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This page contains an overview of a new market study from Flow Research on the worldwide oil flowmeter market.  If you are interested in the study, please contact Jesse Yoder at Flow Research by email at  jesse@flowresearch.com, or call Flow Research at 781-245-3200.

Flow Research is working on a new market study on the worldwide oil flow measurement market.  The primary goal of this study is to determine the size of the oil flow measurement market in 2011.  Forecasts through 2016 will be included.  The study is called The World Market for Oil and Oil Flow Measurement.

The study has multiple purposes:

      To determine worldwide market size for the oil flow measurement in 2011

      To determine worldwide market shares for oil flow measurement market in 2011

      To forecast market growth through 2016 for all types of flowmeters used in this market  

      To identify the industries and applications where oil flow measurement is used

      To identify market growth sectors

      To provide a product analysis for the main companies selling into the oil flow measurement market

      To provide product descriptions, line size data, and average selling prices in this market 

      To provide strategies to manufacturers for selling into the oil flow measurement market

      To provide company profiles of the main suppliers into the oil flow measurement market

      And much more!

Rationale for Study

Flow Research published the first edition of our worldwide oil flow measurement study in September 2004.  We have been following the oil flow market regularly since then, providing periodic updates in our Market Barometer and Energy Monitor publications (www.worldflow.com).  We have also done user interviews that show that the interest in oil flow measurement among users remains at a very high level.  We believe that this is an optimal time to quantify the growth in this market, and to take another in-depth look at what appears to be an expanding market.

Key Issues to be Addressed in the Study

Oil flow measurement applications and their associated revenues have grown significantly during the last few years.  A major driver of this growth worldwide has been the expansion in demand for oil and related energy products.  There has also been significant new capital projects growth in large regional economies such as India and China during this time as well.

Our research intends to determine where growth is occurring - and where it is not - in terms of application, industry, and geography.  The results of this study will inform the reader about where the highest returns should be expected to occur through 2016 in these three basic market segments.

Featuring Five Add-On Modules !

Our new oil flowmeter study will also feature five add-on modules that will provide more in-depth information on end-user markets and on custody transfer.

Module A: Oil Producers Worldwide - Module A is mainly oriented towards companies that want to enhance their instrumentation sales worldwide to the larger producers of oil.  It will include company profiles of the large producers, relationships among them, strategies for marketing to them, and a discussion of trends in flow measurement relative to these large companies.

Module A will include detailed data on major producers and distributors, as well as consumption patterns, in Australia, China, Europe, Southeast Asia, India, the Middle East, North America and Latin America.

For further information on Module A, visit www.WorldOilFlow.com, a WorldFlow website.

Module B: Oil Producers in the Middle East - Module B will include profiles of oil producers in the Middle East, and will be oriented towards instrumentation companies that want to increase their sales to the Middle East.

This module is based on extensive research done on oil and gas companies in the Middle East. In the second half of 2009, Flow Research did onsite interviews with 15 oil producers in the Middle East. Companies interviewed were in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Oman.  The purpose of these interviews was to better understand oil flow measurement trends in this region. We asked companies what kinds of flowmeters they are using and what their expectations are for the future. The result provides a very clear picture of flowmeter usage in the Middle East.

For further information on Module B, visit www.MidEastOilFlow.com, a WorldFlow website.

Module C: The World Market for Custody Transfer of Petroleum Liquids - Module C will focus specifically on the market for custody transfer of oil, which is the fastest-growing niche within the flowmeter market. Much of the growth in this market has been due to growth in the use of ultrasonic flowmeters for custody transfer applications, spurred by the standards set by the American Gas Association (AGA), the  International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and International Organization of Legal Metrology (OIML). 

Module C covers market data on ultrasonic, turbine, and differential pressure (DP) flowmeters used for custody transfer applications, comparisons among the specific technologies, growth projections through 2016, and strategies for selling into this market.  

Module D: Strategies, Industries and Applications - Module D provides strategies for companies already in the flowmeter market as well as for those considering joining. Company strategies apply to the entire flowmeter market, as well as to individual product lines. 

Module D also provides shipments by application and industry for Coriolis, ultrasonic, vortex, thermal, differential pressure, primary elements, positive displacement, turbine, and variable area flowmeters, as well as essential information on: 

  • Application areas
  • Sales by distribution channel
  • Oil measurement sales by customer type
  • Tactical and strategic recommendations for suppliers in each market

A world view of the market forecasts the best areas for future growth. 

Module E: Multiphase Flowmeters - This module focuses specifically on the newest type of flowmeter to enter the market. Most applications measure one type of flow, either liquid, gas, or steam.  This is called single phase flow measurement.  However, a need has now developed to measure fluids with more than one phase.  This measurement is of multiphase flow, and it primarily occurs in the oil & gas industry.  

Flow Research has studied this new technology extensively, and provides invaluable data on this niche market. While there are still a limited number of suppliers, profiled in this module, this is an area that bears watching, especially considering the high price of oil and the continually expanding search for sources of energy.

To order this study, contact Flow Research, or fill out the order form above!

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