Global Proppants Market 2015-2019

About Proppants

Proppants are small-sized particles used to prevent the closing of fissures and fractures in a shale rock once it has been hydro-fractured. Two popular types of proppants are grains of silica sand (raw or resin-coated) and man-made (engineered) based on ceramic. The selection criteria of proppants depend on many factors because they have to pass through high pressures, temperatures, and fluids such as water (fresh and salt), oil, and gas. The most popular proppant selection factors are size, shape, strength, and density. Typical proppant sizes are between 8 and 140 mesh, i.e., 106 µm-2.36 mm. The proppant shape is important because it influence the final permeability through the fracture.

Technavio's analysts forecast the global proppants market to grow at a CAGR of 10.58% over the period 2014-2019.

Covered in this Report

This report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global proppants market for 2015-2019. The report further provides data on the market based on the following:

  • Product type (frac sand, resin-coated sand, and ceramic proppants)
  • Geography (North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, and ROW)
Technavio’s report, Global Proppants Market 2015-2019, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from various industry experts. The report includes a comprehensive discussion on the market, an extensive coverage on product types, and geography-based segmentation of proppants. The report provides comments on both the existing market landscape and the growth prospects in the coming years. The report further includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key Vendors
  • Carbo Ceramics
  • Fores
  • Imerys
  • JSC Borovichi Refractories Plant
  • Mineração Curimbaba
  • Preferred Sands
  • Saint-Gobain Proppants
Other Prominent Vendors
  • All Energy Sand
  • Badger Mining
  • Mississipi Sand
  • Pyramax
  • US Silica
  • Yixing Orient Petroleum Proppant
Market Driver
  • Growing Energy Demand
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market Challenge
  • Reduction in International Crude Oil Prices
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market Trend
  • Increase in Unconventional Method of Oil Extraction
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key Questions Answered in this Report
  • What will the market size be in 2019 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 Proppants Market 2015-2019

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the Global Proppants Market: Carbo Ceramics, Fores, Imerys, JSC Borovichi Refractories Plant, Mineração Curimbaba, Preferred Sands and Saint-Gobain Proppants

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: All Energy Sand, Badger Mining, Mississipi Sand, Pyramax, US Silica and Yixing Orient Petroleum Proppant

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “China has a good base of ceramic proppants produced by reputed global manufacturers. Since China has abundant availability of ceramic proppant raw materials, most of the world- renowned technology leaders have either set up manufacturing facilities in the country or are dependent on imports of raw materials from China. Chinese proppants are 15-20% cheaper than those from other countries such as India because of the low manufacturing costs.”

According to the report, though the crude oil market is going through a downswing, the increasing energy demand all over the world is expected to contribute to the growth of the hydraulic fracturing and proppant markets. After witnessing the shale gas boom in North America, many countries across the globe are exploring the unconventional method of oil and gas exploration for extraction.

Further, the report states that one of the major challenges in the global proppant market is the prevailing low international crude oil prices. The drop in crude oil prices makes shale extraction uneconomical, and as a result, the global proppant market revenues decline because of the reduction in the hydraulic fracturing activity.

Companies Mentioned

Carbo Ceramics, Fores, Imerys, JSC Borovichi Refractories Plant, Mineração Curimbaba, Preferred Sands, Saint-Gobain Proppants, All Energy Sand, Badger Mining, Mississipi Sand, Pyramax, US Silica, Yixing Orient Petroleum Proppant

  • Executive Summary
  • List of Abbreviations
  • Scope of the Report
    • Market Overview
    • Product Offerings
  • Market Research Methodology
    • Market Research Process
    • Research Methodology
      • Table Market Research Methodology
  • Introduction
    • Table Classification of Proppants
  • Market Landscape
    • Market Overview
      • Table Segmentation of Global Proppants Market
      • Table Global Proppant Market by Type
      • Table Global Proppant Market by Geography
    • Capacity and Production Levels
      • Table Capacity and Production Levels 2014 (million MT)
    • Market Size and Forecast by Volume
      • Table Global Proppant Market 2014-2019 (million MT)
    • Proppant Industry Structure
      • Table Industry Structure Cycle
    • Five Forces Analysis
  • Market Segmentation by Type
    • Global Proppant Market by Type 2014-2019
      • Table Global Proppant Market by Type 2014
      • Table Global Proppant Market by Type 2014-2019 (million MT)
    • Global Frac Sand Market
      • Product Description
        • Table Raw Material Used and Particle Size Range for Frac sand
      • Production Process
        • Table Steps Involved in Frac Sand Production
      • Market Size and Forecast
        • Table Global Frac Sand Market 2014-2019 (million MT)
        • Table Key Cost Components of Frac Sand
    • Global Resin Coated Sand Market
      • Product Description
        • Table Raw Material Used and Particle Size Range for Resin Coated Sand
      • Production Process
        • Table Steps Involved in Production of Resin Coated Sand
      • Market Size and Forecast
        • Table Global Resin Coated Sand Market 2014-2019 (million MT)
        • Table Key Cost Components of Resin Coated Sand
    • Global Ceramic Proppants Market
      • Product Description
        • Table Raw Material Used and Particle Size Range for Ceramic Proppants
      • Production Process
        • Table Steps Involved in Production of Ceramic Proppants
      • Market Size and Forecast
        • Table Global Ceramic Proppants Market 2014-2019 (million MT)
        • Table Key Cost Components of Ceramic Proppants
  • Geographical Segmentation
    • Global Proppant Market by Geography 2014-2019
      • Table Global Proppant Market by Geography 2014 and 2019
      • Table Global Proppant Market by Geography 2014-2019 (million MT)
    • Proppant Market in North America
      • Market Size and Forecast
        • Table Proppant Market in North America 2014-2019 (million MT)
    • Proppant Market in APAC
      • Market Size and Forecast
        • Table Proppant Market in APAC 2014-2019 (million MT)
    • Proppant Market in Europe
      • Market Size and Forecast
        • Table Proppant Market in Europe 2014-2019 (million MT)
    • Proppant Market in ROW
      • Market Size and Forecast
        • Table Proppant Market in ROW 2014-2019 (million MT)
  • Key Leading Countries
    • US
    • China
      • Table Location of Key Chinese Suppliers 2014
    • Russia
  • Buying Criteria
  • Market Growth Drivers
  • Drivers and their Impact
  • Market Challenges
  • Impact of Drivers and Challenges
  • Market Trends
  • Trends and their Impact
  • Vendor Landscape
    • Competitive Scenario
      • Table Competitive Landscape
      • Table Key Supplier Details 2014
    • Other Prominent Vendors
  • Key Vendor Analysis
    • CARBO Ceramics
      • Key Facts
      • Business Overview
      • Geographical Segmentation by Revenue 2014
        • Table CARBO Ceramics: Geographical Segmentation by Revenue 2014
      • Recent Developments
      • SWOT Analysis
    • Hi Crush Proppants
      • Key Facts
      • Business Overview
      • Business Strategy
      • SWOT Analysis
    • Imerys
      • Key Facts
      • Business Overview
      • Business Segmentation
        • Table Imerys: Business Segmentation 2013
      • Business Segmentation by Revenue 2013
        • Table Imerys: Business Segmentation by Revenue 2013
      • Business Strategy
      • Recent Developments
      • SWOT Analysis
    • JSC Borovichi Refractories Plant
      • Key Facts
      • Business Overview
      • SWOT Analysis
    • Saint-Gobain Proppants
      • Key Facts
      • Business Overview
      • Recent Developments
      • SWOT Analysis
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