Saudi Arabia Oilfield Equipment Rental

Saudi Arabia Oilfield Equipment Rental Market Research Report: Forecast (2022-27)

By Type (Drilling Equipment, Drill Pipe, Drill Collars, Others (Reamer, etc.), Pressure & Flow Control Equipment, Fishing Equipment, Others (Casing Clean-out, etc.)), By Location (Onshore, Offshore), Read more

  • Energy
  • Mar 2022
  • 106
  • EN55010

Market Definition

The oilfield equipment & services comprise all the products & services associated with mostly upstream energy industry, such as drilling, well logging, well intervention, well completion, etc. The services provided by the equipment rental players, such as repair, maintenance of tools & equipment, machine assembly, among others, have broadened the market scope. The oil & gas industry is moving towards technology adoption along with automation in drilling equipment, which has inclined oil & gas companies towards oilfield equipment on a rental basis to smoothen the processes, including horizontal drilling, deep drilling, and exploration of unconventional hydrocarbons.

In accordance with this arrangement, the exploration companies rent equipment on a contractual basis, which allows them to lower their costs. Therefore, the rapid oilfield exploration activities in Saudi Arabia, coupled with the rising interests of global oil & gas exploration players across the country, would flourish the demand for Oilfield Equipment Rental in the coming years.

Market Insights

Saudi Arabia Oilfield Equipment Rental market is projected to grow at a CAGR of around 8% during the forecast period, i.e., 2022-27. The rising expansion of existing oilfield reserves in Saudi Arabia has increased the production capacity of the country, resulting in an increased demand for oilfield equipment rental, such as drill pipes. Moreover, the rapid research & developments in the fields of the oil & gas industry would further explore the untapped oil field reserves in the near future.

Significantly, such discoveries, as well as expansion of existing oilfields, would create revenue opportunities for oilfield equipment rental providers in the forthcoming years, thereby driving the market of the Saudi Arabia Oilfield Equipment Rental. In addition, the further expansion of other existing oilfield reserves would upsurge the demand for oilfield equipment rental in the forecast years, 2022-27.

  • In 2019, a huge offshore oilfield, located in the Arabian Gulf, namely ‘Zuluf Field,’ expanded under the supervision of Saudi Arabia’s state-owned company Aramco. In addition, the expansion of Zuluf Field has improved the production from 800,000 barrels per day (BPD) to 1.4 million barrels per day (MBPD) of heavy crude oil, and the project has been closed as of 2020.
  • Additionally, in 2019, for the expansion of Berri oilfield, the consortium of Subsea 7 and L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering has secured the contract for engineering, procurement, installation & commissioning of subsea pipelines.
Report Coverage Details
Study Period Historical Data: 2017-20
Base Year: 2021
Forecast Period: 2022-27
CAGR (2022-2027) 8%
Key Companies Profiled Baker Hughes Company, Parker Wellbore, Schlumberger Middle East, Superior Energy Services, Seadrill Ltd., Weatherford International PLC, Nabors Industries Ltd., Certified Oilfield Rentals LLC (COR Middle East), Great Valve General Contracting (GVGC), Others
Unit Denominations USD Million/Billion


Impact of Covid-19 on Saudi Arabia Oilfield Equipment Rental Market

The imposition of stringent mobility restrictions across the globe led to a notable decline in the oil demand during 2020. This further led to low crude oil exports to its regular crude oil consumers, including India, China, Japan, the US, among various others. According to British Petroleum (BP), in 2020, Saudi Arabia’s oil production stood at 11,039 barrels per day, which was a decline of nearly 7%, from 11,832 barrels per day in 2019.

Consequently, the country felt a noteworthy decline in the demand for oilfield equipment rental due to low oilfield exploration in the mid of 2020. However, the relaxation of lockdown measures in the latter part of 2020, led to the rebound of oil demand across the globe. Consequently, the demand for Oilfield Equipment Rental regained in 2021. As a result, in the coming years, the COVID-19 is expected to have an insignificant impact on Saudi Arabia Oilfield Equipment Rental market.

Saudi Arabia Oilfield Equipment Rental Market Research Report: Forecast (2022-27)

Market Segmentation

Based on Type:

  • Drilling Equipment
  • Pressure & Flow Control Equipment
  • Fishing Equipment
  • Others

Of them all, drilling equipment grasped a considerable share in the Saudi Arabia Oilfield Equipment Rental market. The demand for drill pipes & drill collars have been high due to their primary work function that enables the drilling fluid to be pumped down from the hole through the drill bit & then back up the annulus. This continuous process requires a large number of drilling equipment for oil exploration.

Furthermore, the burgeoning government investment towards the construction of new oil refineries, coupled with the discovery of new oil & gas fields, is creating a lucrative opportunity for the growth of the drilling equipment rental market in the forecast period.

  • In 2019, Saudi Aramco awarded 34 contracts of nearly USD18 billion to various companies for the expansion of Marjan and Berri oilfields. The contract included the procurement, construction, and engineering of the oilfields. It also aims to increase the production capacity of Arabian Crude oil by 550,000 barrels per day.


By Location:

  • Onshore
  • Offshore

Among the two, Onshore grabbed a considerable share in the Saudi Arabia Oilfield Equipment Rental market over the last few years due to the presence of a large number of onshore oil reserves in Saudi Arabia. Further, according to the US Energy Information Administration, the country has been the world’s second-largest hub of oilfield reserves, with a production capacity of 259 billion barrels as of 2020.

Additionally, the major onshore & offshore oil fields are located in the eastern part of Saudi Arabia. Besides, the surging investment toward the onshore drilling activities is expected to augment the need for oilfield rental equipment such as drill pipe, mud pumps, drill collar, etc., in the forthcoming period.

  • In 2020, Saipem SpA signed a 12-year long framework agreement with Saudi Aramco for onshore engineering & construction activities. Under the agreement, Saudi Aramco aims to update its facilities as well as entails efficiency activities on existing facilities in Saudi Arabia's eastern province.
  • In 2019, ADES International Holding secured two onshore drilling contracts in Saudi Arabia, each contract with a tenure of 7 years.

Recent Developments by the Government or Leading Companies

  • In 2021, Saudi Aramco announced to develop, the Jafurah unconventional gas field, which is one of the largest non-associated gas fields in Saudi Arabia. The company aims to invest an estimated USD10 billion in subsurface & engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contracts, with capital expenditure in the gas field to reach around USD68 billion over the next 10 years of development.
  • In 2019, Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources announced the discovery of large quantities of gas in the Red Sea. After this announcement, Saudi Aramco aims to intensify its investments in oil & natural gas exploration in the coming years.

Market Dynamics:

Key Driver: New Discoveries & Expansion of Oilfields in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia Oilfield Equipment Rental market countersigned the prolific growth in the historical years, owing to the oil mines expansion activities in the region. As Saudi Arabia is blessed with a large number of oil reserves, both onshore & offshore, the country has been one of the largest oil exporters in the world, which continues to increase the demand for equipment rental services such as jack-ups & drillships.

Furthermore, the expansion of existing oil field reserves also decently contributed to the growth of the Saudi Arabia Oilfield Equipment Rental market. Additionally, Saudi Arabia has been fortunate enough to have several existing oilfields & technological advancements, which have led to the discovery of untapped reserves of oil & gas. In turn, this has positively affected the oilfield equipment rental market in the country.

  • In 2020, the Ministry of Energy, Saudi Arabia, announced the discovery of four new oil & gas fields. The oil producer Aramco has discovered the oil reserve with the capacity of 3,850 barrels per day in the Al-Ajramiyah well, and other oilfields discovered in the Al-Reesh oil field, and at Al-Sahaba well.

Possible Restraint: Maintenance of Oilfield Equipment Rental on Offshore Platform

The burden of maintaining oilfield equipment over offshore platforms has posed a challenge for the Saudi Arabia Oilfield Equipment Rental market. The equipment, including drill pipes, drill collars, pressure & flow control equipment, etc., require perpetual greasing, polishing, rust-coating, & other maintenances to keep it running smoothly. Therefore, the high cost of maintaining the sizeable fleet of oilfield equipment when the equipment is not in use becomes an additional cost burden for the rental companies to incur.

Key Questions Answered in the Market Research Report:

  1. What are the overall statistics or estimates (Overview, Size- By Value, Forecast Numbers, Segmentation, Shares) of the Saudi Arabia Oilfield Equipment Rental Market?
  2. What are the industry size, growth drivers, and challenges?
  3. What are the key innovations, opportunities, current & future trends, and regulations in the Saudi Arabia Oilfield Equipment Rental Market?
  4. Who are the key competitors, their key strengths & weaknesses, and how do they perform in the Saudi Arabia Oilfield Equipment Rental Market based on the competitive landscape?
  5. What are the key results derived from surveys conducted during the Saudi Arabia Oilfield Equipment Rental Market study?

Frequently Asked Questions

A. The Saudi Arabia Oilfield Equipment Rental Market is expecting around 8% CAGR during 2022-27.

A. Drilling Equipment is expected to emerge as an opportunity area for the leading players in the market during the forecast period.

A. The rising number of new oilfield discoveries as well as the increasing capacities of oil & gas exploration would be some of the key growth opportunities for oilfield equipment rental providers in the forthcoming years.

A. The relaxation of COVID-19 lockdown measures in countries across the world has stimulated the global oil demand in 2021. Subsequently, Saudi Arabia is anticipated to accelerate its oil & gas supply with an extended exploration of oilfields in the years to come. Therefore, it would present a positive growth outlook for Saudi Arabia oilfield equipment rental market in the upcoming years.

  1. Introduction
    1. Product Definition
    2. Research Process
    3. Market Segmentation
    4. Assumptions
  2. Executive Summary
  3. Expert Verbatim
  4. Impact of COVID-19 on Saudi Arabia Oilfield Equipment Rental Market
  5. Saudi Arabia Oilfield Equipment Rental Market Trends & Insights
  6. Saudi Arabia Oilfield Equipment Rental Market Dynamics
    1. Impact Analysis
    2. Drivers
    3. Challenges
  7. Saudi Arabia Oilfield Equipment Rental Market Hotspots & Opportunities
  8. Saudi Arabia Oilfield Equipment Rental Market Outlook, 2017-2027
    1. Market Size & Analysis
      1. By Revenues (USD Million)
    2. Market Share & Analysis
      1. By Type
        1. Drilling Equipment
          1. Drill Pipe
          2. Drill Collars
          3. Others (Reamer, etc.)
        2. Pressure & Flow Control Equipment
        3. Fishing Equipment
        4. Others (Casing Clean-out, etc.)
      2. By Location
        1. Onshore
        2. Offshore
      3. By Company
        1. Revenue Shares
        2. Competition Characteristics
  9. Saudi Arabia Oilfield Equipment Rental Market Key Strategic Imperatives for Growth & Success
  10. Competition Outlook
    1. Competitor Wise Growth Strategies
      1. Product Portfolio
      2. Brand Specialization
      3. Target Markets
      4. Research & Development
      5. Strategic Alliances & Initiatives
    2. Company Profiles
      1. Baker Hughes Company
      2. Parker Wellbore
      3. Schlumberger Middle East
      4. Superior Energy Services
      5. Seadrill Ltd.
      6. Weatherford International PLC
      7. Nabors Industries Ltd.
      8. Certified Oilfield Rentals LLC (COR Middle East)
      9. Great Valve General Contracting (GVGC)
      10. Rawabi Oil & Gas (ROG)
      11. Others
  11. Disclaimer
Saudi Arabia Oilfield Equipment Market Segmentation