3D Printing in Oil & Gas – Thematic Research
- Pages: 67
- Published: September 2019
- Report Code: GDOG-TR-S025
Additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, has emerged as one of the key enabling technologies in driving industrial productivity. Over the years, 3D printing technology has received increasing prominence in different industries and has significantly impacted automotive and aerospace manufacturing. The oil and gas industry has also shown slow but steady adoption of this technology in recent years. Initially, 3D printing technology was largely limited to polymer-based products. However, recent advancements in metal-based 3D printing is making this technology more relevant to the oil and gas industry.
The key benefit of 3D printing technology lies in reducing the time it takes to produce complex prototypes. 3D printers can also lower the time required to manufacture functional products for use in operations. Due to stricter environmental norms, volatile oil prices and ever-increasing competition, companies are gravitating towards complex equipment designs to achieve operational efficiency. The ability to produce complex components, which are otherwise impossible to manufacture using conventional processes, is turning 3D printing into a must-have technology.
Overview of the emergence of 3D printing technology as a theme in the oil and gas industry and its impact on operations.
Detailed analysis of the emerging use cases for 3D printing across the oil and gas value chain.
A brief overview of the major application areas for 3D printing in the oil and gas industry.
Analysis of the 3D printing industry along with its use cases across different industry verticals.
Reasons to buy
Understand the importance of adopting 3D printing in oil and gas operations.
Identify the key applications and trends for the 3D printing theme.
A review of some of the case studies highlighting the growing capabilities of 3D printing in addressing business challenges across the oil and gas value chain.
Identify and benchmark key oil and gas companies and technology providers based on their exposure to 3D printing theme.
Table of Contents
IMPACT OF 3D PRINTING ON THE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY 4
3D printing technology offers solutions for rapid product manufacturing… 4
…facilitates the manufacturing of components with complex shapes… 4
…and the manufacture of spare parts on-demand 5
Case studies 6
Royal Dutch Shell: 3D printing bridges the gap between design and fabrication 6
Royal Dutch Shell: 3D printers save time compared to conventional manufacturing methods 7
GE Oil and Gas: 3D printing used to produce gas turbine end burners 8
Siemens Energy: 3D printers used to manufacture gas turbine blades 9
Woodside Energy: 3D printers reduce repair and maintenance costs 10
Total SA: 3D printing deployed for custom use cases 10
TECHNOLOGY BRIEFING 12
The eight different types of 3D printing technology 12
The science behind 3D printing 17
The technology of materials 18
4D printing 19
The cost of 3D printing 20
Applications of 3D printing in oil & gas 21
Technology trends 23
Regulatory trends 25
Macroeconomic trends 27
INDUSTRY ANALYSIS 28
Market size and growth forecasts 30
Competitive analysis 31
Mergers and acquisitions 33
VALUE CHAIN 36
HOW 3D PRINTING IS DISRUPTING INDUSTRIES 41
Consumer goods 44
Oil & gas companies 48
Public 3D printing companies 50
Private 3D printing companies 56
WHO’S WHO IN 3D PRINTING 60
Classification by value chain segment 60
Classification by 3D printing technology 61
APPENDIX: OUR THEMATIC RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 65