Gain insights into the global market for drilling and well services 

Understand how the global drilling and well services market is trending. 

We provide drilling and well services intelligence though analytics, data and advisory services. Our market view is channeled through thematic reports, detailed factsheets, a steady flow of commentaries and bottom-up databases that are updated weekly. Clients can connect with our leading industry experts and go deeper through customized advisory services. 

We deliver everything you need relating to the various elements of the drilling and well services market. Track drilled and completed wells, active wells, drilling lengths, licenses awarded, and upcoming license rounds. Understand how these drivers impact spending and revenues for drilling services, completion services, intervention, workovers, artificial lift services and plugging and abandonment. All forecasts are derived from our bottom-up, field-by-field coverage of energy projects, offering a breakdown of buyers' budgets split by the various service sectors. This level of granularity enables detailed analysis of unit counts, sanctioning and capital and operational expenditures. 

We collaborate across disciplines to build a deep understanding of the energy technology domain. In-house geologists allow us to combine a sound technical understanding with the commercial aspects of exploration to understand the market potential going forward. Working with service companies, operators and governments, we assess the commercial potential for new technologies, from reservoir to surface, supporting acquisitions, market assessments and internal R&D processes.

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Access data from Rystad Energy’s proprietary cubes through Cube Browser, web-based dashboards and data feeds. 

Our data allows clients to: 

  • Explore well-related expenditure and contract awards by supply chain segment, geography, field life cycle and development solution 
  • Identify exploration, development, infill, intervention and P&A opportunities  
  • Assess wells drilled and completed, drilling lengths and inventory of active wells 
  • Global coverage with drilling and completion data for offshore, onshore, shale, CBM, oil sands, HPHT, sour and heavy oil activity 
  • Understand well trajectories, drilling efficiencies and other well specific information 
  • Analyze the well-related services market broken down into individual sub-markets: 
    • Drilling services 
    • Wellbore completion services 
    • Drilling tools 
    • Drilling fluids 
    • Specialty chemicals 
    • Well stimulation services 
    • Wireline and geoscience services 
    • Casing and steel tubing 
    • Artificial lift 

What’s included: 

  • Buyers' budgets, energy service purchases, awards and suppliers' revenues 
  • Historical and forecasted demand data from 1990 to 2040, and supply data from 2005 to 2025 
  • Key parameters for water depth, facility, field type, resource type, field size and field life cycle 
  • Wells drilled and completed, active wells, drilling lengths and drilling times 
  • Nine well-related service segments covered 
  • 500+ service companies and their profiles 
  • Coverage of both offshore and onshore markets 
  • Information on public awarded contracts 
  • Bi-Weekly updates


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Stay up-to-date with the latest trends and important developments in the subsea industry with  our detailed reports and topical commentaries prepared by leading industry experts, along with our vast series of readymade factsheets.  

Our Analytics enable clients to: 

  • Get a timely and comprehensive overview of the global energy service market, powered by Rystad Energy’s databases 
  • Access in-depth written analyses from leading industry experts covering: 
    • Well-related expenditure and contract awards  
    • Wells drilled and completed, active wells, drilling lengths and drilling times 
    • Exploration, development, infill, intervention and P&A opportunities  
    • Offshore and onshore markets including shale, CBM, HPHT, sour and heavy oil 
    • Drilling services, drilling tools, drilling fluids, specialty chemicals, OCTG, wellbore completion, re-entry services, artificial lift, stimulation services 

What’s included:  

Access to our comprehensive online library of energy service analysis and insights, including: 

  • Quarterly Global Well Report illuminating trends on wells drilled ,well-related service spending and market share 
  • Monthly Sanctioning, Start-up and Decommissioning Reports providing information on greenfield, brownfield and decommissioning trends 
  • Supplier and buyer factsheets – encompassing all investments, activity and revenues, historically and with forecasts, for service companies and buyers within the energy market 
  • Project factsheets providing a quick overview of the key characteristics, expected expenditure, contracts and technical details for over 65,000 global upstream assets, in an easy-to-digest format 
  • Commentaries offering expert analysis of current trends and the latest industry developments,  adding context, assessing the implications and showcasing the relevant data 
  • Access to analysts providing product support and training, in addition to discussions and further insights from Rystad Energy’s global team of experts


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Supporting a variety of clients, from investors to service companies, our advisory services enable clients to target new markets and leverage new technologies to generate growth and increase profits. We have broad experience in supporting both buyers and sellers of niche oilfield technologies, and in helping operators to better understand and realize the full potential of such technologies in their portfolios.  

  • Our advisory services build on a strong understanding of the technology. Our experts have assessed numerous technologies across the downhole and seismic domain, enabling us to quickly understand the applicability of new and existing technologies. Combining this with our proprietary databases on fields, wells and activity, we are able to assess the global market potential and understand how to generate growth.  
  • We have an excellent global network across the key technology development hubs for oil and gas, giving us access to third-party opinions on benefits, challenges and experience with a range of tools and technologies.  
  • We have experience supporting clients from the early stages of R&D through acquisitions and strategy development. Our close relationship with small and large entities in this sector allows us to help companies and investors find the right targets and partners to progress their business.