Oil Drilling & Gas Extraction in the US: Market Research Report

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Oil Drilling & Gas Extraction Market Research Report | NAICS 21111 | Aug 2015

Out of gas: Plummeting oil prices will cause sharp but temporary decline in revenue

IBISWorld’s Oil Drilling & Gas Extraction market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Oil and Gas Extraction industry has been challenged in recent months by a decline in oil prices. Although new drilling techniques have opened up previously uneconomical oil and gas deposits, price volatility is expected to cause an overall decrease in revenue over the period. Future industry performance is expected to increasingly hinge on improvements to drilling techniques; as operators deplete their reserves, it will be more important for them to improve efficiency and minimize waste. Over the next five years, an expected recovery of oil prices will drive a rapid rebound in industry revenue... purchase to read more

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There are substantial barriers to entry to the Oil Drilling and Gas Extraction industry. These include the high-risk nature of oil and gas exploration and development, the difficulty in locating economically viable deposits and the large amounts of capital companies require bringing fields into production. In addition, many of the major oil and gas producers are vertically integrated companies, with interests in downstream operations, such as petroleum refining and marketing. New entrants lacking such linkages may find it difficult to penetrate the market.

While the existence of large international oil companies in the industry is undoubtedly a significant deterrent to market entry, there are opportunities available for smaller companies to enter the market... purchase to read more


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What is the Oil Drilling & Gas Extraction Industry?

Companies in this industry operate and develop oil and gas field properties. Activities include the exploration and production of crude petroleum; the mining and extraction of oil from oil shale and oil sands; the exploration and production of natural gas; sulfur recovery from natural gas; and recovery of hydrocarbon liquids. Companies may operate oil and gas wells on their own account or for others on a contract or fee basis.

Industry Products
Crude oil and lease condensateNatural gas liquidsDry natural gas
Industry Activities
Extracting crude petroleum and natural gas Extracting natural gas liquid Exploring for crude petroleum and natural gasDrilling, completing and equipping wellsOperating separators, emulsion breakers, desilting equipment and field gathering lines for crude petroleum

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