Overall global oil and gas contracts activity improved in Q4 2021

Source: press release, 9 February 2022

Contracts by scope and count in the oil and gas industry, Q4 2021 (source: GlobalData, Oil and Gas Intelligence Center)
Contracts by scope and count in the oil and gas industry, Q4 2021 (source: GlobalData, Oil and Gas Intelligence Center)

In Q4 of 2021, the oil and gas industry has seen an increase of 77% in overall contract value however, there has been a decrease of 14% in the number of contracts says GlobalData, a data and analytics company.

Pritam Kad, Oil & Gas Analyst at GlobalData, comments, “Notable contracts that made significant contributions in terms of value include Saudi Aramco’s 16 contracts, with a combined worth of USD 10 billion for the subsurface and engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) works for the development of the Jafurah shale gas field in Saudi Arabia. Moreover, rising crude oil prices and improved margins helped to gain further momentum for contracts activity.”

GlobalData’s latest report, Q4 2021 Global Oil & Gas Industry Contracts Review, although the number of contracts declined from 1,608 in Q3 2021 to 1,383 in Q4, overall contract value increased substantially from USD 34.32 billion in Q3 to USD 60.84 billion in Q4.

In terms of single scopes, operation and maintenance (O&M) represented 48% of the total contracts in Q4 2021, followed by procurement with 19%, and contracts with multiple scopes, such as construction, design and engineering, installation, O&M, and procurement accounted for 17%.

Other notable contracts include Yinson Holdings’ subsidiaries two contracts with Petrobras for the charter, and operation and maintenance services for the Integrado Parque das Baleias (IPB) floating, production, storage, and offloading (FPSO) vessel operating in the North Campos Basin, offshore Brazil, and ADNOC Drilling’s 5-year drilling services agreement worth USD 3.8 billion with ADNOC Onshore for the provision of drilling, workover, and other well services in the United Arab Emirates.