Subsea Multiphase Flowmeter Market

2021 Analysis and Review: Subsea Multiphase Flowmeter by Application – Subsea Well Testing, Production Monitoring, and Production Measurement for 2021 - 2031

About the Report

Subsea multiphase flowmeters are essential in providing critical testing operations with the help flow metering solutions. They are considered ideal for subsea application as a production management tool in well testing, well management, and production allocation. Subsea multiphase flowmeters have gained considerable popularity over the past couple of decades since their introduction in the late 1990’s and the trend is expected to persist over the forecast period. Moreover, as newer technologies are being integrated with subsea multiphase flowmeters, the adoption of the same is projected to grow over the forecast period.

In its new study, ESOMAR-certified market research and consulting firm Future Market Insights offers insights about key factors driving demand for subsea multiphase flowmeter. The report tracks the global sales of subsea multiphase flowmeter in 20+ high-growth markets, along with analyzing the impact COVID-19 has had on the end use industries in general, and subsea multiphase flowmeter in particular.

What is the Future Outlook on Subsea Multiphase Flowmeters in Comparison to Historic Sales?

Till date there are approximately 5,000 subsea wells distributed all over the globe, along with many more being drilled each day. Several wells are more than a decade old. Hence exploration of new wells requires regular flow metering solutions. Multiphase flow meters offer various applications such as subsea well testing, production monitoring, production measurement, and others.

Global oil and gas companies are continuously developing new functionalities and developments for subsea multiphase flowmeters to be used in a wide range of applications. Multiphase flow meter is used to address various challenges in oil & gas exploration and production process.

Subsea multiphase flow meters provide critical well testing operations. Production monitoring, measurement, and others can be considered as key applications of subsea multiphase flowmeters. Subsea multiphase flowmeters have proven to be efficient, light, agile, and an economic solution against conventional techniques. They provide various advantages, such as they characterize flow regimes at the wellhead and quickly detect slugging, which is the most difficult flow to measure. Subsea multiphase flowmeter addresses the complex flow metering solutions.

Automation and digitalization tools integrated with subsea multiphase flowmeters provide new opportunities for explorations. Increasing investments in global oil and gas projects will give impetus to the subsea multiphase flowmeter market. Oil production investments anticipated in the offshore areas of U.S, ASEAN countries and China as well as Russia is expected to create opportunities for the subsea multiphase flowmeter market.

Future Market Insights expects the global in-line transit time ultrasonic flow meter market to expand at over 8.5% CAGR through 2031.

What is the Commercial Potential of Subsea Multiphase Flowmeter?

The demand for subsea multiphase flowmeter is increasing in regions such as South Asia and Pacific and North America. The demand trend for stainless steel subsea multiphase flowmeter for offshore applications is majorly driven by regions such as the Americas, South Asia and Pacific and Middle East and Africa.

Globally, the increasing investment in oil and gas projects and rise in number of subsea explorations are some of the key potential factors for market growth. Additionally, increasing focus on multiphase meter technologies across the globe is expected to boost the market demand in the coming future.

Competitive price offerings and rise in end user satisfaction based on the performance and use of advanced technologies are the key aims of R&D activities. Moreover, establishing sales and service facilities in emerging countries coupled with long-term partnerships with regional distributors are also paving the way for the expansion of channel reach.

Country-wise Insights

Will the U.S. Remain a Lucrative Subsea Multiphase Flowmeter Market?

Future Market Insights has projected the U.S. to remain one of the most lucrative markets throughout the course of the forecast period. A key factor supporting market expansion is the country’s high production and consumption of oil. The oil production output increased by 11% from 2018 to 2019 and holds more than 17% of share in 2019.

The increasing production and consumption of oil and gas will stay essential in the upward trend for the oil and gas industry. Since subsea multiphase flowmeters form a crucial part in production, monitoring, and measurement, growth of subsea multiphase flowmeters is imminent. However, President Biden’s regulations regarding a transition from fossil fuels towards electric mobility can restrain the growth of the subsea multiphase flowmeter market.

What are the Market Prospects in Russia?

Russia led within Europe in oil production with more than 12% of market share in 2019. In recent years, there has been growth in oil & gas production, and its multiphase flow metering solutions has become crucial. Devices that have the ability to sustain and show accurate results have become mandatory. Demand for subsea multiphase flowmeters has been rising over the last few years.

This trend will continue to increase sales figures over the years to come, because of rising investments in the oil & gas industry. Increasing investments will provide a significant opportunities for a comprehensive list of applications including subsea well testing, production monitoring, production measurement, and associated well applications, thereby presenting growth opportunities for the subsea multiphase flowmeters market. 

What’s the Outlook on China Subsea Multiphase Flowmeter Market?

China holds nine-tenth of the East Asia market share, and this is no surprise as there is an abundance of oil & gas production and reserves in the region, owing to which, demand for subsea multiphase flowmeter is rising steadily. Growth in the region is likely to take place at a CAGR even more than 7.4% over the forecast period of 2021 to 2031. Another reason for this lucrative growth trend is rising demand for multiphase flow metering solutions for production monitoring and measurement, which recently grew significantly due to rising investment in oil & gas projects in the region.

What’s Driving Sales in the ASEAN Countries?

Over the last few years, new and improved designs with automation and digitalization of multiphase flow meters have been launched by numerous market players, on back of significant sales of subsea multiphase flowmeter in the global manufacturers are introducing products that are built to last and need less maintenance during the tenure of their usage. The ASEAN countries also have numerous small to medium manufacturers, and exhibit high accessibility of aftersales services, which make them a leading market for subsea multiphase flowmeter.

Moreover, ASEAN countries hold more than 3% of market share in oil & natural gas production for 2019. Other factors such as increasing demand from ongoing and upcoming oil & gas projects in the region will have a great demand for subsea multiphase flowmeter, and will continue to do so over the coming years.

How are GCC Countries Faring in This Industry?

There has been a significant surge in use of subsea multiphase flowmeter in GCC countries. The region has some of the world's fastest-growing economies, thanks to a surge in oil & natural gas revenues as well as investment boom fueled by decades of petroleum revenue savings.

The core GCC states of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, and Qatar are leading oil & gas producing countries, due to which, imports of multiphase flowmeters for monitoring and measurement purposes are driving the sales of subsea multiphase flowmeter.

Category-wise Insights

Which Pipe Size is Preferred More for Subsea Multiphase Flowmeter?

The market share of subsea multiphase flowmeters for 10’’ pipe size is quite high. It accounts for more than 40% of the market share by value. The reason behind such vast sales is the fact that oil & gas exploration and production are adequately conducted in larger volumes, and the need for large size pipes in production and transmission purposes in oil & gas industry creates a surge in demand for 10’’ subsea multiphase flowmeters. Another factor for growth in sales is that increasing investments in oil & gas industry across the world.

Which is the Primary Application of Subsea Multiphase Flowmeter?

Subsea multiphase flowmeters are used in various applications in the oil & gas industry, especially for measuring various kinds of liquids and gases. The most popular application amongst these is production measurement. Since the invention of these meters, liquid & gas production measurement has been a dominant end use. The production measurement segment is expected to expand at a significant CAGR owing to the precise measurement of oil & gas in exploration and production process.

Which Construction Material will Hold Prominent Market Share?

Looking toward supply-side trends, large market players are more into stainless steel subsea multiphase flowmeter. Manufacturers are focusing more on advancements in these material, thereby boosting sales across regions. Stainless steel subsea multiphase flowmeter hold as much as one-third market share.

There is also an increase in sales of duplex steel subsea multiphase flowmeter due to the fact that these provide high strength and excellent corrosion resistance and the industry is moving toward products more material properties. Over the forecast period, subsea multiphase flowmeters are expected to witness surging demand.

Competitive Landscape

Global subsea multiphase flowmeter market is largely dominated by key players globally, occupying more than three-fourth of the market share. Some of the players are focusing to carve a niche for specific demography. The global market for subsea multiphase flowmeter comprises some large scale and middles scale manufacturers focusing on product innovation and high end technology development.

Key industry participants are investing in strategic alliances and partnerships to gain a competitive advantage in the evolving global market. These partnerships allow companies to strengthen their technical expertise with improved production capacity. Also, the technical collaboration of industry participants is estimated to contribute to growth in the oil and gas intervention projects.

For instance, in 2018, Saudi Aramco, one of the leading public petroleum and natural gas Company in Saudi Arabia awarded Baker Hughes a stimulation and well testing contract in 2018. The contract included optimizing production across existing as well as new wells across the nation.

In February 2021, Emerson introduced a new embedded software aids automation and digitalization of oil and gas multiphase flow measurement to boost process automation and the application of the Roxar™ 2600 Multiphase Flow Meter (MPFM) for the oil and gas industry.

Some of the leading companies operating in the market are:

  • Weatherford
  • Baker Hughes
  • AMETEK Inc.
  • Schlumberger Limited
  • ABB Ltd
  • TechnipFMC plc
  • Emerson
  • KROHNE Japan KK
  • Peitro Fiorentini S.p.a.
  • Haimo Technologies Group Corp
  • Tokico System Solutions Ltd

*The list is not exhaustive, and only for representational purposes. Full competitive intelligence with SWOT analysis available in the report.

Scope of Report



Forecast Period


Historical Data Available for


Market Analysis

US$ Million for Value and Units for Volume

Key Regions Covered

North America, Latin America, Europe, East Asia, South Asia & Pacific, and the Middle East & Africa

Key Countries Covered

US, Canada, Germany, U.K., France, Italy, Spain, Russia, China, Japan, South Korea, India, ASEAN, Oceania, Turkey, Northern Africa, and South Africa

Key Segments Covered

Technology, Application, End User, and Region

Key Companies Profiled

  • Weatherford
  • Baker Hughes
  • AMETEK Inc.
  • Schlumberger Limited
  • ABB Ltd
  • TechnipFMC plc
  • Emerson
  • KROHNE Japan KK
  • Peitro Fiorentini S.p.a.
  • Haimo Technologies Group Corp
  • Tokico System Solutions Ltd

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Key Questions Answered in the Report

  • Which is the most lucrative market for Subsea Multiphase Flowmeter?

    South Asia and Pacific currently leads the global market for subsea multiphase flowmeter. Sales in ASEAN countries will account for a major share in subsea multiphase flowmeter market throughout the forecast period.

  • Which are the top-selling Pipe Size in Subsea Multiphase Flowmeter?

    10’’ pipe size subsea multiphase flowmeters are highly sought-after for various end-use applications. The demand for 10’’ subsea multiphase flowmeters is expected to remain high in the near future.

  • Who is the Leading End User of Subsea Multiphase Flowmeter?

    Production management services are widely integrated with subsea multiphase flowmeters. Production monitoring and subsea well testing applications with subsea multiphase flowmeters are expanding substantially.

  • Who are some of the leading companies providing Subsea Multiphase Flowmeter?

    Some of the leading companies manufacturing subsea multiphase flowmeter are ABB Ltd, Emerson, Schlumberger Limited, Weatherford, Baker Hughes, AMETEK Inc. etc.

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Subsea Multiphase Flowmeter Market by Category

By Pipe Size

  • 2" Subsea Multiphase Flowmeter
  • 3" Subsea Multiphase Flowmeter
  • 4" Subsea Multiphase Flowmeter
  • 6" Subsea Multiphase Flowmeter
  • 8" Subsea Multiphase Flowmeter
  • 10" Subsea Multiphase Flowmeter

By Application

  • Subsea Well Testing
  • Production Monitoring
  • Production Measurement
  • Others

By Construction Material

  • Stainless Steel Subsea Multiphase Flowmeter
  • Duplex Steel Subsea Multiphase Flowmeter
  • Corrosion Resistant Alloys Subsea Multiphase Flowmeter
  • Titanium Subsea Multiphase Flowmeter
  • Others


  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • East Asia
  • South Asia & Pacific
  • Middle East and Africa (MEA)

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