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Robotics has been a part of the oil and gas industry for several decades. However, growing digitalization and integration with AI, cloud computing, the Internet of Things (IoT), and edge computing have helped diversify robot use cases. A myriad of robots are now involved in oil and gas operations, including terrestrial crawlers, quadrupeds, aerial drones, autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs), and remotely operated vehicles (ROVs).

The robotics in oil and gas thematic intelligence report takes an in-depth look at look at how important robotics are in the oil and gas sector. This report also discusses how robotics is impacting the oil and gas industry, the growth of this market in the future, as well as the industry’s leaders and laggards.

Robotics in Oil and Gas – Industry Analysis

The robotics industry was worth $52.9 billion in 2021 and is expected to achieve a CAGR of more than 29% during 2021-2030. The industry is divided into two segments: industrial robots and service robots. The industrial robots segment drove growth in robotics in the 2020s, and the innovation coming from applications in manufacturing is expected to spill over to areas such as logistics and energy.

The robotics in oil and gas industry analysis also covers:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Patent trends
  • Company filings trends
  • Hiring trends
  • Robotics timeline

Service and Industrial Robots Revenue, 2021-2030

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Robotics in Oil and Gas - Value Chain Analysis

GlobalData’s robotics value chain consists of four segments: hardware components, software components, robot manufacturing, and robotics as a service.

Software components: In recent years, software has become an increasingly important part of the robot design process. Due to the nature of the industry historically, most of the software powering industrial robots is proprietary and closed. However, this is changing with the emergence of software specialists that have developed robot operating systems (ROSs).

Robotics Value Chain Analysis

Robotics Value Chain Analysis

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Leading Robotics Adopters in the Oil and Gas Industry

Some of the leading oil and gas companies that are currently deploying robotics are BP, Chevron, China Petrochemical Corp (Sinopec), and Equinor, among others.

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Leading Robotics Vendors in the Oil and Gas Industry

Some of the leading vendors associated with the robotics theme are Cognex, Cyberdyne, Estun Automation, and FANUC, among others.

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Specialist Robotics Vendors in the Oil and Gas Industry

Some of the specialist robotics vendors in the oil and gas sector are ANYbotics, Applied Impact Robotics, Baker Hughes, and Built Robotics, among others.

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Integrated Oil and Gas Sector Scorecard

At GlobalData, we use a scorecard approach to predict tomorrow’s leading companies within each sector. Our sector scorecards have three screens: a thematic screen, a valuation screen, and a risk screen. The integrated oil and gas sector scorecard has three screens:

  • The thematic screen tells us who are the overall leaders in the 10 themes that matter most, based on our thematic engine.
  • The valuation screen ranks our universe of companies within a sector based on selected valuation metrics.
  • Our risk screen ranks companies within a sector based on overall investment risk.

Integrated Oil and Gas Sector Scorecard – Thematic Screen

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Robotics in Oil and Gas Market Report Overview

Report Pages 60
Regions Covered Global
Market Size (2021) $52.9 billion
CAGR (2021-2030) >29%
Value Chains Hardware Components, Software Components, Robot Manufacturing, and Robotics as a Service
Leading Robotics Adopters BP, Chevron, China Petrochemical Corp (Sinopec), and Equinor
Leading Robotics Vendors Cognex, Cyberdyne, Estun Automation, and FANUC
Specialist Robotics Vendors ANYbotics, Applied Impact Robotics, Baker Hughes, and Built Robotics


  • The detailed value chain is comprised of hardware and software components, robot manufacturing, and robotics as a service. The value chain is further broken down into caged industrial robots, industrial co-bots, logistics robots, consumer robots, drones, inspection, cleaning, and maintenance robots, field robots, defense and security robots, semiconductors, robotic intelligence, and cloud robotics. Leading and challenging vendors are identified across all the value chain segments.
  • Challenges the oil and gas sector is currently facing are outlined, and how these interact with the theme of robotics is explored. Details of case studies of how oil and gas companies are boosting their robotics ecosystem are also given.
  • Forecasts of robotics revenues to 2030 are split by service and industrial robots, and key elements of the value chain for the oil and gas industry are explored. An overview of key robotics mergers and acquisitions between February 2020 to September 2022 is provided. A comprehensive industry analysis is also provided, looking at company filings, hiring, and patent trends related to robotics within the oil and gas sector.
  • A timeline highlighting key milestones in the relationship between robotics and the oil and gas sector is given. A list of leading robotics technology vendors, a separate list of robotics vendors specific to oil and gas, and leading industry adopters are provided. Finally, thematic scorecards rank integrated oil and gas companies on 10 themes including robotics.

Reasons to Buy

  • To understand the impact robotics is having on the oil and gas industry.
  • To identify the emerging trends in this theme and how these developments might advance in the future.
  • Learn about the different use cases of robotics in oil and gas and how robotics relates to the sector’s challenges. View market forecast data for robotics technology up to 2030.
  • Source the leading robotics vendors for the oil and gas sector from our winners lists and shortlist potential partners based on their areas of expertise. GlobalData’s thematic research ecosystem is a single, integrated global research platform that provides an easy-to-use framework for tracking all themes across all companies in all sectors. It has a proven track record of identifying important themes early, enabling companies to make the right investments ahead of the competition, and securing that all-important competitive advantage.

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents 

Executive Summary 

Robotics Value Chain 

  • Robot manufacturing
  • Hardware components
  • Software components
  • Robotics as a service

The Impact of Robotics on the Oil and Gas Sector

Robotics’ Impact on Oil and Gas Sector Challenges

Case Studies 

Data Analysis 

  • Market size and growth forecasts
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Patent trends
  • Company filings trends
  • Hiring trends
  • Robotics timeline


  • Leading robotics adopters in oil and gas
  • Leading robotics vendors
  • Specialist robotics vendors in oil and gas

Sector Scorecard 

  • Integrated oil and gas sector scorecard


Further Reading 

Our Thematic Research Methodology 

About GlobalData 

Contact Us 

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