Drill Pipe Market Research Report - Global Forecast till 2032

Drill Pipe Market Research Report Information, By Grade (American Petroleum Institute (API) Grade and Premium Grade), By Application (Onshore and Offshore), By Type (Standard Drill Pipe, Heavy Weight Drill Pipe (HWDP)) - Forecast till 2032

ID: MRFR/E&P/2276-CR | 111 Pages | Author: Priya Nagrale | July 2019         

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Drill Pipe Market Size was valued at USD 2406.5 Mn in 2022. The Drill Pipe Market industry is projected to grow from USD 2788 Mn in 2023 to 2,895.2 Mn by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.9% during the forecast period (2023 - 2032).

Drill Pipe Market Overview

Generally, drill pipes refer to thin-walled steel and aluminum alloy piping, which are mainly used for horizontal drilling or to facilitate the drilling of a borehole. Its hollow shape allows the drilling fluid to be pumped down the hole through the bit and the backup of the annuals. However, the drill pipe is just a portion of the drill string that comprises the bottom hole assembly and the drill pipe.

Tool joints connect every section of the drill pipe fitted with two ends. Drill pipes can be categorized into standard drill pipes, heavy weight drill pipes, and drill collars. Drill pipes are used in various applications such as mining, agriculture, oil and gas industry and more. An increase in mining activities along with the development of the new oil and gas fields act as a major driver for the market. On the other hand, the high costs along with the fluctuating prices of raw materials such as crude oil can act as a major constraint for the drill pipe market.

The drill pipe market growth is majorly driven by the increasing oil & gas exploration activities in onshore & offshore sites due to the growing demand for petroleum products and energy. Recent advancements in drilling technology and the decrease in crude oil price has generated substantial market demand for optimizing E&P in current oil fields operating at economical rates. Reduced E&P activities result in reduced oil & gas supply in accordance with the oil & gas demand, which increases the demand for oil & gas.

List of Key Companies Covered in Drill Pipe Market Report 

  • Drill Pipe International LLC. (USA)

  • DP Master Manufacturing Pvt. Ltd. (Singapore)

  • Hilong Group. (China)

  • Jiangyin Long Bright Drill Pipe Manufacture Co. Ltd. (China)

  • Interdril Asia Ltd. (India)

  • National Oilwell Varco (USA)

  • R K Pipe LLC. (USA)

  • Oil Country Tubular Limited (India)

  • Superior Drill Pipe Manufacturing Inc. (USA)

  • Tenaris SA (Luxembourg)

  • Tejas Tubular Products Inc.(USA)

  • Texas Steel Conversion Inc.(USA)

  • TPS-Technitube Röhrenwerke (Germany)

  • TMK Group. (Russia)

  • Vallourec SA (France)

Drill Pipe International LLC is an American vertically integrated drill pipe & HW drill pipe manufacturer serving the domestic downhole industry & overseas, providing a strong financial base. The company owns raw material sourced from its integrated steel plants & tube mill needed to deliver superior quality products at competitive rates in the shortest period.

Recent Development:

June 2023

Platinum Pipe Rentals ("Platinum") has been acquired by Knight Energy Services ("Knight"), a portfolio company of Voyager Interests ("Voyager"). The Permian Basin and the Eagle Ford Shale are the focus of Platinum, a top provider of drill pipe as well as tubing rentals with its headquarters in Odessa, Texas. 

With 18 locations nationwide and a fleet of more than 200,000 rental tools and pieces of equipment, including more than 7 million feet of drill pipe and tubing, the combined company will operate. Knight's headquarters will stay in Houston, while Permian activities will be combined into Platinum's top-notch Odessa plant.

February 2023

A binding business merger agreement between ROC Energy Acquisition Corp. and Drilling Tools International Holdings, Inc. has been signed. Net cash proceeds from the transaction are anticipated to reach up to $217 million, including up to $209 million from ROC's trust account before the impact of any potential redemptions and $45 million from a common stock PIPE, which is anticipated to include significant participation from Fifth Partners, an affiliate of ROC's sponsor.

DTI's capacity to satisfy customer demand is a key factor in the company's success. It operates out of 22 locations across North America, Europe, and the Middle East, and it has a fleet of more than 65,000 tools, including drill pipe, drill collars, stabilizers, crossover subs, and tools for wellbore conditioning.

Additionally, DTI has a proven track record in mergers and acquisitions and has a strong pipeline of potential targets, which the company plans to continue pursuing with the money it receives from this transaction. The management of the Company believes that DTI is well-positioned to achieve purchase prices that present accretive value measures by utilizing its distinct market position, management experience, and established relationships. Many of DTI's targets match the Company's near-term strategic priorities.

The Year 2022

  • 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: Khaleesi, Samurai and Mormont.

Drill Pipe Market Dynamics


  • Rising Automation in O&G industries to Bolster Growth

The increasing automation and investments in rapidly growing oil and gas industries are projected to play a causal role in the development of the drill pine market. Besides, increasing integrations of innovative technologies such as robotics in offshore and onshore drilling activities drive the growth of the market. Moreover, advances in drilling technologies such as horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing escalate market growth. 


  • Spurring Rise in the petroleum industry worldwide to Present Robust Opportunities

The petroleum industry is again gearing up to post lockdown restrictions imposed due to coronavirus spread. This, as a result, is expected to increase the use of drill pipes and petroleum pipes that occupy a very important position in the drilling industry. Drill pipes demonstrate a huge amount of potential to save expenses and reduce the costs of drilling activities.

The consumption of oil well pipes can be calculated based on the annual drilling scale. The mechanics and environmental behavior of drill pipes have an important influence on the adoption of advanced technology and the increase in production and efficiency in the oil industry. Additionally, emerging markets across the globe present untapped opportunities for drill pipe used in the O&G industry. Emerging countries would offer a host of lucrative opportunities to global firms in the near future.


  • Lack of Interoperability to Restrain Market Growth

The lack of interoperability is a prominent factor projected to restrict the development of the market. These interoperability issues in several countries could restraint the ongoing market growth, negatively impacting the sales and use of drill pipes in the coming years. This is because drill pipes lack interoperability standards. The drill pipe industry needs to develop RFID interoperability standards that have not been used in the oil and gas industry ubiquitously as in other fields.


  • Fluctuating Raw Material Prices to Challenge Players

Price fluctuations of key raw materials across countries could be a major challenge for the players. Also, the demand-supply gap in raw material required for the drill pipe production poses challenges to the manufacturers.

Cumulative Growth Analysis

  • Market Share to Expand at a Strong Rate

Along with urbanization and industrialization across the globe, the increasing population would expand the drill pipe market share at a strong rate. Furthermore, geothermal power is estimated to play a key role in the drill pipe market, driving the energy transition.

Advances in deep-drilling technology for fracking and developments of new methods of tapping into the earth’s limitless underground supplies of oil & gas demonstrate huge market opportunities. Also, high cost accessing deep geothermal energy and initial government support would provide a much-required impetus to the market growth.

Drill Pipe Market Segment Overview

The market is segmented into three major dynamics by grade, application, and region. Based on grade, the market is sub-segmented into API grade and premium grade. The API grade segment holds the largest market share, as it can be manufactured as per the specifications developed and approved by API. Standard API approved drill pipe grades are X-95, E-75, G-105, and S-135.

On the basis of application, the drill pipe market is sub-segmented into onshore and offshore. Due to the ability to conduct drilling operations under the earth’s surface, the onshore segment accounts for the maximum market share, not covered in underwater drilling.

By region, the market is bifurcated into Americas (US, Canada, Mexico, Rest-of-North America), Europe (Germany, UK, France, Italy, and Rest-of-Europe), Asia Pacific (China, Japan, India, South Korea, and Rest-of-the-APAC), and Rest-of-the-World.

Drill Pipe Market Regional Analysis

North America to Maintain its Winning Streak

North America has remained the market leader since 2018 and could continue to maintain its winning streak throughout the assessment period. The market is driven by advances in drilling technologies such as horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing.

Moreover, high grade finds in rare earth exploration sites and new hydrocarbon reserves in the region influence the market growth. The US holds the largest share in the regional market due to advancements in unconventional drilling technologies, attracting substantial investments for oil and gas drilling projects.

Europe Seizes Second Highest Share in Global Market

Europe captures the second biggest share in the global drill pipe market. This growth attributes to the drop in oil prices and lower costs for drilling operations in the region. Additionally, developments in unconventional drilling technologies and discoveries of vast hydrocarbon resources in shale basins increase the drill pipe market size.

Many European countries are initiating, transforming regulations to increase the use of drill pipe in oilfield applications, this would resultantly increase the market share of the region. Moreover, well-developed oilfield infrastructure, increasing drilling activities, and the increasing demand for fossil fuels in the region foster the uptake of drill pipes in the oilfields.

Drill Pipe Market COVID-19 Analysis

The COVID-19 outbreak affected most industries across the world. The novel coronavirus lockdown resulted in the closing down of several manufacturing facilities, causing huge revenue losses in end-use. The pandemic put a brake on the production of drill pipes and key raw materials, which, in turn, spiked the prices and lowered the demand.

With the deteriorating market due to Covid-19 and oil price declines, MRFR states that many drill pipe companies faced non-cash impairment in respect of certain idle drilling units. On the bright side, the steadily increasing demand for petroleum products and energy can favor the drill pipe market in the years ahead. With the industry players intending to ensure that all customer, vendor, and employee obligations are met without interruption, the market is gradually coming back to normal.

Scope of the Report

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This report examines the demand-supply scenario, pricing structure, profit margins, production, and value chain analysis influencing the drill pipe market growth. Regional assessment explained in this report unlocks a plethora of untapped opportunities in regional and domestic market places. Detailed company profiling in the region enables users to evaluate company shares analysis, emerging product lines, the scope of the product in new markets, pricing strategies, innovation possibilities, and much more.

Competitive Landscape

Players Focus on M&A Activities and R&D Investments to Gain Impetus

The drill pipe market is appears fragmented due to the presence of established industry players. Global vendors are increasingly facing fierce rivalry from each other and from local firms, who are growing aware of industry regulations for suppliers. Therefore, eminent players seek opportunities to deeply integrate across the extended value chain while focusing on the expansion of production facilities, R&D investments, and M&A activities to gain impetus.

Drill Pipe Market Segmentation

By Application

  • Onshore

  • Offshore

By Grade

  • API

  • Premium

By Type

  • Standard Drill Pipe,

  • Heavy Weight Drill Pipe (HWDP)

By Region

  • North America

  • Europe

  • Asia Pacific

  • Rest-of-the-World (RoW)

Report Scope:

Report Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size 2022 USD 2406.5 Mn
Market Size 2023 USD 2788 Mn
Market Size 2032 2,895.2 Mn
CAGR 3.9% CAGR (2023-2032)
Base Year 2022
Forecast Period 2023-2032
Historical Data 2019 & 2021
Forecast Units Value (USD Million)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered Grade, Type and Application
Geographies Covered North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW)
Key Vendors Drill Pipe International LLC. (USA), DP Master Manufacturing Pvt. Ltd. (Singapore), Hilong Group. (China), Jiangyin Long Bright Drill Pipe Manufacture Co. Ltd. (China), Interdril Asia Ltd. (India), National Oilwell Varco (USA), R K Pipe LLC. (USA), Oil Country Tubular Limited (India), Superior Drill Pipe Manufacturing Inc. (USA), Tenaris SA (Luxembourg), Tejas Tubular Products Inc.(USA), Texas Steel Conversion Inc.(USA), TPS-Technitube Röhrenwerke (Germany), TMK Group. (Russia), Vallourec SA (France)
Key Market Opportunities Spurring rise in the petroleum industry worldwide
Key Market Drivers Increasing automation and investments in rapidly growing oil and gas industries

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Global drill pipe market is expected to grow at 3.9% CAGR from 2023 to 2032.

Tenaris, National Oilwell Varco, Tejas Tubular Products, Inc., DP-Master Manufacturing (S) Pte Ltd, Texas Steel Conversion, Inc., Jiangyin Long Bright Drill Pipe Manufacture Co. Ltd, TMK Group, Oil Country Tubular Limited, Superior Drill pipe Manufacturing, DRILL PIPE INTERNATIONAL, LLC, VALLOUREC, Hilong Group of Companies, TPS-Technitube Röhrenwerke GmbH, and RK Pipe & Supply, LLC are key players of the global drill pipe market.

The onshore application can gain a large share of the global drill pipe market till 2032.

North America is touted to be lucrative for the global drill pipe market till 2032.

Global drill pipe market valuation can reach 2,895.2 Mn during forecast period.

Key Questions Answered

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  • To understand the capability of the major players based on products offered, financials, and strategies.
  • Identify disrupting products, companies, and trends.
  • To identify opportunities in the market.
  • Analyze the key challenges in the market.
  • Analyze the regional penetration of players, products, and services in the market.
  • Comparison of major players’ financial performance.
  • Evaluate strategies adopted by major players.
  • Recommendations
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