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Drilling Waste Management Market Size - By Service (Solid Control, Containment & Handling, Treatment & Disposal), By Application (Onshore, Offshore), By Regional Outlook & Forecast, 2024 – 2032

  • Report ID: GMI8366
  • Published Date: Mar 2024
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Drilling Waste Management Market Size

Drilling Waste Management Market Size was assessed at USD 5.14 billion in 2023 and is anticipated to register over 8.9% CAGR between 2024 and 2032. Heightened drilling activities coupled with increasing sustainable practices in drilling operations is propelling the industry growth. Additionally, rising environment & government regulations along with measures to enhance the overall efficiency & safety aimed to reduce the environmental impact of drilling operations will complement the business landscape.

Drilling Waste Management Market

The drilling waste management sector entails the utilization of processes and technologies to efficiently manage and reduce waste generated throughout drilling activities within the oil and gas industry. Various strategic partnerships by key industry players along with increasing technological advancements across the industry will sway the industry dynamics.

COVID-19 Impact

The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted the drilling waste management market. Disruptions in drilling activities due to lockdown measures and reduced oil demand led to decreased waste generation. However, stringent health and safety protocols and delays in waste management projects have posed challenges for the industry's recovery.

Drilling Waste Management Market Trends

The drilling waste management sector is driven by an increasing focus on environmental responsibility, strict regulations regarding drilling waste management, and the oil and gas industry's dedication to sustainable operations. Advancements in waste treatment technologies and the need for effective waste disposal methods also play pivotal roles in driving market growth.

Innovations in waste treatment technologies coupled with increasing concerns for efficient disposal solutions will propel the business scenario. Continual advancements in waste treatment technologies, such as improvements in solids control systems and thermal treatment units, contribute to the enhanced effectiveness of drilling waste management. In addition, the market provides solutions aimed at efficiently disposing of drilling cuttings and fluids, tackling the waste disposal challenges faced by the industry, and promoting sustainability, thereby contributing to the overall market growth.

Drilling Waste Management Market Analysis

Drilling Waste Management Market Size, By Service, 2022 – 2032 (USD Billion)

Based on service, the treatment & disposal drilling waste management service industry witnessed a market share of over 55% in the year 2023. Rising environmental concerns that prompts the oil and gas industry to prioritize environmentally responsible strategies for managing drilling waste will complement the business outlook. Additionally, the emphasis on health and safety within the oil and gas sector drives the adoption of waste management practices aimed at improving worker safety during drilling operations, which in turn will have a positive impact on the industry growth.

Drilling Waste Management Market Revenue Share, By Application, 2023

Based on application, the offshore drilling waste management application is set to grow at a r over 9.4% CAGR through 2032. A considerable shift towards the adoption of mobile treatment units and enhanced containment systems to minimize the environmental footprint of offshore drilling activities will propel the industry growth. In addition, growing emphasis on environmental sustainability and regulatory compliance is driving the need for advanced waste management solutions tailored for offshore operation, thereby witnessing a high growth in offshore applications.

North America Drilling Waste Management Market Size, 2022 – 2032 (USD Million)

The North America drilling waste management market is forecasted to exceed USD 3.9 billion by 2032. The growth of shale gas exploration and production in North America has led to an increase in drilling activities, resulting in higher volumes of drilling waste. In December 2023, dry natural gas production in the Lower 48 states of the U.S. recorded monthly high of 105.5 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d). Over the course of the year, there was an increase in Lower 48 dry natural gas production, registering a growth of 3.7% (equivalent to 3.6 Bcf/d) compared to the levels observed in 2022. Rise in oil & gas production to fulfil the burgeoning energy need in the country will further boost the business scenario.

Drilling Waste Management Market Share

Company Market Share Analysis, 2023 (%)

Baker Hughes, Halliburton, Schlumberger, and Weatherford dominate the industry share due to their extensive experience in oil and gas exploration, diverse product offerings, and widespread global reach. Additionally, the industry includes established regional entities and smaller local firms, fostering competition that spurs innovation and efficiency. This dynamic landscape ultimately benefits customers through enhanced technological advancements and competitive pricing throughout the industry.

Drilling Waste Management Market Companies

Some of the major key players operating across the drilling waste management industry are:

  • Augean Plc
  • Baker Hughes
  • Derrick Equipment Company
  • Geminor
  • GN Solids Control
  • Halliburton
  • Imdex Limited
  • Newpark Resources Inc.
  • NOV Inc.
  • Ridgeline Canada Inc.
  • Schlumberger
  • Secure Energy Services, Inc.
  • Soli-Bond, Inc.
  • TWMA
  • Weatherford

Drilling Waste Management Industry News

  • In February 2024, TWMA has secured a sustainability-linked bond on the Nordic ABM in Oslo, amounting to over USD 62 million. This bond will serve to finance the company's ventures into significant projects in the Middle East and across the Norwegian and British Continental Shelf, thereby further enhancing the company’s market positioning in the drilling waste management services.
  • In December 2023, GN Solids America initiated the provision of packaged drilling waste management equipment tailored for European clientele. The system integrates various essential components, each fulfilling function in the effective management of drilling waste. By offering this solution, the company aims to enhance its market presence in European countries, bolstering its competitive positioning within the region.

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

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Market, By Service

  • Solid Control
  • Containment & Handling
  • Treatment & Disposal
  • Others

Market, By Application

  • Onshore
  • Offshore

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

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • France
    • UK
    • Spain
    • Italy
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • Australia
    • South Korea
  • Middle East & Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • South Africa
    • UAE
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Argentina


Authors: Ankit Gupta, Shashank Sisodia

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The market size of drilling waste management was reached USD 5.14 million in 2023 and is estimated to grow at a CAGR of over 8.9% up to 2032, driven by heightened drilling activities coupled with increasing sustainable practices in drilling operations.

The treatment & disposal service segment held over 55% share of the drilling waste management market in 2023 and is set to grow rapidly by 2032, driven by rising environmental concerns that prompts the oil & gas industry to prioritize environmentally responsible strategies for managing drilling waste.

North America drilling waste management market is forecasted to exceed USD 3.9 billion by 2032, due to the growth of shale gas exploration and production.

Augean Plc, Baker Hughes, CLEAN HARBORS, INC., Derrick Equipment Company, Geminor, GN Solids Control, Halliburton, Imdex Limited, Newpark Resources Inc., NOV Inc., Ridgeline Canada Inc.are some of the major industry contenders.

Drilling Waste Management Market Scope

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  • Base Year: 2023
  • Companies covered: 17
  • Tables & Figures: 206
  • Countries covered: 17
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