Global Drill Pipe Market Size, Share, Trends, Industry Growth by Type (Standard Drill Pipe, Heavy Weight Drill Pipe (HWDP)), by Grade (American Petroleum Institute (API) Grade, Premium Grade), by Application, by Region, and Forecast to 2030

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The global drill pipe market size was valued at around USD 2.5 billion in 2023 and projected to grow at a CAGR of over 4% during the forecast period from 2024 to 2030. The market is propelled by a confluence of factors shaping the global energy landscape. As the world grapples with a growing demand for energy, the oil and gas industry witnesses heightened exploration and production activities. This surge is further fueled by technological advancements, including innovations in drilling techniques and materials. Notably, the exploration of deepwater and ultra-deepwater reserves necessitates specialized equipment, boosting the demand for advanced, durable drill pipes.

Furthermore, the government initiatives promoting domestic energy production, coupled with evolving safety and environmental regulations, contribute to the market’s vibrancy. Infrastructure development projects and increased mining exploration further expand the scope of drill pipe applications. Rig fleet modernization, driven by a quest for enhanced efficiency and compliance with industry standards, prompts drilling contractors to invest in state-of-the-art drill pipes. In essence, the drill pipe market is intricately linked to economic trends, technological progress, and the global pursuit of sustainable and efficient energy solutions.

Market Snapshot:

Benchmark Year 2022
Market Size ~ USD 2.5 Billion in 2023
Market Growth (CAGR) > 4% (2023-2030)
Largest Market Share North America
Analysis Period 2020-2030
Market Players Hilong Group, NOV Inc., Tenaris S.A., Vallourec S.A., and TMK Group

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Market Drivers:

  • Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Activities: The demand for energy drives increased exploration and production activities in the oil and gas sector. As conventional reserves become depleted, there is a shift towards exploring unconventional resources, necessitating advanced drilling equipment, including high-quality drill pipes.
  • Rising Global Energy Demand: The world’s growing population and industrialization lead to a higher demand for energy. This demand, particularly for oil and gas, stimulates increased exploration and production efforts, directly impacting the demand for drill pipes.
  • Technological Advancements: Ongoing innovations in drilling technologies, such as the development of automated drilling systems, intelligent drilling tools, and advancements in materials and coatings, enhance the performance and longevity of drill pipes. Companies invest in modern and advanced drill pipes to improve overall drilling efficiency.
  • Deepwater and Ultra-Deepwater Exploration: The exploration of deepwater and ultra-deepwater reserves, which often contain significant hydrocarbon resources, requires specialized drilling equipment. Drill pipes used in these environments must withstand extreme conditions, including high pressure and corrosive elements, driving the need for advanced materials and technology.
  • Government Initiatives and Policies: Government support and policies aimed at promoting domestic energy production can significantly influence drilling activities. Incentives, subsidies, and favorable regulatory frameworks encourage investments in exploration, impacting the demand for drill pipes.
  • Infrastructure Development: Infrastructure projects, such as the construction of bridges, tunnels, and other large structures, often involve geotechnical drilling. This contributes to the demand for drill pipes in construction and exploration for resources needed in infrastructure development.
  • Mining Exploration: In addition to oil and gas, drill pipes find applications in mining exploration for minerals and metals. The increasing demand for raw materials prompts mining companies to invest in exploration, boosting the market for drill pipes.
  • Rig Fleet Modernization: Drilling contractors continually seek to modernize their rig fleets to improve efficiency, reduce downtime, and meet evolving safety and environmental standards. Upgrading to more advanced drill pipes is a part of this modernization effort.

Market Insights:

The global drill pipes market is bifurcated into type, grade, application, and geography. On the basis of type, the market is further segmented into standard drill pipe and heavy weight drill pipes. The standard drill pipes segment is estimated to grow at a significant CAGR over the forecast period. As the global demand for energy continues to escalate, driving increased exploration and production activities, standard drill pipes stand as indispensable components in routine drilling operations. Their widespread usage in conventional oil and gas fields, characterized by less challenging drilling conditions, underscores their cost-effectiveness and reliability. Ongoing advancements in materials and coatings enhance the durability and performance of standard drill pipes, contributing to their sustained demand. Additionally, the flexibility to combine standard drill pipes with other components in the drill string allows for adaptability to diverse well conditions. The segment’s growth is further supported by its integral role in routine well development, maintenance, and workover operations, as well as its applications in emerging markets, geothermal drilling, and mining exploration.

  • Standard Drill Pipe: Standard drill pipes are typically made of steel and come in various sizes and grades. They have threaded connections on both ends for easy assembly and disassembly during drilling operations. Standard drill pipes are designed to transmit drilling torque and axial loads to the drill bit. They are commonly used in routine drilling operations and are an integral part of the drill string. Standard drill pipes play a crucial role in facilitating the circulation of drilling fluid and the transfer of power to the drill bit. The demand for standard drill pipes is closely tied to overall drilling activities in the oil and gas industry. Factors such as exploration projects, well development, and routine maintenance contribute to the market for standard drill pipes.
  • Heavy Weight Drill Pipe (HWDP): Heavy Weight Drill Pipe is thicker and heavier compared to standard drill pipes. It is designed to provide additional weight near the drill bit, enhancing the transfer of weight on the bit for improved drilling performance. HWDP typically has a tool joint OD (outside diameter) larger than the pipe body. HWDP is often used in situations where increased drill string weight is needed, such as in challenging drilling environments, horizontal drilling, and deepwater drilling. The added weight helps prevent buckling and increases the overall stability of the drill string. The demand for Heavy Weight Drill Pipe is influenced by factors such as the complexity of drilling projects, the need for enhanced weight on bit (WOB), and the specific geological conditions of the well. HWDP is particularly important in demanding drilling scenarios where additional weight and strength are critical.

Market Trends:

  • Technological Advancements: Both standard drill pipes and HWDP benefit from ongoing technological innovations, including the use of advanced materials and coatings to improve durability and performance.
  • Exploration Trends: The market dynamics for both types of drill pipes are closely linked to trends in oil and gas exploration. Increased exploration activities, especially in unconventional reservoirs, can drive demand for both standard and heavy weight drill pipes.
  • Environmental and Safety Standards: Compliance with stringent environmental and safety standards is a common consideration for drill pipe manufacturers and users in both segments.

The drill pipe market research report presents the analysis of each segment from 2020 to 2030 considering 2022 as the base year for the research. The compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) for each respective segment is calculated for the forecast period from 2023 to 2030.

Historical & Forecast Period

  • 2020-22 – Historical Year
  • 2023 – Base Year
  • 2024-2030 – Forecast Period

Market Segmentation:

By Type:

  • Standard Drill Pipe
  • Heavy Weight Drill Pipe (HWDP)

By Grade:

  • American Petroleum Institute (API) Grade
  • Premium Grade

By Application:

  • Onshore
  • Offshore

By Region:

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa

Regional Analysis:

Geographically, North America dominated the global drill pipe market in the benchmark year 2023 and expected to hold the largest revenue share of around 1/4 market share by the end of the analysis period by 2030. North America, particularly the United States, has asserted dominance in the global market owing to its pivotal role in the shale revolution. The prolific development of unconventional resources, such as those in the Permian Basin and Bakken Formation, has fueled an unprecedented surge in drilling activities, necessitating a substantial demand for drill pipes.

The region’s leadership in adopting advanced drilling technologies, including horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing, further solidifies its dominance, as these techniques require specialized drill pipes for efficient extraction. The presence of extensive reserves, both conventional and unconventional, coupled with a favorable investment climate and supportive regulatory frameworks, has positioned North America as a hub for drill pipe demand and a hotspot for ongoing exploration and production endeavors.

The diversified drilling landscape in North America encompasses both onshore and offshore activities. Offshore projects in the Gulf of Mexico, characterized by deepwater and ultra-deepwater drilling, contribute significantly to the demand for specialized drill pipes. As the region continues to strive for energy independence, policies supporting domestic production further drive drilling efforts. The concentration of key industry players and a robust service sector add to the region’s prominence, making North America a central force in shaping the dynamics of the global drill pipe market.

Competitive Assessment:

Some of the notable market players operating in the global drill pipe market are Hilong Group, NOV Inc., Tenaris S.A., Vallourec S.A., and TMK Group. Companies are exploring markets by expansion, new investment, the introduction of new services, and collaboration as their preferred strategies. Players are exploring new geography through expansion and acquisition to gain a competitive advantage through joint synergy.

Key Companies:

  • Hilong Group
  • NOV Inc.
  • Tenaris S.A.
  • Vallourec S.A.
  • TMK Group
  • Oil Country Tubular Ltd.
  • Tejas Tubular Grades Inc.
  • Texas Steel Conversion Inc.
  • DP Master
  • Jiangyin Long Bright Drill Pipe Manufacture Co. Ltd.
  • Drill Pipe International LLC

Key Questions Answered by Drill Pipe Market Report

  • Global drill pipe market forecasts from 2023-2030
  • Regional market forecasts from 2023-2030 covering Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, Middle East & Africa, and Latin America
  • Country-level forecasts from 2023-2030 covering 15 major countries from the regions as mentioned above
  • Drill pipe submarket forecasts from 2023-2030 covering the market by type, grade, application, and geography
  • Various industry models such as SWOT analysis, Value Chain Analysis about the market
  • Analysis of the key factors driving and restraining the growth of the global, regional, and country-level drill pipe markets from 2023-2030
  • Competitive Landscape and market positioning of top 10 players operating in the market
Drill Pipe Market
Table of Contents:

1. Preface


1.1. Report Description
1.1.1. Purpose of the Report
1.1.2. Target Audience
1.1.3. USP and Key Offerings
1.2. Research Scope
1.3. Research Methodology
1.3.1. Phase I – Secondary Research
1.3.2. Phase II – Primary Research
1.3.3. Phase III – Expert Panel Review
1.4. Assumptions

 

2. Executive Summary


2.1. Global Drill Pipe Market Portraiture
2.2. Global Drill Pipe Market, by Type, 2022 (USD Mn)
2.3. Global Drill Pipe Market, by Grade, 2022 (USD Mn)
2.4. Global Drill Pipe Market, by Application, 2022 (USD Mn)
2.5. Global Drill Pipe Market, by Geography, 2022 (USD Mn)

 

3. Global Drill Pipe Market Analysis


3.1. Drill Pipe Market Overview
3.2. Market Inclination Insights
3.3. Market Dynamics
3.3.1. Drivers
3.3.2. Challenges
3.3.3. Opportunities
3.4. Attractive Investment Proposition
3.5. Competitive Analysis
3.6. Porter’s Five Force Analysis
3.6.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers
3.6.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers
3.6.3. Threat of New Entrants
3.6.4. Threat of Substitutes
3.6.5. Degree of Competition
3.7. PESTLE Analysis

 

4. Global Drill Pipe Market by Type, 2020 – 2030 (USD Mn)


4.1. Overview
4.2. Standard Drill Pipe
4.3. Heavy Weight Drill Pipe (HWDP)

 

5. Global Drill Pipe Market by Grade, 2020 – 2030 (USD Mn)


5.1. Overview
5.2. American Petroleum Institute (API) Grade
5.3. Premium Grade

 

6. Global Drill Pipe Market by Application, 2020 – 2030 (USD Mn)


6.1. Overview
6.2. Onshore
6.3. Offshore

 

7. North America Drill Pipe Market Analysis and Forecast, 2020 – 2030 (USD Mn)


7.1. Overview
7.2. North America Drill Pipe Market by Type, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
7.3. North America Drill Pipe Market by Grade, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
7.4. North America Drill Pipe Market by Application, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
7.5. North America Drill Pipe Market by Country, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
7.5.1. U.S.
7.5.1.1. U.S. Drill Pipe Market by Type, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
7.5.1.2. U.S. Drill Pipe Market by Grade, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
7.5.1.3. U.S. Drill Pipe Market by Application, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
7.5.2. Canada
7.5.2.1. Canada Drill Pipe Market by Type, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
7.5.2.2. Canada Drill Pipe Market by Grade, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
7.5.2.3. Canada Drill Pipe Market by Application, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
7.5.3. Mexico
7.5.3.1. Mexico Drill Pipe Market by Type, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
7.5.3.2. Mexico Drill Pipe Market by Grade, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
7.5.3.3. Mexico Drill Pipe Market by Application, (2020-2030 USD Mn)

 

8. Europe Drill Pipe Market Analysis and Forecast, 2020 - 2030 (USD Mn)


8.1. Overview
8.2. Europe Drill Pipe Market by Type, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
8.3. Europe Drill Pipe Market by Grade, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
8.4. Europe Drill Pipe Market by Application, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
8.5. Europe Drill Pipe Market by Country, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
8.5.1. Germany
8.5.1.1. Germany Drill Pipe Market by Type, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
8.5.1.2. Germany Drill Pipe Market by Grade, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
8.5.1.3. Germany Drill Pipe Market by Application, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
8.5.2. U.K.
8.5.2.1. U.K. Drill Pipe Market by Type, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
8.5.2.2. U.K. Drill Pipe Market by Grade, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
8.5.2.3. U.K. Drill Pipe Market by Application, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
8.5.3. France
8.5.3.1. France Drill Pipe Market by Type, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
8.5.3.2. France Drill Pipe Market by Grade, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
8.5.3.3. France Drill Pipe Market by Application, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
8.5.4. Spain
8.5.4.1. Spain Drill Pipe Market by Type, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
8.5.4.2. Spain Drill Pipe Market by Grade, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
8.5.4.3. Spain Drill Pipe Market by Application, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
8.5.5. Italy
8.5.5.1. Italy Drill Pipe Market by Type, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
8.5.5.2. Italy Drill Pipe Market by Grade, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
8.5.5.3. Italy Drill Pipe Market by Application, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
8.5.6. Rest of Europe
8.5.6.1. Rest of Europe Drill Pipe Market by Type, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
8.5.6.2. Rest of Europe Drill Pipe Market by Grade, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
8.5.6.3. Rest of Europe Drill Pipe Market by Application, (2020-2030 USD Mn)

 

9. Asia Pacific Drill Pipe Market Analysis and Forecast, 2020 - 2030 (USD Mn)


9.1. Overview
9.2. Asia Pacific Drill Pipe Market by Type, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
9.3. Asia Pacific Drill Pipe Market by Grade, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
9.4. Asia Pacific Drill Pipe Market by Application, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
9.5. Asia Pacific Drill Pipe Market by Country, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
9.5.1. China
9.5.1.1. China Drill Pipe Market by Type, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
9.5.1.2. China Drill Pipe Market by Grade, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
9.5.1.3. China Drill Pipe Market by Application, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
9.5.2. Japan
9.5.2.1. Japan Drill Pipe Market by Type, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
9.5.2.2. Japan Drill Pipe Market by Grade, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
9.5.2.3. Japan Drill Pipe Market by Application, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
9.5.3. India
9.5.3.1. India Drill Pipe Market by Type, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
9.5.3.2. India Drill Pipe Market by Grade, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
9.5.3.3. India Drill Pipe Market by Application, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
9.5.4. South Korea
9.5.4.1. South Korea Drill Pipe Market by Type, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
9.5.4.2. South Korea Drill Pipe Market by Grade, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
9.5.4.3. South Korea Drill Pipe Market by Application, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
9.5.5. Rest of Asia Pacific
9.5.5.1. Rest of Asia Pacific Drill Pipe Market by Type, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
9.5.5.2. Rest of Asia Pacific Drill Pipe Market by Grade, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
9.5.5.3. Rest of Asia Pacific Drill Pipe Market by Application, (2020-2030 USD Mn)

 

10. Latin America (LATAM) Drill Pipe Market Analysis and Forecast, 2020 - 2030 (USD Mn)


10.1. Overview
10.2. Latin America Drill Pipe Market by Type, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
10.3. Latin America Drill Pipe Market by Grade, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
10.4. Latin America Drill Pipe Market by Application, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
10.5. Latin America Drill Pipe Market by Country, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
10.5.1. Brazil
10.5.1.1. Brazil Drill Pipe Market by Type, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
10.5.1.2. Brazil Drill Pipe Market by Grade, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
10.5.1.3. Brazil Drill Pipe Market by Application, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
10.5.2. Argentina
10.5.2.1. Argentina Drill Pipe Market by Type, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
10.5.2.2. Argentina Drill Pipe Market by Grade, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
10.5.2.3. Argentina Drill Pipe Market by Application, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
10.5.3. Rest of Latin America
10.5.3.1. Rest of Latin America Drill Pipe Market by Type, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
10.5.3.2. Rest of Latin America Drill Pipe Market by Grade, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
10.5.3.3. Rest of Latin America Drill Pipe Market by Application, (2020-2030 USD Mn)

 

11. Middle East and Africa Drill Pipe Market Analysis and Forecast, 2020 - 2030 (USD Mn)


11.1. Overview
11.2. MEA Drill Pipe Market by Type, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
11.3. MEA Drill Pipe Market by Grade, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
11.4. MEA Drill Pipe Market by Application, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
11.5. Middle East and Africa Drill Pipe Market, by Country, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
11.5.1. GCC
11.5.1.1. GCC Drill Pipe Market by Type, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
11.5.1.2. GCC Drill Pipe Market by Grade, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
11.5.1.3. GCC Drill Pipe Market by Application, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
11.5.2. South Africa
11.5.2.1. South Africa Drill Pipe Market by Type, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
11.5.2.2. South Africa Drill Pipe Market by Grade, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
11.5.2.3. South Africa Drill Pipe Market by Application, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
11.5.3. Rest of MEA
11.5.3.1. Rest of MEA Drill Pipe Market by Type, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
11.5.3.2. Rest of MEA Drill Pipe Market by Grade, (2020-2030 USD Mn)
11.5.3.3. Rest of MEA Drill Pipe Market by Application, (2020-2030 USD Mn)

 

12. Competitive Landscape


12.1. Company Market Share Analysis, 2022
12.2. Competitive Dashboard
12.3. Competitive Benchmarking
12.4. Geographic Presence Heatmap Analysis
12.5. Company Evolution Matrix
12.5.1. Star
12.5.2. Pervasive
12.5.3. Emerging Leader
12.5.4. Participant
12.6. Strategic Analysis Heatmap Analysis
12.7. Key Developments and Growth Strategies
12.7.1. Mergers and Acquisitions
12.7.2. New Product Launch
12.7.3. Joint Ventures
12.7.4. Others

 

13. Company Profiles


13.1. Hilong Group
13.1.1. Business Description
13.1.2. Financial Health and Budget Allocation
13.1.3. Product Positions/Portfolio
13.1.4. Recent Development
13.1.5. SWOT Analysis
13.2. NOV Inc.
13.3. Tenaris S.A.
13.4. Vallourec S.A.
13.5. TMK Group
13.6. Oil Country Tubular Ltd.
13.7. Tejas Tubular Grades Inc.
13.8. Texas Steel Conversion Inc.
13.9. DP Master
13.10. Jiangyin Long Bright Drill Pipe Manufacture Co. Ltd.
13.11. Drill Pipe International LLC
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