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Specialty Oilfield Chemicals Market Research Report Information By Product Type (demulsifiers, inhibitors, scavengers, rheology modifiers), By Application (well stimulation, production, enhanced oil recovery), And By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, And Rest Of The World) – Market Forecast Till 2030


ID: MRFR/CnM/4846-HCR | 100 Pages | Author: Chitranshi Jaiswal| June 2024

Global Specialty Oilfield Chemicals Market Overview


The Specialty Oilfield Chemicals Market Size was valued at USD 10.65 Billion in 2022. The Specialty Oilfield Chemicals market industry is projected to grow from USD 10.98 Billion in 2023 to USD 14.6 Billion by 2030, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.3% during the forecast period (2023 - 2030). The oil chemicals are used in the exploration and drilling of oil & gas to improve the productivity and efficiency of the oil drilling process. Increasing product demand in various petroleum operations such as well stimulation, drilling, cementing, production, hydraulic fracturing, and enhanced oil recovery is likely to boost the oilfield chemicals market growth. The rapid rise in oil production and exploration activities increases the demand for various drilling projects.Specialty Oilfield Chemicals Market OverviewSource: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review


Specialty Oilfield Chemicals Market Trends




  • Rising Use of Eco-friendly Oilfield Chemicals to Propel Market Growth.




Chemicals with lower exposure toxicity, reduced flammability or flashpoint, greater biodegradability, lower bioaccumulation, and sustainability in both application and production are examples of green solutions in the oil fields. Amid rising environmental concerns, manufacturers are adopting and developing new products that are cleaner and less damaging to the environment. For example, Nouryon, one of the key players, launched a new product category of demulsifiers that offers oil producers a more suitable option to separate crude oil from a combination of natural gas and water. The discovery of new oil and gas resources in various locations, as well as the increase in shale gas and enhanced oil recovery (EOR) activities, are likely to improve growth prospects. Rapid growth and investment by global and regional oilfield service companies will fuel an increase in oilfield service activities and volume demand for these chemicals as exploration and production participants expand their operations in high-growth economies such as China, India, Brazil, Mexico, and Southeast Asia. More chemical producers are anticipated to develop oilfield chemicals that are sustainable and environmentally friendly as governments' increased focus on clean energy results in tougher legislation. 


Additionally, A major share of petrochemicals produced across the globe is consumed to produce plastics such as polyethylene, polypropylene, and polystyrene, among others. Demand for these plastics has significantly increased over the past few decades, especially in major end-use industries such as plastic packaging for food and other commercial products. This rising trend is likely to continue during the forecast period.


Specialty Oilfield Chemicals Market Segment Insights


Specialty Oilfield Chemicals Product Type Insights


The Specialty Oilfield Chemicals Market segmentation, based on Product Type, includes demulsifiers, inhibitors and scavengers, rheology modifiers, and others. Demulsifiers are the most prominent segment type in the Specialty Oilfield Chemicals Market. They are widely used in the separation of water and oil from water-oil emulsions. It acts on the emulsion by flocculation of oil droplets, water dripping, and coalescence of water droplets. 


Specialty Oilfield Chemicals Application Insights


Based on application, the Specialty Oilfield Chemicals Market segmentation includes well stimulation, production, enhanced oil recovery, drilling fluids, and others. Manufacturing is likely to be the largest and fastest-growing segment of the specialty oilfield chemicals market. An increase in oil production from major oil-producing countries across the globe is expected to boost the demand for specialty oilfield chemicals during the forecast period. Drilling and production applications typically have the highest consumption of oilfield chemicals. However, the decline in drilling activities in various regions due to falling oil prices has resulted in production as the largest application of specialty oil field chemicals worldwide. These factors are expected to increase the demand for these chemicals in manufacturing applications


Figure 2: Specialty Oilfield Chemicals Market, by Product type, 2023 & 2030 (USD Billion)           Specialty Oilfield Chemicals Market, by Product type, 2023 & 2030Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review


Specialty Oilfield Chemicals Regional Insights


By region, the study provides market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World. North America is expected to dominate the global market during the forecast period. This is attributed to the increase in oil gas operations through the development of hydraulic fracturing and drilling processes. In addition, technological advances and a rise in drilling activities are expected to increase regional growth during the forecast period. The growing exploration and production of shale gas in the U.S. are expected to increase oil-based chemicals.


Figure 3: SPECIALTY OILFIELD CHEMICALS MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2023 (%)       SPECIALTY OILFIELD CHEMICALS MARKET SHARE BY REGION 202Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review


The market in Asia Pacific may witness the highest growth rate in terms of value during the forecast period. The increase in consumption and demand for shale gas from various industries, rapid urbanization, and population growth in the region is attributed to industry growth. The regional market growth is mainly attributed to rising exploration activities in India, Mainland China, the South China Sea, and Southeast Asian countries. The growing demand for crude oil and petroleum and huge investment in the energy sector to develop the economy is leading the Asia Pacific region.


The Europe oilfield chemicals market size is expected to witness a significant growth rate during the forecast period. The growth is attributed to increased shale gas production and exploration along with growing demand for petroleum-based fuel from the automotive or transportation industry.


Specialty Oilfield Chemicals Key Market Players & Competitive Insights


Major market players are spending a lot of money on R&D to increase their product lines, which will help the Specialty Oilfield Chemicals market grow even more. Market participants are also taking a range of strategic initiatives to grow their worldwide footprint, with key market developments such as new product launches, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, increased investments, and collaboration with other organizations. Competitors in the Specialty Oilfield Chemicals industry must offer cost-effective items to expand and survive in an increasingly competitive and rising market environment.


The major market players are investing a lot of money in R&D to expand their product lines, which will spur further market growth for Specialty Oilfield Chemicals. With significant market development like new product releases, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, increased investments, and collaboration with other organizations, market participants are also undertaking various strategic activities to expand their global presence. To grow and thrive in a market climate that is becoming more competitive and growing, competitors in the Specialty Oilfield Chemicals industry must offer affordable products.


Manufacturing locally to cut operating costs is one of the main business tactics manufacturers use in the global Specialty Oilfield Chemicals industry to benefit customers and expand the market sector. The Specialty Oilfield Chemicals market has recently given medicine some of the most important advantages. Major Specialty Oilfield Chemicals market players, including BASF SE (Germany), Solvay (Belgium), Akzo Nobel NV (Netherlands), Huntsman International LLC (US), Thermax Global (India), and others, are attempting to increase market demand by funding R&D initiatives.


BASF is a company that provides petrochemicals, intermediates, performance materials, monomers, dispersions and pigments, performance chemicals, catalysts, coatings, and care chemicals. It conducts its operations through six business segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition and Care, and Agricultural Solutions.


Also, Solvay is an advanced materials and specialty chemicals company. It operates through three segments: Materials, Chemicals, and Solutions. The Materials segment provides specialty polymers and composite materials. The Chemicals segment offers amines, antioxidants and stabilizers, composites, mining chemicals, polymers, surfactants, etc.


Key Companies in the Specialty Oilfield Chemicals market include



  • BASF SE (Germany)

  • Solvay (Belgium)

  • Akzo Nobel NV (Netherlands)

  • Huntsman International LLC (US)

  • Thermax Global (India)

  • Sadara (Saudi Arabia)

  • Dow

  • DuPont (US)

  • Shrieve (US)

  • SMC Oilfield Chemicals (US)

  • Roemex Limited (UK)

  • KMCO LLC (US)

  • Global Drilling Fluids & Chemicals Limited (India).


Specialty Oilfield Chemicals Industry Developments


On 25 February 2020, FMR LLC (the US), a prominent fidelity investments and financial services organization, increased its holdings in shares of Innospec Inc., a specialty chemicals company situated in the United States, by 11.4 percent. Many other major investors have recently increased their holdings in the stock. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC, for example, increased its investment in Innospec by 63.5 percent. In 2019, the market's main participant BASF SE (Germany) merged with Solenis its paper wet-end and water chemical businesses (US). The organization maintains its market position by producing creative solutions that meet the needs of customers.


Specialty Oilfield Chemicals Market Segmentation


Specialty Oilfield Chemicals Product Type Outlook



  • Demulsifiers

  • Inhibitors and scavengers

  • Rheology modifiers

  • Others


Specialty Oilfield Chemicals Application Outlook



  • Well stimulation

  • Production

  • Enhanced oil recovery

  • Drilling Fluids

  • Others


Specialty Oilfield Chemicals Regional Outlook




  • North America



    • US

    • Canada




  • Europe



    • Germany

    • France

    • UK

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Rest of Europe




  • Asia-Pacific



    • China

    • Japan

    • India

    • Australia

    • South Korea

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific




  • Rest of the World




    • Middle East




    • Africa




    • Latin America





Report Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size 2022 USD  10.65 Billion
Market Size 2023 USD 10.98 Billion
Market Size 2030 USD 14.6 Billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 3.3% (2023-2030)
Base Year 2023
Market Forecast Period 2023-2030
Historical Data 2018 & 2020
Market Forecast Units Value (USD Billion)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Market Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered Product Type, Application, and Region
Geographies Covered North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World
Countries Covered The U.S, Canada, Germany, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil
Key Companies Profiled BASF SE (Germany), Solvay (Belgium), Akzo Nobel NV (Netherlands), Huntsman International LLC (US), Thermax Global (India), Sadara (Saudi Arabia), DowDuPont (US), Shrieve (US), SMC Oilfield Chemicals (US), Roemex Limited (UK), KMCO LLC (US), and Global Drilling Fluids & Chemicals Limited (India).
Key Market Opportunities New product launches and R&D Amongst major key Players
Key Market Dynamics increasing demand for specialty oilfield chemicals in the oil & gas industry.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The Specialty Oilfield Chemicals Market size was valued at USD  10.65 Billion in 2022.

The global market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 3.3% during the forecast period, 2023-2030.

North America had the largest share of the Specialty Oilfield Chemicals Market.

The key players in the market are BASF SE (Germany), Solvay (Belgium), Akzo Nobel NV (Netherlands), Huntsman International LLC (US), Thermax Global (India), Sadara (Saudi Arabia), DowDuPont (US), Shrieve (US), SMC Oilfield Chemicals (US), Roemex Limited (UK), KMCO LLC (US), and Global Drilling Fluids & Chemicals Limited (India).

The Demulsifiers categories dominated the market in 2023.

Manufacturing had the largest share in the global market for Specialty Oilfield Chemicals.

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