Pipeline Pigging Market

Pipeline Pigging Market Research Report: Information Based on by Service Type (Intelligent Pigging, Normal Pigging), by Application Type (Metal Loss/Corrosion Detection, Internal Cleaning, Crack & Leakage Detection, Geometry Measurement & Bend Detection, and Others), by End-Use Type (Oil, Gas), and by Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World) Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, Regional Analysis, Competitor Analysis and Forecast 2023-2031.

Chemical & Material | October 2023 | Report ID: EMR00206 | Pages: 217

Pipeline Pigging Market is predicted to reach approximately USD 3.78 billion by 2031, at a CAGR of 2.72% from 2023 to 2031. Pipeline pigging involves the utilization of smart devices attached to the pig, allowing it to traverse through the pipeline and effectively detect corrosion, abnormalities, and other potential issues on the inner walls of the conduit system. This data-driven process goes beyond mere inspection, as it enables advanced cleaning and maintenance operations based on the collected data. By leveraging the valuable information obtained during the pigging process, operators can make well-informed decisions regarding the pipeline's integrity and plan appropriate maintenance activities. This integration of technology and data analysis ensures optimal performance, safety, and longevity of the pipeline system, making pipeline pigging a crucial component of the industry.




Report Attribute


Market Value (2022)

2.97 billion

Projected Market Value (2031)

3.78 billion

Base Year


Forecast Years

2023 - 2031

Scope of the Report

Historical and Forecast Trends, Industry Drivers and Constraints, Historical and Forecast Market Analysis by Segment- Based on By Service Type, By Application Type, By End Use Type & Region.

Segments Covered

By Service Type, By Application Type, By End Use Type & Region.

Forecast Units

Value (USD Billion or Million), and Volume (Units)

Quantitative Units

Revenue in USD million/billion and CAGR from 2023 to 2031.

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa, and Rest of World

Countries Covered

U.S., Canada, Mexico, U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, China, India, Japan, South Korea, Brazil, Argentina, GCC Countries, and South Africa, among others.

Report Coverage

Market growth drivers, restraints, opportunities, Porter’s five forces analysis, PEST analysis, value chain analysis, regulatory landscape, market attractiveness analysis by segments and region, company market share analysis.

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Pipeline Pigging Market Dynamics

The pipeline pigging services market is driven by several factors. Increasing demand for pipeline inspection and maintenance services to ensure the safety and integrity of pipelines acts as a significant driver. Additionally, technological advancements in intelligent pigging technologies contribute to accurate and detailed inspections, boosting market growth. However, challenges such as the risk of pipeline damage during pigging operations and potential environmental concerns related to contaminant release hinder market expansion. Nevertheless, opportunities lie in government regulations mandating regular pipeline inspections and the development of more efficient pigging technologies. The market exhibits a competitive landscape with companies striving to provide innovative and reliable pigging solutions to meet industry demands.


Pipeline Pigging Market Drivers

The pipeline pigging market is experiencing substantial growth driven by several key factors. There is an increasing demand for pipeline inspection and cleaning services, as ensuring the safety and integrity of pipelines has become a top priority for industries. In addition, the adoption of intelligent pigging technologies is on the rise, enabling more accurate and detailed inspections, which aids in the timely identification and resolution of potential issues. Further, the growing demand for oil and gas plays a significant role in driving the market, as pipelines are crucial for transporting these valuable resources, necessitating regular pigging for maintenance and inspection. As the global energy landscape evolves, the pipeline pigging market is poised to witness further expansion and innovation.


  • Restraints:

The pipeline pigging market faces certain restraints that warrant attention to ensure safe and efficient operations. One of the main concerns is the risk of pipeline damage during pigging operations. The turbulence caused by pigs can lead to erosion and potential harm if not appropriately managed or if pigs are poorly designed or operated. Moreover, environmental concerns arise as pigging can potentially release contaminants into the environment. Pigs can carry substances like oil and grease, which, if not properly disposed of, can pose environmental hazards. To mitigate these restraints, adopting stringent safety protocols and proper disposal practices is essential for sustainable pipeline pigging operations.


  • Opportunities:

The pipeline pigging market is poised to seize significant opportunities driven by government regulations mandating regular pipeline inspection and cleaning. Compliance with these regulations will fuel demand for pigging services, as pipeline operators seek efficient and reliable solutions. Moreover, technological advancements present lucrative prospects for the market, with the development of innovative pigging technologies offering more effective and accurate inspection capabilities. As the industry embraces these advancements, the demand for advanced pigging services is expected to surge, creating ample opportunities for companies to expand their offerings and cater to the evolving needs of the pipeline infrastructure sector.


  • Segment Overview

By Service Type

The pipeline pigging services market can be segmented by service type into Intelligent Pigging and Normal Pigging. Intelligent Pigging involves the use of advanced technologies, such as sensors and data analysis, to inspect and collect valuable data during pipeline inspection. It enables the identification of defects, corrosion, and other abnormalities, providing crucial insights for maintenance and integrity assessments. On the other hand, Normal Pigging involves the use of traditional pigs for cleaning and removing debris from pipelines. While both segments play vital roles in pipeline maintenance, Intelligent Pigging is expected to witness significant growth in the upcoming years due to its ability to provide more accurate and detailed inspection data, enhancing overall pipeline safety and efficiency.


By Application Type

The pipeline pigging services market is segmented by application type, including metal loss/corrosion detection, internal cleaning, crack & leakage detection, geometry measurement & bend detection, and others. Metal Loss/Corrosion Detection involves using pigging tools to identify and measure the extent of metal corrosion or loss within the pipeline. Internal Cleaning uses pigs equipped with cleaning devices to remove debris and build-up from the pipeline's inner walls. Crack & Leakage Detection focuses on detecting cracks or leaks in the pipeline structure. Geometry Measurement & Bend Detection utilizes pigs to measure pipeline dimensions and identify bends or irregularities. The "Others" category includes specialized pigging applications for specific pipeline needs. Among these segments, Metal Loss/Corrosion Detection and Internal Cleaning are expected to witness significant growth due to the rising emphasis on pipeline safety and maintenance.


By End Use Type

The pipeline pigging services market can be segmented by end-use type, including Oil and Gas. In the Oil segment, pigging services are widely used to inspect and clean pipelines used for the transportation of crude oil, refined petroleum products, and other oil-related substances. The main purpose is to ensure the smooth flow of oil, prevent corrosion, and detect any potential leaks or damages that could lead to environmental hazards or disruptions in supply. In the gas segment, pigging services are employed for pipelines that transport natural gas and other gas-related products. The primary objective is to maintain pipeline integrity, identify internal issues like metal loss or cracks, and enhance the overall efficiency and safety of gas transportation systems. Both end-use segments significantly contribute to maintaining the reliability and functionality of their respective pipeline networks, crucial for the energy industry's smooth operation and sustainability.


Pipeline Pigging Market Overview by Region.

During the forecast period, North America is projected to lead as the largest market for pipeline pigging services. This dominance is attributed to several factors driving the demand in the region. The shale revolution has significantly impacted the oil and gas industry, leading to the construction of new pipeline networks to facilitate the transportation of shale oil and gas reserves. Additionally, the region's growing focus on exploring untapped shale oil and gas reserves has further fuelled the demand for efficient pipeline pigging services to ensure the integrity and maintenance of the extensive pipeline infrastructure in North America.

The Asia-Pacific region is anticipated to present lucrative growth opportunities in the pipeline pigging services market during the forecast period. The growing demand for energy, driven by rapid industrialization and urbanization in countries like China, India, and Southeast Asian nations, is fuelling the need for robust pipeline infrastructure. Additionally, ongoing efforts to improve energy security and expand oil and gas exploration activities in the region are expected to further boost the demand for efficient pipeline pigging services. Moreover, increasing investments in renewable energy projects, including pipeline networks for transporting renewable resources, are contributing to the favourable market outlook in the Asia-Pacific region.


Pipeline Pigging Market Competitive Landscape

The pipeline pigging market is characterized by intense competition among key players, and this competitive landscape is expected to persist in the coming years. Established companies and new entrants alike vie for market share by offering innovative and technologically advanced pigging solutions. Strategic collaborations, partnerships, and acquisitions are common tactics used by industry players to expand their product portfolios and enhance their capabilities. Additionally, continuous research and development efforts are focused on developing more efficient and accurate pigging technologies to meet the evolving demands of pipeline inspection and maintenance, intensifying the competition in the market. The major players in the market are, Halliburton, Baker Hughes Company, Applus+, T.D. Williamson, Inc., ROSEN Group, NDT Global, Altus Intervention, LIN SCAN, CIRCOR International, Inc., Dacon, IKM Testing, and Inline Services, LLC.


Pipeline Pigging Market Recent Developments

In July 2022,

T T.D. Williamson, Inc. and SCF Partners unveiled their investment collaboration aimed at seizing emerging market prospects, solidifying TDW's position as a robust, forward-looking frontrunner in pigging products and services.


In September 2021,

DACON introduced a cutting-edge 3-inch ultrasonic pipeline inspection device, meticulously tailored to industry specifications and terminology.


Scope of Pipeline Pigging Market Report

Pipeline Pigging Market Report Segmentation



By Service Type

  • Intelligent Pigging
  • Normal Pigging

By Application Type

  • Metal Loss/Corrosion Detection, Internal Cleaning
  • Crack & Leakage Detection
  • Geometry Measurement & Bend Detection
  • Others

By End Use Type

  • Oil
  • Gas

By Geography

  • North America (USA, and Canada)
  • Europe (UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe)
  • Asia Pacific (Japan, China, India, Australia, Southeast Asia and Rest of Asia Pacific)
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America)
  • Middle East & Africa (South Africa, GCC, and Rest of Middle East & Africa)

Customization Scope

  • Available upon request


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Objectives of the Study

The objectives of the study are summarized in 5 stages. They are as mentioned below:


  • Pipeline Pigging Market Size and Forecast:

To identify and estimate the market size for Pipeline Pigging Market segmented by technology, component, payment mode, vertical, and by value (in U.S. dollars). Also, to understand the consumption/ demand created by consumers of contactless payment between 2023 and 2031.


  • Market Landscape and Trends:

To identify and infer the drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges for Pipeline Pigging Market


  • Market Influencing Factors:

To find out the factors which are affecting the market of Pipeline Pigging Market among consumers


  • Company Profiling:

To provide a detailed insight into the major companies operating in the market. The profiling will include the financial health of the company's past 2-3 years with segmental and regional revenue breakup, product offering, recent developments, SWOT analysis, and key strategies.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Pipeline Pigging Market forecast period is 2023 - 2031
According to Pipeline Pigging Market research, the market is expected to grow at a CAGR of ~ 2.72% over the next eight years.
The possible segments in Pipeline Pigging Market are Based By Service Type, By Application Type, By End Use Type & Region.
The expected market size for Pipeline Pigging Market is 3.78 billion
The major players in the market are, Halliburton, Baker Hughes Company, Applus+, T.D. Williamson, Inc., ROSEN Group, NDT Global, Altus Intervention, LIN SCAN, CIRCOR International, Inc., Dacon, IKM Testing, and Inline Services, LLC.

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