Offshore Drilling Market Size, Share, Opportunities, And Trends By Rig Type (Jackups, Submersible, Drillships, Others), By Water Depth (Shallow, Mid, Deep, Ultradeep), By Application Type (Oil Extraction, Natural Gas Extraction), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2023 To 2028

  • Published : Feb 2023
  • Report Code : KSI061614465
  • Pages : 138

During offshore drilling, a wellbore is mechanically excavated into the seabed. It is usually done to seek for and subsequently extract petroleum trapped in the geological formations of the seafloor. Although the phrase can also apply to drilling in lakes, inshore waterways, and inland seas, it is most commonly used to refer to drilling on the continental shelf.

Due to technological breakthroughs like the Internet of Things (IoT), robots, artificial intelligence (AI), and others, the globe is undergoing a significant economic transition period. Furthermore, the market is projected to benefit from the high demand for consumer products as a result of increased purchasing power. Infrastructure, welfare programs, and innovation and technology are all areas where developed and emerging countries are heavily spending. This increases the demand for hydrocarbons. As a result, local businesses are stepping up their E&P efforts to supply the home market, and cutting back on oil and gas imports will ensure the development of offshore drilling facilities to establish around the world.

The demand for crude oil will boost the expansion of the offshore drilling industry.

The market for offshore drilling is expanding as a result of rising crude oil demand. Also, as onshore oil and gas wells get older, demand for offshore drilling rigs will increase.

The majority of petroleum products were used more in 2021 than in 2020. According to the EIA, the average daily petroleum consumption in the United States in 2021 was around 19.89 million barrels, for a total of roughly 7.26 billion barrels. Because of the U.S. economy's recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic reaction impacts, overall U.S. petroleum consumption was around 8% higher in 2021 than it was in 2020.

This shows the demand for petroleum is high which shows the need for crude oil and demonstrates that the market for offshore drilling rigs is expanding as a result of the rising demand and consumption for crude oil.

The increase in demand for electricity will boost the global market for offshore drilling market.

The increase in world population is driving up the electricity demand, which drives up the need for oil and gas for the production of non-renewable sources of electricity which will grow the offshore Drilling Market. The high-power consumption of some highly populated nations, including China, India, and the United States, is a major driver of market potential.

The International Energy Agency (IEA), projects that the worldwide electricity demand will increase by 2.1% year through 2040, increasing the percentage of electricity in total energy consumption from 19% in 2018 to 24% in 2040. Additionally, 36% of the power produced globally at the moment comes from non-renewable sources. Oil and gas are necessary for fossil fuel-powered facilities to run smoothly and provide a consistent amount of energy. Urbanization and industrialization in emerging nations are happening more quickly than they have in the past, which will force oil and gas output to increase, which will affect offshore drilling market trends.

According to the Statistical Review of World Energy, 2022 report by BP the electricity consumption globally has increased by 6.2% % from 2020 to 2021 that is from 2020 26889.2 TWH has raised to 28466.3 TWH of electricity consumption. Thus, we can predict that due to the increase in the electricity demand worldwide in increasing year-on-year the demand for oil and gas in electricity production will affect the offshore drilling market towards growth.

During the forecast period, Middle-East and Africa tend to grow in Offshore Drilling Market

Offshore oil and gas deposits are substantial in several Middle Eastern and African countries. 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 are also expected to promote market growth. The Angolan offshore is one of Africa's most promising possibilities, attracting major investment. Drilling results have been generally encouraging, and recent exploration has yielded several high-impact discoveries. In January 2020 Eni started drilling the Agogo-1 deepwater well and got exploration rights to Block 28 in the Namibia Basin, while Total, which has been active in Angola for almost 60 years, received Block 29. The Agogo-1 well was drilled at a depth of roughly 1700 meters to kick off the project. The rate of production is roughly 10,000 barrels per day in 2020, with a target of 20,000 barrels per day in the coming years.

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. Its value is assessed less the costs associated with the vessel leasing for the works.

The Middle East is recognized for its enormous hydrocarbon reserves, and nations like Saudi Arabia and Qatar are actively expanding their fleets to strengthen their exploration and production (E&P) capacities. Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates are predominantly expanding their fleet sizes. To help the company's upstream growth ambitions and the fulfillment of its 2030 Smart Growth Strategy, In November 2019   ANDOC announced a large rig fleet increase to assist ADNOC to attain its target of 5 million barrels per day of oil production by 2030. ADNOC also plans to buy dozens of rigs by 2025. These projects and plans show that this region has the potential to grow and can grow in the Offshore Drilling Market

Market Key Developments.

  • In December 2021, the Introduction of the Horizon56 Branch by Maersk Drilling will digitalize offshore drilling. To advance future research and commercialization in offshore drilling, the solution, known as RigFlow, has now been separated into the digitally-oriented business known as Horizon56 A/S.

Offshore Drilling 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 Rig Type, Water Depth, Application Type,  And Geography
 Regions Covered North America, South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific
 Companies Covered SLB, Dynamic Drilling, Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc., ARO Drilling, Transocean Ltd., Baker Hughes, Seadrill Limited, D.P Jindal Group, Enterprise Offshore Drilling, Nobel Corporation  
 Customization Scope Free report customization with purchase



  • By Rig Type
    • Jackups
    • Submersible
    • Drillships
    • Others
  • By Water Depth
    • Shallow
    • Mid
    • Deep
    • Ultradeep
  • By Application Type
    • Oil Extraction
    • Natural Gas Extraction
  • 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. Jackups

5.3. Submersible 

5.4. Drillships

5.5. Others


6.1. Introduction

6.2. Shallow

6.3. Mid

6.4. Deep

6.5. Ultradeep


7.1. Introduction

7.2. Oil Extraction

7.3. Natural Gas Extraction


8.1. Introduction

8.2. North America

8.2.1. USA

8.2.2. Canada

8.2.3. Mexico

8.3. South America

8.3.1.  Brazil

8.3.2. Argentina

8.3.3. Others

8.4. Europe

8.4.1. Germany

8.4.2. UK

8.4.3. France

8.4.4. Spain

8.4.5. Others

8.5. Middle East and Africa

8.5.1. Suadi Arabia

8.5.2. UAE

8.5.3. Others

8.6. Asia Pacific

8.6.1. China

8.6.2. Japan

8.6.3. South Korea

8.6.4. India

8.6.5. Australia

8.6.6. Others


9.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis

9.2. Emerging Players and Market Lucrativeness

9.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations

9.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix


10.1.  SLB 

10.2. Dynamic Drilling 

10.3. Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc. 

10.4. ARO Drilling 

10.5. Transocean Ltd. 

10.6. Baker Hughes 

10.7. Seadrill Limited 

10.8. D.P Jindal Group 

10.9. Enterprise Offshore Drilling

10.10. Nobel Corporation 


Dynamic Drilling

Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc.

ARO Drilling

Transocean Ltd.

Baker Hughes

Seadrill Limited

D.P Jindal Group

Enterprise Offshore Drilling

Nobel Corporation