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Downhole Tools Market Trends

ID: MRFR//0560-HCR | 120 Pages | Author: Chitranshi Jaiswal| July 2024

Global Downhole Tools Market Overview:


Downhole Tools Market Size was valued at USD 3.6 Billion in 2023. The Downhole Tools Market industry is projected to grow from USD 3.79 Billion in 2024 to USD 5.5 Billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.77% during the forecast period (2024 - 2032). Increased need for low-cost methods to improve well drilling efficiency and the implementation of new technology in established wells are the key market drivers enhancing the market growth.


Global Downhole Tools Market Overview


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Downhole Tools Market Trends




  • Extensive Drilling Activities to Boost Market Growth




Market CAGR for downhole tools is being driven by the increased drilling operations around the world are mostly due to increased demand for oil and gas. To meet the need for hydrocarbons, developed and emerging economies are heavily investing in exploration and production activities. The oil and gas boom was fueled by population growth and continuous urbanisation. As a result, the high demand for drilling operations will drive the expansion of the downhole tools market.


The key market drivers have always been the oil and gas industry's continual technological breakthroughs in exploration and production. Globally increasing drilling activity and increased demand for the commodity have propelled market growth. Market leaders are constantly focusing on new technologies in order to remain competitive and improve drilling operations with lowest expense and a greater ROP. 


Despite numerous downturns in the oil and gas business, technological breakthroughs in drilling have significantly raised output levels and company profitability over the years. Market leaders can now increase their oil and gas reserves by using horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing. These reserves are located in low-permeability geological strata, and normal drilling needs a significant investment to extract them.


A increase in trade activity will create profitable prospects for local businesses. As a result, increased manufacturing operations are expected to stymie the hydrocarbon industry. Furthermore, increased per capita energy consumption in developed and emerging countries contributes significantly to market growth.


Furthermore, crude oil prices showed signs of recovery, improving at a rapid pace. Onshore projects are easier to get started than offshore ventures. As a result of the optimism associated with crude oil price recovery, onshore projects are likely to rise significantly during the forecast period, fuelling demand for downhole drilling tools. Thus, driving the Downhole Tools Market revenue.


Downhole Tools Market Segment Insights:


Downhole Tools Application Insights


The Downhole Tools Market segmentation, based on application includes drilling, completion, formation & evaluation, production, intervention. Drilling wells category dominated the market in 2022. Drilling wells in petroleum fields is a hard undertaking, and managing a drilling rig fleet is an even more complex challenge with several financial motives. The most difficult challenge is determining the course of rig movements between the target drilling locations. 


A large amount of money is spent on good drilling to produce oil and gas. As a result, well intervention is often employed to reach the highest possible levels of output. To sustain production levels, the breadth of the well intervention extends from replacing failed downhole tools to modifying flow dynamics and swapping out equipment.


Downhole Tools Type Insights


The Downhole Tools Market segmentation, based on application, includes downhole control tools, handling tools, flow & pressure control tools, drilling tools. During the forecast period, the drilling tools segment is predicted to contribute significantly in terms of revenue share. This segment's dominance can be attributed to the increased use of drilling instruments in oil and gas production activities due to their capacity to drill to great depths. 


Downhole drilling tools provide several advantages, including the fact that the energy is not affected by well depth or drilling fluid, that the tool may be controlled from the surface by modifying the energy, and that the energy is stable and has no time restriction. These are some of the primary variables contributing to an increase in demand for downhole drilling gear, which is driving revenue growth in this market.


Figure1: Downhole Tools Market, by Application, 2022 & 2032 (USD Billion)


Downhole Tools Market, by Application, 2022 & 2032


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Downhole Tools Regional Insights


By region, the study provides the market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of the World. The North American Downhole Tools Market area will dominate this market, due to rising number of oil and gas exploration and production activity in the region. 


Furthermore, the vast number of mature oilfields in North America, as well as the introduction of more technologically advanced instruments, is driving market expansion. Increasing demand for crude oil and gas as a result of rising energy consumption and rapid industrialisation is another significant factor expected to promote market expansion in the region.


Further, the major countries studied in the market report are The US, Canada, German, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil.


Figure2: Downhole Tools Market Share By Region 2022 (USD Billion)


Downhole Tools Market Share By Region 2022


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


EuropeDownhole Tools Market accounts for the second-largest market share due to escalated oil and gas drilling activity in the country. Further, the German Downhole Tools Market held the largest market share, and the UK Downhole Tools Market was the fastest growing market in the European region


The Asia-Pacific Downhole Tools Market is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR from 2023 to 2032. This is due to growth in offshore activities in the region and increasing need for innovative downhole technology and equipment. Moreover, China’s Downhole Tools Market held the largest market share, and the Indian Downhole Tools Market was the fastest growing market in the Asia-Pacific region.


Downhole Tools Key Market Players & Competitive Insights


Leading market players are investing heavily in research and development in order to expand their product lines, which will help the Downhole Tools Market, grow even more. Market participants are also undertaking a variety of strategic activities to expand their footprint, with important market developments including new product launches, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, higher investments, and collaboration with other organizations. To expand and survive in a more competitive and rising market climate, Downhole downhole tools industry must offer cost-effective items.


Manufacturing locally to minimize operational costs is one of the key business tactics used by manufacturers in the Downhole Tools industry to benefit clients and increase the market sector. In recent years, the Downhole Tools industry has offered some of the most significant advantages to medicine. Major players in the Downhole Tools Market, including Saint Gobain (France), Oil States International Inc. (India), United Drilling tools (India), Anton Oilfield Services (China), and Excalibre Downhole Tools Ltd. (Canada) and others, are attempting to increase market demand by investing in research and development operations.


Schlumberger Limited, sometimes known as SLB, is an oilfield services provider. It is the world's largest offshore drilling company as well as the world's largest offshore drilling contractor by revenue as of 2022. Schlumberger N.V. is based in Willemstad, Curaçao, and trades on the New York Stock Exchange, Euronext Paris, the London Stock Exchange, and the SIX Swiss Exchange. 


Its primary executive offices are in Houston, Texas. Conrad and Marcel Schlumberger of Alsace started Schlumberger in Paris in 1926 as the Electric Prospecting Company (French: Société de prospection électrique). In January 2021, Schlumberger introduced Autonomous Directional Drilling, which offers solutions for autonomously steering through any segment of the wellbore. It makes use of a sophisticated and dynamic downhole automated control system that evaluates and responds on data in real time.


Vertex Resource Group Ltd. (Vertex) is a Sherwood Park-based publicly traded environmental services firm that trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under the ticker VTX. Since 2005, Terry Stephenson has served as president. The company has grown organically and via acquisitions to provide services throughout Western Canada and select portions of the United States. Vertex has origins dating back to 1962, when the acquired company Three Star Trucking Ltd. was founded. 


In June 2021, Vertex Downhole Ltd. has announced a significant improvement to its LogIT software and associated firmware for its industry-leading MWD tools. The Vertex MWD tool platform is also a proprietary high-speed telemetry system, and its superior design offers significant savings in ongoing running expenses.


Key Companies in the Downhole Tools market include



  • 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)


Downhole Tools Industry Developments


In March 2021, Omega Well Intervention, a famous well intervention service, and Wellpro Group established a strategic agreement to deliver downhole instruments to the Middle East and North African markets. The agreement will integrate both firms' intervention expertise.


In January 2020, A national oil company awarded Deep Casing Tools and its associate partner Innovaciones Petroleras Omega (InPO) a contract. The company will deliver best-in-class turbine-powered tools TurboCaser and Turborunner, as well as additional support in the form of innovative innovations. Advanced tools that utilise a high-speed turbine system to place casing and completion at the desired depth.


In September 2019, Weatherford has been granted a three-year contract for directional drilling by Abu Dhabi Company for Offshore Petroleum Operations Limited (ADNOC). The firm will offer directional drilling services in order to boost offshore production in the UAE. The contract is valued approximately USD 220 million.


Downhole Tools Market Segmentation:


Downhole Tools Market By Application Outlook



  • Drilling

  • completion

  • Formation & evaluation

  • Production

  • Intervention


Downhole Tools Market By Type Outlook



  • Downhole control tools

  • Handling tools

  • Flow & pressure control tools

  • Drilling tools

  • Impurity Control Tools


Downhole Tools Regional Outlook



  • North America

    • US

    • Canada



  • Europe

    • Germany

    • France

    • UK

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Rest of Europe



  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • Japan

    • India

    • Australia

    • South Korea

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific



  • Rest of the World

    • Middle East

    • Africa

    • Latin America



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