Offshore Decommissioning Market

Oil and Gas Decommissioning is the largest segment driving the growth of Offshore Decommissioning Market


The global Offshore Decommissioning Market is estimated to be valued at US$ 7.07 Bn in 2023 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 16.% over the forecast period 2023 to 2030, as highlighted in a new report published by Coherent Market Insights.

Market Overview:
Offshore decommissioning involves removal of offshore oil and gas infrastructure once production has ceased. It involves plugging and abandoning wells, removing structures above and below the sea, and clearing the seabed of all traces of the offshore operation to ensure safety.

Market key trends:
One of the key trends in the offshore decommissioning market is the rising demand for decommissioning of aging offshore oil and gas assets and infrastructure. Several infrastructure involved in offshore oil and gas production have reached the end of their production life, thereby requiring safe and environment-friendly decommissioning. According to estimates, around 3,000 offshore oil and gas platforms are expected to reach the end of their production life by 2025, thereby driving demand for decommissioning services.

Market key trends:
The offshore decommissioning market has been witnessing significant growth over the past few years. One of the key trends driving the market growth is the aging offshore oil and gas infrastructure. As many of the offshore rigs and platforms installed in the 1960s-1970s are reaching the end of their operational life, the need for decommissioning these assets is increasing substantially. Moreover, stringent government regulations regarding the abandonment of offshore structures after the end of their productive lives are also contributing to the rising decommissioning activities globally.

SWOT Analysis
Strength: Presence of large experienced contractors having expertise in complex offshore decommissioning projects.
Weakness: High initial project costs associated with offshore decommissioning.
Opportunity: Increasing expenditure on abandonment of aging assets provides new opportunities.
Threats: Volatility in crude oil prices can delay some decommissioning projects. Strict environmental legislations increase project complexities.

Key Takeaways
The global Offshore Decommissioning Market Share  is expected to witness high growth, exhibiting CAGR of 16.% over the forecast period, due to increasing spending on abandonment of aging offshore oil & gas infrastructure.

The North Sea region currently dominates the market and is expected to continue its lead, driven by a large number of oil & gas fields reaching maturity. Countries like the UK and Norway have some of the oldest offshore installations set to be decommissioned over the coming decade.

Regional analysis
The offshore decommissioning market in Asia Pacific region is expected to grow at a significant rate during the forecast period. This can be attributed to increasing decommissioning of offshore oil and gas assets in countries such as Indonesia and Thailand. Moreover, established offshore oil-producing countries in the region like China, India, and Malaysia are also likely to invest more in decommissioning in the upcoming years.

Key players
Key players operating in the offshore decommissioning market are Acteon Group Limited, Topicus Finan BV, AF Gruppen ASA, Tetra Technologies Inc., Allseas Group S.A., DeepOcean Group Holding B.V., John Wood Group Plc, and Exxon Mobil Corporation.

1. Source: Coherent Market Insights, Public sources, Desk research
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