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PUBLISHER: IMARC Services Private Limited | PRODUCT CODE: 1058205

Offshore Support Vessels Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2022-2027

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The global offshore support vessels market reached a value of US$ 41.1 Billion in 2021. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the market to reach US$ 52.1 Billion by 2027, exhibiting a CAGR of 4% during 2022-2027. Keeping in mind the uncertainties of COVID-19, we are continuously tracking and evaluating the direct as well as the indirect influence of the pandemic on different end use sectors. These insights are included in the report as a major market contributor.

Offshore support vessels refer to various marine vessels that are used for transporting goods, supplies and equipment during subsea exploration and construction activities. Some of the common types of offshore support vessels include diving support, crane, and pipe laying vessels, seismic survey ships, and platform supply vessels (PSVs). These vessels are primarily used for locating and inspecting oil and gas-bearing areas, towing and positioning rigs/platforms and offering maintenance facilities. They are equipped with powerful small-sized boats that respond to emergencies at offshore installations and also provide various other services, such as transportation, anchor management and platform support.

Global Offshore Support Vessels Market Trends and Drivers:

  • Increasing oil and gas exploratory activities is one of the key factors driving the growth of the market. Furthermore, the rising demand for PSVs across the globe is also providing a boost to the market growth. PSVs are used in the production stage of offshore drilling and for the transportation of cement, casting and drilling pipes and completion fluids. Additionally, various technological advancements in the manufacturing processes of offshore support vessels and the integration of Dynamic Positioning (DP) systems in marine vessels, is acting as another growth-inducing factor. Manufacturers are emphasizing on producing computer-controlled vessels that can automatically control their propellers and thrusters to maintain a specific position.
  • Other factors, including rapid industrialization and extensive research and development (R&D) activities, along with growing investments in the oil and gas sector across the globe, especially in the emerging economies, are projected to drive the global offshore support vessels market further.

Key Market Segmentation:

IMARC Group provides an analysis of the key trends in each sub-segment of the global offshore support vessels market, along with forecasts at the global, regional and country level from 2022-2027. Our report has categorized the market based on type, water depth, fuel, service type, and application.

Breakup by Type:

  • Anchor Handling Towing Supply Vessel
  • Platform Supply Vessel
  • Fast Supply Intervention Vessel
  • Multi-Purpose Service Vessel
  • Others

Breakup by Water Depth:

  • Shallow Water
  • Deepwater

Breakup by Fuel:

  • Fuel Oil
  • LNG

Breakup by Service Type:

  • Technical Services
  • Inspection & Survey
  • Crew Management
  • Logistics & Cargo Management
  • Anchor Handling & Seismic Support
  • Others

Breakup by Application:

  • Oil and Gas Applications
  • Offshore Applications

Breakup by Region:

  • North America
    • United States
    • Canada
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • Australia
    • Indonesia
    • Others
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • France
    • United Kingdom
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia
    • Others
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Others
  • Middle East and Africa

Competitive Landscape:

The competitive landscape of the industry has also been examined with some of the key players being Bourbon, Grupo CBO, Gulfmark, Havila, Maersk, Seacor Marine, SIEM Offshore, Solstad, Swire, Tayrona Offshore, Tidewater, and Vroon Group.

Key Questions Answered in This Report:

  • 1. What was the size of the global offshore support vessels market in 2021?
  • 2. What are the key factors driving the global offshore support vessels market?
  • 3. What has been the impact of COVID-19 on the global offshore support vessels market?
  • 4. What is the breakup of the global offshore support vessels market based on the type?
  • 5. What is the breakup of the global offshore support vessels market based on the water depth?
  • 6. What is the breakup of the global offshore support vessels market based on the fuel?
  • 7. What is the breakup of the global offshore support vessels market based on the service type?
  • 8. What is the breakup of the global offshore support vessels market based on the application?
  • 9. What are the key regions in the global offshore support vessels market?
  • 10. Who are the key players/companies in the global offshore support vessels market?
Product Code: SR0222A60_Report

Table of Contents

1 Preface

2 Scope and Methodology

  • 2.1 Objectives of the Study
  • 2.2 Stakeholders
  • 2.3 Data Sources
    • 2.3.1 Primary Sources
    • 2.3.2 Secondary Sources
  • 2.4 Market Estimation
    • 2.4.1 Bottom-Up Approach
    • 2.4.2 Top-Down Approach
  • 2.5 Forecasting Methodology

3 Executive Summary

4 Introduction

  • 4.1 Overview
  • 4.2 Key Industry Trends

5 Global Offshore Support Vessels Market

  • 5.1 Market Overview
  • 5.2 Market Performance
  • 5.3 Impact of COVID-19
  • 5.4 Market Forecast

6 Market Breakup by Type

  • 6.1 Anchor Handling Towing Supply Vessel
    • 6.1.1 Market Trends
    • 6.1.2 Market Forecast
  • 6.2 Platform Supply Vessel
    • 6.2.1 Market Trends
    • 6.2.2 Market Forecast
  • 6.3 Fast Supply Intervention Vessel
    • 6.3.1 Market Trends
    • 6.3.2 Market Forecast
  • 6.4 Multi-Purpose Service Vessel
    • 6.4.1 Market Trends
    • 6.4.2 Market Forecast
  • 6.5 Others
    • 6.5.1 Market Trends
    • 6.5.2 Market Forecast

7 Market Breakup by Water Depth

  • 7.1 Shallow Water
    • 7.1.1 Market Trends
    • 7.1.2 Market Forecast
  • 7.2 Deepwater
    • 7.2.1 Market Trends
    • 7.2.2 Market Forecast

8 Market Breakup by Fuel

  • 8.1 Fuel Oil
    • 8.1.1 Market Trends
    • 8.1.2 Market Forecast
  • 8.2 LNG
    • 8.2.1 Market Trends
    • 8.2.2 Market Forecast

9 Market Breakup by Service Type

  • 9.1 Technical Services
    • 9.1.1 Market Trends
    • 9.1.2 Market Forecast
  • 9.2 Inspection & Survey
    • 9.2.1 Market Trends
    • 9.2.2 Market Forecast
  • 9.3 Crew Management
    • 9.3.1 Market Trends
    • 9.3.2 Market Forecast
  • 9.4 Logistics & Cargo Management
    • 9.4.1 Market Trends
    • 9.4.2 Market Forecast
  • 9.5 Anchor Handling & Seismic Support
    • 9.5.1 Market Trends
    • 9.5.2 Market Forecast
  • 9.6 Others
    • 9.6.1 Market Trends
    • 9.6.2 Market Forecast

10 Market Breakup by Applications

  • 10.1 Oil and Gas Applications
    • 10.1.1 Market Trends
    • 10.1.2 Market Forecast
  • 10.2 Offshore Applications
    • 10.2.1 Market Trends
    • 10.2.2 Market Forecast

11 Market Breakup by Region

  • 11.1 North America
    • 11.1.1 United States
      • 11.1.1.1 Market Trends
      • 11.1.1.2 Market Forecast
    • 11.1.2 Canada
      • 11.1.2.1 Market Trends
      • 11.1.2.2 Market Forecast
  • 11.2 Asia Pacific
    • 11.2.1 China
      • 11.2.1.1 Market Trends
      • 11.2.1.2 Market Forecast
    • 11.2.2 Japan
      • 11.2.2.1 Market Trends
      • 11.2.2.2 Market Forecast
    • 11.2.3 India
      • 11.2.3.1 Market Trends
      • 11.2.3.2 Market Forecast
    • 11.2.4 South Korea
      • 11.2.4.1 Market Trends
      • 11.2.4.2 Market Forecast
    • 11.2.5 Australia
      • 11.2.5.1 Market Trends
      • 11.2.5.2 Market Forecast
    • 11.2.6 Indonesia
      • 11.2.6.1 Market Trends
      • 11.2.6.2 Market Forecast
    • 11.2.7 Others
      • 11.2.7.1 Market Trends
      • 11.2.7.2 Market Forecast
  • 11.3 Europe
    • 11.3.1 Germany
      • 11.3.1.1 Market Trends
      • 11.3.1.2 Market Forecast
    • 11.3.2 France
      • 11.3.2.1 Market Trends
      • 11.3.2.2 Market Forecast
    • 11.3.3 United Kingdom
      • 11.3.3.1 Market Trends
      • 11.3.3.2 Market Forecast
    • 11.3.4 Italy
      • 11.3.4.1 Market Trends
      • 11.3.4.2 Market Forecast
    • 11.3.5 Spain
      • 11.3.5.1 Market Trends
      • 11.3.5.2 Market Forecast
    • 11.3.6 Russia
      • 11.3.6.1 Market Trends
      • 11.3.6.2 Market Forecast
    • 11.3.7 Others
      • 11.3.7.1 Market Trends
      • 11.3.7.2 Market Forecast
  • 11.4 Latin America
    • 11.4.1 Brazil
      • 11.4.1.1 Market Trends
      • 11.4.1.2 Market Forecast
    • 11.4.2 Mexico
      • 11.4.2.1 Market Trends
      • 11.4.2.2 Market Forecast
    • 11.4.3 Others
      • 11.4.3.1 Market Trends
      • 11.4.3.2 Market Forecast
  • 11.5 Middle East and Africa
    • 11.5.1 Market Trends
    • 11.5.2 Market Breakup by Country
    • 11.5.3 Market Forecast

12 SWOT Analysis

  • 12.1 Overview
  • 12.2 Strengths
  • 12.3 Weaknesses
  • 12.4 Opportunities
  • 12.5 Threats

13 Value Chain Analysis

14 Porters Five Forces Analysis

  • 14.1 Overview
  • 14.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers
  • 14.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
  • 14.4 Degree of Competition
  • 14.5 Threat of New Entrants
  • 14.6 Threat of Substitutes

15 Competitive Landscape

  • 15.1 Market Structure
  • 15.2 Key Players
  • 15.3 Profiles of Key Players
    • 15.3.1 Bourbon
      • 15.3.1.1 Company Overview
      • 15.3.1.2 Product Portfolio
    • 15.3.2 Grupo CBO
      • 15.3.2.1 Company Overview
      • 15.3.2.2 Product Portfolio
    • 15.3.3 Gulfmark
      • 15.3.3.1 Company Overview
      • 15.3.3.2 Product Portfolio
    • 15.3.4 Havila
      • 15.3.4.1 Company Overview
      • 15.3.4.2 Product Portfolio
    • 15.3.5 Maersk
      • 15.3.5.1 Company Overview
      • 15.3.5.2 Product Portfolio
      • 15.3.5.3 Financials
      • 15.3.5.4 SWOT Analysis
    • 15.3.6 Seacor Marine
      • 15.3.6.1 Company Overview
      • 15.3.6.2 Product Portfolio
      • 15.3.6.3 Financials
    • 15.3.7 SIEM Offshore
      • 15.3.7.1 Company Overview
      • 15.3.7.2 Product Portfolio
    • 15.3.8 Solstad
      • 15.3.8.1 Company Overview
      • 15.3.8.2 Product Portfolio
      • 15.3.8.3 Financials
    • 15.3.9 Swire
      • 15.3.9.1 Company Overview
      • 15.3.9.2 Product Portfolio
    • 15.3.10 Tayrona Offshore
      • 15.3.10.1 Company Overview
      • 15.3.10.2 Product Portfolio
    • 15.3.11 Tidewater
      • 15.3.11.1 Company Overview
      • 15.3.11.2 Product Portfolio
      • 15.3.11.3 Financials
    • 15.3.12 Vroon Group
      • 15.3.12.1 Company Overview
      • 15.3.12.2 Product Portfolio
Product Code: SR0222A60_Report

List of Figures

  • Figure 1: Global: Offshore Support Vessels Market: Major Drivers and Challenges
  • Figure 2: Global: Offshore Support Vessels Market: Sales Value (in Billion US$), 2016-2021
  • Figure 3: Global: Offshore Support Vessels Market: Breakup by Type (in %), 2021
  • Figure 4: Global: Offshore Support Vessels Market: Breakup by Water Depth (in %), 2021
  • Figure 5: Global: Offshore Support Vessels Market: Breakup by Fuel (in %), 2021
  • Figure 6: Global: Offshore Support Vessels Market: Breakup by Service Type (in %), 2021
  • Figure 7: Global: Offshore Support Vessels Market: Breakup by Application (in %), 2021
  • Figure 8: Global: Offshore Support Vessels Market: Breakup by Region (in %), 2021
  • Figure 9: Global: Offshore Support Vessels Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Billion US$), 2022-2027
  • Figure 10: Global: Offshore Support Vessels (Anchor Handling Towing Supply Vessel) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2016 & 2021
  • Figure 11: Global: Offshore Support Vessels (Anchor Handling Towing Supply Vessel) Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2022-2027
  • Figure 12: Global: Offshore Support Vessels (Platform Supply Vessel) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2016 & 2021
  • Figure 13: Global: Offshore Support Vessels (Platform Supply Vessel) Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2022-2027
  • Figure 14: Global: Offshore Support Vessels (Fast Supply Intervention Vessel) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2016 & 2021
  • Figure 15: Global: Offshore Support Vessels (Fast Supply Intervention Vessel) Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2022-2027
  • Figure 16: Global: Offshore Support Vessels (Multi-Purpose Service Vessel) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2016 & 2021
  • Figure 17: Global: Offshore Support Vessels (Multi-Purpose Service Vessel) Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2022-2027
  • Figure 18: Global: Offshore Support Vessels (Other Product Types) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2016 & 2021
  • Figure 19: Global: Offshore Support Vessels (Other Product Types) Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2022-2027
  • Figure 20: Global: Offshore Support Vessels (Shallow Water) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2016 & 2021
  • Figure 21: Global: Offshore Support Vessels (Shallow Water) Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2022-2027
  • Figure 22: Global: Offshore Support Vessels (Deepwater) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2016 & 2021
  • Figure 23: Global: Offshore Support Vessels (Deepwater) Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2022-2027
  • Figure 24: Global: Offshore Support Vessels (Fuel Oil) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2016 & 2021
  • Figure 25: Global: Offshore Support Vessels (Fuel Oil) Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2022-2027
  • Figure 26: Global: Offshore Support Vessels (LNG) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2016 & 2021
  • Figure 27: Global: Offshore Support Vessels (LNG) Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2022-2027
  • Figure 28: Global: Offshore Support Vessels (Technical Services) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2016 & 2021
  • Figure 29: Global: Offshore Support Vessels (Technical Services) Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2022-2027
  • Figure 30: Global: Offshore Support Vessels (Inspection & Survey) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2016 & 2021
  • Figure 31: Global: Offshore Support Vessels (Inspection & Survey) Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2022-2027
  • Figure 32: Global: Offshore Support Vessels (Crew Management) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2016 & 2021
  • Figure 33: Global: Offshore Support Vessels (Crew Management) Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2022-2027
  • Figure 34: Global: Offshore Support Vessels (Logistics & Cargo Management) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2016 & 2021
  • Figure 35: Global: Offshore Support Vessels (Logistics & Cargo Management) Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2022-2027
  • Figure 36: Global: Offshore Support Vessels (Anchor Handling & Seismic Support) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2016 & 2021
  • Figure 37: Global: Offshore Support Vessels (Anchor Handling & Seismic Support) Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2022-2027
  • Figure 38: Global: Offshore Support Vessels (Other Service Types) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2016 & 2021
  • Figure 39: Global: Offshore Support Vessels (Other Service Types) Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2022-2027
  • Figure 40: Global: Offshore Support Vessels (Oil and Gas Applications) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2016 & 2021
  • Figure 41: Global: Offshore Support Vessels (Oil and Gas Applications) Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2022-2027
  • Figure 42: Global: Offshore Support Vessels (Offshore Applications) Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2016 & 2021
  • Figure 43: Global: Offshore Support Vessels (Offshore Applications) Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2022-2027
  • Figure 44: North America: Offshore Support Vessels Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2016 & 2021
  • Figure 45: North America: Offshore Support Vessels Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2022-2027
  • Figure 46: United States: Offshore Support Vessels Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2016 & 2021
  • Figure 47: United States: Offshore Support Vessels Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2022-2027
  • Figure 48: Canada: Offshore Support Vessels Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2016 & 2021
  • Figure 49: Canada: Offshore Support Vessels Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2022-2027
  • Figure 50: Asia Pacific: Offshore Support Vessels Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2016 & 2021
  • Figure 51: Asia Pacific: Offshore Support Vessels Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2022-2027
  • Figure 52: China: Offshore Support Vessels Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2016 & 2021
  • Figure 53: China: Offshore Support Vessels Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2022-2027
  • Figure 54: Japan: Offshore Support Vessels Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2016 & 2021
  • Figure 55: Japan: Offshore Support Vessels Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2022-2027
  • Figure 56: India: Offshore Support Vessels Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2016 & 2021
  • Figure 57: India: Offshore Support Vessels Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2022-2027
  • Figure 58: South Korea: Offshore Support Vessels Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2016 & 2021
  • Figure 59: South Korea: Offshore Support Vessels Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2022-2027
  • Figure 60: Australia: Offshore Support Vessels Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2016 & 2021
  • Figure 61: Australia: Offshore Support Vessels Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2022-2027
  • Figure 62: Indonesia: Offshore Support Vessels Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2016 & 2021
  • Figure 63: Indonesia: Offshore Support Vessels Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2022-2027
  • Figure 64: Others: Offshore Support Vessels Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2016 & 2021
  • Figure 65: Others: Offshore Support Vessels Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2022-2027
  • Figure 66: Europe: Offshore Support Vessels Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2016 & 2021
  • Figure 67: Europe: Offshore Support Vessels Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2022-2027
  • Figure 68: Germany: Offshore Support Vessels Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2016 & 2021
  • Figure 69: Germany: Offshore Support Vessels Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2022-2027
  • Figure 70: France: Offshore Support Vessels Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2016 & 2021
  • Figure 71: France: Offshore Support Vessels Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2022-2027
  • Figure 72: United Kingdom: Offshore Support Vessels Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2016 & 2021
  • Figure 73: United Kingdom: Offshore Support Vessels Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2022-2027
  • Figure 74: Italy: Offshore Support Vessels Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2016 & 2021
  • Figure 75: Italy: Offshore Support Vessels Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2022-2027
  • Figure 76: Spain: Offshore Support Vessels Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2016 & 2021
  • Figure 77: Spain: Offshore Support Vessels Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2022-2027
  • Figure 78: Russia: Offshore Support Vessels Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2016 & 2021
  • Figure 79: Russia: Offshore Support Vessels Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2022-2027
  • Figure 80: Others: Offshore Support Vessels Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2016 & 2021
  • Figure 81: Others: Offshore Support Vessels Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2022-2027
  • Figure 82: Latin America: Offshore Support Vessels Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2016 & 2021
  • Figure 83: Latin America: Offshore Support Vessels Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2022-2027
  • Figure 84: Brazil: Offshore Support Vessels Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2016 & 2021
  • Figure 85: Brazil: Offshore Support Vessels Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2022-2027
  • Figure 86: Mexico: Offshore Support Vessels Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2016 & 2021
  • Figure 87: Mexico: Offshore Support Vessels Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2022-2027
  • Figure 88: Others: Offshore Support Vessels Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2016 & 2021
  • Figure 89: Others: Offshore Support Vessels Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2022-2027
  • Figure 90: Middle East and Africa: Offshore Support Vessels Market: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2016 & 2021
  • Figure 91: Middle East and Africa: Offshore Support Vessels Market Forecast: Sales Value (in Million US$), 2022-2027
  • Figure 92: Global: Offshore Support Vessels Industry: SWOT Analysis
  • Figure 93: Global: Offshore Support Vessels Industry: Value Chain Analysis
  • Figure 94: Global: Offshore Support Vessels Industry: Porter's Five Forces Analysis

List of Tables

  • Table 1: Global: Offshore Support Vessels Market: Key Industry Highlights, 2021 and 2027
  • Table 2: Global: Offshore Support Vessels Market Forecast: Breakup by Type (in Million US$), 2022-2027
  • Table 3: Global: Offshore Support Vessels Market Forecast: Breakup by Water Depth (in Million US$), 2022-2027
  • Table 4: Global: Offshore Support Vessels Market Forecast: Breakup by Fuel (in Million US$), 2022-2027
  • Table 5: Global: Offshore Support Vessels Market Forecast: Breakup by Service Type (in Million US$), 2022-2027
  • Table 6: Global: Offshore Support Vessels Market Forecast: Breakup by Application (in Million US$), 2022-2027
  • Table 7: Global: Offshore Support Vessels Market Forecast: Breakup by Region (in Million US$), 2022-2027
  • Table 8: Global: Offshore Support Vessels Market: Competitive Structure
  • Table 9: Global: Offshore Support Vessels Market: Key Players
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