Mud Tanks Market Size, Share, Opportunities, And Trends By Shape Type (Square, Cone), By End User (Oil & Gas, Mining), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2023 To 2028

  • Published : Mar 2023
  • Report Code : KSI061614820
  • Pages : 135

A mud tank is a cone-shaped open-top container made of square steel tubes and plates. In a drilling rig, they are used for boring operations or to mix and store drilling fluid. The initial incarnation of a mud tank was pits excavated into the earth and used to store things. These are the most often used tank systems in drilling operations. Depending on the work, several types and sizes of mud tanks are available; some have screens, while others do not, and some may be used with or without gas packs. Mud tanks are utilized in drilling operations, both offshore and onshore, and in mining practices which is a driving factor and will boost the mud tank market during the forecasted period.

The increasing mining practices will boost the mud tank market.

Mud tanks are a significant component of mining practices, as miners employ them as a way of storing and transferring polluted sludge from a mining site. In mining operations, mud and other elements are discovered below the surface and must be retrieved through mining into reservoirs like tanks. In February 2023, the Jamkani coal mining operation begins in Sundargarh, Odisha. According to the ministry of coal, in august 2022, allocation orders were issued for 12 coal mines included by the Coal Mine Development and Production Agreement (CMDPA), The total Peak Rate Capacity (PRC) of the 12 coal mines for which allocation or vesting orders have been issued is 21 million tonnes per year (MTPA), while the geological reserve is 2.300 million tonnes (mt). These mines are estimated to create an annual income of 3,569 crores based on PRC, with a capital investment of 3,208 crores. It will, directly and indirectly, employ around 28,800 people. As a result of increasing mining practices, the need for mud tank usage will also increase, which will boost the expansion of the mud tank market.

The rising demand in the oil and gas sector will boost the market.

Mud tanks are important in the oil and gas industries because they can mix, treat, and store drilling fluids. They are also used in methods to remove unwanted particles and silt from drilling and boring systems. Mud tanks, each with a different capacity, can be utilized for a range of storage duties relating to the oil and gas industries. Mud tanks for land rigs can store around 240 barrels. As the oil and gas industry processes improve and new projects take place, the need for mud tanks will rise. For instance, In September 2022, Shell PLC subsidiary of Sarawak Shell Bhd. (SSB) and partnered with PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd., for the Rosmari-Marjoram gas project, which includes an onshore gas plant (OGP) in Bintulu, Sarawak, Malaysia, to process natural gas produced from the Rosmari-Marjoram project in Block SK318, about 220 km offshore Sarawak, which has reached final investment decision (FID) and around 800 MMcfd of gas that will be produced by the Rosmari-Marjoram development by 2026. According to the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, in July 2022, altogether 14 oil and gas infrastructure projects worth Rs. 1539.97 crores were finished by ONGC, IOCL, HPCL, BPCL, CPCL, and NRL. As the developments in the oil and gas sector are taking place which will propel the demand for mud tanks and will boost the market growth.

During the forecast period, the Middle East and Africa region is expected to boost a market growth

The mud tank market is expected to expand due to an increase in offshore oil and gas deposits in several Middle Eastern and African regions, such as the South Pars Gas Complex in the Persian Gulf, the world's largest gas field, and discoveries of oil and gas resources in the eastern Mediterranean Sea, which are expected to drive mud tank market growth. The Angolan offshore, one of Africa's most appealing possibilities, is attracting major investment. Generally, the drilling and mining results have been outstanding, and recent exploration has resulted in several high-impact finds which have increased the use of mud tanks. In January 2020, Eni announces the start-up of its offshore Agogo oilfield in the Angolan seas, located in the 15/06 Block. The drilling of the Agogo-1 well at a depth of 2,000 meters marked the beginning of operations. The Agogo-1 well was drilled at a depth of roughly 1700 meters to kick off the project. Current production is about 10,000 barrels of oil per day, with plans to increase to 20,000 barrels per day in the next months. The increasing drilling and mining projects are driving the mud tank market in the middle east and Africa region. For instance, In Nov 2022, three new offshore drilling contracts worth a combined $800 million have been awarded to Saipem, two in West Africa and one each in the Middle East and Africa. The expenditures related to leasing the vessel for the work are deducted from its assessed value. In December 2022, Mining permits given in Saudi Arabia increased by 81%. Saudi Arabia issued 38 new mining licenses in November 2022, up from 21 the previous month, as the industry continues to expand in accordance with the Vision 2030 economic diversification strategy. The Kingdom currently has 2,201 mining exploration licenses, up from 2,164 in October 2022.

Large hydrocarbon deposits are known to exist in the Middle East, and countries like Saudi Arabia and Qatar are aggressively growing their fleets to improve their capabilities for exploration and production (E&P). The majority of nations boosting their fleet sizes include Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. In November 2019, ANDOC announced an expansion in its major rig fleet. By 2025, ADNOC intends to purchase a sizable number of rigs. And to support the company's aspirations for upstream growth and the realization of its 2030 Smart Growth Plan, to help ADNOC reach its goal of producing 5 million barrels per day of oil by 2030. These projects and plans in the oil and gas sector and in mining industries show that the Middle East and Africa region has the potential to grow in the mud tank market

Market Key Developments.

  • The GN solid control mud tanks are frequently used for the installation of solids control equipment, mud storage, mud mixing, and other purposes. The company classifies the tanks it develops and manufactures into square tanks and cone-shaped tanks based on the form of the tank bottom.
  • The NOVs, the two-tank “BRANDT Perfect Mud Tank System” has an overall active capacity of mud tanks of about 1,318 bbl. The system is fully equipped with all the necessary solids control machinery for efficient operations.

Mud Tanks Market Scope:


Report Metric Details
Growth Rate CAGR during the forecast period
Base Year 2021
Forecast Period 2023 – 2028
Forecast Unit (Value) USD Billion
Segments Covered Shape Type, End-User, and Geography
Regions Covered North America, South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific
Companies Covered GN Solid Control, NOV Inc., Tangshan Dachuan Machinery Co. ltd, Technostrength Pvt. Ltd, Lake Petro, Arabian Industries Manufacturing Co LLC (Arabian Industries LLC), Adler Tank Rentals, LLC, Xian KOSUN Environmental Engineering Co., Ltd
Customization Scope Free report customization with purchase



  • By Shape Type
    • Square
    • Cone
  • By End-User
    • Oil & Gas
    • Mining
  • By Geography
    • North America
      • USA
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America
      •  Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others
    • Europe
      • Germany
      • UK
      • France
      • Spain
      • Others
    • Middle East and Africa
      • Suadi Arabia
      • UAE
      • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • China
      • Japan
      • South Korea
      • India
      • Australia
      • Others


1.1. Market Overview

1.2. Market Definition

1.3. Scope of the Study

1.4. Market Segmentation

1.5. Currency

1.6. Assumptions

1.7. Base, and Forecast Years Timeline


2.1. Research Data

2.2. Assumptions


3.1. Research Highlights


4.1. Market Drivers

4.2. Market Restraints

4.3. Market Opportunities

4.4. Porter’s Five Force Analysis

4.4.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers

4.4.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers

4.4.3. Threat of New Entrants

4.4.4. Threat of Substitutes

4.4.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry

4.5. Industry Value Chain Analysis


5.1. Introduction

5.2. Square

5.3. Cone


6.1. Introduction

6.2. Oil & Gas

6.3. Mining


7.1. Introduction

7.2. North America

7.2.1. USA

7.2.2. Canada

7.2.3. Mexico

7.3. South America

7.3.1.  Brazil

7.3.2. Argentina

7.3.3. Others

7.4. Europe

7.4.1. Germany

7.4.2. UK

7.4.3. France

7.4.4. Spain

7.4.5. Others

7.5. Middle East and Africa

7.5.1. Suadi Arabia

7.5.2. UAE

7.5.3. Others

7.6. Asia Pacific

7.6.1. China

7.6.2. Japan

7.6.3. South Korea

7.6.4. India

7.6.5. Australia

7.6.6. Others


8.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis

8.2. Emerging Players and Market Lucrativeness

8.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations

8.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix


9.1. GN Solid Control

9.2. NOV Inc.

9.3. Tangshan Dachuan Machinery Co. ltd

9.4. Technostrength Pvt. Ltd

9.5. Lake Petro

9.6. Arabian Industries Manufacturing Co LLC (Arabian Industries LLC)

9.7. Adler Tank Rentals, LLC

9.8. Xian KOSUN Environmental Engineering Co., Ltd

GN Solid Control

NOV Inc.

Tangshan Dachuan Machinery Co. ltd

Technostrength Pvt. Ltd

Lake Petro

Arabian Industries Manufacturing Co LLC (Arabian Industries LLC)

Adler Tank Rentals, LLC

Xian KOSUN Environmental Engineering Co., Ltd