Additive Manufacturing Opportunities in Oil & Gas Markets 2017: An Opportunity Analysis and Ten-Year Forecast

Additive Manufacturing Opportunities in Oil & Gas Markets 2017: An Opportunity Analysis and Ten-Year Forecast

In 2016 SmarTech released the first ever in-depth analysis of additive manufacturing for the Oil and Gas industry. Our conclusion was the that this sector would become a major adopter of additive adopter of additive manufacturing technologies.  Our 2017 report on this topic shows that our projections were correct.   GE is now actively printing a variety of metal components for use in its oil and gas operations, while Halliburton is actively exploring the use cases for field production of active parts.  Reasons to purchase this new report: 

  • The report includes a current discussion of the how additive manufacturing is increasing efficiency and streamlining supply chains in an oil and gas industry that continues to be beset by low prices for fossil fuels
  • It also contains examples of how the oil and gas industry has adopted the latest additive manufacturing techniques for metals and adapted them for the industry’s specific needs.  We show how the industry is now using additive manufacturing for printed metal components with increasing opportunities for large print volumes
  • In addition, this study contains an analysis of how additive manufacturing is making operational and cost differences in the oil and gas industry in all phases of production -- downstream, midstream and upstream oil and gas supply.  Our ten-year forecasts of additive manufacturing in the oil and gas sector covering all relevant technologies, materials, and estimations of printed part volumes.  These forecasts are based on SmarTech’s proprietary additive adoption model for the oil and gas industry, designed to gauge current and future use of AM.


This report is illustrated with the latest examples of where additive manufacturing is making a difference in the oil and gas industry. The reader of this report will also gain a better understanding of how additive manufacturing continues to penetrate the oil and gas Industry.  It also provides guidance on how AM firms can help message their products for the oil and gas industry and how to get the industry behind additive manufacturing, as well as a detailed exploration of potential application areas that can jump-start internal research and development activities within the Industry.

The oil and gas industry is poised to become one of the most important generators of revenue – both near- and long-term -- for additive system manufacturers and service providers worldwide. We believe that it will be invaluable reading to oil and gas industry executives as well as to the investment community and the additive manufacturing community itself.

Chapter One: Drivers for AM in Oil and Gas        
1.1 Background to this Report   
1.1.1 Oil and Gas Industry Dynamics and Influence on AM Adoption        
1.1.2 Progress in AM Adoption by Oil and Gas Sector in 2016 and 2017   
1.2 Key Benefits of AM for Oil and Gas   
1.2.1 More Consolidated Practices          
1.2.2 Potential Applications and Recent Successful Case Studies 
1.3 Adoption Model for AM in Oil and Gas          
1.3.1 Best Practices from Aerospace      
1.3.2 Best Practices from Ground Transportation and Automotive            
1.3.3 Best Practices from Medical and Dental     
1.4 Extracting Value from AM in Oil and Gas Operations
1.5 Current Industry Activity and Adoption Timeline       
1.5.1 Future Opportunity Sizing 
1.6 Ten Year Forecast of Overall Market Opportunity for AM in Oil and Gas             
1.7 Forecast Methodology         
1.8 Key Points from this Chapter

Chapter Two: Current and Future AM Implementation in the Oil and Gas Industry             
2.1 Latest Evolutions of AM Technologies for Oil and Gas             
2.1.1 Metal Powder Bed Fusion
2.1.2 Metal Laser Deposition (DED)        
2.1.3 Metal Binder Jetting          
2.1.4 Polymer Powder Bed Fusion          
2.1.5 Thermoplastic Extrusion   
2.1.6 Photopolymerization        
2.1.7 Sand Binder Jetting            
2.2 Ten-Year Forecast for AM Hardware in Oil and Gas   
2.2.1 Average System Price        
2.2.2 Hardware Unit Sales and Installed Base     
2.2.3 Hardware Revenues Forecast         
2.2.4 Geographic Considerations            
2.3 Analysis of AM Materials for Oil and Gas       
2.3.1 High Grade Polymer Materials for Oil and Gas        
2.3.2 Metal Materials for Directed Energy Deposition     
2.4 Forecast of Materials for Oil and Gas AM Applications            
2.4.1 Metal AM Materials Forecast         
2.4.2 Polymer Materials Forecast for Oil and Gas             
2.4.3 Binder Jetting Materials Forecast  
2.5 Ceramics     
2.6 Key Points from this Chapter

Chapter Three: Known AM Application in Oil and Gas     
3.1 Analysis of the Primary AM Applications for Oil and Gas        
3.1.1 Prototyping and Technical Modeling           
3.1.2 3D Printing for Tooling and Indirect Manufacturing in Oil and Gas  
3.1.3 On-Demand Rapid Part Production/Repair Upstream Implications of Distributed Manufacturing Midstream Implications of Distributed Manufacturing Downstream Implications of Distributed Manufacturing 
3.1.4 On-Demand Part Production  Complex Parts and Sub-assemblies Obsolete and Spare Parts            
3.2 Sample Applications for Oil and Gas
3.2.1 Drill Bits and Drill Components      
3.2.2 Sensors and Associated Housings in Oil and Gas Components          
3.2.3 Combustion Systems and Turbomachinery
3.2.4 Valve Fittings and Pump Components        
3.2.5 Heat Exchangers in Natural Gas Compression Systems        
3.2.6 Components for Gas Processing and Refinery Operations  
3.2.7 Catalytic Reactors and Components           
3.2.8 New Downhole Applications and Complex Manifolds          
3.3 AM Service Bureaus in Oil and Gas Forecast 
3.3.1 Impact of Non-Specialist Service Bureaus  
3.3.2 Impact of Specialist Oil and Gas Service Bureaus    
3.4 Ten-Year Forecast for Oil and Gas Service Part Production     
3.4.1 Oil and Gas Part Volume Projections           
3.4.2 Geographic Considerations and Forecast   
3.5 Key System and Service Suppliers     
3.5.1 EOS/Siemens        
3.5.2 GE Additive (Concept Laser/Arcam)            
3.5.3 Stratasys 
3.5.4 Materialise            
3.6 AM Adopters in Oil and Gas
3.6.1 Siemens Oil and Gas          
3.6.2 GE Oil and Gas      
3.6.3 Halliburton            
3.6.4 Royal Dutch Shell 
3.6.5 Maersk Oil             
3.6.6 3M            
3.6.7 BP             
3.7 Software     
3.7.1 Development of Oil and Gas Software Solutions     
3.7.2 Ten-Year AM Software Revenues Forecast for Oil and Gas  
3.8 Key Points from this Chapter             

About SmarTech Publishing       
About the Analyst          
Acronyms and Abbreviations Used In this Report             

List of Exhibits
Exhibit 1-1: Using AM to address oil and gas’ biggest challenges 
Exhibit 1-2: SmarTech Publishing’s additive manufacturing adoption model for oil and gas markets       
Exhibit 1-3: Using AM to address oil and gas’ biggest challenges 
Exhibit 1-4: Oil and Gas leaders on the SmarTech Publishing AM adoption model and timeline       
Exhibit 1-5a: Overall AM in oil and gas market forecast by segment and YoY growth rates     
Exhibit 1-5b: Overall AM in oil and gas market forecast  
Exhibit 2-1: Differences between laser and electron beam powered metal powder bed fusion processes    
Exhibit 2-2: Forecasted average AM system price by technology ($US) 2016 - 2027     
Exhibit 2-3: Forecasted yearly AM unit shipments in oil and gas and YoY growth 2016* – 2027    
Exhibit 2-4: Forecasted AM unit installed base in oil and gas, 2016 - 2027             
Exhibit 2-5: Forecasted unit installed base in oil and gas by technology type 2027     
Exhibit 2-6: Metal hardware revenues in oil and gas ($USM), 2016-2027 
Exhibit 2-7: Yearly AM hardware sales in oil and gas by geographic region             
Exhibit 2-8: Available and future metal materials for AM by technology  
Exhibit 2-9: Average price of metal powder and metal wire for AM in oil and gas markets      
Exhibit 2-10: Metal powder shipments for metal AM in oil and gas           
Exhibit 2-11: Metal powder revenues for AM in oil and gas          
Exhibit 2-12: Metal wire feedstock shipments for AM in oil and gas (Kg)  
Exhibit 2-13: Forecast of metal wire feedstock shipments for AM in oil and gas*     
Exhibit 2-14: Average polymer material price per Kg in Oil and Gas ($US)
Exhibit 2-15: Thermoplastic filament shipments (Kg) in oil and gas            
Exhibit 2-16: Thermoplastic filament revenues for oil and gas applications ($USM), 2016-2027        
Exhibit 2-17: Photopolymer shipments for AM in oil and gas        
Exhibit 2-18: Photopolymer revenues for AM in oil and gas          
Exhibit 2-19: Thermoplastic AM powder shipment for oil and gas             
Exhibit 2-20: Thermoplastic AM powder sales in oil and gas         
Exhibit 2-21: Forecast of binder jetting materials shipments (Kg) for oil and gas, 2016 - 2027       
Exhibit 2-22: Binder jetting material revenues for oil and gas       
Exhibit 2-23: Known technologies additive manufacturing of ceramic materials             
Exhibit 3-1: AM service bureau revenues and growth in oil and gas          
Exhibit 3-2: Comparison between revenues from metal and polymer applications in the oil and gas industry (in US$)  
Exhibit 3-3: Total metal AM parts for oil and gas by part type (2016*-2027)             
Exhibit 3-4: Value of metal AM parts in oil and gas ($USM), 2016-2027    
Exhibit 3-5: Total polymer AM parts for oil and gas 2016*-2027  
Exhibit 3-6: Value of polymer AM parts in Oil and Gas     
Exhibit 3-7: Comparison between polymer and metal AM part revenues 2016 – 2027 ($USM)    
Exhibit 3-8: Metal AM parts revenues by geographic area ($USM)            
Exhibit 3-9: Polymer AM parts revenues by geographic areas ($USM)      
Exhibit 3-10: AM software categories for use in oil and gas          
Exhibit 3-11: AM software revenues in oil and gas ($USM)

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