Report : Nigeria Wireline Service Market to 2027 - Country Analysis and Forecasts by Wireline Type (Slickline, and Electric Line); Application (Onshore, and Offshore); Service Type (Wireline Logging, Pipe Recovery Service, Perforation Service, Production Logging, and Others)

Wireline services usually refer to cabling technologies used for well-intervention in the oil and gas industry, well monitoring operations providing petro-physical data that are further helpful in managing process parameters, leading to the growth of wireline service market. These services require less labor and are very similar devices that consume less time for both wirelines and slicklines, work-over, and logging efforts. The wireline services applications in the wireline service market include wireline interference, wireline monitoring, wireline completion, recovery, and more.

According to CEIC data, the marketed production of Nigeria’s gas production was reported at ~44,250 cubic meter million in December 2018. Also, In October 2019, crude oil reserves in the country were 2,080 thousand BPD (barrels per day). Nigeria is the second-largest African country in terms of oil reserves, which provides a great opportunity for wireline service market. Furthermore, the country is experiencing heavy investments in its oil & gas pipeline infrastructure. For instance, Ajaokuta- Kaduna–Kano gas pipeline announced that it would sign a US$ 2.5 billion agreement by Q2 2020. Also, Nigeria's Dangote refinery is under construction and is expected to commence operations by 2021. Moreover, in July 2018, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) announced its aim to surge crude oil reserves from 37 billion barrels to 40 billion barrels in 2020, fueling the growth for wireline service market.

The country has become a new destination for new oil & gas projects. According to NNPC, there are ~25% of a total US$194 billion capital expenditure budget for several forthcoming projects in Africa during 2018-2025. This includes ~US$ 48.04 billion projects in Nigeria (over 20 projects). In 2019, the Shell Petroleum Development Company revealed its plans to invest more than US$ 15 billion across 24 projects in the country over the period of the next five years. Also, in October 2019, Saudi Aramco, as well as Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, announced their plans to invest in the country’s oil & gas sector. The increasing investments are expected to propel the wireline service market in Nigeria during the forecast period. Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Budget and National Planning’s Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP 2017-2020) was launched in March 2017. This plan stressed the urgent requirement as a nation to initiative a structural economic transformation with a focus on improving both private and public sector efficiency. The ERGP’s objective is to grow country’s GDP by 4.62 percent on an average over the plan period 2017-2020. The plan focuses on ramping up of oil production to 2.5 million barrels per day by 2020, this in turn drives the growth of wireline service market.


Growing demand for oil, growing mining activity in deeper waters, shale, and the increasing demand for well-intervening Nigeria are the key drivers for the wireline services market. On the other side, the shortage of qualified labor, and the need for initial technological equipment are some of the factors that hinder the wireline service market. Market players in wireline service market provide a range of maintenance services such as removing wax, size, sand and fill build-ups, terminating flow and setting ecosydraulic packers with sealing plugs, gage cutting, setting or removing plugs, deploying or removing wireline, retrievable valves and recording down-hole memory using Memory Output Recording Tools (MPLT) and down-hole vision (using run cameras).

The country is witnessing discoveries in the new oil & gas sector which is propelling the growth of wireline service market. For instance, in 2019, the government discovered one billion of crude oil in the North-East part of Nigeria. Also, in September 2019, Nigerian-based Oando PLC discovered new gas reserves that amount to ~1 trillion cubic feet of gas as well as 60 million barrels of related condensate. Moreover, in 2018, Shell discovered ~1.5 trillion cubic feet of gas as well as 50 million barrels of associate condensate in Eastern Nigeria.

Moreover, in 2019, Eni, an Italian-based Energy company, discovered gas and condensate find onshore Niger Delta. Such discoveries signify the untapped opportunity that can be offered in the near future, which will provide a boost to the wireline service market in the coming years. These opportunity work toward the growth of wireline service market.


The top companies operating in the Nigeria wireline service market are Halliburton Energy Services, Inc., NexTier Oilfield Services, Inc., MB Petroleum Services LLC, Weatherford International plc, Geoplex, Wireline Engineering Limited, Baker Hughes Company, Schlumberger Limited, SGS SA, Superior Energy Services, Inc. among others. Various other companies operating in the market and are coming up with advance wireline service solutions, which is helping the Nigeria wireline service market to expand over the years in terms of revenue.  

The report segments the Nigeria wireline service market as follows:

Nigeria Wireline Service Market – By Wireline Type

  • Slickline
  • Electric Line

Nigeria Wireline Service Market – By Application

  • Onshore
  • Offshore  

Nigeria Wireline Service Market – By Service Type

  • Wireline Logging
    • Open Hole
    • Case Hole
  • Pipe Recovery Service
  • Perforation Service
  • Production Logging
  • Others

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