Microbial Enhanced Oil Recovery Market Research Report – Forecast to 2023

Microbial Enhanced Oil Recovery Market Research Report – Forecast to 2023

ID: MRFR/E&P/2025-HCRR | September, 2018 | Region: Global | 111 pages | Half-Cooked Research Reports

Global Microbial Enhanced Oil Recovery Market Research Report by Bacterial Injection (Cyclic MEOR (Huff & Puff process), Microbial Flooding, Feeding Existing Bacteria), by Application, by Well Types (Offshore and onshore), and Region - Forecast till 2023


Market Scenario


With increasing demand for energy fuels, the demand for crude oil also rises. Very large quantities of valuable oil remains trapped in the reservoir even after implementation of primary and secondary oil extraction process. Enhanced oil recovery processes seek advantages from dire to increase oil production from the reservoirs, to fulfill the worldwide demand for crude oil. Enhanced oil recovery processes provide the maximum cost effective and production optimization of oil from the reservoirs to enhance the overall efficiency of upstream processes. The tertiary processes which are also called enhanced oil recovery are capable of extracting more than 50 % oil that is trapped in the rocks. 


Microbial enhanced oil recovery acts as a solution for the obstacles in the way of optimizing oil production including high viscosity of petroleum, impermeability of the rocks and reservoirs, and high capillary forces that retain the oil in wells. The microbial enhanced oil recovery technique uses bacteria and their by- products for increased mobility of oil from the reservoirs. Microorganisms are injected in the oil well that release certain products like gas, acid, bio-surfactants, exo-polymers and others that are capable to reduce the viscosity of the oil and the oil moves up to the surface.


Microbial enhanced oil recovery market is driven by the facts such as increasing number of mature wells globally, rising demand for cleaner sources for extracting oil, and recovering prices of crude oil. North America and Europe have largest number of mature wells and the largest number of oil companies. This leads to increasing deployment of microbial enhanced oil recovery technique in the oil fields. Besides there are strict regulations against the use of chemicals in the oil fields for recovery of oil as they pose threat to the land ecosystem. This leads the rising market for microbial enhanced oil recovery. Recent researches suggests that at least 50% of oil rigs in North America especially in U.S. and Canada are suitable for microbial enhanced oil recovery. However, its poor performance of technique against the peer chemical techniques is restraining the market. 

Microbial enhanced oil recovery market has been segmented on basis of bacteria injection, application, well type and region. Based on bacteria injection, the market is classified as cyclic or huff & puff, microbial flooding, and feeding existing bacteria. Among these microbial flooding segment are expected to dominate the market share as the technique provides advantage of continuing production without any pause and water is flooded along with the bacteria. On the basis of application, market is further segmented as Interfacial tension reduction, Emulsification and De-emulsification, Selective plugging, Wettability Alteration, Gas Production, and Bio Degradation. Amongst these applications, interfacial tension reduction segment is the major market share holder. Oil and water have high inter facial tension which can be reduced with help of the microbes. This drives the market for interfacial tension reduction segment. Also the microbes can replicate in high temperature of oil well which helps in viscosity reduction of oil. Based on well types, the microbial enhanced oil recovery market is categorized as onshore and offshore wells. Onshore well segment is expected to capture the market share owing to lower cost of research and tests in onshore than in offshore coupled with increasing number of mature wells, onshore.


MEOR industry is expected to have huge number of advancements over the forecast period owing to continuous developments in end use industry coupled with growing demand for exploration and production expenditure in oil industry. The market is also expected to have high expansion activities by multinationals and well-established companies.


The global microbial enhanced oil recovery market is expected to expand at ~20% CAGR during the forecast period.


Market Segmentation


 microbial enhanced oil recovery market


Global Microbial Enhanced Oil Recovery Market


Global Microbial enhanced recovery market is expected to witness exponential growth during the forecast period due to high number of mature wells, rising demand for oil, and increasing expenditure on research and tests by upstream players. North America and Europe region are expected to dominate the market share of the microbial enhanced oil recovery. The oil fields in these regions have reached their peak life and require tertiary methods to recover the untapped oil in the rocks. According to Titan, a major oil company, the microbial EOR technique has potential to increase the success rate of the oil well by 84%. U.S. has been conducting various research and trails projects in the oil fields to find the success rate of implementing the MEOR technique. Asia Pacific and the Middle East region is likely to follow the market share owing to increasing demand for fuel from the growing nations. China and India are net largest importers of crude oil in the world.


Key Players


The key players of microbial enhanced oil recovery market are RAM Biochemicals (U.S.), Weatherford International (U.S.), Occidental petroleum (U.S.), Synthetic Genomics (U.S.), Titan Oil Recovery (U.S.), and BP (UK). National Oilwell Varco, Inc. (U.S.), Halliburton (U.S.), Wintershall (Germany), Genome Prairie  (Canada), Glori Energy Inc. (U.S.), and Chemiphase (UK) are among others.

Table of Contents



1 Executive Summary

2 Research Methodology

2.1 Scope of the Study

2.1.1 Definition

2.1.2 Research Objective

2.1.3 Assumptions

2.1.4 Limitations

2.2 Research Process

2.2.1 Primary Research

2.2.2 Secondary Research

2.3 Market size Estimation

2.4 Forecast Model



3 Market Dynamics



3.1 Market Drivers

3.2 Market Inhibitors

3.3 Supply/Value Chain Analysis

3.4 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis



4 Global Microbial Enhanced Oil Recovery Market, By Injection Type



4.1 Introduction

4.2 Cyclic Injection

4.3 Microbial Flooding

4.4 Feeding Existing Bacteria



5 Global Microbial Enhanced Oil Recovery Market, By Application



5.1 Introduction

5.2. Interfacial tension reduction

5.3. Selective Plugging

5.4 Gas production

5.5 Bio Degradation

5.6 Wettability alteration

5.7 Emulsification and De Emulsification



6 Global Microbial Enhanced Oil Recovery Market, By Well Type



6.1 Introduction

6.2 On Shore

6.3 Off Shore



7 Regional Market Analysis



7.1 Introduction

7.2 North America

7.2.1 U.S.

7.2.2 Canada

7.3 Europe

7.3.1 U.K.

7.3.2 France

7.3.3 Germany

7.3.4 Rest of Europe

7.4 Asia-Pacific

7.4.1 China

7.4.2 Japan

7.4.3 India

7.4.4 Rest of Asia-Pacific

7.5 Rest of the World



8 Competitive Analysis



8.1 Introduction

8.2 Competitive Scenario

8.2.1 Market Share Analysis

8.2.2 Market Development Analysis

8.2.3 Well Type/Service Benchmarking

8.3 Statoil ASA (Norway)

8.3.1 Overview

8.3.2 Well Type/Service Offering

8.3.3 Strategy

8.4 BP (U.K)

8.4.1 Overview

8.4.2 Well Type/Service Offering

8.4.3 Strategy

8.5 Titan Oil Recovery, Inc. (U.S)

8.5.1 Overview

8.5.2 Well Type/Service Offering

8.5.3 Strategy

8.6 Chemiphase Ltd, (U.K)

8.6.1 Overview

8.6.2 Well Type/Service Offering

8.6.3 Strategy

8.7 Genome Prairie (Canada)

8.7.1 Overview

8.7.2 Well Type/Service Offering

8.7.3 Strategy

8.8 Glori Energy Inc.(U.S)

8.8.1 Overview

8.8.2 Well Type/Service Offering

8.8.3 Strategy

8.9 E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (U.S.)

8.9.1 Overview

8.9.2 Well Type/Service Offering

8.9.3 Strategy



LIST OF TABLES





TABLE 1 GLOBAL MICROBIAL ENHANCED OIL RECOVERYMARKET, BY TYPE

TABLE 2 GLOBAL MICROBIAL ENHANCED OIL RECOVERYMARKET, BY WELL TYPE

TABLE 3 GLOBAL MICROBIAL ENHANCED OIL RECOVERYMARKET, BY APPLICATION

TABLE 4 GLOBAL MICROBIAL ENHANCED OIL RECOVERYMARKET, BY REGIONS

TABLE 5 NORTH AMERICA MICROBIAL ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY MARKET, BY TYPE

TABLE 6 NORTH AMERICA MICROBIAL ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY MARKET, BY WELL TYPE

TABLE 7 NORTH AMERICA MICROBIAL ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY MARKET, BY APPLICATION

TABLE 8 U.S. MICROBIAL ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY MARKET, BY TYPE

TABLE 9 U.S. MICROBIAL ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY MARKET, BY WELL TYPE

TABLE 10 U.S. MICROBIAL ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY MARKET, BY APPLICATION

TABLE 11 CANADA MICROBIAL ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY MARKET, BY TYPE

TABLE 12 CANADA MICROBIAL ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY MARKET, BY WELL TYPE

TABLE 13 CANADA MICROBIAL ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY MARKET, BY APPLICATION

TABLE 14 EUROPE MICROBIAL ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY MARKET, BY TYPE

TABLE 15 EUROPE MICROBIAL ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY MARKET, BY WELL TYPE

TABLE 16 EUROPE MICROBIAL ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY MARKET, BY APPLICATION

TABLE 17 GERMANY MICROBIAL ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY MARKET, BY TYPE

TABLE 18 GERMANY MICROBIAL ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY MARKET, BY WELL TYPE

TABLE 19 GERMANY MICROBIAL ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY MARKET, BY APPLICATION

TABLE 20 FRANCE MICROBIAL ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY MARKET, BY TYPE

TABLE 21 FRANCE MICROBIAL ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY MARKET, BY WELL TYPE

TABLE 22 FRANCE MICROBIAL ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY MARKET, BY APPLICATION

TABLE 23 U.K. MICROBIAL ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY MARKET, BY TYPE

TABLE 24 U.K. MICROBIAL ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY MARKET, BY WELL TYPE

TABLE 25 U.K. MICROBIAL ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY MARKET, BY APPLICATION

TABLE 26 REST OF EUROPE MICROBIAL ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY MARKET, BY TYPE

TABLE 27 REST OF EUROPE MICROBIAL ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY MARKET, BY WELL TYPE

TABLE 28 REST OF EUROPE MICROBIAL ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY MARKET, BY APPLICATION

TABLE 29 ASIA-PACIFIC MICROBIAL ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY MARKET, BY TYPE

TABLE 30 ASIA-PACIFIC MICROBIAL ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY MARKET, BY WELL TYPE

TABLE 31 ASIA-PACIFIC MICROBIAL ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY MARKET, BY APPLICATION

TABLE 32 ROW MICROBIAL ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY MARKET, BY TYPE

TABLE 33 ROW MICROBIAL ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY MARKET, BY WELL TYPE

TABLE 34 ROW MICROBIAL ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY MARKET, BY APPLICATION 



LIST OF FIGURES



FIGURE 1 RESEARCH WELL TYPE

FIGURE 2 GLOBAL MICROBIAL ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY MARKET: BY TYPE (%)

FIGURE 3 GLOBAL MICROBIAL ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY MARKET: BY WELL TYPE (%)

FIGURE 4 GLOBAL MICROBIAL ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY MARKET: BY APPLICATION (%)

FIGURE 5 GLOBAL MICROBIAL ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY MARKET: BY REGION

FIGURE 6 NORTH AMERICA MICROBIAL ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY MARKET, BY TYPE (%)

FIGURE 7 NORTH AMERICA MICROBIAL ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY MARKET, BY WELL TYPE (%)

FIGURE 8 NORTH AMERICA MICROBIAL ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY MARKET, BY APPLICATION (%)

FIGURE 9 EUROPE MICROBIAL ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY MARKET, BY TYPE (%)

FIGURE 10 EUROPE MICROBIAL ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY MARKET, BY WELL TYPE (%)

FIGURE 11 EUROPE MICROBIAL ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY MARKET, BY APPLICATION (%)

FIGURE 12 ASIA-PACIFIC MICROBIAL ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY MARKET, BY TYPE (%)

FIGURE 13 ASIA-PACIFIC MICROBIAL ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY MARKET, BY WELL TYPE (%)

FIGURE 14 ASIA-PACIFIC MICROBIAL ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY MARKET, BY APPLICATION (%)

FIGURE 15 ROW MICROBIAL ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY MARKET, BY TYPE (%)

FIGURE 16 ROW MICROBIAL ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY MARKET, BY WELL TYPE (%)

FIGURE 17 ROW MICROBIAL ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY MARKET, BY APPLICATION (%)