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Oil and Mineral Exploration Drilling in Australia: Market Research Report

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Oil and Mineral Exploration Drilling Market Research Report | Specialist Engineering, Infrastructure & Contractors | Mining & Mining Services | Aug 2014

No stone left unturned: Shift away from mining exploration is decreasing demand for industry

The Oil and Mineral Exploration Drilling market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Ausdrill Ausdrill market share
Boart Longyear Boart Longyear market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$773m
Annual Growth 10-15
1.7%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Profit
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Employment
1,670
Businesses
441
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

In the five years through 2014-15, the Oil and Mineral Exploration Drilling industry has followed a volatile growth path. The industry provides services for mining companies engaged in greenfield oil and mineral exploration. This is the riskiest area of the Mining division, where companies are engaged in looking for new and economically viable deposits of resources. Expenditure on greenfield exploration fluctuates significantly year on year in line with small miners' ability to access capital. When commodity prices fall or sentiment around the Mining division declines demand for greenfield exploration services rapidly adjusts. In 2011-12 and 2012-13, drops in demand have resulted in contractions in industry revenue... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The industry's capital intensity is medium. In 2014-15, IBISWorld expects that for every dollar spent on capital, the industry will spend $5.55 on wages. The relative labour intensity of the industry has increased in the past five years. Skills shortages have resulted in the average industry wage increasing faster than the industry spending on capital equipment. In-demand professionals, such as mechanical engineers and geologists, are employed by the industry. As a consequence, the wage spend is significant.

Industry operators buy and lease capital equipment when demand for industry services increases suddenly... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Oil and Mineral Exploration Drilling Industry?

This industry includes firms primarily engaged in test drilling, boring and core sampling for exploratory purposes in mining, oil and gas operations. Exploration drilling companies are contracted by mining companies to carry out exploratory drilling for greenfield (new) projects. Many companies also supply drilling services for brownfield (established) projects, which is beyond the scope of this report.

Industry Products
Reverse circulation drillingAir core drillingDiamond drillingHydraulic rotary drillingOther exploration drillingRotary air blast drilling
 
Industry Activities
Reverse circulation drillingAir core drillingDiamond drillingRotary air blast drillingHydraulic rotary drillingReverse circulation drillingAir core drillingDiamond drillingRotary air blast drillingHydraulic rotary drilling


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