Wireless IIoT in Oil and Gas Industry Report, with Detailed Profiles of 79 Key Players in the Market

Dublin, April 04, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "IIoT Applications in the Oil and Gas Industry - 5th Edition" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

This study investigates the worldwide market for wireless IoT applications in the oil and gas industry. Typical applications include pipeline, tank and well field equipment monitoring and control. The installed base of wireless IoT devices in the oil and gas industry is forecasted to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 19.3 percent from 7.8 million units at the end of 2023 to 18.8 million units by 2028.

Oil and gas operators utilise wireless industrial IoT (IIoT) solutions to increase operational efficiency, secure assets and achieve regulatory compliance throughout the entire value chain. Industrial control systems such as Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) and Distributed Control Systems (DCSs) are used to monitor and control remote facilities. These solutions enable operators to remotely monitor a multitude of data points such as pressure, volume levels, flow rates, temperature and operating status and conditions of various equipment at well sites, tank farms and pipeline facilities. A combination of wired and proprietary radio solutions is typically used for communications between sensors, controllers and systems, although cellular, satellite and non-3GPP LPWA technologies are increasingly used for non-mission critical applications.

The report estimates that the number of installed wireless devices featuring cellular, satellite and LPWA connectivity for oil and gas applications reached 7.8 million units worldwide in 2023. Growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 19.3 percent, the installed base is expected to reach 18.8 million units by 2028.

Remote monitoring of assets such as industrial equipment, tanks and pipeline infrastructure in the midstream and downstream sectors comprise the most common applications for wireless solutions in the oil and gas industry. The expected growth in cellular device shipments is attributed to a higher adoption rate of sensor applications based on LTE-M and NB-IoT technologies and continued preference for cellular communications in the remote tank monitoring segment. Since many remote monitoring applications have limited requirements on bandwidth, non-3GPP LPWA technologies such as LoRa can achieve a significant position on this market as well.

Internationally, the upstream oil and gas market is dominated by National Oil Companies (NOCs) and Integrated Oil Companies (IOCs), which are largely served by major industrial automation vendors including ABB, Emerson, Hitachi, Honeywell, Rockwell Automation, Schneider Electric, Siemens and Yokogawa. These companies are increasingly focusing on selling complete and integrated systems rather than individual control systems.

Today, the major automation suppliers' IIoT solutions are aimed at helping customers acquire data from assets and optimise processes further through data management and analytics. Industry players that specialise in data-oriented software applications for SCADA systems and asset management include Quorum Software, AUTOSOL, eLynx Technologies, Inductive Automation, Peloton and PSI. Vendors of wireless instrumentation solutions include Banner Engineering, Endress+Hauser, OleumTech and Pepperl+Fuchs. Providers of remote terminal units (RTUs) for SCADA applications include Ovarro, High Tide Technologies and Willowglen Systems.

Solutions for remote monitoring and tracking of assets such as wellheads, storage tanks and pipelines are also offered by a large number of specialised vendors. The market for remote tank monitoring (RTM) is led by Canadian Otodata with an installed base of about 2.0 million units. Additional providers of RTM solutions include Anova, Skybitz, Sensile Technologies, Dunraven Systems, Kingspan, PowTechnology, ATEK Access Technologies, SilentSoft and Varec. Companies specialising in remote pipeline monitoring solutions are Abriox, American Innovations, Atmos International, OmniMetrix and OptaSense. Specialists in gas leak detection include Blackline Safety and GasSecure. Asset tracking solutions for upstream, midstream and downstream operations are offered by ORBCOMM, Quake Global, Geoforce and Tektelic.

Due to the remoteness of oil and gas facilities, cellular and unlicensed proprietary radio solutions are typically used for data acquisition and backhaul communications. The largest providers of cellular IoT gateways and routers in the industrial space are Cisco, Belden, Semtech (Sierra Wireless), Digi International, Moxa, HMS Networks, Advantech, InHand Networks, MultiTech and Eurotech. While cellular solutions are today primarily used for non-mission critical applications, there is growing support for use of private cellular networks across critical infrastructure industries.

In contrast, unlicensed proprietary radio solutions are today already used in mission critical applications, primarily at well sites, where wired installations are unfit. Vendors of proprietary radio modems include 4RF, FreeWave Technologies, RACOM, GE Vernova and Schneider Electric.

Key market trends:

  • Integration of wireless capabilities into single box solutions of technologies
  • Partner ecosystems continue to be an integral part of business strategies
  • Upstream operations will rely more on data to support decision-making
  • The adoption rate of LPWA networking technologies is set to accelerate
  • The maturing landscape of private LTE/5G networks for oil and gas fields
  • Wireless IIoT solutions can benefit operations during energy transitions

The report answers the following questions:

  • Which are the leading wireless IIoT solution providers for oil and gas applications?
  • What offerings are available from device vendors and service providers?
  • What are the main drivers and barriers for the adoption of IIoT solutions?
  • What is the split between terrestrial and satellite connectivity?
  • How are satellite communications providers involved in the ecosystem?
  • What impact will technology advancements have on the market?
  • What are the recent merger and acquisition activities on this market?

Key Topics Covered:

1. The Oil and Gas Industry
1.1 Introduction to the oil and gas industry
1.2 Industry players
1.2.1 International and national oil companies
1.2.2 OPEC
1.2.3 Independent exploration and production companies
1.2.4 Oilfield service companies
1.3 The oil and gas market
1.4 Oil and gas production and distribution
1.4.1 Exploration, development and production
1.4.2 Transportation and storage
1.4.3 Refining and marketing

2. Wireless IIoT Solutions in the Oil and Gas Sector
2.1 Wireless IIoT infrastructure in oil and gas
2.1.1 Asset segment
2.1.2 Control and sensing segment
2.1.3 Connectivity hardware segment
2.1.4 Network segment
2.1.5 Backoffice segment
2.2 Operations management
2.2.1 Exploration and production management
2.2.2 Distribution and marketing management
2.3 Equipment management
2.3.1 Equipment diagnostics and maintenance planning
2.3.2 Security and safety
2.4 Regulatory compliance and reporting
2.5 Business models and project strategies

3. Market Forecasts and Trends
3.1 Market Analysis
3.1.1 Installed base and unit shipments
3.1.2 Wireless technologies
3.1.3 Regional markets
3.1.4 Major IIoT vendors
3.2 Market drivers and barriers
3.2.1 Macroeconomic environment
3.2.2 Regulatory environment
3.2.3 Competitive environment
3.2.4 Technology environment
3.3 Value chain analysis
3.3.1 Industrial wireless solution vendors
3.3.2 Industrial technology vendors
3.3.3 Wireless network operators and managed service providers
3.3.4 IoT platform and IT industry players
3.3.5 M&A activity along the value chain for IIoT solutions in the oil & gas industry
3.4 Market trends

4. Company Profiles and Strategies

  • ABB
  • Banner Engineering
  • Emerson
  • Endress+Hauser
  • General Electric
  • High Tide Technologies
  • Hitachi
  • Honeywell
  • OleumTech
  • Ovarro
  • Pason Systems
  • Pepperl+Fuchs
  • Rockwell Automation
  • Schneider Electric
  • Siemens
  • SPOC Automation
  • Willowglen Systems
  • Yokogawa
  • Abriox
  • Aloxy
  • American Innovations
  • Anova
  • ATEK Access Technologies
  • Atmos International
  • Blackline Safety
  • Dunraven Systems (Tekelek)
  • Four Data
  • GasSecure (Drager)
  • Geoforce
  • IMI
  • iTankData
  • Kingspan Group
  • OmniMetrix (Acorn Energy)
  • OptaSense (Luna Innovations)
  • Otodata
  • PowTechnology
  • Sensile Technologies (WIKA Group)
  • SilentSoft
  • SkyBitz (Ametek)
  • Tecson
  • Tektelic
  • TWTG
  • Varec (Leidos)
  • WellAware
  • 4RF
  • Acksys
  • Advantech
  • AMCi Wireless
  • BEC Technologies (Billion Electric)
  • Belden
  • Bentek Systems
  • Cisco
  • CSignum
  • Digi International
  • Elecsys (Lindsay Corporation)
  • Eurotech
  • FreeWave Technologies
  • HMS Networks
  • InHand Networks
  • Lantronix
  • Moxa
  • MultiTech
  • Quake Global
  • Red Lion
  • Robustel
  • Sierra Wireless (Semtech)
  • Automation Solutions
  • Critical Control Technologies
  • eLynx Technologies
  • geoLOGIC
  • IFS
  • Inductive Automation
  • Klarian
  • Peloton
  • PSI
  • Quorum Software

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