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Oilfield Surfactants Market - Forecast (2020 - 2025)

  • ID: 3339404
  • Report
  • March 2020
  • Region: Global
  • 105 pages
  • IndustryARC
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The global market for Oilfield Surfactants was estimated at $798.37 million in 2016 and is predicted to witness robust and accelerated growth in the coming years, especially in the oil producing countries such the US, China and members of the OPEC. Demand for oilfield surfactants has grown since the need for chemicals in sustainable oil exploration, extraction and production has skyrocketed as witnessed in the rigorous EOR (Enhanced Oil Recovery) activities. Furthermore, there has been a growing interest in the bio-based oil surfactants, although being a niche market, for its environment friendly effects that can counter-act the wide environmental concerns about the oil and gas industries.

Oilfield Surfactants Market Outlook:

Oilfield surfactants are chemicals that effectively lower the surface tension between a fluid and a solid or between various fluids. Oilfield surfactants have various physical and chemical properties that can be exploited in the stages of drilling, production, refining, enhanced oil recovery and stimulation. Its applications vary from asphaltene dispersants, corrosion inhibition, emulsifiers, demulsifier intermediates, oil-wetters, paraffin inhibitors, water-wetters, foamers and defoamers. The type of surfactant behavior is dictated by the chemical structure, specifically the structural groups on the molecule). The oilfield surfactant market is segmented based on the stage of application such as drilling, production and stimulation as well as its applications as mentioned above.

Oilfield Surfactants Market Growth drivers:

Global oil and natural gas production has been increasing steadily since the last decade with oil production recording 92.6 million barrels per day (BPD) with US being the largest oil producing country in the world. These statistics imply that as oil production, extraction and exploration activities increase, there is clearly a huge growth potential for oilfield surfactants to meet this large demand capacity. Surfactants such as emulsifiers, demulsifiers, biocides etc. would highly in demand at various stages of drilling, production and stimulation in oilfields. In addition, as the world plans to move towards a more sustainable and environment friendly future, bio-based oilfield surfactants would be in high demand. Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) is gaining increasing popularity in the oil industry as it cuts costs and maximizes yield, and thus this could clearly boost the Oil Surfactants market as EOR is only possible due to the usage of such surfactants.

Oilfield Surfactants Market Challenges:

The prime challenge faced by the Oilfield Surfactants market is the dangerous carbon footprint that the oil and gas industries leave behind in the world’s atmosphere. The use of fossil fuels has always been criticized and many developed countries in the EU planning to phase out their energy dependence on oil and natural gas. Growing environmental concerns about oilfield production levels coupled with massive oil spills are the major challenges to the Oilfield Surfactant market.

Oilfield Surfactants Market Research Scope:

The base year of the study is 2020, with forecast done up to 2025. The study presents a thorough analysis of the competitive landscape, taking into account the market shares of the leading companies. It also provides information on unit shipments. These provide the key market participants with the necessary business intelligence and help them understand the future of the Oilfield Surfactants market. The assessment includes the forecast, an overview of the competitive structure, the market shares of the competitors, as well as the market trends, market demands, market drivers, market challenges, and product analysis. The market drivers and restraints have been assessed to fathom their impact over the forecast period. This report further identifies the key opportunities for growth while also detailing the key challenges and possible threats. The key areas of focus include the types of plastics in the Oilfield Surfactants market, and their specific applications in different types of vehicles.

Oilfield Surfactants Market Report: Industry Coverage

  • Oilfield Surfactants–By Class of Substrate: Synthetic and Bio-based
  • Oilfield Surfactants– By Application: Drilling, Stimulation and Stimulation
  • Oilfield Surfactants– By Surfactant Class: Non-Ionic, Anionic, Cationic, Polymeric, Amphoteric and others

The Oilfield Surfactants market report also analyzes the major geographic regions for the market as well as the major countries for the market in these regions.

The regions and countries covered in the study include:

  • North America: The U.S., Canada, Mexico
  • South America: Brazil, Venezuela, Argentina, Ecuador, Peru, Colombia, Costa Rica
  • Europe: The U.K., Germany, Italy, France, The Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Denmark
  • APAC: China, Japan, Australia, South Korea, India, Taiwan, Malaysia, Hong Kong
  • Middle East and Africa: Israel, South Africa, Saudi Arabia

Oilfield Surfactants Market Key Players Perspective:

Some of the Key players in this market that have been studied for this report include: CP Kelco Oil Field Group, Huntsman Corporation, Croda International PLC, Weatherford International, Stepan Company, Enviro Fluid, Rimpro-India, Evonik Industries AG, Flotek Industries and others

Market Research and Market Trends of Oilfield Surfactants Market

  • Researchers at the University of Houston discovered an innovative technique using nanotechnology to maximize oil recovery from oil wells, as oilfields yield only 30-35% on average. The researchers have developed a graphene amphilic nanosheet designed from Janus nanoparticles that could aid in tertiary oil recovery. If producers can unlock this untapped potential, the crude oil supply could be boosted and could drive the selling price lower.
  • According to the 2020 BP Statistical Review of World Energy global oil production hit a record of 92.6 million barrels per day (BPD). This large increase in oil production levels would indicate a large demand for oilfield surfactants in the oil and gas industries.
  • Based in Texas, U.S, Huntsman Corporation is a global key player with a significant market share in the oilfield surfactant market. Huntsman Corporation recently acquired Nanocomp Technologies Inc., a company specialized in manufacturing advanced carbon materials based in New Hampshire, USA. Its popular product is an advanced carbon-based material branded as Miralon, which could have potential use in corrosion inhibition and can lead to a new class of nanomaterial based oilfield surfactant.


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1. Oilfield Surfactants Market - Overview
1.1. Definitions and Scope

2. Oilfield Surfactants Market - Executive summary
2.1. Market Revenue, Market Size and Key Trends by Company
2.2. Key Trends by type of Application
2.3. Key Trends segmented by Geography

3. Oilfield Surfactants Market
3.1. Comparative analysis
3.1.1. Product Benchmarking - Top 10 companies
3.1.2. Top 5 Financials Analysis
3.1.3. Market Value split by Top 10 companies
3.1.4. Patent Analysis - Top 10 companies
3.1.5. Pricing Analysis

6. Oilfield Surfactants Market Forces
6.1. Drivers
6.2. Constraints
6.3. Challenges
6.4. Porters five force model
6.4.1. Bargaining power of suppliers
6.4.2. Bargaining powers of customers
6.4.3. Threat of new entrants
6.4.4. Rivalry among existing players
6.4.5. Threat of substitutes

7. Oilfield Surfactants Market -Strategic analysis
7.1. Value chain analysis
7.2. Opportunities analysis
7.3. Product life cycle
7.4. Suppliers and distributors Market Share

8. Oilfield Surfactants Market – By Class of Substrate (Market Size -$Million / $Billion)
8.1. Market Size and Market Share Analysis
8.2. Application Revenue and Trend Research
8.3. Product Segment Analysis
8.3.1. Synthetic
8.3.1.1. Fatty Alcohol Ethoxylate
8.3.1.2. Fatty Acid Ethoxylate
8.3.1.3. Fatty Amines Ethoxylate
8.3.1.4. Alkylphenol Ethoxylate
8.3.1.5. Polyethylene Glycols
8.3.1.6. Silicon Oil Emulsifier
8.3.1.7. Paraffin Wax Emulsifier
8.3.1.8. Castor Oil Ethoxylates
8.3.1.9. Glycerine Ethoxylates
8.3.1.10. Others
8.3.2. Bio-based

9. Oilfield Surfactants Market – By Application (Market Size -$Million / $Billion)
9.1. Drilling
9.1.1. Corrosion Inhibitors
9.1.2. Foaming Agent
9.1.3. Emulsifiers
9.1.4. Compatibilization
9.2. Production
9.2.1. Corrosion Control
9.2.2. Foaming Agent
9.2.3. Scale Control
9.2.4. Paraffin Dispersants
9.2.5. Asphaltene Control
9.2.6. Demulsifiers
9.3. Stimulation
9.3.1. Wetting and suspending agents
9.3.2. Biocides
9.3.3. Lubricating Agent
9.3.4. Emulsifiers

10. Oilfield Surfactants Market – By Surfactant Class (Market Size -$Million / $Billion)
10.1. Non-Ionic
10.2. Anionic
10.3. Cationic
10.4. Polymeric
10.5. Amphoteric
10.6. Others

11. Oilfield Surfactants - By Geography (Market Size -$Million / $Billion)
11.1. Oilfield Surfactants Market - North America Segment Research
11.2. North America Market Research (Million / $Billion)
11.2.1. Segment type Size and Market Size Analysis
11.2.2. Revenue and Trends
11.2.3. Application Revenue and Trends by type of Application
11.2.4. Company Revenue and Product Analysis
11.2.5. North America Product type and Application Market Size
11.2.5.1. U.S.
11.2.5.2. Canada
11.2.5.3. Mexico
11.2.5.4. Rest of North America
11.3. Oilfield Surfactants - South America Segment Research
11.4. South America Market Research (Market Size -$Million / $Billion)
11.4.1. Segment type Size and Market Size Analysis
11.4.2. Revenue and Trends
11.4.3. Application Revenue and Trends by type of Application
11.4.4. Company Revenue and Product Analysis
11.4.5. South America Product type and Application Market Size
11.4.5.1. Brazil
11.4.5.2. Venezuela
11.4.5.3. Argentina
11.4.5.4. Ecuador
11.4.5.5. Peru
11.4.5.6. Colombia
11.4.5.7. Costa Rica
11.4.5.8. Rest of South America
11.5. Oilfield Surfactants - Europe Segment Research
11.6. Europe Market Research (Market Size -$Million / $Billion)
11.6.1. Segment type Size and Market Size Analysis
11.6.2. Revenue and Trends
11.6.3. Application Revenue and Trends by type of Application
11.6.4. Company Revenue and Product Analysis
11.6.5. Europe Segment Product type and Application Market Size
11.6.5.1. U.K
11.6.5.2. Germany
11.6.5.3. Italy
11.6.5.4. France
11.6.5.5. Netherlands
11.6.5.6. Belgium
11.6.5.7. Spain
11.6.5.8. Denmark
11.6.5.9. Rest of Europe
11.7. Oilfield Surfactants – APAC Segment Research
11.8. APAC Market Research (Market Size -$Million / $Billion)
11.8.1. Segment type Size and Market Size Analysis
11.8.2. Revenue and Trends
11.8.3. Application Revenue and Trends by type of Application
11.8.4. Company Revenue and Product Analysis
11.8.5. APAC Segment – Product type and Application Market Size
11.8.5.1. China
11.8.5.2. Australia
11.8.5.3. Japan
11.8.5.4. South Korea
11.8.5.5. India
11.8.5.6. Taiwan
11.8.5.7. Malaysia

12. Oilfield Surfactants Market - Entropy
12.1. New product launches
12.2. M&A's, collaborations, JVs and partnerships

13. Oilfield Surfactants Market -Appendix
13.1. Abbreviations
13.2. Sources
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