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Oil Field Chemicals

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Summary7
Introduction and overview of the oil and natural gas industry12
Economic overview and crude oil prices12
Energy sources17
Oil and natural gas production18
Rig activity statistics by region19
Field development activity20
Overview of the oil field chemical business21
Introduction21
Market size21
Structure of the industry24
Operating characteristics36
Research and development36
Manufacturing39
Marketing39
Personnel41
Profitability and cost structure42
Government regulations44
Environmental issues for oil field chemicals44
North America45
Western Europe46
China48
Cooperation between industry and regulators48
Trends and opportunities49
Critical factors for success50
Oil field chemical products and functions51
Drilling fluids52
Water-based muds56
Oil-based muds57
Synthetic-based muds58
Major constituents of drilling muds59
Workover and completion fluids63
Cementing and stimulation chemicals64
Cementing chemicals67
Stimulation chemicals68
Oil production chemicals71
Important production chemical consumption factors76
Downhole issues78
Surface handling of oil and gas78
Transportation of oil and gas79
Interrelationship of production chemistry and chemical treatments79
Unconventional oil and gas production systems79
Enhanced oil recovery chemicals80
Alkali surfactant polymer flooding80
Low-salinity water injection80
Water shut-off chemicals80
Carbon dioxide flooding81
Microbial IOR81
Oil field chemical markets82
Specialty chemicals used in oil production chemicals85
Western Hemisphere86
Well activity86
North America87
Latin America88
Drilling fluids89
Consumption and markets89
North America89
Barite94
Bentonite94
Potassium chloride95
Sodium bicarbonate96
Sodium hydroxide/caustic soda (NaOH)96
Latin America97
Market participants98
North America98
Latin America99
Future trends and strategic issues100
Completion/workover chemistries102
Calcium chloride103
Clear bromide fluids104
Formates106
Cementing and stimulation chemicals107
Consumption and markets107
North America107
Hydrochloric acid113
Gelling agents (viscosifiers)117
Hydrocolloids117
Hydrocarbon solvents119
Clay stabilizers119
Oxygenated solvents120
Friction reducer120
Cross-linkers121
Surfactants122
Cellulose ethers (gel agent or viscosifier)123
Scale inhibitors125
Biocides125
Emulsion breakers127
Water consumption127
Drilling water requirements129
Frac water requirements130
Total flowback and produced water requirements130
Drilling and completion activity132
Flowback services market132
Water treatment market133
Water disposal market133
Water logistics market134
Oil field water management134
Water regulatory issues135
Water sourcing136
Anadarko138
Bakken138
DJ Basin139
Eagle Ford140
Marcellus140
Permian141
Latin America142
Market participants146
North America146
Latin America147
Future trends and strategic issues147
Oil production chemicals148
Production of crude oil149
North America149
Latin America150
Consumption and markets151
North America151
Latin America156
Market participants158
North America158
Latin America159
Future trends and strategic issues160
Europe, CIS, Middle East and Africa160
Well activity160
Europe161
CIS163
Middle East and Africa164
Drilling, workover and completion fluids166
Consumption and markets166
Europe166
CIS169
Middle East170
Africa172
Market participants173
Europe174
Middle East174
Africa174
Future trends and strategic issues175
Cementing and stimulation chemicals176
Consumption and markets176
Europe176
CIS180
Middle East and Africa181
Market participants185
Europe186
CIS, Middle East and Africa186
Future trends and strategic issues187
Oil production chemicals188
Production of crude oil188
Europe188
CIS189
Middle East and Africa191
Consumption and markets193
Europe193
CIS199
Middle East200
Africa203
Market participants205
Europe206
CIS207
Middle East207
Africa207
Future trends and strategic issues208
China209
Well activity210
Drilling, workover and completion fluids210
Consumption and markets210
Market participants211
Cementing and stimulation chemicals211
Consumption and markets211
Market participants212
Oil production chemicals212
Oil and natural gas production212
Consumption and markets213
Market participants215
Asia Pacific220
Well activity220
Drilling, workover and completion fluids221
Consumption and markets221
Market participants223
Cementing and stimulation chemicals224
Consumption and markets224
Market participants226
Oil production chemicals227
Oil and natural gas production227
Consumption and markets228
Market participants231
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