Product Code: ISBN 978-1-910045-35-0
AUV Demand to Grow 49% by 2020
Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) have evolved in the last few years from an emerging technology with niche uses, to a viable solution and established part of operations in various marine sectors. There are a number of companies within the industry that have developed strong reputations as reliable providers to the military but there is still potential for further growth. AUV usage remains niche in sectors such as oil & gas and renewables and AUV manufacturers are clearly targeting growth in these markets - new technology and concepts are consistently arriving to push the use of autonomous underwater vehicles.
Douglas-Westwood's new World AUV Market Forecast 2016-2020, considers the prospective demand for AUVs in the commercial, military and research sectors over the next five years. Demand for units is expected to increase over the forecast at a CAGR of 10%, with every sector seeing positive growth due to increased utilisation of the technology. The military is expected to remain the greatest user of AUVs with demand in 2020 for over 700 units - 73% of total demand. Research will be the second largest sector - representing 22% - while the commercial sector will account for 4% of AUV unit demand.
The greatest growth in AUV usage is expected in the commercial sector, predominately from oil & gas operators - despite the volatility of oil prices. There has been substantial interest from oil & gas companies in the technology, as operators have begun to understand cost saving potentials. However, low oil prices have reduced budgets and stymied investment in research and development - presenting a barrier to growth over the forecast.
DW's AUV forecast has been derived through a combination of bottom up, data driven modelling and extensive industry consultation with manufacturers, operators and research companies. This ensures the report is comprehensive and accurate, reflecting current conditions across the entire AUV industry.
This year's edition includes in-depth profiles of new technologies and concepts currently under development. The report also includes analysis of key drivers and a comprehensive view of both areas of growth and potential issues which may impact the market.
DW's 6th edition of the World AUV Market Forecast covers all key commercial themes relevant to companies across the value chain in all AUV sectors:
- Drivers & indicators- a review of factors influencing the AUV market including military activity, continued offshore energy projects; oil & gas prices, and search and rescue operations.
- Technology review - in depth profile of current technology and ongoing concepts and developments.
- Competitive landscape - comprehensive overview of manufacturers and operators in all three sectors, including their main activities.
- Regional forecasts - analysis of AUV demand development from 2016 to 2020.
- Sector forecasts - demand for AUV units segmented by commercial, military & research sectors, including recent activities and drivers for each activity and region. This includes a section on year-by-year Glider supply.
- Profiles - Details on the major manufacturers and operators in the sector, with information on the AUVs that they produce or operate.
Why purchase the AUV Market Forecast?
- Unique and proprietary data- updated continually from published sources and insight gained from industry consultation.
- Methodology- the report uses research from DW's in-house databases, as well as further primary research, including consultation with manufacturers, operators and researchers to obtain the latest information on the AUV market.
- Market forecasts- comprehensive examination, analysis and 10-year coverage of AUV demand 2011-2020.
- Concise report layout- consistent with DW's commitment to delivering value for our clients, all our market forecasts have a concise layout consisting of industry background and supporting materials condensed to enable quick review with ‘speed-read' summaries of key points throughout.
- An essential report- for financial institutions, technology developers, manufacturers and distributors, agencies and organisations responsible for mapping and monitoring the marine environment, offshore construction and rig move/drilling companies, oil & gas companies and survey organisations wanting to gain a better understanding of where and when to make investment decisions.
Table of Contents
1. Summary and Conlusions
- Oil Price Volatility
- Offshore Oil & Gas
- The Move to Deepwater
- Active Rig Fleet
3. Introduction to AUVs
- AUV Overview
- Types of AUV
- Applications - Commercial Surveys
- Applications - Commercial Pipeline and Life of Field Inspections
- Commercial Day Rates
- Applications - Military
- Applications - Hydrographic Surveys (Civil and Military)
- Applications - Research
- Future Developments
4. Competitive Landscape
- Operators - Commercial
- Operators - Military
- Operators - Research
5. Market Forecast
- Sectors Overview
- Regions Overview
- Commercial Sector
- Commercial Sector - Pipeline Route Survey
- Commercial Sector - Pipeline Inspection
- Commercial Sector - Life of Field Inspection
- Commercial Sector - Rig Move/Hazard Surveys
- Commercial Sector - Site Survey
- Commercial Sector - Site Survey (Offshore Wind)
- Commercial Sector - Civil Hydrography
- Military Sector
- Military Sector - MCM & REA
- Military Sector - Hydrography
- Research Sector
- Research Sector - Environmental Sensing
- Research Sector - Mapping
- Manufacturer Profiles
- Operator Profiles - Commercial
- Operator Profiles - Military
- Operator Profiles - Research
- Figure 1: Global AUV Demand 2011-2020
- Figure 2: Historical Brent and WTI Oil Prices, January 2010-June 2016
- Figure 3: Consensus Average Annual Brent Spot Price Forecast, 2010-2022
- Figure 4: Onshore vs Offshore Oil & Gas Production, 2006-2022
- Figure 5: Global Deepwater Capex by Region, 2010-2020
- Figure 6: Subsea Completed Wells by Water Depth
- Figure 7: Active Drilling Rigs
- Figure 8: Rigs Currently On Order by Shipyard
- Figure 9: Iver 2
- Figure 10: Marlin
- Figure 11: Sea Horse
- Figure 12: Hugin
- Figure 13: Sea Otter Mk2
- Figure 14: RhyVau
- Figure 15: Autonomous Inspection Vehicle
- Figure 16: Imagery from AUV Camera
- Figure 17: Alister Twin
- Figure 18: Gavia Offshore Surveyor
- Figure 19: Remus 100
- Figure 20: Asemar
- Figure 21: Remote Multi-Mission Vehicle
- Figure 22: HMS Gleaner (Navy Survey boat)
- Figure 23: Remus 600 being used by NOAA Office of Coast Survey
- Figure 24: Bathymetric Imagery
- Figure 25: Marine Mammal Tracking Using AUV and Acoustic Tags
- Figure 26: Remote Multi-Mission Vehicle
- Figure 28: Proteus AUV
- Figure 27: Swarm AUV Example
- Figure 29: AUV Demand, Sector Forecast Totals 2011-2020
- Figure 30: AUV Demand, Regional Forecast Totals 2011-2020
- Figure 31: AUV Demand 2011-2020: Commercial Sector
- Figure 32: Market Share 2016 and 2020: Commercial
- Figure 33: AUV Demand 2011-2020: Pipeline Route Survey
- Figure 34: AUV Demand 2011-2020: Pipeline Inspection
- Figure 35: AUV Demand 2011-2020: Life of Field Inspection
- Figure 36: AUV Demand 2011-2020: Rig Move/Hazard Surveys
- Figure 37: AUV Demand 2011-2020: Site Survey (Oil & Gas)
- Figure 38: AUV Demand 2011-2020: Site Survey (Offshore Wind)
- Figure 39: AUV Demand 2011-2020: Civil Hydrography
- Figure 40: AUV Demand 2011-2020: Military Sector
- Figure 41: Market Share 2016 and 2020: Military
- Figure 42: AUV Demand 2011-2020: MCM & REA
- Figure 43: AUV Demand 2011-2020: Military Hydrography
- Figure 44: AUV Demand 2011-2020: Research Sector
- Figure 45: Market Share 2016 and 2020: Research
- Figure 46: AUV Demand 2011-2020: Environmental Sensing
- Figure 47: AUV Demand 2011-2020: Mapping
- Figure 48: Gliders Demand 2011-2020
- Table 1: AUV Demand, Sector Totals 2016-2020
- Table 2: AUV Demand, Regional Forecast Totals 2016-2020
- Table 3: AUV Demand 2016-2020: Pipeline Route Survey
- Table 4: AUV Demand 2016-2020: Pipeline Inspection
- Table 5: AUV Demand 2016-2020: Life of Field Inspection
- Table 6: AUV Demand 2016-2020: Rig/Hazard Surveys
- Table 7: AUV Demand 2016-2020: Site Survey (O&G)
- Table 8: AUV Demand 2016-2020: Site Survey (Offshore Wind)
- Table 9: AUV Demand 2016-2020: Civil Hydrography
- Table 10: AUV Demand 2016-2020: MCM & REA
- Table 11: AUV Demand 2016-2020: Military Hydrography
- Table 12: AUV Demand 2016-2020: Environmental Sensing
- Table 13: AUV Demand 2016-2020: Research Mapping
- Table 14: Glider Supply 2016-2020