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Pipeline Pigging Services Market Size By Application (Metal Loss/Corrosion Detection, Internal Cleaning, Crack & Leakage Detection, Geometry Measurement & Bend Detection), By End Use (Oil, Gas) & Forecast, 2023 – 2032

  • Report ID: GMI4654
  • Published Date: Jul 2023
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Pipeline Pigging Services Market Size

Pipeline Pigging Services Market size was valued at USD 3.1 billion in 2022 and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 1% from 2023 to 2032.

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The industry has experienced consistent growth in recent years due to increased investments in the development of new energy infrastructure. This surge in investment can be attributed to the rapid expansion of shale production and the ongoing transition towards different forms of natural gas. Furthermore, several regulatory authorities have implemented directives mandating the periodic inspection and cleaning of pipeline infrastructure, which has further contributed to the demand for these services.


The geopolitical landscape poses a significant challenge to the energy sector as it has been marked by turmoil and instability in various countries. These geopolitical factors have had a profound impact on energy sector, reshaping pipeline pigging services market dynamics in the past decade. Political instabilities and associated risks have played a crucial role in influencing the stability and vitality of local, regional, and even global energy business. These factors hinder investments in the industry and can lead to disruptions in the supply of energy resources.

On the contrary, many emerging economies around the world heavily rely on oil and gas imports to meet their growing energy demands. As a result, pipeline transportation has become a crucial component of their ongoing trading activities. In recent years, pipeline systems have demonstrated their effectiveness and cost-efficiency, surpassing other available alternatives. Studies have shown that the transmission costs for hydrocarbons through pipelines are typically 7 to 8 times lower compared to alternative methods.

COVID-19 Impact

The pandemic has led to disruptions in regular maintenance activities, including pipeline pigging. Travel restrictions, lockdowns, and social distancing measures have made it challenging to carry out scheduled maintenance and inspection operations on pipelines. The economic slowdown resulting from the pandemic has led to a decrease in energy demand in several sectors. This reduction in demand has affected the pipeline pigging services market development as well as there may be fewer products flowing through the pipelines that require cleaning or inspection.

The worldwide supply chain has been significantly disrupted due to lockdowns and restrictions on movement. This disruption has impacted the availability of pipeline pigging equipment, spare parts, and other related materials, causing delays or difficulties in obtaining necessary tools for pigging operations.

Pipeline Pigging Services Market Trends

The ongoing transition towards unconventional gas resources, coupled with evolving interregional trade dynamics, presents new opportunities for pipeline developers and service providers, including pipeline pigging. These services, as part of integrity management operations, play a vital role in maintaining supply systems in optimal condition. They are also considered essential for corrosion control within transmission networks. Regulatory bodies have established specific time intervals for conducting inline inspection operations on pipelines, aiming to minimize the risk of failures.

These intervals typically vary depending on factors such as line length and the properties of the hydrocarbons being transported. The North America and Middle East regions have seen a significant increase in the use of mature pipelines, which has resulted in the widespread adoption of various operations and maintenance (O&M) services, including pigging. Additionally, continuous technological advancements have enabled service providers to carry out their operations efficiently without disrupting the flow of hydrocarbons. This has further heightened the pipeline pigging services market expansion.

Pipeline Pigging Services Market Analysis

Pipeline Pigging Services Market Size, By Technology, 2021 - 2032 (USD Billion)

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The intelligent pipeline pigging services market is anticipated to expand at 1% growth rate during 2023 to 2032. Intelligent or smart pigging services involve the use of advanced equipment, such as sensors, to collect diverse data during pipeline inspections. These smart devices are attached to the pig, which moves through the pipeline, enabling the detection of corrosion and other abnormalities on the inner walls of the conduit system. This process not only facilitates the identification of potential issues but also includes advanced cleaning and maintenance operations based on data analysis. By leveraging the collected data, operators can make informed decisions regarding the integrity and ongoing maintenance of the pipeline.

Pipeline Pigging Services Market Share, By End Use, 2022

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The gas segment held a industry share of more than 84% in 2022 and is expected to grow at a lucrative pace by 2032. The increasing preference for natural gas as an alternative to conventional energy resources has led to significant investments in new gas transportation infrastructure. Several studies suggest that the world's oil reserves are depleting, making it imperative to shift applications reliant on oil to other energy sources. While renewable energy is gaining momentum, nuclear energy has also emerged as a prominent power generation option.

However, due to the high capital requirements and stringent policies associated with nuclear energy, widespread adoption on a large scale is challenging. Therefore, natural gas, which is readily available and requires minimal equipment modifications compared to other alternatives, has become the most immediate and feasible replacement for oil in various applications.

North America Pipeline Pigging Services Market Size, 2021 - 2032 (USD Billion)

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The North America pipeline pigging services market is poised to grow at a steady pace on account of the recent shale revolution which has led to the significant rise in construction of new oil & gas transportation network. The development of new supply systems will result in increased demand for inline inspection services, including pigging, to ensure optimal flow efficiency and minimize pipeline breakdowns. Regulatory authorities have also introduced policies aimed at reducing spillage and failures in pipelines, further driving the demand for these services.

For example, the U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) mandates the periodic inspection and cleaning of pipelines using pigging services. In the upcoming years, a supportive policy framework combined with technological advancements will open up new opportunities for pipeline pigging service providers, particularly in North America. These factors will contribute to the regional growth and progression.

Pipeline Pigging Services Market Share

Some of the key players operating across the pipeline pigging services market are

  • Baker Hughes Company
  • Applus+
  • T.D. Williamson, Inc.
  • ROSEN Group
  • NDT Global
  • Altus Intervention
  • CIRCOR International, Inc
  • Dacon
  • IKM Testing
  • Inline Services LLC
  • Halliburton

Increasing focus on the development of pipeline infrastructure across the world along with various technological innovations by these players will enhance the overall business development.

Pipeline Pigging Services Industry News:

  • In January 2019, T.D. Williamson, a prominent player in the pigging industry, introduced a 4-inch inspection tool specifically designed for low-pressure and small-diameter pipelines. This innovative tool offers significant benefits by reducing inspection time and costs. It enables the collection of precise and comprehensive data on metal loss and geometry in a single run.

This pipeline pigging services 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 Technology

  • Intelligent Pigging
  • Normal Pigging

Market, By Application

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

Market, By End Use

  • Oil
  • Gas

The above information is provided for the following regions and countries:

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


Authors: Ankit Gupta, Vinayak Shukla

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The market size of pipeline pigging services reached USD 3.1 billion in 2022 and is anticipated to register CAGR of 1% during 2023 to 2032, owing to emphasis on flow efficiency enhancement.

The intelligent pigging segment is set register 1% growth rate through 2032 as these services involve the use of advanced equipment, such as sensors, to collect diverse data during pipeline inspections.

North America pipeline pigging services sector is poised to grow at a steady pace on account of the recent shale revolution which has led to the significant rise in construction of new oil & gas transportation network.

Baker Hughes Company, Applus+, T.D. Williamson, Inc., ROSEN Group, NDT Global, Altus Intervention, LIN SCAN, CIRCOR International, Inc., Dacon, IKM Testing, Inline Services, LLC, and Halliburton.

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