metallurgicheskaya Kmpny PAO, Tenaris SA, National-Oilwell Varco, Inc. are the major companies operating in Drill Pipe Market.

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