The global fracking chemicals and fluids market is currently experiencing strong growth. Fracking, also known as hydraulic fracturing, is the process of injecting chemicals and fluids underground to create fissures and extract oil and natural gas. These fluids are commonly known as frac fluids or hydraulic-fracturing fluids and are composed of majorly of frac sand and water, with a small percentage of chemical additives. They are injected into the bedrock formation for creating new fractures in the rock and increasing the size, extent and connectivity of existing fractures. Different chemicals are used to perform various functions in hydraulic fracturing, depending on the required characteristics. Some of these functions include friction reducers, corrosion and scale inhibitors, gelling agents, surfactants, clay stabilizers, and biocides.

Fracking chemicals and fluids assist in carrying proppant solutions to the desired formation, improving gel strength, reducing friction and retaining the viscosity of the fluid at high temperatures. As hydraulic fracturing helps in reaching previously inaccessible oil and gas reserves, there is a rise in the demand for fracking chemicals and fluids across the globe. Moreover, the growing consumption of energy in emerging regions, such as Asia and Africa, is resulting in the escalating demand for natural gas and rising development in offshore activities, which in turn is driving the market growth. Apart from this, owing to the growing environmental concerns, several manufacturers in the industry are investing in research and development (R&D) activities to produce environment-friendly fluids and chemicals. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the market to register a CAGR of 8.5% during 2020-2025.

Breakup by Type:

Water-Based
Foam-Based
Gelled Oil-Based
Others

Breakup by Well Type:

Horizontal Wells
Vertical Wells

Breakup by Function Type:

Gelling Agent
Friction Reducer
Surfactant
Scale Inhibitor
Clay Stabilizer
Acid
Cross-Linkers
Breaker
Ph Adjusting Agent
Iron Control Agent
Corrosion Inhibitor
Biocide
Others

Breakup by Region:

North America
United States
Canada
Asia Pacific
China
Japan
India
South Korea
Australia
Indonesia
Others
Europe
Germany
France
United Kingdom
Italy
Spain
Russia
Others
Latin America
Brazil
Mexico
Others
Middle East and Africa


Competitive Landscape:

The competitive landscape of the industry has also been examined with some of the Key Players being Akzo Nobel N.V., Albermarle Corporation, Ashland Inc., Baker Hughes Incorporated, BASF SE, Calfrac Well Services Ltd., Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, Clariant International Ltd., E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, FTS International, Halliburton Company, Pioneer Engineering Services, Schlumberger Ltd., The Dow Chemical Company, Weatherford International, etc.

Key questions answered in this report:

How has the global fracking chemicals and fluids market performed so far and how will it perform in the coming years?
What are the key regional markets?
What is the breakup of the market based on the type?
What is the breakup of the market based on the well type?
What is the breakup of the market based on the function type?
What are the various stages in the value chain of the industry?
What are the key driving factors and challenges in the industry?
What is the structure of the global fracking chemicals and fluids market and who are the key players?
What is the degree of competition in the industry?