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Oil & Gas Pipeline Leak Detection Market

Oil & Gas Pipeline Leak Detection Market

Global Industry Analysis (2018 - 2021) - Growth Trends and Market Forecast (2022 - 2029)

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Industry: Energy & Natural Resources | Author Name: Harshad

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Increasing Incidents of Leaks in Pipelines and Storage Tanks at Production Facilities to Fuel Growth of Oil & Gas Pipeline Leak Detection Market

The growth of the oil & gas pipeline leak detection market can be attributed to the increase in incidents of leakage in oil and gas pipelines and storage tank production facilities. Oil and gas exploration and production activities have increased globally as a result of rising global consumption of oil and gas hence increasing the risk of oil and gas leaks.

Large investments in the oil and gas industry expose corporations to significant financial losses in the event of even minor incidents. As a result, it is critical that they include effective detection systems. For instance, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), leaks result in the loss of 1.4 % of natural gas produced. In 2019, the gas loss totalled approximately 471,000 mmcf, with the city gate price of gas at USD 3.80/mcf, resulting in a loss of USD 1.8 billion.

Considering the consequences of oil and gas pipeline leakage, governments in major countries have enacted policies requiring the maintenance and deployment of leak detection systems. According to the US Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), serious accidents caused by pipeline leaks cost more than USD 7.7 billion between January 2005 and June 2020. The industry covered approximately 83% of these losses, with the public covering the remaining 17%. The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) issued a rule to improve hazardous liquid pipeline regulations. It established new compliance requirements for system operators and owners, with the goal of maintaining pipe integrity and preventing leak accidents.

Fast Leak Detection Capabilities to Fuel Acoustic Category in Oil & Gas Pipeline Leak Detection Market

The acoustic/ultrasonic segment is expected to account for the majority of the market share. The increasing use of acoustic/ultrasonic technology-based leak detection systems in single-phase and multi-phase flow pipelines can be attributed to the growth of this segment. These systems have fast leak detection capabilities, are suitable for large pipeline leak detection, and require simplified sensor and software setup with minimal calibrations. The negative pressure wave method (acoustic/ultrasonic) can detect leaks as small as 3mm (0.1-inch) in diameter. They have the industry's lowest false alarm rate, with less than one false alarm per year.

Rapidly Increasing Oil and Gas Exploration Activities in North America to Drive Growth Oil & Gas Pipeline Leak Detection Market

The North America region is expected to dominate the segment in the next five years because of rapidly increasing oil and gas exploration activities in the region. Growing energy requirements, rising offshore and onshore exploration activities in the oil and gas industry, and increasing investments by oil and gas market players to prevent gas leakage are the primary factors driving the growth of the global oil & gas pipeline leak detection market in North America during the forecast period.

The oil and natural gas industry in the United States supports 10.3 million jobs and accounts for nearly 8% of the nation's GDP. Furthermore, oil prices have reached their highest level in six years, and the oil and gas industry has made a strong comeback. For instance, North America has the longest oil and gas pipelines, totalling 834,152.5 km (starting in 2023), with crude oil pipelines accounting for 154,200.9 km, petroleum products pipelines accounting for 103,106.3 km, natural gas pipelines accounting for 495,555.3 km, and NGL pipelines accounting for 81,290.0 km.

The Asia Pacific oil & gas pipeline leak detection market will grow at the fastest CAGR during the forecast period. Expansion of existing pipelines and development of new ones increased incidents of oil and gas leakages in pipelines and storage tanks at production facilities, and the formulation of stringent regulations by governments for the implementation of leak detection technologies and systems in various APAC countries are the key factors driving market growth in this region. Many developments are being carried out in the oil and gas leak detection industry, which are projected to generate significant growth possibilities for the market in China. For instance, with the newly established PipeChina committing to buy pipelines and storage facilities worth USD 55.9 billion, China has taken a big step toward reforming its national oil and gas pipeline network (391.4 billion yuan). PipeChina, previously known as China Oil and Gas Pipeline Network, will take over oil and gas pipelines and storage facilities from PetroChina and Sinopec in exchange for cash and shares in the pipeline company.

Global Oil & Gas Pipeline Leak Detection Market: Competitive Landscape

Companies in the market are introducing new products alongside initiation collaborations, alliances and partnership agreements. For instance, in March 2019, a sentry integrity monitoring solar leak detection sonar was deployed in the Gulf of Mexico to assist a major US oil company. The sonar was deployed at a depth of approximately 2000 metres to monitor subsea activities. Sonardyne International, a subsea engineering specialist, designed and delivered the system. On the other hand, in January 2019, Baker Hughes was the most recent oil and gas company to begin using drones for leak detection and surveillance. Lumen, the drone, combines flying technology with ground-based, solar-powered sensors to provide facility personnel with a clearer picture of fugitive methane leaks and their analysis.

A few of the players in the oil & gas pipeline leak detection market include Siemens AG, Honeywell International Inc, PSI AG, FLIR International, ClampOn AS, TTK Leak Detection System, Atmos International, Krohne, Messtechnik GmbH, Schneider Electric SE, Synodon Inc, Perma-pipe Inc, Bridger Photonics Inc, Laser Diagnostic Instrument, and Arjay Engineering.

Global Oil & Gas Pipeline Leak Detection Market is Segmented as Below:

By Location       

  • Onshore
  • Offshore

By Technology 

  • Acoustic Sensors
  • Flowmeters
  • Cable Sensors
  • Vapour Sensors
  • Others

By Region

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • UK
    • France
    • Germany
    • Russia
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • India
    • China
    • Rest of Asia-Pacific
    • Latin America
    • Middle East
    • Africa

Key Elements Included In The Study: Global Oil & Gas Pipeline Leak Detection Market

  • Oil & Gas Pipeline Leak Detection Market by Product/Technology/Grade, Application/End-user, and Region
  • Executive Summary (Opportunity Analysis and Key Trends)
  • Historical Market Size and Estimates, Value, 2018 - 2021
  • Market Value at Regional and Country Level, 2022 - 2029
  • Market Dynamics and Economic Overview
  • Market Size in Value, Growth Rates, and Forecast Figures, 2022 - 2029
  • Competitive Intelligence with Financials, Key Developments, and Portfolio of Leading Companies 
  • Regional and Product/Grade/Application/End-user Price Trends Analysis
  • Value Chain and Five Force’s Analysis
  • Regional/Sub-region/Country Market Size and Trend Analysis
  • Company Market Share Analysis and Key Player Profiles

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