Oilfield Process Chemicals: Global Markets
The global oilfield chemicals market is projected to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.7% between 2010 and 2015 as the drilling activities return and production rates are stimulated and new wells brought online. The market should reach a value of $8.2 billion at the manufacturing level by 2015, from a value of $6.2 billion in 2010.
The scope of this study includes only the chemicals used in the upstream part of the oilfield processes and market sizes that have been calculated at the manufacturing level rather than at the oilfield service sales level. In many cases, what material is in scope and what is out of scope is clear cut, material that is classified as mineral has been excluded. Where it is not so clear, as in the case of insoluble salts or the usage of material produced on-site, judgment has been made by the analysts based on discussions with industry experts. Chemicals in scope have been categorized in three different ways: process application, by type, and by chemical function. The oilfield process chemicals’ current market is assessed, along with past market performance. Projected sales for the industry as a whole are forecasted by application, type, and function. The market is assessed on a worldwide scale. Impacts of the oil and gas industry are explained. The potential effects of political, environmental legislation, and energy policies are also considered.
John Joe Harkin is a PhD chemist who graduated from the University of Manchester, United Kingdom. He has 20 years of experience providing business insight to a range of companies in the chemical and related industries. The majority of his industrial career was supporting business development activities on a global basis within a specialty firm that was active in many industries including the oilfield chemical industry.
Ronald van Rossum has more than 24 years of experience providing information management services to the chemical industry. For 10 years, he was a global information manager, delivering a wide range of services to a global specialty company. He is an expert information searcher and speaks several languages.
The projected annual growth of the oilfield chemicals market is 6.6% per year between 2002 and 2007.
The market should reach a value of $2.3 billion annually by 2007.
Enhanced oil recovery (EOR) applications will increase by an average annual growth rate (AAGR) of 22% between 2002 and 2007.
The peak demand for oil will occur around 2015, delaying the decline in production until 2016.