The global oil and gas processing seals market size to reach USD 6 billion by 2025, growing at a CAGR of 2% during 2020-2025. The global oil and gas processing seals industry focuses on improving efficiency and productivity, especially in the Middle East and Africa, and North America.
Several seal manufacturers are significantly focusing on innovations in terms of design and efficiency. Increasing investments and the recent discovery of oil fields in emerging countries such as India, Australia, and Brazil are expected to increase sealing solutions during the forecast period. With the increasing awareness of sustainability across the globe, oil and gas seal manufacturing companies adopt innovative manufacturing practices and technologies. The adoption of smart precision manufacturing and the availability of raw materials for seal manufacturing is expected to propel the production. The COVID-19 outbreak has hit several industries; however, the oil and gas industry has been the worst affected. The spread of the coronavirus has compelled several companies to slow down their production, and, in many cases, production sites have been closed. Hence, the demand for oil and gas processing sealing solutions has proportionally declined due to production slowdown.
- The downstream industry is expected to witness the fastest growth during the forecast period because of increased demand for petrol, diesel, LNG, and CNG across the globe.
- The elastomeric segment is expected to grow significantly by 2025 due to the shift toward industrialization, demand from the automotive industry, and high investments in the production base.
- The o-rings segment is likely to reach a revenue share of over $2 billion by 2025 because of increased onshore and offshore drilling activities.
- The Middle East and Africa region are projected to lead the global market because of the abundance of oil reserves, well-established infrastructure, and favorable government policies.
GLOBAL OIL AND GAS PROCESSING SEALS MARKET SEGMENTATION
This research report includes a detailed segmentation by
- Material Type
- Product Type
INSIGHTS BY MATERIAL TYPE
In terms of material type, elastomer seals hold the largest share in the global oil and gas processing seals market and are expected to continue their growth. In terms of geography, APAC holds the highest share in the elastomeric market due to the growing demand from oil and gas and other related industries. Owing to the cost-effective nature of the material, high elasticity, and high resistance to chemicals, elastomeric demand is expected to increase during the forecast period, albeit moderately. However, low tolerance to high pressure and temperature than thermoplastics is likely to hinder the elastomeric segment's growth opportunity.
Oil and gas processing seals market share by thermoplastics type is the second-largest in the industry. It is expected that the demand for thermoplastics will further accelerate during the forecast period. The Asia Pacific region is likely to witness increased demand due to the high market potential for polyethylene in China. The thermoplastics market in Europe and North America is at a mature stage, and increasing investments and recent developments are expected to accelerate market growth further.
INSIGHTS BY PRODUCT TYPE
O-ring seals have the most application in the oil and gas industry, and they dominate the market. It is expected that these types will continue to dominate the market. Backup rings, S-seals, and T-seals are other types of seals applied in the industry. O-ring accounted for the largest share in the global industry, followed by u-cup and back-up ring seals. The Middle East and Africa region generated the highest demand for O-ring due to a well-established oil and gas industry. However, APAC is expected to witness the highest growth among all other regions, growing at a promising CAGR for O-rings, u-cup, and back-up rings. In APAC, China and India are expected to witness the highest growth in demand and revenue. This is mainly attributed to increasing investments in the industry and recent discoveries of several oil and gas fields. It is expected that the demand for back-up rings will gain momentum during the forecast period. The major reason for the growth can be attributed to the high demand for O-ring seals. It has been estimated that revenue generated from back-up rings will further increase during the forecast period. Therefore, increasing the industry's investments leads to high demand for oil and gas processing seals to prevent leakage and natural hazards, thereby boosting the demand globally.
INSIGHTS BY APPLICATION
The downstream industry accounts for the highest share of the global oil and gas industry. In terms of geography, the Middle East and Africa region accounted for the largest share in the global oil and gas processing seals market in 2019. However, North America and APAC are expected to grow steadily during the forecast period. The demand for diesel in India is expected to double by 2030 nearly. Moreover, favorable government regulations, such as 100% FDI in India's private refinery projects sector, are a major factor driving the growth of the APAC downstream industry.
The upstream industry holds the second-highest share in the global industry and is expected to further accelerate at a decent rate. Several companies are making proactive investments in the upstream industry. Many projects are currently under construction, and others are scheduled to start beyond 2020. The upstream industry is a capital-intensive industry and demands high investments. However, the industry has been severely affected due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Seals are critically important for carrying out successful functionalities of equipment and operations majorly in the drilling process. O-rings, backup rings, and other seals made up of thermoplastic witness high demand in the upstream industry.
The midstream industry segment is expected to contribute the lowest revenue to the global oil and gas processing seals market. The demand for oil and gas processing seals in the midstream industry is increasing due to several favorable factors, which include growing domestic production in emerging countries such as India, China, Brazil, and Mexico and government regulations for safe transportation of fossil fuels. However, the midstream industry is associated with high risks. Therefore, the demand for sealing solutions from the midstream industry is growing at a slow pace.
INSIGHTS BY GEOGRAPHY
The Middle East and Africa region hold the highest revenue share in the global oil and gas processing seals market. The region has several highest oil and natural gas producing countries in the world. Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq, the UAE, and Nigeria are the major countries contributing to the high share of the region's market. The industry in the Middle East and Africa has been severely affected due to the eruption of the COVID-19 pandemic. High disruptions in the supply chain in the Middle East and Africa and a sharp decline in oil and gas consumption have adversely affected the market. Moreover, the production is expected to decrease in the region as several countries focus on domestic production, which, in turn, results in a decrease in the demand for oil and gas processing seals. Also, several renewable energy sources are challenging the traditional oil and gas production in the region. It is expected that the non-fossil fuels energy demand in the Middle East and Africa will increase from 1% in 2017 to over 13% by 2040. Several factors, such as the availability of high-volume proven reserves, well-established infrastructure, and the shift toward renewable sources of energy, are expected to hinder the growth of the oil and gas industry in the Middle East and Africa. Hence the growth is likely to be moderate.
INSIGHTS BY VENDORS
The global oil and gas processing seals market is moderately fragmented due to several highly established vendors across regions. Vendors in the market adopt several strategies to tackle intense competition among players offering their products with high efficiency across all downstream, upstream, and midstream oil and gas application industries. Mergers and acquisitions in the market are observed at frequent intervals to gain scale and scope opportunities. Many companies are also focused on launching innovative products to strengthen their market position that significantly induces the competitive landscape.
The oil and gas processing seals market intelligence report include in-depth coverage of the industry analysis with revenue and forecast insights for the following segments:
- U-cup seals
- Back-up ring
- Spring energized seals
- North America
- Latin America
- The Middle East and Africa
- Saudi Arabia