A new Transparency Market Research report states that the global oil spill management market stood at US$94.2 bn in 2013 and is predicted to reach US$114.4 bn by 2020. It is expected to expand at a CAGR of 2.80% from 2014 to 2020. The title of the report is “Oil Spill Management Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2014 – 2020”.
According to the report, increasing safety concerns, coupled with the rising number of incidents of oil spills in the past few years, are predicted to boost the market for oil spill management. Furthermore, rising pipeline and seaborne transportation of chemicals and crude oil all around the world is amongst the prime factors fuelling the oil spill management market.
In addition, strict regulations made by governments around the world for using safety technologies and devices during transportation and drilling of crude oil is also a major factor stimulating the market for oil spill management. The rising offshore and pipeline tanker transportation of oil and gas is also predicted to have a positive impact on the demand for oil spill management. Additionally, the rising research and development spending by top oil spill management companies for rapid and efficient spill cleaning is predicted to lead to promising opportunities for the growth of the market in the coming years.
The report segments the global oil spill management market in terms of product type, technology, and geography.On the basis of type, the market is segmented into onshore spill management and offshore spill management. On the basis of technology, the oil spill management market is segmented into pre-oil spill and post-oil spill. Pre-oil spill management includes double hulling, blowout preventers, and pipeline leak detection. On the other hand, the post-oil spill management segment includes mechanical, physical, and chemical and biological methods intended to minimize the effects of the oil spill. Pre-oil spill management comprises technologies for preventing oil spills, whereas the post-oil spill management includes various methods utilized to clean, manage, and contain an oil spillage.
Rising drilling activities, along with strict regulations posed by governments on oil spillage, are amongst the prime factors stimulating the demand for blowout preventers. On the other hand, strict International Maritime Organization (IMO) regulations have made double-hulled ships mandatory in oil transportation. This has also increased the market share of double-hulled ships on a global level.
On the basis of geography, the global oil spill management market is segmented into Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW). Amongst these, North America constituted the biggest share in the market from 2000 to 2013. On the other hand, Asia Pacific is anticipated to dominate the market for pre-oil spill management in the forecast horizon. The presence of big shipping industries has raised the orders for double-hulled ships in China, Japan, and South Korea.
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The major players dominant in the market include National Oilwell Varco, Cameron International Corporation, Control Flow Inc., Northern Tanker Company Oy, Fender & Spill Response Services L.L.C., SkimOil, Inc., GE Oil & Gas, Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd., COSCO Shipyard CURA Emergency Services, Ecolab Inc., and Group Co., Ltd., among others.