The global oil and gas corrosion protection market exhibited moderate growth during 2015-2020. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the market to grow at a CAGR of around 5% during 2021-2026. 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. These insights are included in the report as a major market contributor.
Oil and gas corrosion protection refers to the utilization of anti-corrosive systems and technologies to prevent the degradation of metals such as steel, nickel, copper, titanium and chromium, in aqueous environments. It involves the mitigation, monitoring, inspection and cleaning of crude oil and natural gas wells and pipelines. It utilizes cathodic and anodic protection, material selection, chemical dosing and the application of inhibitors and protective external and internal coatings. These solutions are used against oxygen, galvanic, crevice, erosion, microbiologically induced, sweet, sour and stress corrosions in upstream, midstream and downstream pipeline systems. Oil and gas corrosion protection aids in increasing plant availability, preventing pipe rust, leaks and minimizing environmental damage.
The increasing offshore oil and gas exploration activities, along with the rising demand for effective corrosion protection systems for wells, risers, drilling rigs and pipeline connectors, is one of the key factors driving the growth of the market. Crude oil is highly corrosive in nature and oil and gas corrosion protection solutions aid in prolonging the life of oil and water ballast tanks, hull externals and decks. Moreover, the widespread adoption of corrosion protection solutions in the transportation industry for moving natural gas, oil, intermediate products and fuel is providing a thrust to the market growth. Various product innovations, such as the development of epoxy-based coatings, are acting as other growth-inducing factors. Product manufacturers are also launching advanced coating materials manufactured using alkyd, polyurethanes and acrylic compounds for enhanced substrate protection, water- and heat resistance and improved physical properties. Other factors, including extensive infrastructural development, especially in the developing economies, along with the implementation of favorable government policies, are anticipated to drive the market toward growth.
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