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Global Frac Sand Market 2016-2020

About the Frac Sand Market

The global frac sand market has become an integral part of the oil and gas sector due to the increasing demand for oil and gas extracted from unconventional resources. Some of the key consumers of frac sand are oil and gas companies operating in the shale formations in the US and Canada.

The players on the supply side as well as demand side engage in business by forming contracts. The expiry of some of these contracts in 2015 has created much uncertainty on the demand side. In addition, falling oil prices negatively impacted the demand for frac sand. Consumers operating in shale formations like Eagle Ford and Permian basin have reduced drilling, and as a result, there has been a continuous decline in the number of rigs.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global frac sand market to grow at a CAGR of 10.29% during the period 2016-2020.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global frac sand market for 2016-2020.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • APAC
  • Europe
  • North America
  • ROW
Technavio's report, Global Frac Sand Market 2016-2020, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • Emerge Energy Services
  • Hi-Crush Partners
  • Northern Frac Proppants
  • US Silica
Other prominent vendors
  • Chieftain Sand
  • Di-Corp
  • Hanson Lake Sands
  • LaPrairie Group
  • Sibelco
  • Source Energy Services
  • Unimin
  • Victory Nickel
  • Vista Sand
Market driver
  • Technological advances in oil extraction
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Decreasing oil prices and reduced drilling
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Market consolidation
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2020 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Frac Sand Market 2016-2020

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global frac sand market: Emerge Energy Services, Hi-Crush Partners, Northern Frac Proppants, and US Silica.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Chieftain Sand, Di-Corp, Hanson Lake Sands, LaPrairie Group, Sibelco, Source Energy Services, Unimin, Victory Nickel, and Vista Sand.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “One trend which is having a positive impact on the market is consolidation. The frac sand industry is witnessing increased market consolidation. Large operators in the market are acquiring small companies to expand their product portfolio and enhance their capabilities in the market.”

According to the report, a key growth driver is the technological advances being made in the oil extraction processes. The extraction of oil and natural gas from conventional resources in North America and ROW has been experiencing a decline. The majority of conventional oil and natural gas resources is already being accessed. Oil and gas production from unconventional resources such as shale and tight sandstone was not considered to be an economically viable option. Unlike the conventional reserves of oil and natural gas, oil and gas in these tight petroleum reservoirs do not flow naturally through the rock, making them much more difficult to extract. However, the introduction of hydraulic fracturing has changed the oil and gas industry, especially in the US, where shale gas is produced in significant volumes at relatively low costs.

Further, the report states that one challenge that could hamper market growth is a decrease in oil prices and reduced drilling activity.

Companies Mentioned

Emerge Energy Services, Hi-Crush Partners, Northern Frac Proppants, US Silica, Chieftain Sand, Di-Corp, Hanson Lake Sands, LaPrairie Group, Sibelco, Source Energy Services, Unimin, Victory Nickel, Vista Sand.

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
    • Geographical segmentation
    • Vendor segmentation
    • Common currency conversion rates
    • Top-vendor offerings
      • Table Product offerings
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
  • Oil and gas industry analysis
    • Market overview
      • Table Global liquid fuel production and consumption per day 2011-2017 (millions of barrels)
      • Table Brent oil prices 2010-2016 ($/bbl)
      • Table Non-OPEC petroleum and other liquids supply in US (millions of barrels per day)
      • Table OPEC and Non-OPEC supply disruption (millions of barrels per day)
      • Table World liquid fuel production capacity (%) and GDP (%) versus price of West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil ($/bbl) 2010-2017
  • Shale gas industry outlook
    • Shale gas industry overview
      • Table Global shale gas market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
  • Proppant industry outlook
    • Overview of proppant industry
      • Table Classification of proppants
      • Table Proppant industry cycle
      • Table Global proppant market by volume 2015-2020 (millions of MT)
  • Market landscape
    • Frac sand as a commodity
    • Physical properties of frac sand
    • Frac sand supply chain analysis
      • Table Frac sand supply chain analysis
      • Table Opportunities and challenges in frac sand logistics industry
      • Table Pros, cons, and associated costs of various modes of transportation
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global frac sand market by volume consumption 2015-2020 (millions of MT)
      • Table Global frac sand market by revenue 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by geography
    • Global frac sand market by geography
      • Table Global frac sand market by geography (volume) 2015 (%)
      • Table Global frac sand market by geography (volume) 2020 (%)
      • Table Global frac sand market by geography (volume) 2015-2020 (%)
      • Table Global frac sand market by geography (revenue) 2015 (%)
      • Table Global frac sand market by geography (revenue) 2020 (%)
      • Table Global frac sand market by geography (revenue) 2015-2020 (%)
    • Frac sand market in North America
      • Table Frac sand market in North America 2015-2020 (millions of MT)
      • Table Frac sand market in North America 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Frac sand market in APAC
      • Table Frac sand market in APAC 2015-2020 (millions of MT)
      • Table Frac sand market in APAC 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Frac sand market in Europe
      • Table Frac sand market in Europe 2015-2020 (millions of MT)
      • Table Frac sand market in Europe by value ($ millions)
    • Frac sand market in ROW
      • Table Frac sand market in ROW 2015-2020 (millions of MT)
      • Table Frac sand market in ROW 2015-2020 ($ millions)
      • Table Summary of global frac sand market by geography 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table Summary of global frac sand market by geography 2015-2020 (millions of MT)
  • Market drivers
    • Table Medium-term annual real GDP growth rates 2014-2020 (%)
    • Table Long-term annual real GDP growth rates 2014-2040 (%)
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
    • Table Well completion in key shale-rich regions in North America 2014-2015
    • Table Number of rigs and price in US 2007-2015 ($/bbl)
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive landscape
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Key vendor analysis
    • Emerge Energy Services
      • Table Emerge Energy Services: Frac sand production facilities in US 2015
    • Hi-Crush Partners
    • Northern Frac Proppants
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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