Increasing shale gas exploration and crude oil production are the major drivers for the growth of fluid loss additives market. Technological advancements have enabled exploration activities to be carried out for sources other than oil, such as shale gas, coal bed methane, and unconventional resources. Technologies such as multistage hydraulic fracturing of horizontal wells are suitable for carrying out exploration activities. These are carried out with the help of various formulated drilling fluids that help to maintain wellbore stable, pump pressure, avoid friction and corrosion and remove & transport cuttings.
The exploration activities are expected to produce around 6 Mbbl/d (Mbbl/d- One thousand barrels per day) by 2020 from these resources in the near future. The fluid loss additive is considered as one of the most important additives used in the drilling process, thereby increasing shale gas exploration and is expected to drive the growth of the market during the forecast period.
The drilling fluid is projected to be the largest segment in the fluid loss additives market during the forecast period. Fluid loss additives are used to avoid loss of filtrate during well drilling. The increased demand for crude oil leads rise in drilling activities, which in turn is fueling the growth of the fluid loss additives market in the drilling fluid applications.
North America is expected to hold the largest market share in fluid loss additives, in terms of value. US is one of the largest producers of crude oil and have made significant investments in unconventional drilling technologies such as horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing where fluid loss additives. Also, increasing shale gas exploration in the US is driving the fluid loss additives market in the region.
Key market players include Halliburton (US), Schlumberger Limited (US), Newpark Resources Inc. (US), Solvay (Belgium), BASF SE (Germany), and Clariant (Switzerland), Global Drilling Fluid and Chemicals Limited (India), Tytan Organics (India) and Nouryon (US).
Key Questions Addressed by the Report
· What are the major developments impacting the market?
· Where will all the developments take the industry in the mid to long term?
· What are the upcoming material types of fluid loss additives?
· What are the emerging applications of fluid loss additives?
· What are the emerging end-use industries of fluid loss additives?
What are the major factors impacting market growth during the forecast period?
1.1. Market Definition
1.2. Study Scope
1.3. Study Period
1.4. Market Stakeholders
2. Research Methodology
2.1. Secondary Research
2.2. Primary Research
2.3. Research Design
2.4. Data Validation
2.5. Limitations and Assumptions
3. Market Dynamics
3.1.1.Increasing Crude Oil Production
3.1.2.Increase in Shale Gas Exploration
3.3.1.Increasing Focus on Deep and Ultra-Deepwater Drilling
4. Executive Summary
5. Fluid Loss Additives Market, By Type
5.1. Synthetically Modified Natural Additives
5.2. Synthetic Additives
5.3. Natural Additives
6. Fluid Loss Additives Market, By Application
6.1. Drilling Fluid
6.2. Cement Slurry
7. Fluid Loss Additives Market, By Region
7.1. North America
7.2. Asia Pacific
7.5. South America
8. Company Profiles
8.1. Schlumberger Limited
8.2. BASF SE
8.5. Newpark Resources Inc.
8.6. Kemira OYJ
8.9. Global Drilling Fluids and Chemicals Limited
8.10. Tytan Organics Pvt. Ltd.
8.11. Other Players
8.12. The Dow Chemical Company
8.13. Omnova Solutions
8.14. Aubin Group
8.15. Chevron Phillips Chemical Company
*Company introduction, financial information, recent developments, SWOT analysis
9. Conclusion and Recommendations
10.2. Related Reports