Global directional drilling market is expected to grow at a steady rate during the forecast period. The global directional drilling market is driven by the increasing global energy demand. Additionally, increasing number of discovered wells and growing exploration & production activities are further expected to propel the market through 2025. Furthermore, increasing R&D activities, technological advancements and new product launches by the key players are anticipated to spur the market during forecast years.

The global directional drilling market can be segmented based on type, component, service, technology, application, field development type, company and region. Based on type, the market can be bifurcated into at-bit steerable system and rotary steerable system. The rotary steerable system is expected to dominate the market during forecast period on account of its affordable costs and improved drilling performance. Based on application, the market can be divided into onshore and offshore. The offshore segment is expected to hold a significant market share owing to the increasing offshore oil & gas E&P activities.

Regionally, the directional drilling market has been segmented into Asia-Pacific, North America, South America, Europe, and Middle East & Africa. Among these regions, North America is expected to dominate the market during forecast period. This can be attributed to the ongoing shale gas production activities in the region. 

Major players operating in the global directional drilling market include Baker Hughes Company, Halliburton Company, Schlumberger Limited, National Oilwell Varco, Inc., Gyrodata Incorporated, Scientific Drilling International, Leam Drilling Systems, LLC, Weatherford International Inc., Jindal Drilling & Industries Limited, Cathedral Energy Services Ltd. and others. The companies are developing advanced technologies and launching new services in order to stay competitive in the market. Other competitive strategies include mergers & acquisitions and new service developments.

Years considered for this report:

Historical Years: 2015-2018

Base Year: 2019

Estimated Year: 2020

Forecast Period: 2021–2025

Objective of the Study:

  • To analyze and forecast the market size of global directional drilling market.
  • To classify and forecast global directional drilling market based on type, component, service, technology, application, field development type, company and regional distribution.
  • To identify drivers and challenges for global directional drilling market.
  • To examine competitive developments such as expansions, new product launches, mergers & acquisitions, etc., in global directional drilling market.
  • To identify and analyze the profile of leading players operating in global directional drilling market.


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TechSci Research performed both primary as well as exhaustive secondary research for this study. Initially, TechSci Research sourced a list of service providers across the globe. Subsequently, TechSci Research conducted primary research surveys with the identified companies. While interviewing, the respondents were also enquired about their competitors. Through this technique, TechSci Research could include the service providrs which could not be identified due to the limitations of secondary research. TechSci Research analyzed the service providers, distribution channels and presence of all major players across the globe.

TechSci Research calculated the market size of global directional drilling market using a bottom-up approach, wherein data for various end-user segments was recorded and forecast for the future years. TechSci Research sourced these values from the industry experts and company representatives and externally validated through analyzing historical data of these product types and applications for getting an appropriate, overall market size. Various secondary sources such as company websites, news articles, press releases, company annual reports, investor presentations and financial reports were also studied by TechSci Research.


Key Target Audience:

  • Directional drilling service providers, vendors and other stakeholders
  • Government bodies such as regulating authorities and policy makers
  • Organizations, forums and alliances related to directional drilling
  • Market research and consulting firms

The study is useful in providing answers to several critical questions that are important for the industry stakeholders such as service providers, vendors and partners, end users, etc., besides allowing them in strategizing investments and capitalizing on market opportunities.

Report Scope:

In this report, global directional drilling market has been segmented into following categories, in addition to the industry trends which have also been detailed below:

  • Market, By Type:
    • At-Bit Steerable System
    • Rotary Steerable System
  • Market, By Component:
    • Drilling Tool Rental
    • Rig Rental
    • OCTG Rental
    • Consumables
    • Others
  • Market, By Service:
    • Drilling
    • Logging-While-Drilling (LWD)
    • Measurement-While-Drilling (MWD) & Survey
    • Motors (MUD Motors)
    • Others
  • Market, By Technology:
    • Wellbore Positioning
    • Side Tracking
    • Well Planning
    • Others
  • Market, By Application:
    • Onshore
    • Offshore
      • Shallow
      • Deep
      • Ultra-deep
  • Market, By Field Development Type:
    • Greenfield
    • Brownfield
  • Market, By Region:
    • North America
      • United States
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • Europe
      • Russia
      • Norway
      • United Kingdom
      • Netherlands
      • Denmark
    • Asia-Pacific
      • China
      • Indonesia
      • India
      • Malaysia
      • Thailand
      • Australia
    • Middle East & Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • Kuwait
      • UAE
      • Nigeria
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Colombia

Competitive Landscape

Company Profiles: Detailed analysis of the major companies present in global directional drilling market.

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1.    Product Overview

2.    Research Methodology

3.    Executive Summary

4.    Voice of Customer

5.    Global Directional Drilling Market Outlook

5.1.  Market Size & Forecast

5.1.1.     By Value

5.2.  Market Share & Forecast

5.2.1.     By Type (At-Bit Steerable System, Rotary Steerable System)

5.2.2.     By Component (Drilling Tool Rental, Rig Rental, OCTG Rental, Consumables, Others)

5.2.3.     By Service (Drilling, Logging-While-Drilling (LWD), Measurement-While-Drilling (MWD) & Survey, Motors (MUD Motors), Others)

5.2.4.     By Technology (Wellbore Positioning, Side Tracking, Well Planning, Others)

5.2.5.     By Application (Onshore v/s Offshore)

5.2.5.1.         Offshore (Shallow, Deep, Ultra-deep)

5.2.6.     By Field Development Type (Greenfield Vs Brownfield)

5.2.7.     By Company (2019)

5.2.8.     By Region

5.3.  Product Market Map

6.    Asia-Pacific Directional Drilling Market Outlook

6.1.  Market Size & Forecast          

6.1.1.     By Value

6.2.  Market Share & Forecast

6.2.1.     By Type

6.2.2.     By Component

6.2.3.     By Service

6.2.4.     By Technology

6.2.5.     By Application

6.2.6.     By Field Development Type

6.2.7.     By Country

6.3.  Asia-Pacific: Country Analysis

6.3.1.     China Directional Drilling Market Outlook

6.3.1.1.         Market Size & Forecast

6.3.1.1.1.             By Value

6.3.1.2.         Market Share & Forecast

6.3.1.2.1.             By Type

6.3.1.2.2.             By Component

6.3.1.2.3.             By Service

6.3.1.2.4.             By Technology

6.3.1.2.5.             By Field Development Type

6.3.2.     Indonesia Directional Drilling Market Outlook

6.3.2.1.         Market Size & Forecast

6.3.2.1.1.             By Value

6.3.2.2.         Market Share & Forecast

6.3.2.2.1.             By Type

6.3.2.2.2.             By Component

6.3.2.2.3.             By Service

6.3.2.2.4.             By Technology

6.3.2.2.5.             By Field Development Type

6.3.3.     India Directional Drilling Market Outlook

6.3.3.1.         Market Size & Forecast

6.3.3.1.1.             By Value

6.3.3.2.         Market Share & Forecast

6.3.3.2.1.             By Type

6.3.3.2.2.             By Component

6.3.3.2.3.             By Service

6.3.3.2.4.             By Technology

6.3.3.2.5.             By Field Development Type

6.3.4.     Malaysia Directional Drilling Market Outlook

6.3.4.1.         Market Size & Forecast

6.3.4.1.1.             By Value

6.3.4.2.         Market Share & Forecast

6.3.4.2.1.             By Type

6.3.4.2.2.             By Component

6.3.4.2.3.             By Service

6.3.4.2.4.             By Technology

6.3.4.2.5.             By Field Development Type

6.3.5.     Thailand Directional Drilling Market Outlook

6.3.5.1.         Market Size & Forecast

6.3.5.1.1.             By Value

6.3.5.2.         Market Share & Forecast

6.3.5.2.1.             By Type

6.3.5.2.2.             By Component

6.3.5.2.3.             By Service

6.3.5.2.4.             By Technology

6.3.5.2.5.             By Field Development Type

6.3.6.     Australia Directional Drilling Market Outlook

6.3.6.1.         Market Size & Forecast

6.3.6.1.1.             By Value

6.3.6.2.         Market Share & Forecast

6.3.6.2.1.             By Type

6.3.6.2.2.             By Component

6.3.6.2.3.             By Service

6.3.6.2.4.             By Technology

6.3.6.2.5.             By Field Development Type

7.    Europe Directional Drilling Market Outlook

7.1.  Market Size & Forecast          

7.1.1.     By Value

7.2.  Market Share & Forecast

7.2.1.     By Type

7.2.2.     By Component

7.2.3.     By Service

7.2.4.     By Technology

7.2.5.     By Application

7.2.6.     By Field Development Type

7.2.7.     By Country

7.3.  Europe: Country Analysis

7.3.1.     Russia Directional Drilling Market Outlook

7.3.1.1.         Market Size & Forecast

7.3.1.1.1.             By Value

7.3.1.2.         Market Share & Forecast

7.3.1.2.1.             By Type

7.3.1.2.2.             By Component

7.3.1.2.3.             By Service

7.3.1.2.4.             By Technology

7.3.1.2.5.             By Field Development Type

7.3.2.     Norway Directional Drilling Market Outlook

7.3.2.1.         Market Size & Forecast

7.3.2.1.1.             By Value

7.3.2.2.         Market Share & Forecast

7.3.2.2.1.             By Type

7.3.2.2.2.             By Component

7.3.2.2.3.             By Service

7.3.2.2.4.             By Technology

7.3.2.2.5.             By Field Development Type

7.3.3.     United Kingdom Directional Drilling Market Outlook

7.3.3.1.         Market Size & Forecast

7.3.3.1.1.             By Value

7.3.3.2.         Market Share & Forecast

7.3.3.2.1.             By Type

7.3.3.2.2.             By Component

7.3.3.2.3.             By Service

7.3.3.2.4.             By Technology

7.3.3.2.5.             By Field Development Type

7.3.4.     Netherland Directional Drilling Market Outlook

7.3.4.1.         Market Size & Forecast

7.3.4.1.1.             By Value

7.3.4.2.         Market Share & Forecast

7.3.4.2.1.             By Type

7.3.4.2.2.             By Component

7.3.4.2.3.             By Service

7.3.4.2.4.             By Technology

7.3.4.2.5.             By Field Development Type

7.3.5.     Denmark Directional Drilling Market Outlook

7.3.5.1.         Market Size & Forecast

7.3.5.1.1.             By Value

7.3.5.2.         Market Share & Forecast

7.3.5.2.1.             By Type

7.3.5.2.2.             By Component

7.3.5.2.3.             By Service

7.3.5.2.4.             By Technology

7.3.5.2.5.             By Field Development Type

8.    North America Directional Drilling Market Outlook

8.1.  Market Size & Forecast          

8.1.1.     By Value

8.2.  Market Share & Forecast

8.2.1.     By Type

8.2.2.     By Component

8.2.3.     By Service

8.2.4.     By Technology

8.2.5.     By Application

8.2.6.     By Field Development Type

8.2.7.     By Country

8.3.  North America: Country Analysis

8.3.1.     United States Directional Drilling Market Outlook

8.3.1.1.         Market Size & Forecast

8.3.1.1.1.             By Value

8.3.1.2.         Market Share & Forecast

8.3.1.2.1.             By Type

8.3.1.2.2.             By Component

8.3.1.2.3.             By Service

8.3.1.2.4.             By Technology

8.3.1.2.5.             By Field Development Type

8.3.2.     Mexico Directional Drilling Market Outlook

8.3.2.1.         Market Size & Forecast

8.3.2.1.1.             By Value

8.3.2.2.         Market Share & Forecast

8.3.2.2.1.             By Type

8.3.2.2.2.             By Component

8.3.2.2.3.             By Service

8.3.2.2.4.             By Technology

8.3.2.2.5.             By Field Development Type

8.3.3.     Canada Directional Drilling Market Outlook

8.3.3.1.         Market Size & Forecast

8.3.3.1.1.             By Value

8.3.3.2.         Market Share & Forecast

8.3.3.2.1.             By Type

8.3.3.2.2.             By Component

8.3.3.2.3.             By Service

8.3.3.2.4.             By Technology

8.3.3.2.5.             By Field Development Type

9.    South America Directional Drilling Market Outlook

9.1.  Market Size & Forecast          

9.1.1.     By Value

9.2.  Market Share & Forecast

9.2.1.     By Type

9.2.2.     By Component

9.2.3.     By Service

9.2.4.     By Technology

9.2.5.     By Application

9.2.6.     By Field Development Type

9.2.7.     By Country

9.3.  South America: Country Analysis

9.3.1.     Brazil Directional Drilling Market Outlook

9.3.1.1.         Market Size & Forecast

9.3.1.1.1.             By Value

9.3.1.2.         Market Share & Forecast

9.3.1.2.1.             By Type

9.3.1.2.2.             By Component

9.3.1.2.3.             By Service

9.3.1.2.4.             By Technology

9.3.1.2.5.             By Field Development Type

9.3.2.     Argentina Directional Drilling Market Outlook

9.3.2.1.         Market Size & Forecast

9.3.2.1.1.             By Value

9.3.2.2.         Market Share & Forecast

9.3.2.2.1.             By Type

9.3.2.2.2.             By Component

9.3.2.2.3.             By Service

9.3.2.2.4.             By Technology

9.3.2.2.5.             By Field Development Type

9.3.3.     Colombia Directional Drilling Market Outlook

9.3.3.1.         Market Size & Forecast

9.3.3.1.1.             By Value

9.3.3.2.         Market Share & Forecast

9.3.3.2.1.             By Type

9.3.3.2.2.             By Component

9.3.3.2.3.             By Service

9.3.3.2.4.             By Technology

9.3.3.2.5.             By Field Development Type

10.  Middle East and Africa Directional Drilling Market Outlook

10.1.              Market Size & Forecast

10.1.1.  By Value

10.2.              Market Share & Forecast

10.2.1.  By Type

10.2.2.  By Component

10.2.3.  By Service

10.2.4.  By Technology

10.2.5.  By Application

10.2.6.  By Field Development Type

10.2.7.  By Country

10.3.              MEA: Country Analysis

10.3.1.  Saudi Arabia Directional Drilling Market Outlook

10.3.1.1.      Market Size & Forecast

10.3.1.1.1.           By Value

10.3.1.2.      Market Share & Forecast

10.3.1.2.1.           By Type

10.3.1.2.2.           By Component

10.3.1.2.3.           By Service

10.3.1.2.4.           By Technology

10.3.1.2.5.           By Field Development Type

10.3.2.  Kuwait Directional Drilling Market Outlook

10.3.2.1.      Market Size & Forecast

10.3.2.1.1.           By Value

10.3.2.2.      Market Share & Forecast

10.3.2.2.1.           By Type

10.3.2.2.2.           By Component

10.3.2.2.3.           By Service

10.3.2.2.4.           By Technology

10.3.2.2.5.           By Field Development Type

10.3.3.  UAE Directional Drilling Market Outlook

10.3.3.1.      Market Size & Forecast

10.3.3.1.1.           By Value

10.3.3.2.      Market Share & Forecast

10.3.3.2.1.           By Type

10.3.3.2.2.