Iran oilfield services market to see 13% growth

October 8, 2016

Lifting of sanctions, increasing foreign investments, and the growing oil & gas sector will propel the demand for oilfield services market in Iran to grow at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13 percent by 2021, a report said.

As of 2015, Iran had the highest success rate of natural gas exploration i.e. 79 percent in comparison to the global average of nearly 30-35 percent, explained the new report entitled "Iran Oilfield Services Market By Application, By Type, Competition Forecast and Opportunities, 2011-2021'' from TechSci Research, a global management consulting firm.

Further, uplifting of sanctions and establishment of new cost-effective transit routes is anticipated to revive oil & gas production in the country. Few of the leading companies offering oilfield services in Iran are National Iranian Drilling Company, Well Services of Iran (Schlumberger Methods), Mehran Engineering & Well Services and Petro Danial Kish Company, the report said.

Lifting of the sanctions, along with decline in crude oil prices is a major reason of pushing growth in oil & gas E&P activities in Iran. In addition, cheaper oil & gas exploration cost in Iran makes it a profitable venture for U.S. based international crude oil companies to explore oil in Iran, as the cost to produce a barrel of crude oil in Iran is around $12.90 compared to around $36.90 in the U.S.

However, in the face of challenges such as geo-political issues and chances of imposition of sanctions again, conservative international companies would restrain from investing in Iran.

"With the uplifting of sanctions in the mid of January 2016, Iran is undergoing a major positive transformation, which is leading to developmental activities being undertaken in oil & gas sector,” said Laltu Sinha, manager Research with TechSci Research.

“Presence of foreign players along with adoption of modern technology has resulted in a better investment opportunities. With increasing number of nations investing in E&P activities, the country's oilfield services market is anticipated to grow during 2016-2021. Moreover, the release of frozen capital from other nations will lead to rise and development of the economy of Iran; thereby, fuelling growth in the market for oilfield services in Iran,” he added.

(Source: Trade Arabia)

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