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Well Stimulation Materials

  • INTRODUCTION
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table WELL STIMULATION MATERIAL DEMAND
  • MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • General
    • Macroeconomic Environment
      • Table MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS
    • Petroleum & Natural Gas Overview
      • Table PETROLEUM & NATURAL GAS SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Petroleum Outlook
        • Table PETROLEUM SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table CHART II-1 US PETROLEUM CONSUMPTION, 2003-2013
        • Table CHART II-2 CRUDE OIL PRICES, 2003-2013
        • Table PETROLEUM PRODUCTION & PRODUCING WELLS
        • Table CHART II-3 US PETROLEUM PRODUCTION, 2003-2013
        • Table CHART II-4 PETROLEUM WELL COMPLETIONS, 2003-2013
      • Natural Gas Outlook
        • Table NATURAL GAS SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table CHART II-5 US NATURAL GAS CONSUMPTION, 2003-2013
        • Table CHART II-6 NATURAL GAS PRICES, 2003-2013
        • Table NATURAL GAS PRODUCTION & PRODUCING WELLS
        • Table CHART II-7 US NATURAL GAS PRODUCTION, 2003-2013
        • Table CHART II-8 NATURAL GAS PRODUCING STATES, 2013
        • Table CHART II-9 NATURAL GAS WELL COMPLETIONS, 2003-2013
    • Producing Well Overview
      • Table PRODUCING WELLS BY TYPE & FORMATION
    • Well Completion Overview
      • Table WELL COMPLETIONS BY TYPE & FORMATION
    • Market Volatility
      • Table WELL STIMULATION MATERIAL MARKET, 2003-2013
      • Table CHART II-10 WELL STIMULATION MATERIAL MARKET, 2003-2013
    • Stimulation Material Pricing & Product Mix
      • Table PRICES FOR SELECTED WELL STIMULATION MATERIALS
    • Environmental & Regulatory Considerations
      • Federal
      • State & Local
    • International Environment
      • Table CHART II-11 WORLD WELL STIMULATION MATERIAL DEMAND, 2013
  • TECHNOLOGY
    • General
    • Well Drilling Processes
      • Horizontal Drilling
        • Table CHART III-1 DRILLING RIGS BY TYPE, 2003-2013
      • Multilateral Drilling
    • Well Completion Processes
    • Well Stimulation Processes
      • Hydraulic Fracturing
      • Acidizing
      • Other Well Stimulation Technologies
    • Fracturing Fluids
      • Crosslinked Gel
      • Linear Gel
      • Slickwater
      • Hybrid System
      • Gas-Based Fluids
      • Other Fracturing Fluids
    • Acidizing Fluids
  • PRODUCTS
    • General
      • Table WELL STIMULATION MATERIAL DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Table CHART IV-1 WELL STIMULATION MATERIAL DEMAND BY TYPE, 2013
    • Proppants
      • Table PROPPANT DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Table CHART IV-2 PROPPANT DEMAND BY TYPE, 2013
      • Sand
        • Table SAND PROPPANT DEMAND BY TYPE
        • Table COATED SAND PROPPANT DEMAND
        • Table RAW SAND PROPPANT DEMAND
      • Ceramic
        • Table CERAMIC PROPPANT DEMAND
      • Other Proppants
        • Table OTHER PROPPANT DEMAND
    • Base Fluid Materials
      • Table BASE FLUID MATERIAL DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Table CHART IV-3 BASE FLUID MATERIAL DEMAND BY TYPE, 2013
      • Polymer Gelling Agents
        • Table POLYMER GELLING AGENT DEMAND BY TYPE
        • Table GUAR GUM GELLING AGENT DEMAND
        • Table OTHER POLYMER GELLING AGENT DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Acids
        • Table ACID DEMAND IN WELL STIMULATION
      • Industrial Gases
        • Table INDUSTRIAL GASES DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Surfactants
        • Table SURFACTANT DEMAND IN WELL STIMULATION
      • Friction Reducers
        • Table FRICTION REDUCER DEMAND
      • Crosslinking Agents
        • Table CROSSLINKING AGENT DEMAND
      • Breakers
        • Table BREAKER DEMAND
      • Other Base Fluid Materials
        • Table OTHER BASE FLUID MATERIAL DEMAND BY TYPE
    • Fluid Additives
      • Table FLUID ADDITIVE DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Table CHART IV-4 FLUID ADDITIVE DEMAND BY TYPE, 2013
      • Biocides
        • Table BIOCIDE DEMAND IN WELL STIMULATION
      • Corrosion & Scale Inhibitors
        • Table CORROSION & SCALE INHIBITOR DEMAND IN WELL STIMULATION
      • Other Fluid Additives
        • Table OTHER FLUID ADDITIVE DEMAND BY TYPE
    • Other Well Stimulation Materials
      • Table OTHER WELL STIMULATION MATERIAL DEMAND
  • REGIONS
    • General
      • Table OIL & GAS PRODUCING STATES BY REGION
      • Producing Wells
        • Table PRODUCING WELLS BY REGION
        • Table CHART V-1 PRODUCING WELLS BY REGION, 2013
      • Wells Completed
        • Table WELLS COMPLETED BY REGION
        • Table CHART V-2 WELLS COMPLETED BY REGION, 2013
      • Well Stimulation Material Regional Demand
        • Table WELL STIMULATION MATERIAL DEMAND BY REGION
        • Table CHART V-3 WELL STIMULATION MATERIAL DEMAND BY REGION, 2013
    • Southern Region
      • Oil & Gas Well Overview
        • Table SOUTHERN REGION: PRODUCING WELLS BY TYPE, FORMATION, & STATE
        • Table SOUTHERN REGION:WELLS COMPLETED BY TYPE, FORMATION, & STATE
      • Well Stimulation Material Demand
        • Table SOUTHERN REGION: WELL STIMULATION MATERIAL DEMAND BY TYPE & STATE
        • Table CHART V-4 SOUTHERN REGION: WELL STIMULATION MATERIAL DEMAND BY STATE, 2013
        • Table TEXAS: WELL STIMULATION MATERIAL DEMAND BY TYPE
        • Table LOUISIANA: WELL STIMULATION MATERIAL DEMAND BY TYPE
        • Table ARKANSAS: WELL STIMULATION MATERIAL DEMAND BY TYPE
        • Table OTHER SOUTHERN STATES: WELL STIMULATION MATERIAL DEMAND BY TYPE
    • Midwestern Region
      • Oil & Gas Well Overview
        • Table MIDWESTERN REGION: PRODUCING WELLS BY TYPE, FORMATION, & STATE
        • Table MIDWESTERN REGION: WELLS COMPLETED BY TYPE, FORMATION, & STATE
      • Well Stimulation Material Demand
        • Table MIDWESTERN REGION: WELL STIMULATION MATERIAL DEMAND BY TYPE & STATE
        • Table CHART V-5 MIDWESTERN REGION: WELL STIMULATION MATERIAL DEMAND BY STATE, 2013
        • Table NORTH DAKOTA: WELL STIMULATION MATERIAL DEMAND BY TYPE
        • Table OKLAHOMA: WELL STIMULATION MATERIAL DEMAND BY TYPE
        • Table OHIO: WELL STIMULATION MATERIAL DEMAND BY TYPE
        • Table OTHER MIDWESTERN STATES: WELL STIMULATION MATERIAL DEMAND BY TYPE
    • Eastern Region
      • Oil & Gas Well Overview
        • Table EASTERN REGION: PRODUCING WELLS BY TYPE, FORMATION, & STATE
        • Table EASTERN REGION: WELLS COMPLETED BY TYPE, FORMATION, & STATE
      • Well Stimulation Material Demand
        • Table EASTERN REGION: WELL STIMULATION MATERIAL DEMAND BY TYPE & STATE
        • Table CHART V-6 EASTERN REGION: WELL STIMULATION MATERIAL DEMAND BY STATE, 2013
        • Table PENNSYLVANIA: WELL STIMULATION MATERIAL DEMAND BY TYPE
        • Table WEST VIRGINIA: WELL STIMULATION MATERIAL DEMAND BY TYPE
        • Table OTHER EASTERN STATES: WELL STIMULATION MATERIAL DEMAND
    • Western Region
      • Oil & Gas Well Overview
        • Table WESTERN REGION: PRODUCING WELLS BY TYPE, FORMATION, & STATE
        • Table WESTERN REGION: COMPLETED WELLS BY TYPE, FORMATION, & STATE
      • Well Stimulation Material Demand
        • Table WESTERN REGION: WELL STIMULATION MATERIAL DEMAND BY TYPE & STATE
        • Table CHART V-7 WESTERN REGION: WELL STIMULATION MATERIAL DEMAND BY STATE, 2013
        • Table COLORADO: WELL STIMULATION MATERIAL DEMAND BY TYPE
        • Table WYOMING: WELL STIMULATION MATERIAL DEMAND BY TYPE
        • Table OTHER WESTERN AREAS: WELL STIMULATION MATERIAL DEMAND BY TYPE
  • INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    • General
      • Table US WELL STIMULATION MATERIAL SALES BY COMPANY, 2013
    • Market Share
      • Table CHART VI-1 US WELL STIMULATION MATERIAL MARKET SHARE, 2013
      • Proppants
        • Table CHART VI-2 PROPPANT MARKET SHARE, 2013
      • Chemicals & Gases Market Share
        • Table CHART VI-3 WELL STIMULATION CHEMICALS & GASES MARKET SHARE, 2013
    • Marketing & Distribution
    • Cooperative Agreements
      • Table SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS
    • Acquisitions & Divestitures
      • Table SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES
    • Research & Development
    • Company Profiles
      • Air Liquide Group
      • Air Products and Chemicals Incorporated
      • Akzo Nobel NV
      • Albemarle Corporation
      • Ashland Incorporated
      • Badger Mining Corporation
      • Baker Hughes Incorporated
      • BASF SE
      • Berkshire Hathaway Incorporated
      • Cadre Material Products LLC
      • CARBO Ceramics Incorporated
      • Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC
      • Clariant International Limited
      • Dorf Ketal Chemicals India Private Limited
      • Dow Chemical Company
      • DuPont (EI) de Nemours
      • Ecolab Incorporated
      • Economy Polymers & Chemicals
      • Elementis plc
      • Erna Frac Sand LC
      • Fairmount Minerals Limited
      • Ferus Incorporated
      • flexFrac Proppant Sand Suppliers LLC
      • FMC Corporation
      • Fores Limited
      • FTS International Services LLC
      • Halliburton Company
      • Hi-Crush Partners LP
      • Imerys SA
      • Kemira Oyj
      • Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP
      • Koch Industries Incorporated
      • Linde Group
      • Lonza Group Limited
      • Messina Incorporated
      • Mineraçao Curimbaba Limitada
      • Momentive Performance Materials Holdings LLC
      • Nexeo Solutions Holdings LLC
      • Oxane Materials Incorporated
      • Pattison Sand Company LLC
      • PeroxyChem LLC
      • PfP Industries LLC
      • Pioneer Natural Resources Company
      • Praxair Incorporated
      • Preferred Sands LLC
      • Rio Tinto Group
      • Roemex Limited
      • Saint-Gobain
      • Schlumberger Limited
      • SCR-Sibelco NV
      • Sierra Frac Sand LLC
      • Solvay SA
      • Superior Silica Sands LLC
      • Texas Silica LLC
      • US Silica Holdings Incorporated
      • Weatherford International Limited
    • Other Companies Mentioned in Study

Well Stimulation Materials

Growing shale gas, tight oil production to drive gains
The rapid growth in production of unconventional resources like shale gas and tight oil has had a ripple effect throughout the US economy. After years of declines, US crude oil production is rising again and abundant low cost natural gas resources are rejuvenating the US manufacturing sector. This will provide opportunities for manufacturers of well stimulation materials across the board as oil and gas operators continue to require large amounts of proppants, as well as chemicals like biocides, guar gum, and surfactants.

Rising natural gas prices to boost gas production
Historically, the well stimulation market was focused on the stimulation of mature wells. However, success in the Barnett Shale in the early 2000s with techniques such as horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing led to increased stimulation of new wells upon completion. Today hydraulic fracturing is used during the completion of nearly all new wells in the US, both unconventional and conventional, although product use per well is significantly lower for the latter. While activity has cooled somewhat in gas producing areas in recent years due to low natural gas prices, operators have focused instead on liquid-rich formations, more than making up for any decline. Moving forward, as natural gas prices climb, operator activity -- and well stimulation material demand -- in areas with substantial gas deposits is expected to accelerate.

Increasing well depths among product sales drivers
Product sales will be driven not only by overall levels of industry activity but also by increasing well depths and continued efforts to maximize well output and increase completion efficiency. The continued use of high volume hydraulic fracturing will require significant amounts of fracturing fluids and proppants. As plays enter the development stage, operators will work to optimize their process designs, which will lead to continuing changes in the types of proppants and fluids used. For example in recent years gelled fluids lost ground to slickwater formulations but now operators are moving away from slickwater in some areas in favor of hybrid fluids or other products that improve well output while minimizing environmental impact. A significant amount of this new unconventional resource development is taking place in areas that were not traditional hotbeds of oil and gas activity. For example, despite years of steady oil and gas production, North Dakota and Pennsylvania were not considered major oil and gas producing states until the development of the Bakken and Marcellus formations, respectively. As a result, a number of new proppant production and storage facilities have opened in these states.

Aging wells to benefit restimulation materials
As existing conventional wells continue to age and a number of wells in emerging unconventional formations reach maturity in the coming years, average per well output will fall as the number of new wells is unable to offset the production declines in legacy wells. This will result in a greater number of wells requiring restimulation, creating healthy demand for products utilized in these activities. Additional well stimulation material sales opportunities will present themselves should production from plays with considerable potential, like the Monterey and Wolfcamp, become commercially viable over the next 10 years.


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