Oilfield Chemicals

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This study analyzes the US market for oilfield chemicals. Demand for oilfield chemicals is examined by application and by product type in US dollars, with selected data provided in volume terms in pounds. Additionally, demand for oilfield fluids is examined by type in gallon terms, with selected data provide in US dollars.

Oilfield Chemicals, 2nd Edition

The total value of chemicals used in oilfield applications is measured at three levels:

  • fluid level (e.g., drilling fluids, stimulation fluids, completion fluids), which includes water and other base fluids and additives
  • application level, which measures formulated oilfield products
  • base product level

Oilfield fluids can be segmented into four major product segments:

  • stimulation fluids
  • drilling fluids
  • completion and workover fluids
  • cement slurries

Oilfield chemical applications are:

  • stimulation fluid additives
    • gelling agents
    • acids
    • biocides
    • friction reducers
    • breakers
    • other stimulation fluid additives
  • drilling fluid additives
    • weighting materials
    • viscosifiers
    • shale inhibitors
    • other drilling fluids additives
  • production chemicals
    • corrosion and scale inhibitors
    • demulsifiers
    • asphaltene and paraffin inhibitors
    • other production chemicals
  • EOR products
    • gases
    • chemicals
  • completion and workover additives
    • brines and salts
    • viscosifiers
    • other completion and workover additives
  • cement additives
    • fluid loss control additives
    • accelerators and retarders
    • extenders
    • other cement additives

Oilfield chemicals product segments are:

  • specialty chemicals
    • biocides
    • corrosion and scale inhibitors
    • demulsifiers
    • other specialty chemicals
  • commodity chemicals
    • acids
    • barite
    • clay
    • other commodity chemicals
  • polymers
    • natural and synthetic gums
    • polyacrylamides
    • starches and cellulose polymers
    • other polymers
  • gases
    • carbon dioxide
    • nitrogen

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