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Artificial Lift Systems Market - By Technology (Progressive Cavity Pumps (PCP), Electrical Submersible Pumps (ESP), Gas Lift, Rod Lift, Hydraulic Pumps), By Application (Onshore, Offshore) , By Region & Forecast 2023 – 2032

  • Report ID: GMI404
  • Published Date: May 2023
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Artificial Lift Systems Industry Analysis

Artificial Lift Systems Market size valued at USD 12 billion in 2022 and is slated to progress at over 7.4% CAGR between 2023 and 2032.In recent decades, there has been a substantial increase in global fuel consumption, resulting in a growing demand for oil. Limited production from new fields has created a supply-demand imbalance in various regions. As a result, operators are increasingly focusing on enhancing their existing production capabilities by exploring and expanding the potential of mature and abandoned wells. This shift in industry inclination toward the expansion and optimization of such wells has created a favorable business environment for artificial lift industry players.

In addition, there is a greater emphasis on technological advancements, leading the industry towards automation and customization of various well redevelopment services, further improving the artificial lift systems market outlook.

Artificial Lift Systems Market

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Artificial lift refers to a method or set of techniques used in the oil and gas industry to increase the production rate of reservoir fluids from wells. It is employed when the natural reservoir pressure is insufficient to push the fluids to the surface. Artificial lift systems are implemented to overcome the declining reservoir pressure and maintain or enhance the flow of oil or gas. Artificial lift systems play a crucial role in maximizing the production of oil and gas wells, improving recovery rates, and maintaining or increasing well productivity, which in turn is favouring its adoption across the globe.

Artificial lift systems have emerged as a valuable tool for industry players to exploit the untapped potential of abandoned reservoirs. The increasing adoption of well rework strategies is led by the short-term profitability and other economic advantages it offers, which in turn contributes to the growth of the industry. Moreover, there is a growing focus on subsea well development in regions such as the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NSC), Gulf of Mexico, and Persian Gulf, which is expected to further esclate the demand for artificial lift services.

COVID-19 Impact

The Covid-19 pandemic had a significant impact on the artificial lift systems market. The global oil and gas industry experienced a sharp decline in demand due to travel restrictions, lockdown measures, and economic slowdown. This led to a decrease in oil prices and reduced drilling and production activities. The decline in oil prices and the uncertain market conditions resulted in budget cuts and reduced capital expenditure by oil and gas companies. Many operators postponed or cancelled new well projects, which directly affected the demand for artificial lift systems. The reduced drilling activities and delayed projects resulted in a decline in the installation and retrofitting of artificial lift systems.

However, as the oil and gas industry gradually recovers and stabilizes, there is an expectation of a rebound in the artificial lift systems industry. The need to optimize production from existing wells, revive abandoned fields, and increase operational efficiency will propel the demand for artificial lift systems in the post-pandemic period.

Artificial Lift Systems Business Trends

The artificial lift systems market over the years have experienced a substantial growth led by various factors including increasing demand for hydrocarbons and ongoing technological advancements. There is a growing trend of adopting advanced technologies in artificial lift systems to improve operational efficiency, enhance production rates, and reduce costs. Technologies such as automation, remote monitoring, and data analytics are being integrated into artificial lift systems to optimize performance and enable predictive maintenance, which is augmenting its adoption across oil & gas industry.

Intelligent artificial lift systems, also known as smart lift systems, are gaining traction in the market. These systems utilize advanced sensors, real-time monitoring, and data analytics to optimize production, detect anomalies, and enable proactive decision-making. Intelligent systems offer benefits such as improved efficiency, reduced downtime, and enhanced reservoir management, which creates a positive growth scenario for the artificial lift systems.

Artificial Lift Systems Technology Segmentation

Artificial Lift Systems Market Size, By Technology, 2021 - 2032, (USD Billion)

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The ESP technology held approximately 46% of the artificial lift systems market share in 2022 and is poised to grow at a 7.7% CAGR up to 2032. The adoption of electrical submersible pumps (ESPs) is rapidly increasing due to their effectiveness in operating in highly deviated and subsea deepwater wells. Manufacturers are focused on finding more cost-effective methods for deploying and retrieving ESP equipment, particularly in offshore locations, to enhance the economics of ESP usage.

Artificial Lift Systems Application Segmentation

Artificial Lift Systems Market Share, By Application, 2022

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The onshore fields application will witness gains at nearly 7% till 2032. The increased emphasis on tapping into unconventional reserves in the United States, coupled with ongoing investments in the upstream sector, will foster the artificial lift systems market in onshore fields. The rapid discovery of new hydrocarbon reserves and the advancement of previously delayed projects will further support the positive outlook for the industry. Companies are offering tailored turnkey solutions that consider specific requirements such as pressure, temperature, flow, and reservoir conditions.

Continued investments in product design and research and development have resulted in enhanced performance of artificial lift systems (ALS). Moreover, their capability to operate effectively in challenging environments has propeltheir widespread adoption in low-pressure wells. These systems are particularly favored for developing marginal and mature onshore fields due to their economic feasibility compared to other capital-intensive technologies. The combination of technological advancements and improved operational efficiency is expected to drive the strong adoption of ALS facilities.

Artificial Lift Systems Regional Analysis

Artificial Lift Systems Market Size, 2021 - 2032, (USD Billion)

North America artificial lift systems market observe about 7% growth rate through 2032 owing to discovery of unconventional hydrocarbon sources and increasing number of mature fields across the region. In recent years, the oil and gas industry in North America has experienced a notable turnaround impelled by volatile oil prices, the increasing presence of shale reserves, and the development of Lower-48 blocks. The region is also home to a significant number of mature and abandoned wells, both onshore and offshore. As a result, operators have been adopting cost-effective technologies to extract the remaining hydrocarbon resources.

Growing implementation of policies and regulations to promote the efficient and environmentally responsible extraction of oil and gas resources will positively influence the artificial lift systems market growth across the region. The growing investments in oil and gas infrastructure, including pipeline networks, processing facilities, and storage capacities, create opportunities for artificial lift system providers. As production volumes increase, the demand for artificial lift systems to support infrastructure development also rises.As per EIA, oil production across the nation grew by around 3.6% between 2020 and 2021 owing to soaring demand for end products of oil industry. In addition, the rise in shale oil and gas production in North America, particularly in regions such as the Permian Basin, Bakken Formation, and Eagle Ford Shale, will further create a significant demand for artificial lift systems in the coming years.

Artificial Lift Systems Industry Leaders

Prominent players in the artificial lift systems market are strategically focusing on digital solutions to optimize production from mature fields and meet the prevailing demand-supply dynamics in the industry. These industry leaders are prioritizing forward integration and economies of scale to gain a competitive edge in the long term. Key manufacturers of artificial lift systems include SLB, Halliburton, Weatherford, Levare, General Electric, NOV Inc., JJ Tech, Aker Solutions, Novomet, BCP Group, Occidental Petroleum Corporation, Canadian Advanced ESP, Alkhorayef Petroleum, ELKAM ArtEfficial Lift, and PetroLift Systems, Inc. and Rimera Group.

Artificial Lift Systems Industry News:

  • In November 2020, Rimera Group signed a service contract with Udmurtneft JSC and commenced maintenance and repair of sucker rod pumps. The contract is signed for three months with specialists of the Volga region division of Rimera-Service will maintain and overhaul sucker rod pumps (SRP), deliver the repaired pumps and provide warranty service throughout the service life.
  • In July 2020, Halliburton secured a contract from Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS) to assist in their upstream digitalization efforts and streamline exploration processes through enhanced collaboration and efficiency. Under the agreement, Halliburton will provide PETRONAS with DecisionSpace 365, a cloud-based software solution for the exploration and production (E&P) sector. DecisionSpace 365 offers an integrated platform that enables operators to achieve their business objectives by seamlessly connecting their workforce in a cloud environment. The software leverages advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning to facilitate knowledge sharing across the operator's asset portfolio.


This artificial lift systems market research report includes an in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of USD Million from 2019 to 2032, for the following segments:

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By Technology

  • Rod lift
  • Electrical submersible pump
  • Progressive cavity pump
  • Gas lift
  • Hydraulic pumps
  • Others

By Application

  • Onshore
  • Offshore

The above information has been provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • UK
    • Norway
    • Netherlands
    • CIS & Eurasia
      • Kazakhstan
      • Turkmenistan
      • Russia
      • Azerbaijan
      • Ukraine
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Indonesia
    • Thailand
    • Malaysia
  • Middle East & Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
    • Oman
    • Kuwait
    • Turkey
    • Iran
    • Algeria
    • Angola
    • Nigeria
    • Iraq
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • Mexico


Authors: Ankit Gupta, Vishal Saini

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The market size of artificial lift systems exceeded USD 12 billion in 2022 and is anticipated to record over USD 24.5 billion by 2032.

The ESP technology segment will observe gains at nearly 7.7% from 2023 to 2032 due to its effectiveness in operating in highly deviated and subsea deepwater wells.

North America market for artificial lift systems will record over 7% gains up to 2032 owing to the discovery of unconventional hydrocarbon sources and the increasing number of mature fields across the region.

SLB, Halliburton, Weatherford, Levare, General Electric, NOV Inc., JJ Tech, Aker Solutions, Novomet, BCP Group, Occidental Petroleum Corporation, Canadian Advanced ESP, Alkhorayef Petroleum, ELKAM ArtEfficial Lift, PetroLift Systems, Inc., and Rimera Group.

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