The U.S. distributed acoustic sensing market size was estimated at USD 111.5 million in 2022 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.7% from 2023 to 2030. The mixture of increased demand for infrastructure monitoring, the expansion of the oil and gas industry, focus on security and surveillance, advancements in fiber optic technology, and technological advancements have collectively driven the growth of the DAS market in the U.S. The ability of DAS technology to provide continuous, long-distance sensing capabilities along fiber optic cables offers significant advantages in terms of cost-effectiveness and efficiency. In addition, advancements in fiber optic technology and signal processing techniques enhance the performance and accuracy of DAS systems, which propels the growth of the U.S. DAS market.
DAS systems have been widely adopted across various industries, including oil & gas, transportation, security, and environmental monitoring. In the oil & gas industry, DAS technology is extensively used for pipeline monitoring, wellbore integrity, and reservoir monitoring, offering real-time insights and operational efficiency. The transportation industry leverages DAS technology for structural health monitoring of critical infrastructures such as bridges, tunnels, and railways, ensuring the safety and integrity of these assets. In November 2022, Pedro Barbosa, the senior product manager of pipelines at Fotech Solutions, emphasized pipeline integrity by highlighting the potential of advanced technologies such as Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS) to enhance pipeline safety, outlining how operators can leverage DAS.
Integrating DAS with other emerging technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), and edge computing, opens new possibilities and expands the potential applications of DAS systems. By harnessing the power of AI and advanced analytics, DAS can unlock valuable insights from the collected data, enabling predictive maintenance, anomaly detection, and proactive decision-making. In June 2021, NEC Corporation launched the NEC Intelligent Optical Fiber Sensing Solution, enabling Communications Service Providers (CSP) and global optical fiber owners to leverage optical fiber as a sensor. This innovative solution utilizes AI to analyze vibrations detected through optical fibers, aiding in identifying abnormalities such as fiber damage and preventing future damage.
The oil & gas segment held the largest revenue share of over 29% in 2022. DAS technology is increasingly utilized for advanced wellbore monitoring in the oil and gas sector. Operators are leveraging DAS systems to gain real-time, distributed acoustic data along the entire length of the well, allowing for an improved understanding of well conditions, reservoir dynamics, and production optimization. This trend is driven by the industry's growing focus on maximizing operational efficiency and ensuring the integrity of wellbore assets. DAS technology is being employed to optimize the fracking process by monitoring fracture propagation, fluid movement, and proppant distribution in real time. The ability to gather high-resolution acoustic data using DAS systems enables operators to fine-tune their fracturing operations, increasing production efficiency and improving hydrocarbon recovery.
The transportation segment is estimated to grow significantly over the forecast period. DAS systems are increasingly being deployed for monitoring railroad tracks and ensuring their safety and reliability. DAS technology can detect acoustic signals caused by train movements, track irregularities, or potential defects by installing fiber optic cables along the tracks. This trend enables real-time monitoring of track conditions, early detection of faults, and proactive maintenance, contributing to improved operational efficiency and passenger safety. Additionally, DAS technology can detect acoustic signals caused by vibrations, deformation, or potential hazards by installing fiber optic cables within tunnels. This trend allows for continuous monitoring, early detection of anomalies, and proactive maintenance, enhancing the safety and reliability of tunnel infrastructure.
The single-mode fiber segment led the market in 2022, accounting for over 69% of the revenue share. The oil and gas sector in the U.S. increasingly uses DAS technology combined with single-mode fiber for applications such as wellbore monitoring, hydraulic fracturing optimization, and reservoir management. The ability of DAS systems to provide real-time, distributed acoustic data along the entire wellbore length using single-mode fiber offers valuable insights for improving production efficiency, ensuring wellbore integrity, and maximizing hydrocarbon recovery. DAS systems are being integrated with advanced data analytics and artificial intelligence technologies to enable the efficient processing and analysis of large volumes of acoustic data collected by DAS systems.
The multimode fiber segment is estimated to grow significantly over the forecast period. Traditional optical multimode fiber, such as OM1 and OM2, has limitations in terms of bandwidth and distance. However, advancements in multimode fiber technology have led to the emergence of higher-grade fibers like OM3 and OM4, which offer increased bandwidth capacity and longer transmission distances. This makes multimode fiber more viable for certain DAS applications requiring higher data rates and extended coverage. The U.S. market continues to witness ongoing research and development efforts focused on enhancing the capabilities and performance of multimode fiber-based DAS systems.
Prominent firms have used product launches and developments, followed by expansions, mergers and acquisitions, contracts, agreements, partnerships, and collaborations as their primary business strategy to increase their market share. The companies have used various techniques to enhance market penetration and boost their position in the competitive industry. For instance, in June 2023, Halliburton Energy Services, Inc., and Nabors Industries Ltd. entered into a strategic partnership to spearhead advancements in well-construction automation solutions. The partnership entailed a collaborative effort between the two companies, leveraging their respective cutting-edge technologies to drive innovation and efficiency in the field of well construction with technologies such as DAS and DTS. Some prominent players in the U.S. distributed acoustic sensing market include:
Baker Hughes Company
Future Fibre Technologies
Northrop Grumman Corporation
Fotech Solutions Ltd.
Revenue forecast in 2030
USD 202.5 million
CAGR of 7.7% from 2023 to 2030
Base year for estimation
2017 - 2021
2023 - 2030
Revenue in USD million and CAGR from 2023 to 2030
Revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends
Fiber type, vertical
Key companies profiled
OptaSense; Halliburton; Schlumberger Limited; Baker Hughes Company; Future Fibre Technologies; Northrop Grumman Corporation; Fotech Solutions Ltd.; Omnisens; Silixa Ltd.; Ziebel
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This report forecasts revenue growth at a country level and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2017 to 2030. For this study, Grand View Research has segmented the U.S. distributed acoustic sensing market report based on fiber type and vertical.
Fiber Type Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)
Single Mode Fiber
Vertical Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)
Oil & Gas
Power & Utility
Security & Surveillance
Environment & Infrastructure
b. The U.S. distributed acoustic sensing market size was estimated at USD 111.5 million in 2022 and is expected to reach USD 0.12 billion in 2023.
b. The global U.S. distributed acoustic sensing market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 7.7% from 2023 to 2030 to reach USD 202.5 million by 2030.
b. Single Mode Fiber segment dominated the U.S. distributed acoustic sensing market with a share of 70.0% in 2022. The oil and gas sector in the U.S. increasingly uses DAS technology combined with single-mode fiber for applications such as wellbore monitoring, hydraulic fracturing optimization, and reservoir management.
b. Some key players operating in the U.S. distributed acoustic sensing market include OptaSense; Halliburton; Schlumberger Limited; Baker Hughes Company; Future Fibre Technologies; Northrop Grumman Corporation; Fotech Solutions Ltd.; Omnisens; Silixa Ltd.; Ziebel
b. Key factors that are driving the U.S. distributed acoustic sensing market growth include need for distributed acoustic sensing systems in border surveillance, and favorable government initiatives to control the leakage of harmful substances in the environment.
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