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Drilling Fluids & Chemicals Market in the US

Drilling Fluids & Chemicals Market in the US

After a sharp contraction between 2015 and 2016 due to weakness in drilling activity, demand for drilling fluids and chemicals is expected to rebound beginning in 2017. US demand for drilling fluid is projected to rise about 11% per year to nearly 1.5 billion gallons in 2021, while demand for drilling fluid additives is expected to grow 13% per year to $930 million.

This report covers demand for drilling fluid and drilling fluid additives by Product and Location. Data on drilling fluids are given in gallons with selected data in dollars. Data on drilling fluid additives are given in dollars with selected data in pounds. Dollar values are evaluated at the end user’s level, with select data evaluated at the manufacturer’s level.

Drilling fluid products covered in the study include:
Water-based drilling fluids
Oil-based drilling fluids
Synthetic-based drilling fluids

Drilling fluid additive products covered in the study include:
Barite
Bentonite
Shale Inhibitors (Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Other Shale Inhibitors)
Lost Circulation Materials
Polymer Viscosifiers (Xanthan Gum, Guar Gum, Polyacrylamide, Other Polymers)
Other Additive Products (Fluid Loss Control Agents, Lubricants, Emulsifiers, Brine Salts, All Other)

Demand is broken out for major US markets by location:
Texas
Oklahoma
Ohio & Pennsylvania
Gulf of Mexico
Louisiana
New Mexico
North Dakota
Colorado
Other Locations

Scope of the Report
This report covers the scope, size, and growth of the US market for drilling fluids and chemicals, including key trends in product mix and regional demand. Historical data are provided for 2006, 2011, and 2016 with forecasts for 2021, with year by year historical market volatility also addressed. Data on drilling fluids are provided in gallons with select data in dollars. Data on drilling fluid additives are provided in dollars with select data in pounds. Dollar values are evaluated at the end user’s level, with select data evaluated at the manufacturer’s level. A discussion of chemical manufacturers is included, as is an analysis of key players in the drilling services industry and their market shares.


  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table Figure 1-1 | Key Trends in the US Market for Drilling Fluids & Chemicals
  • OVERVIEW
    • Key Findings
      • Table Figure 2-1 | Key Trends in the Drilling Fluids & Chemicals Market
    • Market Volatility
      • Drilling Fluids
        • Table Figure 2-2 | Drilling Fluids: Demand & Wells Drilled, 2006 - 2016
      • Drilling Fluid Additives
        • Table Figure 2-3 | Drilling Fluid Additives: Demand & Wells Drilled, 2006 - 2016
    • Drilling Fluid Costs
      • Table Figure 2-4 | Average Drilling Fluid Cost, 2006 - 2021
    • Additive Pricing Trends
      • Table Selected Drilling Fluid Additives Pricing, 2006 - 2021
    • Oil & Gas Drilling Outlook
      • Table Oil & Gas Drilling Indicators, 2006 - 2021
    • Trends in Drilling Technology
    • Environmental & Regulatory Considerations
  • DRILLING FLUIDS
    • Key Findings
      • Table Figure 3-1 | Key Trends in the US Drilling Fluids Market
    • Drilling Fluids Demand
      • Drilling Fluid Demand Overview
        • Table Drilling Fluids: Demand & Wells Drilled, 2006 - 2021
        • Table Figure 3-2 | Drilling Fluids: Demand & Wells Drilled, 2006 - 2021
      • Fluid Use Per Well
        • Table Figure 3-3 | Average Drilling Fluids Demand per Well, 2006 - 2021
      • Regional Demand Trends
        • Table Drilling Fluids: Demand by Region, 2006 - 2021
      • Demand by Formulation Type
        • Table Drilling Fluids: Demand by Fluid Type, 2006 - 2021
        • Table Figure 3-4 | Annual Growth Rates for Drilling Fluids Volume Demand by Fluid Type, 2006 - 2016
    • Water-Based Drilling Fluids
      • Water-Based Drilling Fluids: Demand Forecast
        • Table Water-Based Drilling Fluids: Demand by Location, 2006 - 2021
        • Table Figure 3-5 | Water-Based Drilling Fluids: Demand & Drilling Activity, 2006 - 2021
      • Water-Based Drilling Fluids: Advantages & Disadvantages
        • Table Water-Based Drilling Fluids: Advantages & Disadvantages
      • Water-Based Drilling Fluids: High Performance Water-Based Muds
      • Water-Based Drilling Fluids: Clear Brine Drilling Fluids
    • Oil-Based Drilling Fluids
      • Oil-Based Drilling Fluids: Demand Forecast
        • Table Oil-Based Drilling Fluids: Demand by Location, 2006 - 2021
        • Table Figure 3-6 | Oil-Based Drilling Fluids: Demand & Drilling Activity, 2006 - 2021
      • Oil-Based Drilling Fluids: Advantages & Disadvantages
        • Table Oil-Based Drilling Fluids: Advantages & Disadvantages
    • Synthetic-Based Drilling Fluids
      • Synthetic-Based Drilling Fluids: Demand Forecast
        • Table Synthetic-Based Drilling Fluids: Demand by Location, 2006 - 2021
        • Table Figure 3-7 | Synthetic-Based Drilling Fluids: Demand & Drilling Activity, 2006 - 2021
      • Synthetic-Based Drilling Fluids: Advantages & Disadvantages
      • Synthetic-Based Drilling Fluids: Use in Offshore Drilling
  • DRILLING CHEMICALS
    • Key Findings
      • Table Figure 4-1 | Key Trends in US Drilling Fluid Additives Market
    • Drilling Chemicals Demand
      • Table Drilling Fluid Additives: Demand by Product, 2006 - 2021
      • Table Figure 4-2 | Drilling Fluid Additives: Demand by Product, 2006 - 2021
    • Barite
      • Barite: Demand Forecast
        • Table Barite: Demand in Drilling Fluids by Location, 2006 - 2021
        • Table Figure 4-3 | Barite: Demand in Drilling Fluids, 2006 - 2021
      • Barite: Suppliers
    • Polymer Viscosifiers
      • Polymer Viscosifiers: Demand Forecast
        • Table Polymer Viscosifiers: Demand in Drilling Fluids by Location, 2006 - 2021
        • Table Figure 4-4 | Polymer Viscosifier: Demand in Drilling Fluids, 2006 - 2021
      • Polymer Viscosifiers: Xanthan Gum
        • Table Xanthan Gum: Demand in Drilling Fluids, 2006 - 2021
      • Polymer Viscosifiers: Polyacrylamide
        • Table Polyacrylamide Viscosifier: Demand in Drilling Fluids, 2006 - 2021
      • Polymer Viscosifiers: Guar Gum
        • Table Guar Gum: Demand in Drilling Fluids, 2006 - 2021
      • Polymer Viscosifiers: Other Polymers
        • Table Other Polymer Viscosifiers: Demand in Drilling Fluids, 2006 - 2021
    • Lost Circulation Materials
      • Table Lost Circulation Materials: Demand in Drilling Fluids by Location, 2006 - 2021
      • Table Figure 4-5 | Lost Circulation Material: Demand in Drilling Fluids, 2006 - 2021
    • Bentonite
      • Table Bentonite: Demand in Drilling Fluids by Location, 2006 - 2021
      • Table Figure 4-6 | Bentonite: Demand in Drilling Fluids, 2006 - 2021
    • Shale Inhibitors
      • Table Shale Inhibitors: Demand in Drilling Fluids by Location, 2006 - 2021
      • Table Figure 4-7 | Shale Inhibitors: Demand in Drilling Fluids, 2006 - 2021
      • Shale Inhibitors: Choline Chloride
        • Table Choline Chloride: Demand in Drilling Fluids, 2006 - 2021
      • Shale Inhibitors: Potassium Chloride
        • Table Potassium Chloride: Demand in Drilling Fluids, 2006 - 2021
      • Shale Inhibitors: Other Shale Inhibitors
        • Table Other Shale Inhibitors: Demand in Drilling Fluids, 2006 - 2021
    • Other Drilling Fluid Additives
      • Table Other Additives: Demand in Drilling Fluids, 2006 - 2021
  • DEMAND BY LOCATION
    • Key Findings
      • Table Figure 5-1 | Key Trends in Area Markets for Drilling Fluids & Chemicals
    • Drilling Activity by Location
      • Table Figure 5-2 | Annual Growth Rate of Wells Drilled by Area, 2016 - 2021
    • Drilling Fluid & Chemical Demand by Location
      • Table Figure 5-3 | Drilling Fluid & Chemical Demand by Location, 2016
    • Texas
      • Table Texas: Comparision of Unconventional Plays & Conventional Drilling
      • Table Texas: Demand for Drilling Fluids & Chemicals, 2006 - 2021
      • Table Figure 5-4 | Texas: Wells Drilled & Drilling Fluids Demand, 2006 - 2021
    • Oklahoma
      • Table Oklahoma: Demand for Drilling Fluids & Chemicals, 2006 - 2021
      • Table Figure 5-5 | Oklahoma: Wells Drilled & Drilling Fluids Demand, 2006 - 2021
    • Ohio & Pennsylvania
      • Table Ohio & Pennsylvania: Demand for Drilling Fluids & Chemicals, 2006 - 2021
      • Table Figure 5-6 | Ohio & Pennsylvania: Wells Drilled & Drilling Fluids Demand, 2006 - 2021
    • Colorado
      • Table Colorado: Demand for Drilling Fluids & Chemicals, 2006 - 2021
      • Table Figure 5-7 | Colorado: Wells Drilled & Drilling Fluids Demand, 2006 - 2021
    • North Dakota
      • Table North Dakota: Demand for Drilling Fluids & Chemicals, 2006 - 2021
      • Table Figure 5-8 | North Dakota: Wells Drilled & Drilling Fluids Demand, 2006 - 2021
    • Gulf of Mexico
      • Table Gulf of Mexico: Demand for Drilling Fluids & Chemicals, 2006 - 2021
      • Table Figure 5-9 | Gulf of Mexico: Wells Drilled & Drilling Fluids Demand, 2006 - 2021
    • Louisiana
      • Table Louisiana: Demand for Drilling Fluids & Chemicals, 2006 - 2021
      • Table Figure 5-10 | Louisiana: Wells Drilled & Drilling Fluids Demand, 2006 - 2021
    • New Mexico
      • Table New Mexico: Demand for Drilling Fluids & Chemicals, 2006 - 2021
      • Table Figure 5-11 | New Mexico: Wells Drilled & Drilling Fluids Demand, 2006 - 2021
    • Other Locations
      • Table Comparison of Secondary Markets for Drilling Fluids & Chemicals
      • Table Other Locations: Demand for Drilling Fluids & Chemicals, 2006 - 2021
  • INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    • Key Findings
    • Industry Composition
      • Table Overview of Supply Chain & Selected Industry Participants
    • Drilling Fluids Market Share
      • Table Figure 6-1 | US Drilling Fluids Market Share, 2016
      • Table Figure 6-2 | Drilling Fluids & Chemicals: Overall Leading Supplier
      • Table Figure 6-3 | Drilling Fluids & Chemicals: Second Leading Supplier
      • Table Figure 6-4 | Drilling Fluids & Chemicals: Third Leading Supplier
      • Table Figure 6-5 | Drilling Fluids & Chemicals: Fourth Leading Supplier
      • Table Figure 6-6 | Drilling Fluids & Chemicals: Fifth Leading Supplier
      • Table Figure 6-7 | Drilling Fluids & Chemicals: Sixth Largest Supplier
    • Drilling Chemicals Manufacturing
      • Table Drilling Chemical Manufacturers
    • Competitive Strategies
      • Drilling Chemical Manufacturers
      • Oilfield Service Companies
    • Industry Restructuring
      • Table Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures
    • List of Industry Participants
  • APPENDIX
    • Scope
    • Methodology
    • Sources
    • Related Freedonia Group Studies
    • Definitions
    • Abbreviations
      • Table Abbreviations Used in Study
    • Macroeconomic Assumptions
      • Table Macroeconomic Indicators, 2006 - 2021
      • Table Figure 7-1 | Annual Growth in Real GDP, 2000 - 2016, Compared to 1980 - 2005 Average

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