The Global Market for Fracking Fluids
The global fracking fluids market reached $46.8 billion in 2013 and about $56 billion in 2014. This market should grow to about $88.5 billion in 2019, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.6% from 2014 to 2019.
- An overview of the global market for fracking fluids, which are used in hydraulic fracturing, or "hydrofracking," for shale gas and oil production.
- Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2013, estimates for 2014, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2019.
- A summary of global shale sites by acreage, by estimated production, and by import/export number of key components (proppants & additives) by destination.
- Segmentation by country and region, by energy type (oil & gas), and by technology (liquid fracking, zipper fracking, steam and gas fracking).
- Breakdowns of energy production from shale formations, production sites being fractured, and production sites by company and market share.
- Examinations of hydrofracturing technology, including conventional, nonwater horizontal, staged fracks for hydrocarbon harvesting (zipper fracks), and gas-based fracking.
- Discussion of industry structure and trends, sustainability issues, environmental concerns, and government regulations.
- Projections for GDP growth, global energy production, and global water demand/availability.
- Comprehensive company profiles of production site operators and fracking fluid suppliers.
This study provides a comprehensive overview of the global fracking fluids market — including the most popular technologies — used globally, the amount and type of production, and presents market forecasts over the next five-year period (2014 to 2019) for each major component and the specific additives in use.
The research covers the market drivers propelling the growth of the fracking fluid industry, its structure, trends in specific regions and countries embarking down the path of hydraulic fracturing. The research also covers company profiles of the major international production operators and global fracking fluid suppliers. Extensive analysis towards the production from each region and specific country — where possible — supports the estimated production growth rates for the fracking fluids presented in regional and country-specific markets.
BCC Research separates the market analysis into five distinct sections:
- An overview of technically recoverable shale resources worldwide. This section covers the production capacity of each fuel, gas, natural gas, natural gas liquids across the domestic shale formations.
- A top-level view of the hydraulic fracturing technologies that have the greatest influence over the usage of fracking fluids in the global market. This section identifies the major hydraulic fracturing techniques that stand the greatest chance of use in emerging shale plays across the globe over the next five years.
- A capstone presentation of the relevant fracking fluids in the global market and their revenues in millions of dollars and production in millions of pounds. The report displays sales values from 2013 and estimates from 2014 to 2019.
- The global industry diagram, which analyzes the industry structure, country-specific market drivers and trends. The analysis covers the countries that are currently conducting hydraulic fracturing.
- An extensive list of the major players in the industry, separated into two groups — production site operators, and the most globally-active fracking fluid suppliers.
Dr. Gordon Nangmenyi is a senior editor at BCC Research. Gordon has also worked as a management consultant with Acceleration Advisors Inc., a boutique management consulting firm in Milwaukee, WI. Gordon has worked with small engineering companies and Fortune 100 firms on the commercial verification of emerging technologies and on business model development and commercialization plans with materials-based technologies in the energy, power and environmental market. Prior to his current role, Gordon conducted a National Science Foundation-sponsored Corporate Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at A.O. Smith Corp. and spent 2009 as a William J. Fulbright Scholar as a senior lecturer and researcher at Tshwane University of Technology in South Africa. He completed degrees from Brown University and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, where he received his PhD.