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Additive Manufacturing Opportunities In Oil & Gas Markets 2017: An Opportunity Analysis And Ten-year Forecast


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Published on Nov 14, 2017 SKU SMP-AM-OG-2017-112017 Category Tag

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In 2016 SmarTech released the first ever in-depth analysis of additive manufacturing for the Oil and Gas industry. Our conclusion was the that this sector would become a major adopter of additive adopter of additive manufacturing technologies.  Our 2017 report on this topic shows that our projections were correct.   GE is now actively printing a variety of metal components for use in its oil and gas operations, while Halliburton is actively exploring the use cases for field production of active parts.  Reasons to purchase this new report:

  • The report includes a current discussion of the how additive manufacturing is increasing efficiency and streamlining supply chains in an oil and gas industry that continues to be beset by low prices for fossil fuels
  • It also contains examples of how the oil and gas industry has adopted the latest additive manufacturing techniques for metals and adapted them for the industry’s specific needs.  We show how the industry is now using additive manufacturing for printed metal components with increasing opportunities for large print volumes
  • In addition, this study contains an analysis of how additive manufacturing is making operational and cost differences in the oil and gas industry in all phases of production — downstream, midstream and upstream oil and gas supply.  Our ten-year forecasts of additive manufacturing in the oil and gas sector covering all relevant technologies, materials, and estimations of printed part volumes.  These forecasts are based on SmarTech’s proprietary additive adoption model for the oil and gas industry, designed to gauge current and future use of AM.

This report is illustrated with the latest examples of where additive manufacturing is making a difference in the oil and gas industry. The reader of this report will also gain a better understanding of how additive manufacturing continues to penetrate the oil and gas Industry.  It also provides guidance on how AM firms can help message their products for the oil and gas industry and how to get the industry behind additive manufacturing, as well as a detailed exploration of potential application areas that can jump-start internal research and development activities within the Industry.

The oil and gas industry is poised to become one of the most important generators of revenue – both near- and long-term — for additive system manufacturers and service providers worldwide. We believe that it will be invaluable reading to oil and gas industry executives as well as to the investment community and the additive manufacturing community itself.