Crude awakening: Volatile oil prices hinder growth, but new extraction technology presents opportunity

The Oil Drilling and Gas Extraction industry is highly dependent on global market prices of crude oil and natural gas. Even though production of both the commodities has increased consistently over the past five years, industry has shrunk on account of declining prices of both these commodities. However, Canada still continues to be one of the largest energy producers in the world. Hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling techniques experienced a surge in popularity and effectiveness over the past five years. These techniques enabled industry operators to tap into previously uneconomical deposits, most notably in the oil sands of Alberta. Over the five years to 2023, the industry is expected to recover, thanks to improving oil more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Despite volatile oil prices, Canada remains one of the largest energy producers in the world
  • Natural gas and crude oil have experienced significant price volatility
  • Improving technologies and extraction techniques are expected to lower production costs
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    There are substantial barriers to entry to the Oil Drilling and Gas Extraction industry in Canada. For example, this industry is associated with high levels of risk. The nature of oil and gas exploration and development is highly risky as companies can spend hundreds of millions on a yearly basis on exploration. Meanwhile they are vulnerable to volatile shocks in the prices of these commodities, which creates a substantial amount of risk for industry growth. Additionally, the industry is highly capital intensive. It requires significant amounts of capital equipment, including offshore platforms and other extraction machinery to bring fields into production...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Oil Drilling & Gas Extraction Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Oil Drilling & Gas Extraction Industry are

  • Economies of scale
  • Downstream ownership links
  • Ability to find new resource deposits
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as World price of crude oil and World price of natural gas in the Oil Drilling & Gas Extraction industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Oil Drilling & Gas Extraction Industry?

    Companies 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, sulphur recovery from natural gas and recovery of hydrocarbon liquids. Companies may operate oil and gas wells on their own account or for others on a contract or fee basis.

    Industry Products
  • Crude oil
  • Natural gas
  • Industry Activities
  • Oil extraction
  • Natural gas extraction
  • Exploration of crude oil and natural gas
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • World price of crude oil
  • World price of natural gas
  • Canadian effective exchange rate index
  • US Gross domestic product (GDP)

  • Current Performance
  • Rising oil sands production
  • Price instability slashes revenue despite production growth
  • The importance of trade continues
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Expanding operations
  • Global prices and international trade
  • Table: Oil Drilling & Gas Extraction Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Oil Drilling & Gas Extraction Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Natural Gas Distribution in Canada
  • Petroleum Refining in Canada

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Metal Pipe & Tube Manufacturing in Canada
  • Oil & Gas Field Services in Canada
  • Pump & Compressor Manufacturing in Canada

  • Products & Services
  • Crude oil
  • Natural gas
  • Chart: Oil Drilling & Gas Extraction Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Exports
  • Oil refineries
  • Natural gas distributors
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Oil Drilling & Gas Extraction Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesDepreciation, wages and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Oil Drilling & Gas Extraction

  • Basis of Competition
  • Price competition
  • Oil grades
  • Impurities
  • Security

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Oil Drilling & Gas Extraction Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Canadian Natural Resources Ltd., Suncor Energy Inc., Imperial Oil Ltd.,
  • Table: Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. - financial performance
  • Table: Suncor Energy Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Imperial Oil Ltd. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Oil Drilling & Gas Extraction Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Oil Drilling & Gas Extraction Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Exports (2009-2023)
  • Imports (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Crude oil production (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Natural Gas
  • Gases that consist primarily of methane but also include small amounts of heavier hydrocarbons such as propane and butane.
  • Offshore Platforms
  • Structures located in the ocean that are designed to extract oil or gas from underneath the seabed.
  • Oil Sand
  • A deposit containing a mix of clay, sand and water that is saturated with dense and viscous petroleum.
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