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Proppant Market by Type, by Application, by Geography - Global Market Size, Share, Development, Growth, and Demand Forecast, 2013 - 2023

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  • 136 Pages
  • May 2018
  • Region: Global
  • Prescient & Strategic Intelligence Private Limited
  • ID: 4600343
Global proppant market is projected to reach $10,562.9 million by 2023.

The increasing use of ceramic and resin-coated proppants to enhance the productivity of wells and the growing demand for frac sand for the extraction of petroleum fluids are the key factors driving the market growth. Proppant is a solid material, primarily sand, which is suspended in water or some other liquid to facilitate the opening of an induced hydraulic fracture.

Insights on market segments

Of all types, sand material held the largest volume share, of more than 85.0%, in the proppant market in 2017. This can be attributed to its simple manufacturing process and large-scale use in the hydraulic fracturing for shale gas extraction. Besides, the material is widely used in the filtration of oil and the fracking process of liquefied natural gas (LNG).

Based on application, shale gas extraction was the largest application area of the material during the historical period. It held the largest value share, of more than 50.0%, in the proppant market in 2017. This can be attributed to the fact that these materials are widely used for hydraulic fracturing during shale gas extraction. Besides, there has been a significant increase in the production of shale gas in North America for commercial use.

Globally, North America is the largest market for the material

Globally, in terms of volume, North America continues to hold the largest share in the proppant market. It contributed more than 70.0% share to the market in 2017. The growth of the market in the region is mainly driven by increased material loading levels and moderate recovery in oil prices. In addition, longer laterals are being utilized to boost natural gas production in region, which, in turn, requires the use of the sand material for fracturing purposes.

Market is witnessing increased demand for ceramic and resin-coated materials to improve well productivity

Ceramic and resin-coated materials have properties such as higher strength and increased ability to withstand stress in deep-well sites. With increased well-drilling activities, there is a need for ceramic and resin-coated materials that can be used in low-perMEA bility wells or multiple-stage fracturing. Oil and gas producers are now focusing on deep-well sites, which require high-strength materials for hydraulic fracturing purposes. Ceramic materials can withstand compression load up to 10,000 pounds per square inch, which allows the drillers to access much deeper shale formations. These factors have led to an increased demand for these materials, which, in turn, is driving the proppant market growth.

Increasing hydraulic fracturing activity in North America is a key trend in the market

The key trend witnessed in the proppant market in recent years is the increasing hydraulic fracturing activities in the North American region. With the exploration of new shale gas reserves in the region, there has been an increase in hydraulic fracturing activities. According to the Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC), 2,712 wells were completed during January-March in 2018, as against 1,925 wells completed during the same period in 2017. This can be attributed to the use of these materials for fracturing purposes.

Proppant market competitive landscape

Some of the key players operating in the global proppant market are Superior Silica Sands LLC, Bagder Mining Corporation, JSC “Borovichi Refractories Plant”, Unimin Corporation, U.S. Silica Holdings Inc., Fores, Preferred Sands, Saint-Gobain Proppants Inc., CARBO Ceramics Inc., and Fairmount Santrol Holdings Inc.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Research Background
1.1 Research Objectives
1.2 Market Definition
1.3 Research Scope
1.3.1 Market Segmentation By Type
1.3.2 Market Segmentation By Application
1.3.3 Market Segmentation By Geography
1.3.4 Analysis Period
1.3.5 Market Data Reporting Unit Value Volume
1.4 Key Stakeholders
Chapter 2. Research Methodology
2.1 Secondary Research
2.2 Primary Research
2.2.1 Breakdown Of Primary Research Respondents By Region By Industry Participant By Company Type
2.3 Market Size Estimation
2.4 Data Triangulation
2.5 Assumptions For The Study
Chapter 3. Executive Summary
3.1 Voice Of Industry Experts/Kols
Chapter 4. Introduction
4.1 Definition Of Market Segments
4.1.1 By Type Ceramic Low Density Medium Density High Density Resin Coated Sand
4.1.2 By Application Shale Gas Tight Gas Coal-Bed Methane Others
4.2 Value Chain Analysis
4.3 Market Dynamics
4.3.1 Trends Increasing Hydraulic Fracturing Activities In North America
4.3.2 Drivers Growing Demand For Frac Sand As A Proppant Increasing Use Of Ceramic And Resin-Coated Proppants To Improve Well Economics Impact Analysis Of Drivers On Market Forecast
4.3.3 Restraints Stringent Environmental Regulations Impact Analysis Of Restraints On Market Forecast
4.3.4 Opportunities Development Of Eco-Friendly, Non-Phenolic Resin-Coated Proppants
Chapter 5. Global Market Size And Forecast
5.1 By Type
5.1.1 Ceramic Proppant Market By Type
5.2 By Application
5.3 By Region
Chapter 6. North America Market Size And Forecast
6.1 By Type
6.1.1 Ceramic Proppant Market By Type
6.2 By Application
6.3 By Country
6.3.1 U.S. By Type By Application
Chapter 7. Europe Market Size And Forecast
7.1 By Type
7.1.1 Ceramic Proppant Market By Type
7.2 By Application
7.3 By Country
Chapter 8. APAC Market Size And Forecast
8.1 By Type
8.1.1 Ceramic Proppant Market By Type
8.2 By Application
8.3 By Country
Chapter 9. LATAM Market Size And Forecast
9.1 By Type
9.1.1 Ceramic Proppant Market By Type
9.2 By Application
9.3 By Country
Chapter 10. MEA Market Size And Forecast
10.1 By Type
10.1.1 Ceramic Proppant Market By Type
10.2 By Application
10.3 By Country
Chapter 11. Competitive Landscape
11.1 Benchmarking Of Key Players
11.2 Global Strategic Developments Of Key Players
11.2.1 Mergers And Acquisitions
11.2.2 Other Developments
11.3 Market Share Analysis Of Key Players Producing Ceramic Proppants
Chapter 12. Production Capacity And Production Analysis Of Leading Players
12.1 U.S.
12.2 Russia
12.3 China
12.4 Australia
12.5 Brazil
Chapter 13. Price Analysis
13.1 Raw Material Price
13.2 Domestic Price Of Proppants
Chapter 14. Company Profiles
14.1 Superior Silica Sands Llc
14.1.1 Business Overview
14.1.2 Product And Service Offerings
14.2 Badger Mining Corporation
14.2.1 Business Overview
14.2.2 Product And Service Offerings
14.3 Jsc “Borovichi Refractories Plant”
14.3.1 Business Overview
14.3.2 Product And Service Offerings
14.4 Unimin Corporation
14.4.1 Business Overview
14.4.2 Product And Service Offerings
14.5 U.S. Silica Holdings Inc.
14.5.1 Business Overview
14.5.2 Product And Service Offerings
14.5.3 Key Financial Summary
14.6 Fores
14.6.1 Business Overview
14.6.2 Product And Service Offerings
14.7 Preferred Sands
14.7.1 Business Overview
14.7.2 Product And Service Offerings
14.8 Saint-Gobain Proppants Inc.
14.8.1 Business Overview
14.8.2 Product And Service Offerings
14.9 Carbo Ceramics Inc.
14.9.1 Business Overview
14.9.2 Product And Service Offerings
14.9.3 Key Financial Summary
14.10 Fairmount Santrol Holdings Inc.
14.10.1 Business Overview
14.10.2 Product And Service Offerings
14.10.3 Key Financial Summary
Chapter 15. Appendix
15.1 Abbreviations
15.2 Sources And References

Companies Mentioned

  • Superior Silica Sands LLC

  • Bagder Mining Corporation

  • JSC “Borovichi Refractories Plant”

  • Unimin Corporation

  • U.S. Silica Holdings Inc.

  • Fores

  • Preferred Sands

  • Saint-Gobain Proppants Inc.

  • CARBO Ceramics Inc.

  • Fairmount Santrol Holdings Inc.