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Downhole Tools Market Research Report – Forecast to 2030

Downhole Tools Market Report by Application (drilling, completion, formation & evaluation, production, intervention), Type (downhole control tools, handling tools, flow & pressure control tools, drilling tools), and By Region -Forecast till 2030

ID: MRFR/E&P/0560-HCR | December 2022 | Region: Global | 120 Pages         

Downhole Tools Market

Downhole Tools Market is expected to be valued at USD 5.13 Billion with a CAGR of 5.2% Forecast by 2030


By Application Drilling completion Formation & evaluation Production Intervention
By Type Downhole control tools Handling tools Flow & pressure control tools Drilling tools

Key Players

  • Schlumberger (U.S.)
  • Halliburton (U.S.)
  • Baker Hughes (U.S.)
  • Weatherford International (Ireland)
  • National Oilwell Varco Inc. (U.S.)
  • Logan Oil Tools Inc. (U.S.)
  • Wenzel Downhole Tools Ltd. (U.S.). Saint Gobain (France)
  • Oil States International Inc. (India)
  • United Drilling tools (India)
  • Anton Oilfield Services (China)


  • Rise in need to deploy cost-effective means to improve efficacy of well drilling
  • Implementation of new technology in the mature wells
  • Increased shale oil and gas drilling activities
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In addition, the downhole tools market is expected to reach a CAGR of 5.2%, with a significant value over the estimated forecast year of 2022-2030.

Downhole Tools Market overview 

Downhole tools refer to the equipment used for good drilling, interventions and completions. These tools aid in accessing the untapped oil remains beneath the surface and optimizing production levels of the oil wells. Downhole tools commonly include roller centralizers, drilling jars, drag friction, fishing, shock and tubular devices, and drill pipes. These tools are used in the bottom hole assembly for workover operations and are highly efficient in high temperature and pressure conditions. They also aid in maintaining the desired flow and examine the reservoir's properties by analyzing the quality of rock, sand and liquid samples on the wall surface.

The onshore sub-segment is expected to dominate the market during the forecast period due to an increase in onshore oil rigs and oil discoveries globally. Onshore drilling encompasses all the drilling sites on dry land and accounts for 70% of worldwide oil production. Onshore drilling is similar to offshore drilling but without the difficulty of deep-water drilling between the platform and the oil. Significant growth in the oil and gas industry across the globe is one of the key factors creating a positive outlook for the market.

Also, due to the adoption of Downhole tools the oil companies are witnessing an increase in the extraction and production rate of oil. The Downhole tools regulate the flow of oil from the wells. There is a wide range of Downhole tools available in the market. A few of the Downhole tools are drilling pipes, centralizers, tubular tools, fishing tools, shock tools and much more. The major benefits of using Downhole tools enables oil recovery operations, to bring fluids from the surface and improve the lifespan of wells. Further, the Market Value is expected to increase tremendously during the forecast period. 

Downhole Tools Market Key players

  • Excalibre Downhole Tools Ltd. 

  • Schlumberger

  • Anton Oilfield Services

  • Baker Hughes

  • United Drilling tools

  • Weatherford International

  • Oil States International Inc

  • National Oilwell Varco Inc

  • Wenzel Downhole Tools Ltd

  • Logan Oil Tools Inc.

  • Many Others

Industrial News:

The Year 2020 - The United States is one of the largest producers of crude oil and natural gas, which accounted for around 18.6% and 23.7% of global production, respectively, in 2020. The production surged mainly due to the robust drilling of shale gas reserves in the Permian Basin. The Permian Basin is the most important basin and the market for drilling tools in the United States. In 2020, 900 wells were completed drilling in the Permian Basin, creating a huge demand for drilling tools in the United States.

The drilling tools market is fragmented. The key players in the market include NOV Inc., Halliburton Company, Schlumberger Limited, Baker Hughes Company, and Weatherford International plc, among others.

Downhole Tools Market Dynamics 

  • Downhole Tools Market drivers 

The massive growth in drilling activities is a crucial driver for the Downhole tools marketThe Downhole tool is an essential part of the drilling process. The conventional tools are proving to be less efficient than the advanced Downhole tools. The launch of the innovative Downhole tool is another crucial driver for the market. The maturing of oil wells is another driver for the market. The oil wells are rapidly nearing the maturing period. More exploration activities are deploring these resources. Due to this, the use of Downhole tools and other drilling tools are essential.

These drilling tools offer fully optimised oil extraction operations. The wastage and damage of these resources are protected through the use of effective Downhole tools. The growing adoption of the Downhole tools for efficiency is driving the market growth. Also, the population growth and urbanisation is another driver for the market. The population growth is fuelling the demand for oil and petrol. These factors play a major role in the demand and Market Growth. Also, these factors will increase the profitability of the market. 

  • Downhole Tools Market growth opportunities 

The covid 19 pandemics have curbed trade activities across the world. However, trade activities will surge in the upcoming years. It will provide lucrative development opportunities for the Downhole tools market. The capital investments for the market are expected to rise in the upcoming years. It means that the production rate, supply rate and innovation in the market will rise. All these factors will be responsible for maximum growth opportunities during the forecast period. Further, the drilling activities of hydrocarbon wells are expected to rise in the upcoming years. The key players are developing the E&P activities in hydrocarbon wells through technological advancements. These factors will continue to foster the market growth opportunities. 

  • Downhole Tools Market restraints 

The oil and gas industry is facing many challenges due to the pandemic. The revenue losses are massive for the market. The global lockdowns due to the pandemic have much impact on the oil and gas industry. The supply chain disruptions and low demand and production are hampering the overall market growth. Also, the decline in the crude oil price is another factor affecting the Market Trends.

 Due to these challenges in oil and industry, the drilling activities and use of Downhole tools have significantly reduced. This current performance of the market is discouraging investors to involve in new oil and gas exploration projects. The decline in the rate of oil and gas exploration activities is causing many downfalls to the overall market. The economic uncertainty is restricting the overall growth of the Downhole tools market. 

  • Downhole Tools Market challenges 

The use of Downhole tools requires skilled labour. The oil and gas industry requires expertise labour to operate these Downhole tools. The drilling activities in the oil field are a complex process. This equipment is power-intensive and requires care and proper skills to operate. The decline in labour rate due to the covid 19 is drastically affecting the market. The decline in labours working in the field is affecting the adoption of Downhole tools in the oil well, hydrocarbon well and gas wells. However, post covid 19, the labour rate is expected to grow more. Also, the adoption of Downhole tools are expected to increase.  

  • Downhole Tools Market Cumulative growth analysis 

The Downhole Tools market growth remains uniform during the forecast period. The drilling tool segment of the market will witness a height demand rate. Also, the oil and drilling operations are highly complex. The drilling tools such as Downhole make the whole process easy and effective. Also, the operations of Downhole-tools offer safety for the labours. Few market drivers will fuel the overall demand rate of the market. The rising oil and gas exploration activities will constantly fuel the market demand. Further, the rise in capital investments is another factor that will provide growth opportunities for the market. Also, few challenges can have a declining effect on the market. The decline in the demand for the oil and gas industry will restrict the growth of the market. 

  • Downhole Tools Market value chain analysis 

North America is a region that holds the highest Downhole Tools Market ShareThe development of offshore drilling actives across North America is responsible for massive demand in this region. North America is dominationg region in Global Downhole Tools Industry. In recent years, the investments in drilling tools are tremendous in this region. The shale gas exploration activities prove to be more advantageous for the market. The spread of covid 19 has a declining effect on the overall market. However, the market is recovering gradually to increase production and operations. 

Downhole Tools Market Segment overview 

By type 

  • Drilling tools 

  • Handling tools

  • Flow and pressure tools 

  • Downhole control tools 

By application 

  • Drilling 

  • Production 

  • Intervention 

  • Completion 

  • Intervention

By region 

  • Middle East Africa 

  • Asia pacific 

  • Europe 

  • North America 

Downhole Tools Market Regional Analysis 

The Downhole Tools market is diversified into Asia Pacific, Europe, North America and the Middle East. The rising drilling activates is the major cause for the high demand for Downhole tools in North America. North America will lead the other regional players in the forecast period. The oil and gas industry in this region is gaining stability in the forecast period.

Therefore, the demand and growth rate of the global market will be tremendous. The Asia Pacific region is the next largest market. India and China are the key contributors to the market. The increasing rate of drilling and oil exploration activities is causing this surge. During the lockdown, these markets had plenty of restrictions. However, in the upcoming year, there is going to be plenty of developments in the Asia Pacific region. Europe is witnessing exceptional market growth. The hydrocarbon exploration activities are causing much demand in this region. 

Covid analysis 

The outbreak of covid 19 has brought unexpected changes to the global markets. The Downhole Tools market has severe impacts due to the global lockdown. Also, the Downhole tools are crucial equipment in the oilfield. It is a tool used in the drilling, intervention and completion of the oil field. However, the oil and gas industry is facing plenty of challenges in the period. These factors are changing the Market Outlook.

Due to this, the Downhole Tools market is facing plenty of difficulties. Also, the production rate of the market is slowing down during this period. The decrease in production is affecting the market demand. However, the global market is expected to witness plenty of developments in the upcoming years. Also, the growth rate will reach a tremendous rate during the forecast period. 

Recent developments in Downhole Tools Market

  1. The key players of the market are making a massive contract with the national oil company. The key players are trying to supply the best turbo classes and turbo runner tools for the company. This high-end system is useful in the oil and gas completion activity. Also, the key player is providing plenty of other new technologies. 

  1. The key players in the Middle East are taking up three-year directional drilling activity. The increase in onshore drilling activities is causing the rise in new projects.

  1. The key players in the US are taking up a five-year drilling agreement in the market. The key players are offering new technologies and cutting edge tactics in this region. 

Downhole Tools Market Report overview 

  • Market overview highlights 

  • Analysis based upon COVID 19

  • Explanation upon the Market Dynamics

  • Value chain analysis

  • Market segmentation overview

  • The regional analysis

  • Competitive landscape analysis

  • Recent Developments

Report Scope:

Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size   2030: Significant Value
  CAGR   5.2% CAGR (2022-2030)
  Base Year   2021
  Forecast Period   2022-2030
  Historical Data   2019 & 2020
  Forecast Units   Value (USD Million)
  Report Coverage   Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
  Segments Covered   Application and Type
  Geographies Covered   North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW)
  Key Vendors   Schlumberger (U.S.), Halliburton (U.S.), Baker Hughes (U.S.), Weatherford International (Ireland), National Oilwell Varco Inc. (U.S.), Logan Oil Tools Inc. (U.S.), and Wenzel Downhole Tools Ltd. (U.S.). Saint Gobain (France), Oil States International Inc. (India), United Drilling tools (India), Anton Oilfield Services (China), and Excalibre Downhole Tools Ltd. (Canada)
  Key Market Opportunities   Continuous increase in drilling activities across the Globe
  Key Market Drivers

  • Rise in need to deploy cost-effective means to improve efficacy of well drilling
  • Implementation of new technology in the mature wells
  • Increased shale oil and gas drilling activities

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    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

    The downhole tools market can surge at 5.2% CAGR by 2030.

    Baker Hughes (U.S.), National Oilwell Varco Inc. (U.S.), Weatherford International (Ireland), and Logan Oil Tools Inc. (U.S.) are some reputed names in the downhole tools market.

    The downhole tools market can thrive at a high valuation in the end of the study period.

    The rise in need to deploy cost-effective means to improve efficacy of well drilling can cause the downhole tools market to boom.

    The increase in number of exploration activities can boost the North America downhole tools market growth.