Global Exploration and Production Software Market: Overview

The growing technological advancements in the upstream sector of oil & gas has been identified as one of the key factors driving the growth of global exploration and production (E&P) software market. In 2016, the global exploration and production (E&P) software market was valued at US$3,693.9 mn and is expected to reach US$14,149.6 mn by 2025, expanding at a CAGR of 16.3% during the forecast period.

Based on deployment types, the global exploration & production (E&P) software market has been segmented into on-premise and cloud-based software. The on-premise software held the largest market share in 2016 contributing almost 71% of the market revenue share. On the other hand, cloud-based software is expected to grow with a significant rate, thereby becoming a leading segment by 2025 The cloud-based software is projected to hold a market revenue share of approximately 59% in 2025. This is mainly attributed to the rising level of digitization and growing awareness of cloud computing technologies in the oil & gas sector.

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Production Software to Lead Global Market as Upward Trend Poised to Continue

On the basis of operation type, the global exploration & production (E&P) software market has been classified into on-shore and off-shore operation type. Of these, the on-shore operation segment contributed the highest revenue in 2016 and held the largest market share with almost 68% of the market revenue share. On the other hand, off-shore operation type segment is projected to witness the maximum growth rate during the forecast period. This is due to owing to the rising number of off-shore oil & gas activities.

In terms of E&P software types, the market has been segmented into risk management mapping, seismic amplitude analysis, portfolio aggregation, performance tracking, navigation system, resource valuation, reservoir characterization, reservoir simulation, drilling and production. In 2016, the market was led by reservoir simulation software which accounted for approximately 20% of the global market revenue. On the other hand, production software is predicted to rise with a maximum CAGR of 18.7% during the forecast period from 2017 to 2025. The production software segment will be driven by the emerging upward trend in production in the upstream oil and gas sector across the globe. Analysts note that production efficiency improvements in existing assets, field restarts, and several new startups are also expected to improve the overall output in the forthcoming years.

Technological Advancements in North America put Regional Market at Forefront

Geographically, the global E&P software market was led by North America which accounted for approximately 29% of the total market value in 2016. Ongoing technological advancements in the E&P sector of the region are focused on making the process safe, environment-friendly, and efficient. Furthermore, the US is projected to improve its liquid hydrocarbon production with increase in its shale oil and natural gas liquids. All of these factors are expected to make a significant contribution to the overall market. Middle East & Africa (MEA) is expected to witness maximum growth rate during the forecast period. The growing number of offshore developments across MEA have been identified as the top driving factors for the regional E&P software market growth.

The key market players profiled in this report include Schlumberger Limited, Paradigm B.V., ION Geophysical Corporation, ETL Solutions Ltd., Exprodat Consulting Ltd., Landmark Solutions, Baker Hughes Incorporated, IHS Inc., Emerson Electric Co., Computer Modelling Group Ltd., Kongsberg Gruppen ASA, GE Oil & Gas, Pason Systems Corp., Ikon Science Limited, GEPlan Consulting Srl, Interactive Network Technologies, Inc., Peloton, Petroleum Experts Ltd., RockFlow Dynamics, LLC, OVS Group LLC, P2 Energy Solutions, Petrolink Services, Inc., EDrilling AS, and TDE Group GmbH.

Global Exploration and Production Software Market: Snapshot

The “Exploration & Production (E&P) Software Market (Deployment Type – On-premise Software and Cloud-based Software; Operation Type – On-shore and Off-shore; Software Type – Risk Management Mapping, Seismic Amplitude Analysis, Portfolio Aggregation, Performance Tracking, Navigation System, Resource Valuation, Resource Characterization, Reservoir Simulation, Drilling and Production) – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2017 – 2025” report provides analysis of the exploration & production (E&P) software market for the period 2015 –2025, wherein the years from 2017 to 2025 is the forecast period and 2016 is considered as the base year. The report covers all the major trends and technologies playing a major role in the exploration & production (E&P) software market growth over the forecast period. It highlights the drivers, restraints, and opportunities expected to influence the market growth during this period. The study provides a holistic perspective on the market’s growth in terms of revenue (in US$ Mn) across different geographical regions, namely North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa and South America.

Global Exploration and Production Software Market: Drivers and Restraints

The market overview section of the report showcases the market dynamics and trends such as the drivers, restraints, and opportunities that influence the current nature and future status of this market. It also provides an overview about the key market indicators wherein the global production in oil & gas industry has been given across the five geographical regions. Under the porter’s five forces analysis section, a brief analysis of the level of competition within the E&P software industry and business strategy development is provided in order to determine the competitive attractiveness and intensity of the E&P software market.  

Global Exploration and Production Software Market: Segmentation

Based on different deployment options for E&P software, the report segments the exploration & production (E&P) software market into on-premise and cloud-based software. On the basis of operation type, the market has been segmented into on-shore and off-shore. The market has further been classified into several E&P software types such as risk management mapping, seismic amplitude analysis, portfolio aggregation, performance tracking, navigation system, resource valuation, reservoir characterization, reservoir simulation, drilling and production. Moreover, the software type segments mentioned above has further been classified into different software types and analyzed throughout the report.

In terms of geography, the global exploration and production (E&P) software market is classified into North America, Europe, Middle East & Africa, and South America.   

Global Exploration and Production Software Market: Competitive Landscape

The report also provides the competitive landscape for the exploration & production (E&P) software market, thereby listing out all the major players according to their geographic presence, market attractiveness and recent key developments. The competitive landscape section of the report gives an overview about the market share of several key players in the market for the year 2015. The exploration & production (E&P) Software market data estimates are the result of our in-depth secondary research, primary interviews and in-house expert panel reviews. These market estimates have been analyzed by taking into account the impact of different political, social, economic, technological, and legal factors along with the current market dynamics affecting the market growth. Moreover, key takeaways section provided at the end of competitive landscape section would help the operating companies to make the best move in this market.  

Schlumberger Limited, Paradigm B.V., ION Geophysical Corporation, ETL Solutions Ltd., Exprodat Consulting Ltd., Landmark Solutions, Baker Hughes Incorporated, IHS Inc., Emerson Electric Co., Computer Modelling Group Ltd., Kongsberg Gruppen ASA, GE Oil & Gas, Pason Systems Corp., Ikon Science Limited, GEPlan Consulting Srl, Interactive Network Technologies, Inc., Peloton, Petroleum Experts Ltd., RockFlow Dynamics, LLC, OVS Group LLC, P2 Energy Solutions, Petrolink Services, Inc., EDrilling AS, and TDE Group GmbH are few of the key players which have been profiled in this study. Details such as financials, business strategies, SWOT analysis, and other such strategic information pertaining to these players has been duly provided as part of company profiling.

The Exploration & Production (E&P) Software market has been segmented as below:

The Exploration & Production (E&P) Software, By Deployment Type

  • On-premise Software
  • Cloud-based Software

The Exploration & Production (E&P) Software Analysis, By Operation Type

  • On-shore
  • Off-shore

The Exploration & Production (E&P) Software Analysis, By Software Type

  • Risk Management Mapping
  • Seismic Amplitude Analysis
  • Portfolio Aggregation
  • Performance Tracking
  • Navigation System
  • Resource Valuation
  • Reservoir Characterization
    • Reservoir Imaging
    • Reservoir Monitoring
    • Subsurface Evaluation
    • Pressure & Flow-rate Measurement
  • Reservoir Simulation
    • Black Oil Simulator
    • Compositional Simulator
    • Thermal Compositional Simulator
  • Drilling
    • Well Planning
      • Trajectory Design
      • Survey Database
    • Drilling Engineering
      • Casing Design
      • Cement Design
      • Hydraulics
      • Mud Design
      • BHA Design & Analysis
      • Well Barrier
      • AFE
    • Drilling Operations
      • Drilling Optimization
      • Operational Efficiency – KPI Monitoring
      • Wellsite Reporting
      • Data Aggregation
      • Drilling Automation
      • Drilling Data Management Well Control
    • Production
      • Production Engineering
        • Flow Assurance Engineering
        • Production Analytics
      • Production Operations
        • Production Data Management Systems (PDMS)
        • Digital Oilfield

The Exploration & Production (E&P) Software Analysis, By Country/Region

  • North America
    • The U.S.
    • Canada
    • Rest of North America
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • France
    • The U.K.
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • Australia
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa
    • The UAE
    • Saudi Arabia
    • South Africa
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa
  • South America
    • Brazil
    • Rest of South America