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Oil Drilling & Gas Extraction in Canada: Market Research Report

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Oil Drilling & Gas Extraction in Canada Market Research Report | NAICS 21111CA | Jan 2015

Crude awakening: New extraction technology drives growth, but volatile oil prices pose a threat

IBISWorld’s Oil Drilling & Gas Extraction market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

Report Snapshot
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$118bn
Annual Growth 10-15
3.0%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Profit
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Employment
36,283
Businesses
2,416
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Oil Drilling and Gas Extraction industry has recently entered a boom, which has largely been encouraged by technological improvements that have enabled the development of Alberta's oil sands. Increased production over the past five years has led to consistent revenue growth, though a sharp decline is the world price of crude oil is expected to cause a contraction of revenue in 2015. Still, the size of Canada's proven oil reserves trails only Saudi Arabia and Venezuela, and continued production of the oil sands and offshore resources will spur overall growth through 2020, despite weakening prices in the short term. Additionally, improvements in the US economy, the industry's largest international market, are expected to boost export revenue in the next five years... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

The spread of establishments within the Oil Drilling and Gas Extraction industry in Canada is centred primarily in Alberta, which is expected to account for an estimated 77.4% of all establishments in 2015. Saskatchewan and British Columbia are expected to account for a combined 16.0% of all establishments in 2015. Alberta is home to the Athabasca oil sands, which are large deposits of bitumen, or heavy crude oil. These oil sands are located in northeastern Alberta and are a major draw to the region as many companies currently work out of these oil sands. For example, the industry's largest firm, Suncor, currently has substantial production processes in these oil sands and they are the focus of the company's production strategy... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Oil Drilling & Gas Extraction Industry?

Firms in this industry operate and develop oil and gas field properties. Activities include the exploration and production of crude petroleum; the mining and extraction of oil from oil shale and oil sands; the exploration and production of natural gas; sulfur recovery from natural gas; and recovery of hydrocarbon liquids. Firms may operate oil and gas wells on their own account or for others on a contract or fee basis.

Industry Products
Crude oilNatural gas
 
Industry Activities
Oil extractionNatural gas extractionExploration of crude oil and natural gas


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