Subsea Manifolds: Market Overview
Subsea manifolds are used in the oil & gas offshore fields development to minimize the use of multiple risers and subsea pipelines, simplify subsea installations and for optimizing subsea fluid flow system. Subsea manifolds are an arrangement of a number of valves and pipelines which are designed to monitor, control and distribute fluid flow.
Subsea manifolds are typically installed within a group of wells on the seabed to either inject gas, water or fluids into the wells or gather the produced oil & gas.Subsea manifolds can be designed on the basis of function they are needed to perform, like choke or kill for well control, squeeze manifold for injecting fluids or cement, and production manifold for controlling produced fluids.
On the basis of types, the subsea manifolds are categorized as template manifold, cluster manifold and pipeline end manifold (PLEM). PLEM is one of the most commonly used subsea manifold systems, which is a simpler version of cluster manifold, which directly connects to a subsea flowline and used to direct fluids to subsea Christmas trees.
Other functions of subsea manifolds include providing an interface between the well and production pipeline, distribution of electrical and hydraulic systems, supporting all pipeline systems, and provide a support platform for remotely operated vehicles (ROV).
Given the complexities in subsea oil & gas production operations, the subsea manifolds play a crucial role in connecting a number of subsea installations to offshore structures and production systems.
Subsea Manifolds: Market Dynamics
Offshore oil & gas exploration has been on rise since the crude oil price slump in 2014-15. Given the existence of a large proportion of undeveloped reservoirs in offshore, major exploration and production (E&P) operators have been investing a heavy part of their exploration budgets towards offshore activities.
This is anticipated to drive the demand for subsea manifolds during the forecast period.A significant rise in final investment decisions (FID) directed towards offshore developments is also anticipated to demand for subsea manifolds.
The oil & gas industry, specifically in the offshore sector, has been witnessing a growing trend of integrated service providers, who can both provide the equipment and install, which significantly reduces the total cost of project for E&P operators.
This trend is set to remain prominent in the subsea manifolds market as well.Instability in crude oil prices and widening crude oil supply-demand gap are anticipated to bottleneck the growth of oil & gas industry as a whole, and in turn is expected to restrain the growth of subsea manifolds market in the coming years.
Subsea Manifolds Market: Regional Outlook
Production technology advancements in shale gas and hydraulic fracturing has been driving oil & gas production activity in offshore U.S. and the Gulf of Mexico, which is projected to drive the demand for subsea manifolds significantly in the North America region.
Middle east & Africa is projected to drive the demand for subsea manifolds at a robust pace, given the rising investments in African oil & gas producing countries. Asia Pacific is anticipated to drive the demand at a moderate pace in the global subsea manifold market, as compared to North America and Middle East & Africa regions, during the forecast period.
Subsea Manifolds Market: Market Participants
Some of the key market participants identified in the Subsea manifolds market across the globe are:
- TechnipFMC plc
- Aker Solutions
- Baker Hughes, a GE Company
- Schlumberger Limited
- SUBSEA 7
- Dril-Quip, Inc.
- National Oilwell Varco
Brief Approach to Research
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- Subsea manifolds Market Segments
- Subsea manifolds Market Dynamics
- Subsea manifolds Market Size
- Subsea manifolds Supply & Demand
- Subsea manifolds Current Trends/Issues/Challenges
- Subsea manifolds Competition & Companies involved
- Subsea manifolds Technology
- Subsea manifolds Value Chain
Regional Analysis Includes
- North America (U.S., Canada)
- Latin America (Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Peru)
- Western Europe (Germany, Italy, France, U.K, Spain, BENELUX, Nordics)
- Eastern Europe (Russia, Poland, CIS)
- Asia-Pacific (China, India, ASEAN, South Korea)
- Middle East and Africa (GCC Countries, South Africa, Turkey, Iran, Israel)
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Subsea Manifolds: Market Segmentation
The overall subsea manifolds market can been segmented on the basis of type as:
- Template manifold
- Cluster manifold
- Pipeline End Manifold (PLEM)
The overall subsea manifolds market can been segmented on the basis of function as:
- Choke & Kill manifold
- Squeeze manifold
- Frac manifold
- Production manifold
- Injection manifold
The overall subsea manifolds market can been segmented on the basis of water depth as:
- Shallow water
- Deep water
- Ultra deep water