Well Stimulation Materials: United States

This report forecasts US well stimulation material demand in US dollars at the manufacturers' level to 2018. Total demand is segmented by product in terms of proppants, polymer gelling agents, other base fluid materials, fluid additives, and other well stimulation materials. Total demand is also segmented by region as follows: Southern region, Midwestern region, Western region, and Eastern region.

To illustrate historical trends, total demand is provided in an annual series from 2003 to 2013; the various segments are reported at five-year intervals for 2008 and 2013. An Industry Overview section defines products and regions, discusses market drivers and constraints, identifies substitute products when applicable, and provides pertinent background on technology, as well as environmental and regulatory factors.

A Demand Forecasts section assesses the impact of key drivers and constraints on each product and regional segment over the forecast period.

Further analysis includes an Industry Structure section, which surveys the supply base and profiles the leading suppliers competing to serve US demand. A one-page, introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 26-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.

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