Well Stimulation Materials

US well stimulation material demand will grow eleven percent annually through 2010. Gains will be driven by efforts to maximize output of existing oil and gas wells and by increases in well drilling and completion. Proppants will remain the largest type and grow the fastest, followed by foaming and gelling agents and base fluid additives.

This study analyzes the $1.1 billion US well stimulation material industry. It presents historical demand data (1995, 2000 and 2005) and forecasts to 2010 and 2015 by product (e.g., gelling agents, foaming agents, acids, crosslinking agents, breakers, friction reducers, fluid loss control agents, nonemulsifiers, biocides corrosion inhibitors, proppants); and by US regional market.

The study also considers market environment factors, reviews well stimulation technology, evaluates company market share and profiles 33 major players including CARBO Ceramics, Fairmount Minerals, Saint-Gobain Proppants, Hexion Specialty Chemicals, and Mineracao Curimbaba.

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