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Oil Field Chemicals

Specialty Chemicals Update Program

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary6
Summary 7
Introduction and overview of the oil and natural gas industry10
Economic overview and crude oil prices10
Energy sources13
Oil and natural gas production14
Rig activity statistics by region15
Field development activity16
Overview of the oil field chemical business17
Market size17
Structure of the industry19
Operating characteristics26
Research and development27
Profitability and cost structure31
Government regulations32
Environmental issues for oil field chemicals32
North America33
Western Europe34
Cooperation between industry and regulators36
Trends and opportunities36
Critical factors for success36
Oil field chemical products and functions38
Drilling fluids38
Water-based muds41
Oil-based muds42
Synthetic-based muds43
Major constituents of drilling muds44
Workover and completion fluids47
Cementing and stimulation chemicals48
Cementing chemicals50
Stimulation chemicals51
Oil production chemicals53
Important production chemical consumption factors57
Downhole issues58
Surface handling of oil and gas59
Transportation of oil and gas59
Interrelationship of production chemistry and chemical treatments59
Unconventional oil and gas production systems60
Enhanced oil recovery chemicals60
Alkali surfactant polymer flooding60
Low-salinity water injection60
Water shut-off chemicals61
Carbon dioxide flooding61
Microbial IOR61
Oil field chemical markets62
Specialty chemicals used in oil production chemicals62
Western Hemisphere63
Well activity63
North America64
Latin America64
Drilling, workover and completion fluids66
Consumption and markets66
North America66
Latin America69
Market participants70
North America70
Latin America71
Future trends and strategic issues71
Cementing and stimulation chemicals73
Consumption and markets73
North America73
Latin America77
Market participants79
North America79
Latin America79
Future trends and strategic issues79
Oil production chemicals80
Production of crude oil80
North America80
Latin America80
Consumption and markets81
North America81
Latin America85
Market participants86
North America86
Latin America87
Future trends and strategic issues87
Europe, CIS, Middle East, and Africa87
Well activity87
Middle East and Africa89
Drilling, workover, and completion fluids90
Consumption and markets90
Middle East93
Market participants95
Middle East96
Future trends and strategic issues96
Cementing and stimulation chemicals98
Consumption and markets98
CIS 101
Middle East and Africa 101
Market participants 104
Europe 104
CIS, Middle East, and Africa 105
Future trends and strategic issues 105
Oil production chemicals 106
Production of crude oil and natural gas 106
Europe 106
CIS 107
Middle East and Africa 108
Consumption and markets 109
Europe 109
CIS 114
Middle East 114
Africa 116
Market participants 118
Europe 118
CIS 118
Middle East 119
Africa 119
Future trends and strategic issues 119
China 120
Well activity 121
Drilling fluids 122
Consumption and markets 122
Market participants 124
Workover and completion fluids 124
Cementing and stimulation chemicals 125
Consumption and markets 125
Market participants 127
Oil production chemicals 128
Oil and natural gas production 128
Consumption and markets 128
Market participants 130
Southeast Asia and Oceania 133
Well activity 133
Drilling, workover, and completion fluids 134
Consumption and markets 134
Market participants 135
Cementing and stimulation chemicals 136
Consumption and markets 136
Market participants 137
Oil production chemicals 137
Oil and natural gas production 137
Consumption and markets 138
Market participants 141
Appendix—US oil field water management 142
Revisions 146
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