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Oilfield Drilling Fluid Additives Market Estimated To Grow $2,323 Million By 2020

“Dow Chemicals and BASF are the two key market players in the oilfield biocides industry.”

Driven Mainly By Growth Of Demand For Crude Oil Across The World

According to the report, “Oilfield drilling fluid Additives Market: By Fluid Viscosifiers (Cellulosics, Acrylics, Specialty Clays, Organ Clays and Polyamides) By Corrosion Inhibitors (Oxides, Silicates, Phosphates, Hydroxides), By Dispersants (Ionic and Non Ionic), By Biocides (Glutaraldehyde, Chlorine, THPS and Others), By Surface Modifiers, By Defoamers; By Formulation (Water, Oil and Synthetic) By Geography – Forecast (2015-2020)”, published by IndustryARC, the oilfield drilling fluid additives market is estimated to grow $2,323 Million by 2020 at a high CAGR.

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Oilfield Drilling Fluid additives are chemical formulations which are used for multiple functions in oil processing. The additive technologies excel with emulsification and thinning/dispersion of oil-based muds. They help to create proper fluid weighting to balance pressure formation and optimize fluid flow. Other functions include maintaining strong boundary lubrication films in silicate-based mud systems specialized for shale drilling, which is done by lubricating agents. Among the other functions are wettability, detergency, dispersancy, and clay stabilization. Selection of drilling fluid additives requires careful consideration of several criteria, such as; well design, rock composition, potential formation pressures and temperatures, reservoir chemistry, protection of the producing zone, and environmental regulations.

The key factors owing to the growth of this industry are the increasing demand from energy sector which is creating thrust for drilling deeper to extract more oil. Another important reason for the rise in Oilfield Drilling Fluid additives, particularly in the biocides industry, is the protection of oil from various harmful organisms.

The global market in 2014 was $2,592 Million and is dominated by North America which is poised to exhibit the fastest growth due to the U.S’s revolutionary fracking operations. On the other hand, for APAC region China and India are the growth frontiers in the oilfield drilling fluid additives manufacturers providing a huge potential market to be tapped. Other major market includes Europe which accounted for a significant market share. The oilfield drilling fluids market in the U.S is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 6.6% during the forecast period 2015 to 2020.

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The number of manufacturers across the world for Oilfield drilling fluid additives has increased manifold. These manufacturers are actively investing in scaling up their position in the market and are able to attract profitable deals. Some of the major players are AkzoNobel, BASF, Chevron Philips Chemical Company, Lubrizol, The Dow Chemical Company and many others. Major firms spent huge amounts of money in the development of efficient technologies and at the same time, new firms are coming up with cutting-edge technological innovations, resulting in tremendous increase in the degree of competition. Consequently, product launches, mergers and acquisitions and partnerships by companies, universities as well as individual researches has been frequenting the oilfield market headlines.

Dow Chemicals and BASF are the two key market players in the oilfield biocides industry. BASF SE holds the major share in the overall oilfield drilling fluid additives market. It holds almost 33% share in the market followed by The Dow Chemical Company holding 24% share of the overall market. The market share analysis carried out here is on the basis of developments, number of additives served for the oilfield drilling process and the overall performance of the individual companies for the current year.  As the U.S. is the major consumer for oilfield drilling additives due to its revolutionary fracking operations and with Dow Company’s major business presence is in the U.S., it stood as one of the global leaders in the global oilfield drilling additives market.

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The overall oilfield drilling fluids market is characterized by large number of companies but top three companies account for 54% market share due to the wide distribution network and brand reputation. Rapid developments in emerging countries and use of innovative products and materials in drilling activities have supported the growth of oilfield drilling fluids additives markets. The new firms that venture into this market will need huge capital for investment in manufacturing and marketing along with offering product or pricing benefits to customers. The market is poised to exhibit new product launches and strategic acquisitions or partnerships, as major companies explore for new opportunities.

The oilfield drilling fluid additives market report is a comprehensive study of the market for different types, formulation and geography.

The market has been analyzed by the following types:

  • Fluid Viscosifiers
  • Corrosion Inhibitors
  • Dispersants
  • Surface Modifiers
  • Defoamers
  • Biocides 

Following key players are also covered as part of the market landscape analysis:

  • Akzonobel N.V
  • Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, Llc
  • E. I. Du Pont De Nemours And Company
  • The Lubrizol Corporation
  • The Dow Chemical Company
  • Stepan Company

The market has also been analyzed for four geographic regions which include North America, APAC, Europe, Middle East and Rest of the World.

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