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The Proppants Market 2013-2023

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The promise of unconventional resources to meet the energy demands of the near future, due in part to technological improvements and multi-stage horizontal drilling techniques, will drive ever-increasing amounts of hydraulic fracturing. Proppant sales will grow as a part of this trend, expanding in value and volume terms.

Three main types of proppant for the oil and gas industry exist: ceramic proppant, resin coated proppant and frac sand. By volume, frac sand dominates proppant usage with resin coated and ceramic proppants a smaller percentage of the mix. However, the cost of the latter two products means that they challenge the market share of frac sand by value sold. The range and strength of ceramic proppants on offer means that they possess the greatest market share, by value, of proppants sold.

The outlook for unconventional oil and gas development is the primary determinant of proppant sales. The amount of hydraulic fracturing jobs performed will increase significantly in Russia and China over the next ten years. The former is aiming to exploit tight/shale oil reserves, whilst the latter harbours ambitions for all types of unconventional resources with natural gas the focus of attention. Sales of proppants destined for use in Russia is poised for take-off, whereas the difficulty in developing unconventionals in China will stack the greater increase in sales from 2018 to 2023. In addition to these two emerging markets, there are a number of other countries that will demand more proppant over the coming decade, such as Australia.

In the US and Canada, a depressed natural gas price has caused a major shift in proppant destinations away from unconventional gas plays and toward unconventional oil plays. The advent of LNG exports will play a part in a minor recovery of natural gas prices over the coming decade; this, in turn, will improve proppant sales in North America in the latter part of the forecast period as hydraulic fracturing of drier unconventional plays picks up.

Global oil prices and regional gas markets are thus also a key determinant of proppants sales for they dictate the economic viability of unconventional development. Without this viability, proppants sales will decrease. However, visiongain anticipates a combination of political will, price dynamics and forthcoming geologies to increase hydraulic fracturing of unconventional plays worldwide.

The use of multi-stage horizontal fracturing is also a boon to proppant sales as it dramatically increases the volume of proppants per well. The use of this technique will expand worldwide over the next 10 years, increasing the economics of projects and driving up demand for proppants.

Visiongain has determined that the value of the proppants market in 2013 will reach $7,467.0m.

What makes this report unique?

Visiongain consulted widely with industry experts and full transcripts from these exclusive interviews are included in the report. As such, the report has a unique blend of primary and secondary sources providing informed opinion. The report provides insight into key drivers and restraints behind the sale of proppants, identifying future growth areas and analyses leading companies. The report also provides a unique blend of qualitative analysis combined with extensive quantitative data including global, submarket and national market forecasts from 2013-2023 - all highlighting key business opportunities.

Why you should buy The Proppants Market 2013-2023

• 183 pages of comprehensive analysis
• 2 exclusive visiongain interviews with industry experts from
- Baltic Ceramics
- Victory Silica
• 107 tables, charts, and graphs
• Global Proppants market forecasts between 2013-2023
• Three submarket forecasts between 2013-2023 for:
- Ceramic Proppants
- Frac Sand
- Resin Coated Sand
• Five leading national market forecasts between 2013-2023:
- Australia
- Canada
- China
- Russia
- US
• A Rest of the World forecast including a proppant sales outlook for:
- Argentina
- Poland
- India
- Mexico
- Oman
- UK
• A PEST analysis
• Analysis of 12 companies active in the proppants market

Table of content :

1. Executive Summary
1.1 The Global Proppants Market Overview
1.2 Benefits of This Report
1.3 Who is This Report For?
1.4 Methodology
1.5 Global Proppants Market Forecast 2013-2023
1.6 Proppants Submarket Forecasts 2013-2023
1.7 Leading National Proppants Market Forecasts 2013-2023

2. Introduction to the Proppants Market
2.1 Proppants Market Definition
2.2 Proppants Market Structure
2.3 Proppants Demand Structure
2.4 Types of Proppant
2.4.1 Frac Sand
2.4.2 Resin Coated Proppant
2.4.3 Ceramic Proppant
2.5 Proppant Supply Chain
2.6 Proppant Use in the Oil and Gas Industry - Hydraulic Fracturing
2.7 Recent History of Proppants Industry
2.8 Types of Unconventional Development

3. Global Proppants Market Forecast 2013-2023
3.1 Drivers & Restraints on the Global Proppants Market

4. Proppants Submarket Forecasts 2013-2023
4.1 The Ceramic Proppants Market Forecast 2013-2023
4.1.1 Ceramic Proppants Overview
4.1.2 Ceramic Proppant Market Dynamics
4.1.3 Drivers and Restraints on the Ceramic Proppants Market
4.2 The Resin Coated Sand Proppants Market Forecast 2013-2023
4.2.1 Drivers and Restraints on the Resin Coated Sand Market
4.2.2 Key Players in Resin Coated Sand Manufacture
4.3 The Frac Sand Market Forecast 2013-2023
4.3.1 Drivers and Restraints on the Frac Sand Market

5. Leading National Proppants Markets 2013-2023
5.1 Leading National Proppants Markets Forecasts 2013-2023
5.2 Leading National Proppants Markets Share Forecast 2013-2023
5.3 Barriers to Entry Analysis for National Proppants Markets
5.4 The US Proppants Market Forecast 2013-2023
5.4.1 Demand Side Dynamics of US Proppants Market Proppant Demand Drivers Proppant Demand Restraints
5.4.2 Californian Unconventional Oil and Gas Development and Proppant Demand
5.4.3 Proppant Demand Side Analysis by Unconventional Development Type Shale Oil/Tight Oil Tight Gas Shale Gas (Dry) Coalbed Methane
5.4.4 Supply Side Dynamics of US Proppant Market Supply Driver (Available Proppant and Affect on Price/Sales) Supply Restraints
5.4.5 Overall US Proppant Market Drivers & Restraints
5.5 The Russian Proppants Market Forecast 2013-2023
5.5.1 Russian Proppants Market Overview
5.5.2 Strong Growth Dynamics
5.5.3 Drivers & Restraints on the Russian Proppants Market
5.5.4 Shale Gas and Proppants in Russia
5.6 The Chinese Proppants Market Forecast 2013-2023
5.6.1 Chinese Unconventional Resources
5.6.2 Drivers & Restraints on Hydraulic Fracturing and Proppant Sales in China Drivers Restraints
5.6.3 Summary of Chinese Proppant Market Dynamics
5.7 The Canadian Proppants Market Forecast 2013-2023
5.7.1 Drivers & Restraints on the Canadian Proppant Market
5.8 The Australian Proppants Market Forecast 2013-2023
5.8.1 Proppant Demand Drivers Bauxite Availability Shale Gas Development Drivers and Proppant Sales Impact
5.8.2 Shale Gas Development Restraints and Proppant Sales Impact
5.8.3 Tight Gas Development and Proppant Sales Impact
5.8.4 Shale/Tight Oil Prospects and Proppant Sales Impact
5.8.5 Coalbed Methane Development and Proppant Sales Impact
5.8.6 Summary of Australian Proppants Market Drivers & Restraints
5.9 Rest of the World (RoW) Proppants Market Forecast 2013-2023
5.9.1 Argentinean Proppant Market Prospects
5.9.2 Indian Proppant Market Prospects
5.9.3 Mexican Proppant Market Prospects
5.9.4 Omani Proppant Market Prospects
5.9.5 Polish Proppant Market Prospects
5.9.6 UK Proppant Market Prospects

6. PEST Analysis of the Proppants Market 2013-2023

7. Expert Opinion
7.1 Baltic Ceramics
7.1.1 Baltic Ceramics Overview 7.1.2 The Importance of Reducing Transportation Distance
7.1.3 Demand Markets for Baltic Ceramics Product
7.1.4 Competitors and Imported Proppant
7.1.5 Proppant Consumption Habits in Europe 7.1.6 Ceramic Proppant Benefits 7.1.7 Russian Price Threat 7.1.8 Resin Coated Sand Competition 7.1.9 Limited Hydraulic Horsepower
7.2 Victory Silica
7.2.1 Victory Silica Background
7.2.2 Victory Silica Strategy
7.2.3 Victory Silica Competitors
7.2.4 Short Notice Proppant Demand
7.2.5 Proppant per Stage
7.2.6 Contractual Allocations of Proppant
7.2.7 Shift Toward Liquid-Rich Plays
7.2.8 Ceramic Proppant Market Share
7.2.9 Logistical Considerations
7.2.10 LNG Exports

8. Leading Suppliers in the Proppants Market
8.1 Leading Publicly Listed Proppant Suppliers
8.1.1 Carbo Ceramics Overview Analysis Comparative Competitor Analysis Regional Focus Future Outlook
8.1.2 Saint-Gobain Overview Analysis Competitors Regional Focus Future Outlook
8.1.3 US Silica Overview Analysis Competitors Regional Emphasis Future Outlook
8.1.4 Hi Crush Partners Overview Analysis Competitors Regional Focus Future Outlook
8.2 Other Leading Proppant Suppliers
8.2.1 BorProp (JSC "Borovichi Refractories Plant") Overview Analysis
8.2.2 Fores LLC Overview Analysis
8.2.3 Imerys Overview
8.2.4 FTS International Overview
8.2.5 Mineração Curimbaba Overview Analysis Regional Focus
8.2.6 Momentive Overview
8.2.7 Santrol Overview
8.2.8 Unimin Corporation
8.3 Other Proppant Suppliers in the Market

9. Conclusions
9.1 Global Proppants Market Outlook
9.2 Proppants Market Drivers & Restraints
9.3 Proppants Submarket Forecasts 2013-2023
9.4 Leading National Proppants Market Forecasts 2013-2023

10. Glossary

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