Global Crude Oil Flow Improvers Market, By Type (Paraffin Inhibitors, Asphaltene Inhibitors, Scale I

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Market Dynamics

Increasing demand for crude oil across the world is expected to drive the growth of the Global Crude Oil Flow Improvers Market during the forecast period. This has resulted some of the key developments by companies operating in the market to consolidate their market positions and look for further niche opportunities.

Crude oil extraction is carried out in remote locations, hence, it is essential to be present on the exact location on time to extract oil. Transportation plays a vital role in transporting crude oil through pipelines in an efficient way. It is quite challenging to transport crude oil in the cold region as it gets thicker while traveling long distances. However, heavy crude oil faces high viscosity issues. Hence, it is of paramount importance to maintain the proper viscosity of heavy crude oil without compromising the quality. Crude oil flow improvers for oil companies are emerging as a helping hand. It is an additive that provides suitable solutions from the reservoir to the refinery and maximizes production. Drag reducing agents are among them that minimize turbulence and make sure of increased flow rate and throughput within the pipelines.

Segment Analysis

The high demand for crude oil across the world is expected to drive the global crude oil flow improvers market growth. However, other non-renewable energy resources are not capable of fulfilling the growing demand. Crude oil is one of the largest energy resources in the world, hence, it becomes essential to use and distribute crude oil in a productive and efficient way. This factor is responsible for major growth in the global market. In the manufacturing phase, crude oil flow improvers are used and provide an ideal solution for all three phases such as extraction, transport, and refining. This is expected in the near future to promote the improvers market in the worldwide crude oil flow industry. Crude oil flow improvers are used to boost the productivity of crude oil, which is a major driver for the global market. Conversely, a tremendous hike in crude prices and global recession restraints the global market to some extent.

Based on type, the paraffin inhibitors are expected to account for the largest market share. Paraffin waxes are a major component of oil production and by blocking the casings and oil pipelines, particularly at low temperatures, cause operational challenges. Therefore, to avoid the deposition of paraffin waxes, paraffin inhibitors are used in oil production processes and pipeline transportation of crude oil.

Based on the application, the extraction application is expected to account for the largest market share, in terms of both volume and value, given the large number of oil wells worldwide and the high volumetric consumption in the extraction method of this product.

North America is expected to hold the major share of the crude oil flow improvers market. The Middle East regions are moving towards gaining the highest market share in the near future. In countries such as India and China, growing urbanization, increasing disposable income, the growing purchasing power of the people are some of the factors that are projected to contribute to the growth of the global market in the future. Recent findings of the shale oil technology in Canada and the U.S. and oversupply of crude oil, however, hamper the development of the market for the worldwide crude oil flow improvers.

Key Factors Impacting Market Growth:

  • Increasing demand for crude oil across the world

  • They boost the productivity of crude oil

  • Hike in the crude prices

Key Developments:

  • In February 2019, Halliburton Company (US), announced it will build the first oilfield chemical manufacturing reaction plant in Saudi Arabia. Halliburton will start local manufacturing of specialty chemicals after completion of the plant in 2020 to help customers achieve production and reliability goals in applications from the reservoir to the refinery.

Regional Analysis

On the basis of the region, the global crude oil flow improvers market has been segmented by North America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, & Rest of the World. North America and Western Europe are some of the major markets that are also traditional suppliers of chemicals such as specialty chemicals, bulk chemicals, and so on. Major companies in this market are headquartered in North America and Western Europe. This region has been witnessing a number of transitions in terms of productions of chemicals and respective applications by end-use industries. The preference towards bio-based feedstock has been instrumental in the development of the green alternatives in these regions. Moreover, regulatory authorities have imposed strict guidelines with regard to environmental concerns and potential health hazards due to exposures. This has been more instrumental in the Western Europe region competitively. Some of the major economies in these regions include US, Germany, UK, France, Canada, Italy, Spain, and so on. The Asia Pacific and the Middle East are expected to register substantial growth in global crude oil flow improvers market during the forecast period. This demand is with regard to the growth of major applications such as extraction, pipeline, refinery.

Major countries in the Asia Pacific region include China, South Korea, Japan, India, Australia, and so on. Middle East includes the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Israel, Egypt, and so on. Eastern Europe has been largely dominated by Russia and Turkey with operations of major chemical giants in the region. Rest the World that includes South America and Africa has a strong potential for global crude oil flow improvers market. There has been an increasing number of investments by global companies in these regions to strengthen their presence and tap the potential market. Major economies in these regions for global crude oil flow improvers market include Brazil, South Africa, Nigeria, Argentina, Colombia, and others.

Companies Covered: Halliburton, Nalco Champion, BASF SE, Schlumberger, Infineum, Evonik Industries, WRT BV, Clariant, LiquidPower Specialty Products, Flowchem, Baker Hughes, Innospec, Oil Flux Americas, The Zoranoc Oilfield Chemical, CNPC

Market Segmentation:

By Type:

  • Paraffin Inhibitors

  • Asphaltene Inhibitors

  • Scale Inhibitors

  • Drag-reducing Agents

  • Hydrate Inhibitors

By Application:

  • Extraction

  • Pipeline

  • Refinery

By Region:

  • North America

    • By Country (US, Canada, Mexico)

    • By Type

    • By Application

  • Western Europe:

    • By Country (Germany, UK, France, Spain, Rest of Western Europe)

    • By Type

    • By Application

  • Eastern Europe:

    • By Country (Russia, Turkey, Rest of Eastern Europe)

    • By Type

    • By Application

  • Asia Pacific

    • By Country (China, Japan, India, Rest of Asia Pacific)

    • By Type

    • By Application

  • Middle East:

    • By Country (UAE, Qatar, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Rest of Middle East)

    • By Type

    • By Application

  • Rest of the World

    • By Region (Latin America, Brazil, Rest of the World)

    • By Type

    • By Application

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