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Market Leader - Digital Oilfield Market

The global digital oilfield market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.09%, from 2017 to 2022. The market in Europe is estimated to be the largest market for digital oilfield, followed by the North American market in 2017. This trend is expected to continue till 2022. Increasing oil & gas production, shale gas extraction especially in North America region, and fluctuating oil prices have driven the adoption of automation and digitization techniques for improving the oilfield process efficiencies thereby driving the digital oilfield market

The digital oilfield market is dominated by a few global players mainly from North American region. The key players in the digital oilfield market include integrators such as Schlumberger (US), Weatherford (Switzerland), Halliburton (US), BHGE (US), National Oilwell Varco (US), and equipment providers such as ABB (Switzerland), Emerson (US), Rockwell (US), and Siemens (Germany).

Major strategies adopted by the players are new product launches; contracts & agreements; partnerships, collaborations, alliances, and joint ventures; mergers & acquisitions; and investments & expansions from 2014 to January 2018. New product launches were the most commonly adopted strategy. Industry players also adopted contracts & agreements, and mergers & acquisitions, which were the second and third most widely followed strategies, respectively, during the same period.

Schlumberger is a leading provider of services, products, technologies, information solutions, and integrated project management for the global oil & gas exploration and production industry. The company conducts its business through three segments, namely, reservoir characterization, drilling, and production. The production group segment includes multiple products and services such as artificial lifts, well services, completions, well intervention, water services, integrated production services, and production management services. The company also provides software and service solutions for production, drilling and reservoir optimizations. The company has adopted mergers & acquisitions and new product launches as its key strategies. In December 2017, Schlumberger acquired Weatherford hydraulic fracturing business in US. This would enable the company to compete with major companies such as Halliburton in the market. In September 2017, the company launched Delfi Cognitive E&P environment to strengthen the integration between geophysics, geology, reservoir engineering, drilling, and production domains.

Baker Hughes, a GE company, the company was incorporated on July 2017, after the merger of Baker Hughes and GE oil & gas enabling them to provide products and services for full stream. The company operates through three segments, namely, completion and production, drilling and evaluation, and industrial services. The company provides its wireline services, drilling services, drilling and completion fluids, and drill bits through its drilling and evaluation business segment. The company offers a wide range of products, solutions and service for the digital oilfield market which include intelligent production systems, oilfield services, monitoring & control system, artificial lift, production optimization, and completion systems among others. Contracts & agreements was the major strategy adopted by company to enhance its position in the digital oilfield market. In September 2017, the company received a contract from Nigeria LNG Limited for the supply of Asset Performance Management (APM) software services to reduce unplanned outages and trips in LNG trains. Moreover, in September 2017, Baker Hughes and KBC, a Yokogawa company collaborated to provide an integrated asset performance management software to simulate digital capabilities across oil & gas value chain.

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Digital Oilfield Market by Solutions (Hardware, Software & Service, and Data Storage Solutions), Processes (Reservoir, Production, Drilling Optimizations), Application (Onshore and Offshore), and Region - Global Forecast to 2022

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