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Unconventional Onshore Services and Materials

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Access recurring in-depth market intelligence, analysis, and expertise for the hydraulic fracturing, proppant, water management, oilfield chemicals, and other key oilfield services segments in North America and other regions. 

IHS Costs & Technology analysts and IHS IQ products play a critical role in helping both buyers and suppliers of hydraulic fracturing services and related products understand the market dynamics of stimulating production from unconventional and conventional reservoirs and in making strategic decisions to support their businesses.

With IHS IQ Products, you can access deep dive analysis on key industry trends and future expectations for supply, demand, and pricing of critical unconventional services and equipment. Our analyst's oilfield focus, extensive industry expertise, and wide range of information sources ensure deep industry knowledge.

Leverage actionable research, based on IHS data and the industry's best datasets, to enable better, more informed decisions, improve productivity and cut costs.

Read more below or fill out the form to the right to download sample research from one of our IQ products.

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IHS ChemIQ

ChemIQ is PacWest’s newest suite of market intelligence products, offering in-depth analysis and forecasts of stimulation chemical consumption/demand, segmented by region and chemical product type. The ChemIQ suite consists of:

  • Stimulation Chemical Market Overview: Provides analysis of play-by-play stimulation chemical trends, including frac fluid systems trends, chemical profiles and mass/well for common fluid systems, and usage rates for key chemical categories. Also provides forecasts for total US consumption for key chemical categories.
  • Chemical Category Deep-Dive Reports: In addition to the Stimulation Chemical Market Overview, this report provides detailed analysis segmented by key plays, pumpers, and products types, including total consumption for the category and key products, market share trends, concentration trends, and usage rates. Also includes forecasts for total US consumption and consumption for key plays.

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Market Coverage
  • Anadarko
  • Appalachia
  • Bakken
  • Barnett
  • DJ Basin
  • Eagle Ford
  • Fayetteville
  • Haynesville
  • Permian
  • Piceance
  • Uinta
Chemical Categories Analyzed Include:
  • Biocide
  • Breaker
  • Crosslinker
  • Friction Reducer
  • Gelling Agents (Guar)
  • Hydrochloric Acid
  • Scale Inhibitor
  • Surfactant
IHS ProppantIQ

ProppantIQ provides detailed analysis of proppant market, including demand, supply, pricing, and industry cost structure for the US land market and Canada. The market analysis is segmented by key proppant types: sand, resin-coated sand, and ceramic proppant. It includes historical estimates and well as forecasts for the time period of 2011-2016, including analysis on a quarterly and annualized basis.

Future releases will include the expansion of proppant supply analysis, integration of a proprietary transportation and logistics model, analysis of top E&P proppant consumers, and the addition of regional pricing indices.

ProppantIQ is published quarterly and is available as an annual subscription.

Analysis/forecast of US proppant supply, demand, and pricing, by play and proppant type (sand, resin-coated sand, ceramics); including regional pricing indices, logistics and transloading analysis and a marginal cost curve buildup.


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Market Coverage
  • Anadarko
  • Appalachia
  • Bakken
  • Barnett
  • DJ Basin
  • Eagle Ford
  • Fayetteville
  • Haynesville
  • Permian
  • Piceance
  • Uinta
Analysis Overview
  • Proppant Consumption, by Proppant Type and Play
  • Proppant Consumption per Well, by Proppant Type and Play
  • Proppant Market Share, by Proppant Type and Play
  • Frac Design Trends, by Play, and by Service Provider
  • Regional Proppant Consumption Trends
  • GIS Maps of Wells / Proppant
  • Proppant Capacity, by Proppant Type
  • Proppant Pricing, by Proppant Type
IHS PumpingIQ

Detailed analysis and forecast of global fracturing services market, including regional breakdown of supply, demand, utilization, pricing, as well as market, and technology trends and analysis of stacked vs. active horsepower


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IHS WaterIQ

WaterIQ provides an analysis of the US Land market for oilfield water management services, including detailed basin-by-basin analysis and forecasts of volumetric flows of drilling, frac, flowback, and produced water as well as market size by segment.

Analysis of US oilfield water management market, including regional supply, demand, pricing, trends for sourcing, logistics, drill/frac, flowback, treatment, and disposal services.


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Market Coverage
  • Anadarko
  • Bakken
  • DJ Basin
  • Eagle Ford
  • Marcellus/Utica
  • Permian
  • Other US
Analysis Overview
  • Current and forecast D&C activity levels
  • Current and forecast D&C water requirements
  • Current and forecast flowback and produced water volumes
  • Market size and forecasts, by segment and region
  • Analysis of market dynamics and key trends and pricing on a basin-by-basin basis for water sourcing, pre-treatment, flowback services, water treatment, disposal, and logistics
  • Frac treatment type frequencies on a basin-by-basin basis, segmented into quartiles of operators based on average frac water volume
  • Discussion of federal and state-level regulatory landscape and trends
IHS WellIQ

As rig and well completion counts have diverged in recent years, better estimates of well completions / wells frac’ed have become critical as the most relevant metric for properly measuring and forecasting oilfield activity. WellIQ is the only market intelligence product available that provides detailed play-by-play well completion counts and forecast for all US and Canadian oilfield regions.

Play-by-play details of NAM rig counts, well completions, wells frac’ed, frac stages, and stimulated length with a rolling three year forecast


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USA Market Coverage:
  • Anadarko
  • Bakken
  • Barnett
  • California
  • DJ Basin
  • Eagle Ford
  • Fayetteville
  • Haynesville
  • Marcellus/Utica
  • Permian
  • Uinta/Piceance/Green River
Canada Market Coverage:
  • Alberta & Saskatchewan Bakken
  • Amaranth
  • Cardium
  • Deep Basin
  • Doig
  • Duvernay
  • Glauconite
  • Horn River
  • Montney
  • Shaunavon
  • Tight Carbonates
  • Viking
Well Completion Counts, Forecasts & Trends
  • Play-by-play rig counts and activity forecast (3-year) for all major US and Canadian regions
  • Analysis of vertical vs. horizontal drilling and completion activity
  • Play-by-play counts of wells frac’ed and forecasts (3-year) for all major US and Canadian regions
  • Play-by-play counts of frac stages and forecasts (3-year) for all major US and Canadian regions
  • On-going analysis and forecasts of regional drilling efficiencies
  • On-going analysis of multi-wellpad penetration by basin/play
  • Discussion of recent market trends, including D&C trends, supply chain constraints, and key competitive developments

IHS Energy Blog

Jul 21

Markets run into skepticism—and regulators

This article originally appeared in the July 19, 2016 edition of the Wall Street Journal.  Faith in economic freedom used to be a given in the West. Now a misguided trust in government control is growing. It is hard to imagine now, but not so many years ago people’s confidence in markets was on the upswing. Through much of the 20th century, governments h

Jul 14

The belt keeps tightening, Upstream Industry Trends in first half of 2016

Cuts and postponements hitting the service sector hard while oil supply slowly rebalances IHS Costs and Technology teams published their most-recent quarterly reviews of Global and North America upstream spending and the semi-annual IHS Upstream Industry Trends report, which provide a detailed overview of the past few months

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