Oil & Gas


oil-gas1.jpgOne of the world's major industries, oil & gas is subject to numerous international pressures, such as availability and supply, price fluctuations, environmental regulations and political forces.  Frost & Sullivan's Oil & Gas Program Area follows these dynamic changes across upstream, midstream and downstream market opportunities, interpreting the interplay of forces across the value chain and what it means for the industry participants.

The Frost & Sullivan Oil & Gas Program Area looks at the new and shifting trends across the market such as:

  • Key equipment markets in extraction, processing and refining
  • Unconventional fuels, trends and environmental concerns
  • Service markets
  • Digital oil fields
  • Subsea trends and markets
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Meet the Team

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abhay_bhargava.jpgAbhay Barghava

Associate Director

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Consulting Director

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Consulting Director

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Consulting Analyst

Expertise Areas

Frost & Sullivan's expertise in Oil & Gas research and consulting includes work in the following dynamic areas:

New Price Reality

New-Price-Reality.pngThe impact of low oil prices on global economies, market participants, and the geopolitical landscape.

Unconventional Energy

Unconventional-Energy.pngAlong with shale, oil sands and heavy oil continue to drive R&D and new activities in the market.

Global LNG Trade

Global-LNG-Trade.pngThe global race countries with abundant shale oil reserves look to sell energy to markets with higher demand.

Fossil Fuels Still Key

Fossil-Fuels-Still-Key.pngGas will continue to grow as a key fuel for power generation in the US and parts of Europe and Asia.

IoT & Big Data Analytics

IoT-&-Cloud-Solutions.pngLeveraging IoT and digital oil fields to reduce costs become more critical during times of lower margins.


Research and Current Insights

The impact of low oil prices on global economies, market participants, and the geopolitical landscape is ushering in a new order for the industry – one of tightened spending and increased insecurity.  The industry is also seeing mounting pressure to reduce air and water pollution and overall environmental footprint.  Yet oil and natural gas will continue to fuel and power the world’s economy for decades to come.

Frost & Sullivan’s Oil & Gas program area looks at conventional and unconventional fuels,  E&P equipment, MRO and services, LNG, and digital oil field along with the growing role of data in the O&G industry.

Oil & Gas Research

Asia-Pacific Energy and Environment Industry Outlook, 2017

This outlook study provides an overall update on the Asia-Pacific energy and environment markets in 2017, covering eight broad industries namely oil and gas, power generation, distributed energy, grids, energy storage, critical power, homes and buildings, and environment and water. Research into…

2017: The Year of Living Dangerously

Looking back at the past year, we want to highlight some of our forecasts that were predicted and successfully presented to our Oil and Gas client base. Thinking and planning ahead of the curve helped many to budget, schedule, and execute in a timely manner.


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Global Downhole Tools Market, Forecast to 2022

This research service analyzes the global downhole tools market and segments the market by application and by type. The study has in-depth evaluation of all the downhole tools segments, including downhole tubulars, drilling tools, wellbore cleanup tools, downhole communication tools, and support…

Malaysia Oil and Gas Services Sector Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) Opportunities, Forecast to 2025

Oil and gas companies, oil and gas service companies, law firms, financial service companies, and government institutions, have all been calling for competitive advantage through mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in Malaysia. In recent times, Malaysian oil and gas service companies have been…

Oil and Gas and Petrochemicals Market Update

This research service discusses the recent changes in the global oil and gas industry, caused by fluctuations in pricing. It provides an assessment of the effects of the low oil and gas prices on various regional markets. Key trends in upstream, midstream, and downstream sectors are discussed in…

Natural Gas

Global gas demand is expected to grow at a CAGR of 2.4% between 2015 and 2030. Natural gas is poised to enter its golden age but will do so only if significant portions of the world s unconventional gas resources like shale gas, tight gas and coalbed methane can be developed in a profitable and…

Strategic Analysis of Global Heavy-oil and Bitumen Market

The study discusses growth and opportunities in the global heavy-oil and bitumen market. Heavy-oil production forecast and historic values are estimated in terms of the drivers and restraints of the market. A detailed analysis of heavy-oil extraction technology is provided. The multiple challenges…

East African Power Industry Convention 2015 Intelligence Report

This Market Insight is a high-level overview of the 2015 EAPIC conference held in Kenya, providing insight into the key themes and drivers of the power and energy sector in the East African region.

Middle Eastern Liquefied Natural Gas

The study highlights the transformation of the liquefied natural gas (LNG) market in the Middle East. As a hub of oil and gas, some Middle Eastern countries are experiencing low production levels of gas. This lack of availability of domestic gas has stimulated LNG imports in some Middle Eastern…

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Growth Consulting

oil-gas2.jpgThe energy and environment industry, once staid and steady, has seen new and rapid changes across the market’s varied and increasingly diverse sectors. Renewable energy has now become a significant portion of the world’s energy production, natural gas has found multiple adherents and controversies with the expansion of the market through fracking, and services to the industry are evolving to leverage the huge influx of information through the Internet of Things and related data analytics solutions. Energy storage will continue to be a growth market while, further in the future, water and waste water are likely to be pivotal concerns and opportunities for both emerging and existing economies.

We work closely with the world’s largest OEMs, utilities, service providers and IT firms to help them find the opportunities in this sea of change. Tailored, customized solutions provide clients with the best strategies for growth, supported by the right key data points researched to meet the client’s needs and the specific engagement. Key projects have included helping clients expand their businesses into new geographies, with new customer groups and by developing new solutions. We can provide services at any point in the business strategy cycle: from ideation to implementation, data collection to strategy creation, voice of customer insights to marketing services.

Frost & Sullivan's team can support your organization on each of the following areas:

  • Geographic Expansion
  • Ideation and Mega Trend Growth Workshops
  • Voice of Customer and Customer Strategies
  • Brand and Demand Marketing Outreach and Solutions
  • New Product Launch
  • Presenting Thought Leadership and conducting strategy workshops at your yearly business planning or customer events
  • Sourcing and supply chain development and market analysis.

Project Examples

  • Supply chain strategy for major utilities, to enable them to better plan budgets and negotiate supplier contracts
  • Voice of customer with power plant owners/operators to help an OEM develop new service solutions
  • Brand and demand suite of services to enable major international conglomerates to target new services to selected verticals
  • Full analysis of the value chain for fuel cells, generators, steam turbines, gas turbines, wind turbines and solar power to ascertain environmental practices and areas of corporate social responsibility, for a major global standards firm in order to develop a long term global expansion strategy in the energy industry
  • Go to market strategies for deploying new and innovative solutions in digital oil fields



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oil-gas3.jpgWe specialize in running growth workshops with our clients which help us take a cross functional team of our client, within span of a day from information to implementation.

Preparation of the workshop includes:

  • Identify key project stakeholders
  • Align on workshop agenda, objectives and activities
  • Conduct stakeholder interviews/surveys

The workshop itself includes the following:

  • Share relevant research findings and stakeholder interviews
  • Hold an ideation and filtration phase to identify the universe of opportunities, then quickly determine those with best fit based on internal and external forces
  • Conduct an interactive and thorough rating and ranking process to further identify the top one to three go-to-market solutions
  • Prioritize implementation plans and assign owners for next steps

Post-workshop activities include:

  • Compile findings and next steps from workshop
  • Recommend action steps/follow-on work

Additional services: Provide implementation, integration, and marketing solutions to support strategic outcomes of the project.


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