Global Market Study on Offshore Support Vessel Services: North America to Struggle to Catch Up with SEA and APAC in Terms of Adoption

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  • Published On : Mar-2018 |
  • Pages : 280 Pages |
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Flourishing ocean based industries, such as offshore exploration and production offer vast opportunities for addressing many of the big economic, social and environmental challenges expected to emerge in the years ahead. These emerging ocean industries are developing and applying a range of science and technological innovations to exploit the oceans’ resources more safely and sustainably and to make the oceans cleaner and safer as well as to protect the richness of their resources. The activities differ considerably in their stage of development: some are relatively advanced while others are still in their infancy. To bring them on stream on a scale that would allow them to contribute in a meaningful way to global prosperity, human development, natural resource management and green growth will require considerable research and development effort, investment and coherent policy support.

SEA and APAC to dominate the global market in the long run

The South East Asia offshore support vessel services market is expected to progressively recover after the oil and gas industry crisis. The vessel-to-rig ratio is also foreseen to recover with increasing utilization and day rates. By region, South East Asia followed by the Middle East & Africa region has attracted significant tonnage amount in comparison with the other regions in the global market since 2014. There are about 2160 offshore support vessels in operation in the South East Asia market, which accounts for approximately 40% share in the global OSV fleet and is followed by the MEA region, which has grown to hold a share of approximately 18% in the global OSV fleet. It has been recorded that nearly 280 vessels have moved from other regions into the Middle East and Africa region, primarily due to the increasing E&P in the shallow water fields. This has also intensified the competition for jobs created by the movement of these foreign vessels.

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Europe to closely follow SEA and APAC in terms of deployment owing to growing vessel production

Owing to favorable macro-economic factors in the OSV market in Europe, it is estimated that new building requirements will be on the rise even though the growth rate is relatively low. The growth in this market can be attributed to the swelling demand for transport along with supply side factors such as the rapidly increasing consumption of oil and gas as well as the deployment of newer and more efficient equipment and technologies. Fleet digitalization is offering new horizons of possibilities for the fleet to become more effective, transparent, responsive and punctual in operations. However, due to overcapacity in terms of global shipbuilding and transport, these demand scenarios for growth are not enough to restore balance to the ongoing health of the overall maritime industry. Much has already been done for reducing this capacity, but it still falls short and risks continue to remain high. The OSV production in recent years has fallen down as the demand for OSVs is driven by the production support, rig support and to some extent, offshore and subsea construction support.

Global Automotive Industry Outlook

The global industry is currently witnessing a period of stabilization as steady sales continue to sustain growth for suppliers and OEMs. However, an industry that is undergoing one of the biggest transformation, the future truly looks uncertain. The auto industry has always remained fiercely competitive, with US, German, and Japanese OEMs relying on incremental upgrades to consolidate their position. However, as electric vehicles and driverless cars become a reality, traditional players are staring at a future they aren’t entirely familiar with. The next five years in this industry paint a picture of collaboration and competition with the Silicon Valley.

In 2017, the industry has witnessed growth in North America being offset by slowdown in Europe and China. The fortunes of the global automotive industry are stacked in favor of emerging markets, as limited opportunity continues to plague matured markets.

List of factors tracked in the Automotive Industry Market Report

  • Automotive Industry GVA
  • Automotive production outlook
  • Automotive sales outlook
  • Fleet on road outlook
  • Automotive carbon emissions outlook
  • Emissions & safety norms
  • Installation rates of components / accessories
  • Replacement rates of components / accessories
  • Growth in aftermarket
  • Growth in service centers

Research Methodology

PMR utilizes robust methodology and approach to arrive at market size and related projections. The research methodology for this report is based on 3 dimensional model. We conduct about 45-60 min duration detailed interviews with product manufacturers; apart from this we also collect market feedback from industry experts. To validate this data, we interact with senior panel members having more than 10 years of experience in relevant field. The panel members help in validating the findings and fill the gaps if any.  In addition, we leverage on our existing pool of information, paid database and other valid information sources available in public domain. Usually industry interactions extend to more than 50+ interviews from market participants across the value chain.

Data Collection

PMR collects data from secondary sources including company annual reports_bk_01_01_2020, association publications, industry presentations, white papers, and company press releases apart from these we leverage over paid database subscriptions and industry magazines to collect market information and developments in exhaustive manner. After being done with desk research, detailed questionnaire and discussion guide is formulated to initiate primary research with key industry personnel; the discussion aims at collecting key insights, growth perspectives, prevalent market trends and quantitative insights including market size and competition developments. Both of these research approaches help us in arriving at base year numbers and market hypothesis.

Data Validation

In this phase, PMR validates the data using macro and micro economic factors. For instance, growth in electricity consumption, industry value added, other industry factors, economic performance, growth of top players and sector performance is closely studied to arrive at precise estimates and refine anomalies if any.

Data Analysis and Projection

Data analysis and projections were made based on proprietary research frameworks and statistical analysis, which was further validated from industry participants. These frameworks include Y-o-Y growth projections, macro-economic factor performance, market attractiveness analysis, key financial ratios, and others.

For public companies we capture the data from company website, annual reports_bk_01_01_2020, investor presentations, paid databases. While for privately held companies, we try to gather information from the paid databases (like Factiva) and based on the information we gather from databases we estimate revenue for the companies. In addition, the team tries to establish primary contact with the companies in order to validate the assumptions or to gather quality inputs.

Standard Report Structure

  • Executive Summary
  • Market Definition
  • Macro-economic analysis
  • Parent Market Analysis
  • Market Overview
  • Forecast Factors
  • Segmental Analysis and Forecast
  • Regional Analysis
  • Competition Analysis

Target Audience

  • Production Companies
  • Suppliers
  • Channel Partners
  • Marketing Authorities
  • Subject Matter Experts
  • Research Institutions
  • Financial Institutions
  • Market Consultants
  • Government Authorities

Key Questions Answered

  • How the market has performed over the past few years?
  • What have been the challenges for market participants and how did they overcome them?
  • How has the technology landscape evolved over the past years?
  • How the competitors have performed and what have been their growth strategies?
  • What is the market potential expected to look like in near future across the globe?
  • How to sustain and grow market share?
  • What should be the future course of action?
  • Where do I currently stand?
  • Which are the segments, factors, regions offering promising growth potential?
  • What are the trends in the market and am I ready for them?

Market Taxonomy

Vessel Type

  • PSV
  • MSRV
  • OSCV
  • AHTS
  • Chase & Seismic Support Vessels
  • Standby Crew Vessels
  • Others

Service Type

  • Financial Services
    • Chartering & Brokerage
    • Consulting
  • Technical Services
    • Repair & Maintenance
    • Technical Support
  • Inspections & Survey
  • Crew Management
    • Manpower Supply
    • Training & Support
  • Logistic & Cargo Management
  • Anchor handling, Towage & Offshore Positioning
  • Seismic Supports
  • Assistance, Salvage, & Pollution Remediation
  • Subsea Services


  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • Sea and APAC
  • China
  • MEA

Companies covered in Offshore Support Vessel Market Report

Company Profile

  • M3 Marine Group Pte Ltd.
  • BOURBON Corporation
  • Deltamarin Ltd
  • VroonOffshore Services PteLtd
  • Pacific Radiance Ltd
  • Swire Pacific Limited
  • Bumi Armada Berhad
  • Falcon Energy Group
  • Vallianz Holdings Limited.
  • OPS Group
  • Greatship (India) Limited
  • Tidewater Inc.
  • SolstadFarstad ASA
  • Edison Chouest Offshore
  • GulfMark Offshore, Inc.
  • Others.

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