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Horizontal Directional Drilling Market Size, Share & Industry Analysis, By Technology (Conventional, Rotary steerable system), By Location (Onshore, Offshore ), By Parts (Rigs , Pipe, Bite , Reamers , Others ), By End-user (Oil & Gas , Utility , Telecommunication, Others) And Regional Forecast, 2024-2032

Region :Global | Report ID: FBI104965 | Status : Ongoing



Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) is primarily used in the installation of underground pipelines, service conduits, and cables. This method uses a directional drilling machine, to accurately drill along the bore path. The horizontal directional drilling method allows the water supply and drainage system of a city to be replaced without causing a traffic jam and incurring the cost of restoring roads. The global horizontal directional drilling market is rapidly growing across the globe, owing to the rising telecommunications and oil & gas industries.

Based on location, the market is classified into onshore and offshore. The onshore segment accounted for the major share of the market, owing to the easy drilling method, low operating and drilling cost. The offshore segment is also likely to expect growth in the forecast period, owing to increasing investment in deep & ultra-deepwater oil & gas activities.

Based on technology, the market is bifurcated into the conventional and rotary steerable system. The rotary steerable systems segment dominated the market. Rotary steerable systems can drill wells in less time and at low costs. Conventional horizontal drilling technology is primarily used in mud motors, drill bits, and whip stocks.

Based on end-user, the market is classified into oil & gas, utility, telecommunication, and others. Among these, the oil & gas segment accounted for the major share of the market. Increasing demand for shale gas, coal-bed methane, tight gas from the increasing urbanization and population is set to propel the demand for the oil & gas sector. However, telecommunication is the fastest-growing segment of the market, owing to the rising demand for broadband services for the communication networks that support the 5G generation. Other segment consists of soil mapping, sewage disposal, and geothermal energy distribution.

An increase in urbanization and a growing rate of industrialization are the major factors responsible for the growth of the horizontal directional drilling market. Urbanization would increase consumer demand, which results in to increase in the manufacturing sector, propelling the energy demand. For instance, as per Central Intelligence Agency, by 2040, the urban population will almost be double the rural population. Furthermore, horizontal directional drilling also provides more precision as compared to vertical maneuvering methods. This factor is also estimated to drive the market during the forecast period.

The key restraint of the market is the rising focus on renewable energy. Several governments across the globe are installing renewable energy sources such as solar and wind to reduce carbon emissions.

Key Market Driver -

Increasing Telecommunication and Oil & Gas Sector

Key Market Restraint -

Increasing Focus Renewable Energy

Key Players Covered:

Some of the major companies in the horizontal directional drilling market are Schlumberger Limited, Drillto Trenchless Co. Ltd., Laney Directional Drilling, Nabors Industries Ltd., UEA, Herrenknecht AG, Prime Drilling GmbH, XCMG Group, Herrenknecht AG, Tracto Technique GmbH & Co. KG, Ditch Witch Ltd., Goodend Machines International, and XCMG Group Co., Ltd.

Regional Analysis:

The global horizontal directional drilling market is studied across different regions like North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. North America accounted for the major share of the market in 2019, owing to the increasing oil & gas, utility, and telecommunication infrastructure projects. Shale has and Coal bed methane gas is emerging as an important new source of energy supply in the U.S. and Canada. Asia Pacific region is the fastest-growing region for the market, owing to the rising demand from telecommunications service providers. The Middle East & Africa is the prominent region for horizontal directional drilling market, as Middle East & Africa region holds half of the world’s proven oil reserves i.e. 48%. Saudi Arabia is the second-largest oil-producing country across the globe.

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By Technology

  • Conventional

  • Rotary steerable system


By Location

  • Onshore

  • Offshore


By Parts

  • Rigs

  • Pipe

  • Bite

  • Reamers

  • Others


By End-user

  • Oil & Gas

  • Utility

  • Telecommunication

  • Others


By Geography

  • North America (U.S. and Canada)

  • Europe (UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe)

  • Asia Pacific (Japan, China, India, Australia, Southeast Asia, and Rest of Asia Pacific)

  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America)

  • Middle East & Africa (South Africa, GCC and Rest of Middle East & Africa)

Key Industry Developments

  • On November 11, 2020, Schlumberger launched MagniSphere, NMR logging-while-drilling service. MagniSphere service provides high-definition NMR data, which is used to maximize reservoir exposure and ultimately optimize production.

  • On October 28, 2020, Schlumberger introduced the TruLink definitive dynamic survey-while-drilling service. These newly launched services will provide borehole data in real-time, which helps to improve overall drilling efficiency.

  • Ongoing
  • 2023
  • 2019-2022

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