Global Pipeline Pigging Services Market Size By Service (Intelligent Pigging, Normal Pigging), By Application (Metal Loss/Corrosion Detection, Internal Cleaning, Crack & Leakage Detection, Geometry Measurement & Bend Detection), By End Use (Oil, Gas), Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Application Potential, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2020 – 2026

Published Date: May 2020  |  Report ID: GMI4654  |  Authors: Ankit Gupta, Aditya Singh Bais

Report Format: PDF   |   Pages: 270   |   Base Year: 2019

Summary Table of Contents Industry Coverage Methodology

Industry Trends

Pipeline Pigging Services Market size is anticipated to exceed USD 2.4 billion by 2026. Increasing investments for development of a sustainable pipeline infrastructure to cater the soaring energy demand will enhance the global pipeline pigging services industry outlook. Gas pipeline pigging services will account for the largest market share in 2026.

Pipeline pigging refers to the use of devices known as pigs, for pipeline maintenance. These devices can clean pipelines and check pipeline condition, without disrupting the flow of product through the pipes. The pipeline pigging services market will gain momentum across crack and leakage detection applications.

Pipeline Pigging Services Market

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Pipeline pigging services are a part of integrity management operations which implements a “pig” in a pipeline to perform cleaning, inspection, maintenance, process, dimensioning, and pipeline testing operations. Pigging is normally performed without stopping the operational flow of an oil & gas transportation pipeline. This makes the pipeline pigging services a preferred choice among pipeline operators for cleaning and other inspection activities.

Currently, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has hit businesses on an unprecedented scale & speed, leading to closures, and disruptions of several ongoing pipeline cleaning & inspection projects. The continuously decreasing oil prices is leading toward lower domestic production, which will reduce the requirements for pipeline takeaway capacity.

In addition, the prominent pipeline developers are set to significantly scale back near term capital investment in new oil & gas infrastructure. However, if the growth of the pandemic declines in coming month, the pipeline pigging services market outlook will witness accelerated growth due to the recommencing of inline inspection projects across the globe.

The global market report covers a detailed analysis of industry trends across the globe segmented on a regional & country basis across service, application, and end use. Moreover, the market forecasts & estimates are in line with the data represented by authorities including the BTS, CIA, IEA, industry journals, government regulatory bodies, and company press releases.

Global Pipeline Pigging Services Market Report Coverage
Report Coverage Details
Base Year:2019Historical Data for:2015 to 2019
Forecast Period:2020 to 2026
Forecast Period 2020 to 2026 CAGR:3.5%No. of Pages:270
2026 Value Projection:2.4 Billion (USD) Tables, Charts & Figures:392
Geographies covered (18):U.S., Canada, Mexico, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Russia, China, India, Australia, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, UAE, South Africa, Iran, Brazil, Argentina
Segments covered:Service, Application, End Use
Growth Drivers:
  • Demand for efficient supply infrastructure
  • Shifting trend towards natural gases
  • Emphasis on flow efficiency enhancement
Pitfalls & Challenges:
  • Geopolitical uncertainty
  • Unpiggable pipelines

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Growing market demand for advanced inspection technologies will augment intelligent pigging industry outlook

Global Pipeline Pigging Services Market By Service

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The intelligent pipeline pigging services are a method of deploying a pig into a pipeline containing several electrical instruments and sensors. These attached devices collect various forms of data while inspecting the pipeline including presence & location of corrosion and other irregularities on the inner walls of the pipe.

In addition, the intelligent pipeline pigging services are becoming more and more popular with the growing market demand for smart inline inspection technologies. Stringent regulatory landscape and mandates for integrity management of pipeline network will further drive the intelligent pigging services market demand.

The intelligent pigging has several advantages over the conventional pigging including higher accuracy, no interruption in pipeline operations, and multi operational characteristics, among others. The technology is primarily used for the inspection of metal loss, corrosion detection, geometry measurement, crack detection, weld anomalies and other irregularities.

Moreover, the rising adoption of intelligent pigging over other inline inspection solutions on account of continuous technological development and implementation of smart technologies will stimulate the pipeline pigging services industry trends.

Metal loss/corrosion detection market size will expand due to the growing efforts to reduce cost of corrosion in pipelines

Metal loss & corrosion is a prime issue responsible for majority of spillage and accidents across the oil & gas infrastructure. As per the NACE, the annual cost of corrosion for oil & gas surface pipeline & facility is around USD 589 million. The pipeline operators are adopting pipeline pigging services to maintain the safety & security of oil & gas infrastructure. Metal loss/corrosion detection is the most common application performed by intelligent pigs.

The intelligent pigging service uses Magnetic Flux Leakage or Ultrasound technology for the detection and sizing of corrosion pits and metal loss defects. The implementation of these technologies can effectively inspect and prevent pipeline failures, which transpire as a result of corrosion and deposit formation. In addition, continuous technological developments to overcome the difficulties in measuring wall thickness variations and metal loss shape and size will positively influence the market statistics in the forthcoming years.

The significantly growing gas pipeline infrastructure is one of the key factors driving the global industry statistics

North America Pipeline Pigging Services Market By End Use

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The rising demand for gas transmission pipelines is primarily attributed to the shale gas evolution coupled with the shifting trends toward unconventional energy sources. The development of these shale reserves will require an efficient and cost-effective transmission of gas, which will further drive the global industry growth.

In addition, the stringent regulatory landscape pertaining to the integrity management of pipelines mandates to carry out inline inspection activities within a specified time period will increase product demand. Moreover, the developing gas network along with the favorable regulatory scenario for pipeline inspection will stimulate the global pipeline pigging services market growth in the forthcoming years.

Significantly growing oil & gas pipeline network across North America will promote the adoption of pipeline pigging services

The North America pipeline pigging services market share is expected to grow at a steady pace propelled by the shale revolution along with growing construction of new pipeline network across the region. For instance, as per the U.S. Department of Transportation, more than 23,000 Kms of oil & gas pipeline were constructed in 2018 across the country. The increasing exploitation of untapped shale oil & gas reserves is leading to the growth of the oil & gas pipeline network, which will complement the market growth of pipeline pigging services over the forecast timeframe.

U.S. is estimated to hold more than 60% market share of the global pipeline infrastructure which will propel the implementation of inline inspection services across the country. In addition, the Code of Federal Regulations for oil & gas transmission pipelines safety and integrity mandates the periodic inspection of the same.

This, in turn, will have a significant impact on the market demand for pipeline pigging services. Moreover, rising infrastructural developments to compensate the growing shale oil & gas production coupled with government initiatives are expected to enhance the pipeline pigging services market across the country.

Increasing research & development initiatives coupled with inorganic growth activities acting as the focal point of market players

The leading market players are strategically focusing on developing new solutions and technologies to gain a competitive advantage in the global pipeline pigging services market. In addition, mergers and acquisitions are also among the key strategies followed by the leading players to gain market share. As a result, the global market size will witness significant growth over the forecast timeline.

The prominent players profiled in the report includes Royal Dutch Shell PLC, Baker Hughes, a GE company LLC, Applus+, TD Williamson, Inc., NDT Global GmbH & Co. KG, ROSEN Group, CIRCOR International, Inc., Dacon Inspection Technologies co., Ltd., ConocoPhillips, Inline Services, LLC, and China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) amongst others.

Global pipeline pigging services market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of “USD” from 2015 to 2026, for the following segments:

By Service

  • Intelligent pigging
    • Metal Loss/Corrosion Detection
    • Internal Cleaning
    • Crack & Leakage Detection
    • Geometry Measurement & Bend Detection
    • Others
  • Normal pigging
    • Metal Loss/Corrosion Detection
    • Internal Cleaning
    • Crack & Leakage Detection
    • Geometry Measurement & Bend Detection
    • Others

By Application

  • Metal Loss/Corrosion Detection
  • Internal Cleaning
  • Crack & Leakage Detection
  • Geometry Measurement & Bend Detection
  • Others

By End use

  • Oil
  • Gas

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

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

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Overall pipeline pigging services market would exhibit a crcr of 3.5% through 2026.
pipeline pigging services market recorded a valuation of in 2019.
Shifting trends towards shale oil & gas E&P activates along with rising investments in new pipeline construction is likely to boost the global market growth.
Global industry for pipeline pigging services will achieve over 3.5% CAGR between 2020 and 2026, as estimated by GMI.
Royal Dutch Shell PLC, Baker Hughes, a GE company LLC, Applus+, TD Williamson, Inc., NDT Global GmbH & Co. KG, ROSEN Group, CIRCOR International, Inc., Dacon Inspection Technologies co., Ltd., ConocoPhillips, Inline Services, LLC, and China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) are the key market players.

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Premium Report Details

  • Published Date: May 2020
  • Pages: 270
  • Tables: 364
  • Charts / Figures: 28
  • Companies covered: 16
  • Countries covered: 18

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