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Frac Sand Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2019-2024

  • ID: 4775597
  • Report
  • Region: Global
  • 106 pages
  • IMARC Group
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  • Badger Mining Corporation
  • Chieftain Sand
  • Emerge Energy Services
  • Hi Crush
  • Smart Sand Inc.
  • U.S Silica
  • MORE
The global frac sand market size is expected to grow at a CAGR of around 7% during 2019-2024. Frac sand is a naturally occurring type of crystalline silica that is processed from pure sandstone. It is used as a proppant in the process of hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, employed widely by oil and gas companies to extract natural gas, petroleum and related materials by drilling rock or land, known as shale, with a pressurized mixture. This pressurized mixture consists of water, frac sand and various chemicals, which are injected into the rock formations to break open the fractures for the release of fluids such as oil, water and gas. Since the particles of frac sand are uniform with distinct round shape and small grain size, natural fluids can pass between them. It holds an edge over other types of sand since they are usually a mixture of various minerals and rock types, which are less durable than quartz.

A thriving oil and gas industry is the key factor driving the global market growth. With the number of oil and gas exploration activities on the rise across the globe, the demand for frac sand is also experiencing strong growth. In order to meet the rapidly increasing demand for petroleum and oil and gas worldwide, the technique of hydraulic fracturing is widely being employed by the oil and gas industry. This consequently is increasing the demand for frac sand as well since it is integral to the operation with approximately thousand tons of frac sand being required per hydraulic fracturing process. Additionally, the introduction of fine-mesh frac sand, which enhances the flow of natural fluid while they are released from the shale, is also catalyzing the market growth. Other factors such as its cost-effectiveness when compared with resin-coated and ceramic proppants, are also contributing significantly to its demand.

This latest report provides a deep insight into the global frac sand market covering all its essential aspects. This ranges from macro overview of the market to micro details of the industry performance, recent trends, key market drivers and challenges, SWOT analysis, Porter's five forces analysis, value chain analysis, etc. This report is a must-read for entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, consultants, business strategists, and all those who have any kind of stake or are planning to foray into the global frac sand market in any manner.

Report Coverage:

Historical, Current and Future Market Trends

Market Breakup by Type:
White Sand
Brown Sand

Market Breakup by Application:
Oil Exploitation
Natural Gas Exploration

Market Breakup by Region:
North America
Asia Pacific
Middle East and Africa
Latin America

Competitive Landscape:

The report has also analysed the competitive landscape of the market with some of the key players being CARBO Ceramics, Emerge Energy Services, Fairmount Santrol, Hi Crush, Source Energy Services, U.S Silica, Preferred Sands, Badger Mining Corporation, Unimin Corporation, Chieftain Sand, Smart Sand Inc., Chongqing Changjiang, etc.

Key Questions Answered in This Report:

How has the global frac sand market performed so far and how will it perform in the coming years?
What are the key regional markets in the global frac sand industry?
What is the breakup of the market based on the product type?
What is the breakup of the market based on the application?
What are the various stages in the value chain of the global frac sand industry?
What are the key driving factors and challenges in the global frac sand industry?
What is the structure of the global frac sand industry and who are the key players?
What is the degree of competition in the global frac sand industry?
What are the profit margins in the global frac sand industry?
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  • Badger Mining Corporation
  • Chieftain Sand
  • Emerge Energy Services
  • Hi Crush
  • Smart Sand Inc.
  • U.S Silica
  • MORE
1 Preface

2 Scope and Methodology
2.1 Objectives of the Study
2.2 Stakeholders
2.3 Data Sources
2.3.1 Primary Sources
2.3.2 Secondary Sources
2.4 Market Estimation
2.4.1 Bottom-Up Approach
2.4.2 Top-Down Approach
2.5 Forecasting Methodology

3 Executive Summary

4 Introduction
4.1 Overview
4.2 Key Industry Trends

5 Global Frac Sand Market
5.1 Market Overview
5.2 Market Performance
5.3 Market Breakup by Type
5.4 Market Breakup by Application
5.5 Market Breakup by Region
5.6 Market Forecast

6 Market Breakup by Type
6.1 White Sand
6.1.1 Market Trends
6.1.2 Market Forecast
6.2 Brown Sand
6.2.1 Market Trends
6.2.2 Market Forecast
6.3 Others
6.3.1 Market Trends
6.3.2 Market Forecast

7 Market Breakup by Application
7.1 Oil Exploitation
7.1.1 Market Trends
7.1.2 Market Forecast
7.2 Natural Gas Exploration
7.2.1 Market Trends
7.2.2 Market Forecast
7.3 Others
7.3.1 Market Trends
7.3.2 Market Forecast

8 Market Breakup by Region
8.1 North America
8.1.1 Market Trends
8.1.2 Market Forecast
8.2 Asia Pacific
8.2.1 Market Trends
8.2.2 Market Forecast
8.3 Europe
8.3.1 Market Trends
8.3.2 Market Forecast
8.4 Middle East and Africa
8.4.1 Market Trends
8.4.2 Market Forecast
8.5 Latin America
8.5.1 Market Trends
8.5.2 Market Forecast

9 SWOT Analysis
9.1 Overview
9.2 Strengths
9.3 Weaknesses
9.4 Opportunities
9.5 Threats

10 Value Chain Analysis

11 Porters Five Forces Analysis
11.1 Overview
11.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers
11.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
11.4 Degree of Competition
11.5 Threat of New Entrants
11.6 Threat of Substitutes

12 Price Analysis

13 Manufacturing Process

14 Competitive Landscape
14.1 Market Structure
14.2 Key Players
14.3 Profiles of Key Players
14.3.1 CARBO Ceramics
14.3.2 Emerge Energy Services
14.3.3 Fairmount Santrol
14.3.4 Hi Crush
14.3.5 Source Energy Services
14.3.6 U.S Silica
14.3.7 Preferred Sands
14.3.8 Badger Mining Corporation
14.3.9 Unimin Corporation
14.3.10 Chieftain Sand
14.3.11 Smart Sand Inc.
14.3.12 Chongqing Changjiang
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  • CARBO Ceramics
  • Emerge Energy Services
  • Fairmount Santrol
  • Hi Crush
  • Source Energy Services
  • U.S Silica
  • Preferred Sands
  • Badger Mining Corporation
  • Unimin Corporation
  • Chieftain Sand
  • Smart Sand Inc.
  • Chongqing Changjiang
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