Maturing wells and harsher offshore and deepwater drilling environments will drive US well stimulation materials demand up 7.7% annually through 2008. Proppants will remain the largest segment and grow the fastest. Foaming agents and smaller volume, higher value products such as organo-metallic crosslinking agents will also do well.
This study analyzes the $981 million US well stimulation material industry. It presents historical demand data (1993, 1998 and 2003) and forecasts to 2008 and 2013 by product (e.g., gelling agents, foaming agents, acids, crosslinking agents, breakers, friction reducers, nonemulsifiers, biocides, corrosion inhibitors, proppants); and by US geographic region.
The study also examines the market environment, reviews technology, describes industry structure and market share, and profiles 33 leading competitors including Carbo Ceramics, Fairmount Minerals, Saint-Gobain, Borden Chemical, Akzo Nobel, Baker Hughes, Dow Chemical, Degussa, Olin, Rio Tinto, and Schlumberger.