The global offshore decommissioning market is anticipated to witness an exponential growth in the forecast period. Offshore decommissioning of aging oil & gas platforms and subsea wells is essential in order to save the environment. Decommissioning‘s purpose is the safe elimination of the equipment that is used for oil or gas production and exploration and to dispose them off at the end of their production.
The factors that propel the growth of the market include maturing oil and aging platforms and gas fields, increasing oil and gas platforms around the world, low oil price, environmental concerns, and increasingly stringent decommissioning regulations. On the other hand, there are factors that may hamper the growth of the market including high cost associated with offshore decommissioning projects, stringent environmental law and regulations, and a decline in prices of oil.
The offshore decommissioning market is anticipated to expand at a significant CAGR in the upcoming period as the scope, product types, and its applications are increasing across the globe. The market could be explored by service type, depth, structure, removal, and geography.
Market could be explored by service type as Platform Removal, Well Plugging & Abandonment, Others. The “Well Plugging and Abandonment Service” segment led the offshore decommissioning market in 2016 and will continue to lead in the forecast period. The key factors that could be attributed to the growth of the market include increasing regulatory requirements for appropriate abandonment of unproductive reserves and growing environmental concerns.
Based on depth, market could span Shallow and Deepwater. The “Shallow Water” segment led the market in 2016 and will continue to lead in the forecast period. The key factors that may be attributed to the growth of the market include less expensive than Deepwater. The market could be explored based on structure as topsides, other infrastructure. The market could be explored based on removal as Leave in Place, Complete and Partial.
Europe accounted for the major share of the market in 2017 and will continue to lead in the forecast period. The factors that could be attributed to the growth include growing oilfields and high expenditure in the North Sea and the UK. The ceasing of foremost oilfields and outstanding governing framework is confirming high pace of offshore decommissioning market in Europe. Europe is followed by North American and Asia-Pacific region owing to maturing oilfields in the Gulf of Mexico with the huge number of platforms decommissioning every year. Furthermore, Asia-Pacific is anticipated to show significant growth rate due to the surge of aging oilfields.
Some of the key players that fuel the growth of the offshore decommissioning market comprise Aker Solutions, Petrofac Limited, AF Gruppen, TechnipFMC plc., Deep ocean Group Holding B.V., Ramboll Group, Allseas, Amec Foster Wheeler, PLC., DNV GL AS, and Claxton Engineering Services, Ltd. The leading companies are taking up partnerships, mergers and acquisitions, and joint ventures in order to boost the inorganic growth of the industry.
Geographically, this report is segmented into several key Regions, with production, revenue (million USD), market share and growth rate of Offshore Decommissioning in these regions, from 2013 to 2025 (forecast), covering
• North America
• Southeast Asia
Global Offshore Decommissioning market competition by top manufacturers, with production, price, revenue (value) and market share for each manufacturer; the top players including
• Amec Foster Wheeler
• Aker Solutions ASA
• Ramboll Grooup
• AF Gruppen ASA
• John Wood Group
• Tetra Technologies
• British Petroleum
• Total S.A.
• Exxon Mobil
• Royal Dutch Shell
On the basis of product, this report displays the production, revenue, price, market share and growth rate of each type, primarily split into
• Sub infrastructure
On the basis of the end users/applications, this report focuses on the status and outlook for major applications/end users, (sales), market share and growth rate for each application, including
• Shallow Water
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