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Proppant Market - By Type (Fracturing Sand, Resin Coated and Ceramic Proppant) - Global Trends & Forecasts to 2017

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Publishing Date: October 2012
Report Code: AD 1266

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Hydraulic fracturing is propagation of fractures through layers of rock using pressurized fracturing fluid. This technique is primarily used in the extraction of resources from low permeability reservoirs such as shale gas, tight gas, and unconventional liquids; which are difficult to recover through regular drilling procedures.

In this process fracturing fluid is used. It consists of water, proppant, chemical additives, and guar gum. Proppant is the most integral constituent of the fracturing fluid after water. Proppant material keeps the generated fractures propped open and helps continued oil and gas recovery.

The hydraulic fracturing market is mainly concentrated in North America; hence the demand for proppant is largest here, many leading oil field service companies operate. Hence, proppant production is also much bigger than rest of the world. All the big oilfield service companies are operating in the U.S. There are several important players in North American proppant market such as Cadre Proppants (U.S.), Momentive (U.S.), Saint Gobain Proppants (U.S.), Carbo Ceramics (U.S.), and many other small companies in frac sand business.

While the North American hydraulic fracturing market is nearly reaching maturity, Rest of the World’s (ROW) market is still in its infancy stage. However, ROW has significant share in global proppant manufacturing. Proppants are exported from manufacturing centers such as China, Russia, Brazil, and India to the demand center of North America.

Proppant production in ROW accounts for about 20% of the global production. However, production in this region is expected to grow at a higher CAGR of 15.8% due to two main reasons. First, players in low cost manufacturing destinations such as India and China are expected to multiply due to the export opportunities to North America. In addition, hydraulic fracturing is poised to take off in some countries such as Poland and China. Production is also expected to commence to cater to these new demand centers. The Chinese manufacturers have started to capture the share of the proppant market especially in North America.

Currently, there are three main types of proppants: frac sand, resin coated proppants (RCP), and ceramic proppants. Each proppant type has its own advantages and disadvantages, and reservoir engineers decide on the type to be used depending on geology, availability, prices, and Government regulations.

In 1947, first fracturing was done with fracturing silica sand. Fracturing sand is the basic type of proppant material and is being used since the first fracturing. The R&D on proppant resulted in two comparatively new proppants named resin coated proppants and ceramic proppants. Frac sand is low price untreated sand proppant with lowest conductivity among the three. Ceramic proppants and resin coated proppants are high quality, high strength, and high conductivity proppants; and are used in very low permeability wells or in multiple stages fracturing. Non-grain proppants like CO2, N2, and LPG are on the horizon but will take long time to get commercialized.

Scope of the report

This report estimates the proppant market in terms of volume and value. This has been broken down into component regions and further split into countries. This report also evaluates the proppant production in various regions by type of the proppant.

Proppant Market On the basis of geography: The report is divided in regions such as Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America; and major countries such as U.S., Canada, China, Russia, and India

Proppant Market On the basis of proppant type: The report divides the proppant by types like fracturing sand, resin coated proppants, and ceramic proppants.

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

1 INTRODUCTION
  1.1 KEY TAKE-AWAYS
  1.2 REPORT DESCRIPTION
  1.3 MARKETS COVERED
  1.4 STAKEHOLDERS
  1.5 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
      1.5.1 MARKET SIZE
      1.5.2 KEY DATA POINTS TAKEN FROM SECONDARY SOURCES
      1.5.3 KEY DATA POINTS TAKEN FROM PRIMARY SOURCES
      1.5.4 KEY ASSUMPTIONS
 
2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
 
3 MARKET OVERVIEW
  3.1 INTRODUCTION
  3.2 TECHNOLOGY OVERVIEW
      3.2.1 TYPES OF PROPPANT
            3.2.1.1 Fracturing Sand
            3.2.1.2 Resin Coated Proppant
                    3.2.1.2.1 Types of resin coated proppants
            3.2.1.3 Ceramic Proppants
      3.2.2 UPCOMING TECHNOLOGY – PLA FIBERS
      3.2.3 PROPPANT SELECTION
            3.2.3.1 Type of Proppant
            3.2.3.2 Particle Size
            3.2.3.3 Properties
            3.2.3.4 Diversion Capacity
            3.2.3.5 Crushing Rate
  3.3 BURNING ISSUES
      3.3.1 SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
      3.3.2 NORTH AMERICAN NATURAL GAS SUPPLY GLUT & DEPRESSED PRICES
      3.3.3 GUAR GUM SUPPLY CONCERNS
  3.4 WINNING IMPERATIVES
  3.5 MARKET DYNAMICS
      3.5.1 DRIVERS
            3.5.1.1 Improved well economics
            3.5.1.2 Focus on natural gas as ‘transitional fuel’
            3.5.1.3 Focus on domestic natural gas production to avoid supply disturbances
      3.5.2 RESTRAINTS
            3.5.2.1 Effect on water resources: quantity and quality
            3.5.2.2 Public concerns about effects of hydraulic fracturing
            3.5.2.2.1 Concerns about seismic activity
      3.5.3 OPPORTUNITY
            3.5.3.1 Ceramic Proppants
  3.6 VALUE CHAIN ANALYSIS
      3.6.1 RAW MATERIAL SUPPLIER (SILICA, BAUXITE, SAND, RESIN, COATINGS & DYE)
      3.6.2 PROCESSING (SAND CUTTING, COATING, WASHING)
      3.6.3 PROPPANT
      3.6.4 END-USERS (OILFIELD SERVICE COMPANIES)
  3.7 PORTER’S FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS
      3.7.1 THREAT OF NEW ENTRANTS
      3.7.2 THREAT OF SUBSTITUTES
      3.7.3 BUYERS POWER
      3.7.4 SUPPLIERS POWER
      3.7.5 DEGREE OF COMPETITION
  3.8 MARKET SHARE ANALYSIS
  3.9 PATENT ANALYSIS
 
4 GLOBAL OIL & GAS RESERVES & PRODUCTION
  4.1 INTRODUCTION
  4.2 GLOBAL OIL & GAS RESERVES
      4.2.1 GLOBAL OIL RESERVES
            4.2.1.1 North America
            4.2.1.2 South America
            4.2.1.3 Europe
            4.2.1.4 Middle East
            4.2.1.5 Africa
            4.2.1.6 APAC
      4.2.2 GLOBAL GAS RESERVES
            4.2.2.1 North America
            4.2.2.2 South America
            4.2.2.3 Europe
            4.2.2.4 Middle East
            4.2.2.5 Africa
            4.2.2.6 APAC
  4.3 GLOBAL OIL & GAS PRODUCTION
      4.3.1 GLOBAL OIL PRODUCTION
            4.3.1.1 North America
            4.3.1.2 South America
            4.3.1.3 Europe
            4.3.1.4 Middle East
            4.3.1.5 Africa
            4.3.1.6 APAC
      4.3.2 GLOBAL GAS PRODUCTION
            4.3.2.1 North America
            4.3.2.2 South America
            4.3.2.3 Europe
            4.3.2.4 Middle East
            4.3.2.5 Africa
            4.3.2.6 APAC
 
5 GLOBAL HYDRAULIC FRACTURING MARKET
  5.1 INTRODUCTION
  5.2 GLOBAL UNCONVENTIONAL GAS SCENARIO
  5.3 GLOBAL HYDRAULIC FRACTURING MARKET
 
6 GLOBAL PROPPANT MARKET, BY GEOGRAPHY
  6.1 INTRODUCTION
  6.2 GLOBAL PROPPANT MARKET
      6.2.1 NORTH AMERICA
      6.2.2 REST OF THE WORLD
            6.2.2.1 Europe
            6.2.2.2 APAC
            6.2.2.3 Africa & South America
 
7 GLOBAL PROPPANT MARKET, BY TYPE
  7.1 INTRODUCTION
  7.2 GLOBAL FRACTURING SAND MARKET
  7.3 GLOBAL RESIN COATED PROPPANT MARKET
  7.4 GLOBAL CERAMIC PROPPANT MARKET
  7.5 GLOBAL PROPPANT MARKET
      7.5.1 NORTH AMERICA
      7.5.2 REST OF THE WORLD
            7.5.2.1 Europe
            7.5.2.2 APAC
            7.5.2.3 Africa & South America
 
8 COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
  8.1 INTRODUCTION
  8.2 GEOGRAPHIC EXPANSIONS LEADS THE WAY
  8.3 GEOGRAPHICAL EXPANSIONS
  8.4 NEW PRODUCTS LAUNCH AND R&D
  8.5 AGREEMENTS
  8.6 MERGERS, ACQUISITION & JOINT VENTURES
 
9 COMPANY PROFILES
  9.1 ATLAS RESIN PROPPANTS
      9.1.1 OVERVIEW
      9.1.2 FINANCIALS
      9.1.3 PRODUCTS & SERVICES
      9.1.4 STRATEGY
      9.1.5 DEVELOPMENTS
  9.2 BADGER MINING CORPORATION
      9.2.1 OVERVIEW
      9.2.2 FINANCIALS
      9.2.3 PRODUCTS & SERVICES
      9.2.4 STRATEGY
      9.2.5 DEVELOPMENTS
  9.3 BORPROP PROPPANTS
       9.3.1 OVERVIEW
       9.3.2 FINANCIALS
       9.3.3 PRODUCT & SERVICES
       9.3.4 STRATEGY
       9.3.5 DEVELOPMENTS
  9.4 CADRE PROPPANTS
       9.4.1 OVERVIEW
       9.4.2 FINANCIALS
       9.4.3 PRODUCTS & SERVICES
       9.4.4 STRATEGY
       9.4.5 DEVELOPMENTS
  9.5 CARBO CERAMICS
       9.5.1 OVERVIEW
       9.5.2 FINANCIALS
       9.5.3 PRODUCT & SERVICES
       9.5.4 STRATEGY
       9.5.5 DEVELOPMENTS
  9.6 DOW CORNING CORPORATION
      9.6.1 OVERVIEW
      9.6.2 FINANCIALS
      9.6.3 PRODUCTS & SERVICES
      9.6.4 STRATEGY
      9.6.5 DEVELOPMENTS
  9.7 FTS INTERNATIONAL
      9.7.1 OVERVIEW
      9.7.2 FINANCIALS
      9.7.3 PRODUCTS & SERVICES
      9.7.4 STRATEGY
      9.7.5 DEVELOPMENTS
  9.8 HI CRUSH PARTENERS LP
      9.8.1 OVERVIEW
      9.8.2 FINANCIALS
      9.8.3 PRODUCTS & SERVICES
      9.8.4 STRATEGY
      9.8.5 DEVELOPMENTS
  9.9 MINERACAO CURIMBABA LTDA.
      9.9.1 OVERVIEW
      9.9.2 FINANCIALS
      9.9.3 PRODUCT & SERVICES
      9.9.4 STRATEGY
  9.10 MOMENTIVE INC.
       9.10.1 OVERVIEW
       9.10.2 FINANCIALS
       9.10.3 PRODUCTS & SERVICES
       9.10.4 STRATEGY
       9.10.5 DEVELOPMENTS
  9.11 OXANE MATERIALS INC.
        9.11.1 OVERVIEW
        9.11.2 FINANCIALS
        9.11.3 PRODUCTS & SERVICES
        9.11.4 STRATEGY
        9.11.5 DEVELOPMENTS
  9.12 SAINT-GOBAIN PROPPANTS
        9.12.1 OVERVIEW
        9.12.2 FINANCIALS
         9.12.3 PRODUCTS & SERVICES
         9.12.4 STRATEGY
         9.12.5 DEVELOPMENTS
  9.13 SANTROL
         9.13.1 OVERVIEW
         9.13.2 FINANCIALS
         9.13.3 PRODUCTS & SERVICES
         9.13.4 STRATEGY
         9.13.5 DEVELOPMENTS
  9.14 SUPERIOR SILICA SANDS LLC
         9.14.1 OVERVIEW
         9.14.2 FINANCIALS
         9.14.3 PRODUCTS & SERVICES
         9.14.4 STRATEGY
         9.14.5 DEVELOPMENTS
  9.15 UNIMIN CORPORATION
         9.15.1 OVERVIEW
         9.15.2 FINANCIALS
         9.15.3 PRODUCTS & SERVICES
         9.15.4 STRATEGY
         9.15.5 DEVELOPMENTS
  9.16 US SILICA
         9.16.1 OVERVIEW
         9.16.2 FINANCIALS
         9.16.3 PRODUCTS & SERVICES
         9.16.4 STRATEGY
         9.16.5 DEVELOPMENTS
  9.17 YIXING ORIENT PETROLEUM PROPPANT CO. LTD
         9.17.1 OVERVIEW
         9.17.2 FINANCIALS
         9.17.3 PRODUCTS & SERVICES
         9.17.4 STRATEGY
         9.17.5 DEVELOPMENTS


LIST OF TABLES

 TABLE 1  PROPPANT MARKET BY GEOGRAPHY, 2012 – 2017, (MILLION METRIC TONNES)
 TABLE 2  PROPPANT MARKET, BY TYPE, 2012 – 2017 (MILLION METRIC TONNES)
 TABLE 3  PROPPANTS: SHAPE, STRENGTH, CONDUCTIVITY
 TABLE 4  FOSSIL FUEL EMISSION LEVELS (LBS/BILLION BTU ENERGY INPUT)
 TABLE 5  WATER USE IN U.S. SHALE PLAYS, BY COMPANY, 2009
 TABLE 6  OIL RESERVES, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2010 – 2011 (BILLION BARRELS)
 TABLE 7  NORTH AMERICA: OIL RESERVES, BY COUNTRY, 2010 – 2011 (BILLION BARRELS)
 TABLE 8  SOUTH AMERICA: OIL RESERVES, BY COUNTRY, 2010 – 2011 (BILLION BARRELS)
 TABLE 9  EUROPE: OIL RESERVES MARKET, BY COUNTRY, 2010 – 2011 (BILLION BARRELS)
 TABLE 10 MIDDLE EAST: OIL RESERVES, BY COUNTRY, 2010 – 2011 (BILLION BARRELS)
 TABLE 11 AFRICA: OIL RESERVES, BY COUNTRY, 2010 – 2011 (BILLION BARRELS)
 TABLE 12 APAC: OIL RESERVES, BY COUNTRY, 2010 – 2011 (BILLION BARRELS)
 TABLE 13 GAS RESERVES, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2010 – 2011 (TCF)
 TABLE 14 NORTH AMERICA: GAS RESERVES, BY COUNTRY, 2010 – 2011 (TCF)
 TABLE 15 SOUTH AMERICA: GAS RESERVES, BY COUNTRY, 2010 – 2011 (TCF)
 TABLE 16 EUROPE: GAS RESERVES, BY COUNTRY, 2010 – 2011 (TCF)
 TABLE 17 MIDDLE EAST: GAS RESERVES, BY COUNTRY, 2010 – 2011 (TCF)
 TABLE 18 AFRICA GAS RESERVES, BY COUNTRY, 2010 – 2011 (TCF)
 TABLE 19 APAC: GAS RESERVES, BY COUNTRY, 2010 – 2011 (TCF)
 TABLE 20 OIL PRODUCTION, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2009 – 2011 (MILLION BARRELS/DAY)
 TABLE 21 NORTH AMERICA: OIL PRODUCTION, BY COUNTRY, 2009 – 2011 (MILLION BARRELS PER DAY)
 TABLE 22 SOUTH AMERICA: OIL PRODUCTION, BY COUNTRY, 2009 – 2011 (MILLION BARRELS PER DAY)
 TABLE 23 EUROPE: OIL PRODUCTION, BY COUNTRY, 2009 – 2011 (MILLION BARRELS PER DAY)
 TABLE 24 MIDDLE EAST: OIL PRODUCTION, BY COUNTRY, 2009 – 2011 (MILLION BARRELS PER DAY)
 TABLE 25 AFRICA: OIL PRODUCTION, BY COUNTRY, 2009 – 2011 (MILLION BARRELS PER DAY)
 TABLE 26 APAC: OIL PRODUCTION, BY COUNTRY, 2009 – 2011 (MILLION BARRELS PER DAY)
 TABLE 27 GAS PRODUCTION, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2009 – 2011 (TCF)
 TABLE 28 GLOBAL: NATURAL GAS PRODUCTION, BY RESOURCE, 2009 – 2011 (TCF)
 TABLE 29 NORTH AMERICA: GAS PRODUCTION, BY COUNTRY, 2009 – 2011 (TCF)
 TABLE 30 NORTH AMERICA: NATURAL GAS PRODUCTION, BY RESOURCE, 2009 – 2011 (TCF)
 TABLE 31 SOUTH AMERICA: GAS PRODUCTION, BY COUNTRY, 2009 – 2011 (TCF)
 TABLE 32 SOUTH AMERICA: NATURAL GAS PRODUCTION, BY RESOURCE, 2009 – 2011 (TCF)
 TABLE 33 EUROPE: GAS PRODUCTION, BY COUNTRY, 2009 – 2011 (TCF)
 TABLE 34 EUROPE: NATURAL GAS PRODUCTION, BY RESOURCE, 2009 – 2011 (TCF)
 TABLE 35 MIDDLE EAST: GAS PRODUCTION, BY COUNTRY, 2009 – 2011 (TCF)
 TABLE 36 MIDDLE EAST: NATURAL GAS PRODUCTION, BY RESOURCE, 2009 – 2011 (TCF)
 TABLE 37 AFRICA: GAS PRODUCTION, BY COUNTRY, 2009 – 2011 (TCF)
 TABLE 38 AFRICA: NATURAL GAS PRODUCTION, BY RESOURCE, 2009 – 2011 (TCF)
 TABLE 39 APAC: GAS PRODUCTION, BY COUNTRY, 2009 – 2011 (TCF)
 TABLE 40 APAC: NATURAL GAS PRODUCTION, BY RESOURCE, 2009 – 2011 (TCF)
 TABLE 41 GLOBAL PROVEN GAS RESERVES
 TABLE 42 UNCONVENTIONAL GAS PRODUCTION: NORTH AMERICA & ROW (TRILLION CUBIC FEET)
 TABLE 43 GLOBAL HYDRAULIC FRACTURING MARKET, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2010 – 2017 (MILLION HHP)
 TABLE 44 GLOBAL HYDRAULIC FRACTURING MARKET REVENUE, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2010 – 2017 ($MILLION)
 TABLE 45 GLOBAL HYDRAULIC FRACTURING MARKET, BY COUNTRY, 2010 – 2017 (MILLION HHP)
 TABLE 46 GLOBAL HYDRAULIC FRACTURING MARKET REVENUE, BY COUNTRY, 2010 – 2017 ($MILLION)
 TABLE 47 GLOBAL PROPPANT MARKET, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2010 – 2017 (MILLION TONNES)
 TABLE 48 GLOBAL PROPPANT MARKET REVENUE, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2010 – 2017 ($MILLION)
 TABLE 49 U.S: TECHNICALLY RECOVERABLE SHALE RESERVES, 2009 (TRILLION CUBIC FEET)
 TABLE 50 NORTH AMERICA: PROPPANT MARKET, BY COUNTRY, 2010 – 2017 (MILLION TONNES)
 TABLE 51 NORTH AMERICA: PROPPANT MARKET REVENUE, BY COUNTRY, 2010 – 2017 ($MILLION)
 TABLE 52 ROW: PROPPANT MARKET, BY REGION, 2010 – 2017 (MILLION TONNES)
 TABLE 53 ROW: PROPPANT MARKET, BY REGION, 2010 – 2017 ($MILLION)
 TABLE 54 EUROPE: PROPPANT MARKET, BY COUNTRY, 2010 – 2017 (MILLION TONNES)
 TABLE 55 EUROPE: PROPPANT MARKET REVENUE, BY COUNTRY, 2010 – 2017 ($MILLION)
 TABLE 56 APAC: PROPPANT MARKET, BY COUNTRY, 2010 – 2017 (MILLION TONNES)
 TABLE 57 APAC: PROPPANT MARKET REVENUE, BY COUNTRY, 2010 – 2017 ($MILLION)
 TABLE 58 AFRICA & SOUTH AMERICA: PROPPANT MARKET REVENUE, BY COUNTRY, 2010 – 2017 (MILLION TONNES)
 TABLE 59 AFRICA & SOUTH AMERICA: PROPPANT MARKET, BY COUNTRY, 2010 – 2017 ($MILLION)
 TABLE 60 GLOBAL FRACTURING SAND MARKET, 2010 – 2017 (MILLION TONNES)
 TABLE 61 GLOBAL RESIN COATED PROPPANT MARKET, 2010 – 2017 (MILLION TONNES)
 TABLE 62 GLOBAL CERAMIC PROPPANT MARKET, 2010 – 2017 (MILLION TONNES)
 TABLE 63 GLOBAL PROPPANT MARKET, BY TYPE, 2010 – 2017 (MILLION TONNES)
 TABLE 64 GLOBAL PROPPANT MARKET REVENUE, BY TYPE, 2010 – 2017 ($MILLION)
 TABLE 65 NORTH AMERICA: PROPPANT MARKET, BY TYPE, 2010 – 2017 (MILLION TONNES)
 TABLE 66 NORTH AMERICA: PROPPANT MARKET REVENUE, BY TYPE, 2010 – 2017 ($MILLION)
 TABLE 67 ROW: PROPPANT MARKET, BY TYPE, 2010 – 2017 (MILLION TONNES)
 TABLE 68 ROW: PROPPANT MARKET REVENUE, BY TYPE, 2010 – 2017 ($MILLION)
 TABLE 69 EUROPE: PROPPANT MARKET, BY TYPE, 2010 – 2017 (MILLION TONNES)
 TABLE 70 EUROPE: PROPPANT MARKET REVENUE, BY TYPE, 2010 – 2017 ($MILLION)
 TABLE 71 APAC: PROPPANT MARKET, BY TYPE, 2010 – 2017 (MILLION TONNES)
 TABLE 72 APAC: PROPPANT MARKET REVENUE, BY TYPE, 2010 – 2017 ($MILLION)
 TABLE 73 AFRICA & SOUTH AMERICA: PROPPANT MARKET, BY TYPE, 2010 – 2017 (MILLION TONNES)
 TABLE 74 AFRICA & SOUTH AMERICA: PROPPANT MARKET REVENUE, BY TYPE, 2010 – 2017 ($MILLION)
 TABLE 75 GEOGRAPHICAL EXPANSIONS, 2010 – 2012
 TABLE 76 NEW PRODUCTS LAUNCH AND R&D, 2010 – 2012
 TABLE 77 AGREEMENTS, 2010 – 2012
 TABLE 78 MERGERS, ACQUISITION & JOINT VENTURES, 2010 – 2012
 TABLE 79 ATLAS RESIN: PRODUCTS & ITS APPLICATIONS/SPECIFICATIONS
 TABLE 80 BORPROP: PRODUCTS & ITS DESCRIPTION
 TABLE 81 CADRE: PRODUCTS & ITS DESCRIPTIONS
 TABLE 82 CARBO: PROPPANTS PRODUCTS & ITS DESCRIPTION
 TABLE 83 DOW CORNING: COATING RESIN SYSTEMS PRODUCTS
 TABLE 84 ADVANTAGES: DOW CORNING PROPPANTS ADDITIVES
 TABLE 85 FTS INTERNATIONAL: PRODUCTS & ITS DESCRIPTION
 TABLE 86 MINERACAO: PRODUCTS & ITS DESCRIPTION
 TABLE 87 MOMENTIVE: SALES, BY SEGMENTS, 2011 ($MILLION)
 TABLE 88 PRODUCTS & ITS DESCRIPTION
 TABLE 89 OXANE MATERIALS: PRODUCT & ITS DESCRIPTION
 TABLE 90 SAINT-GOBAIN: NET SALES, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2011 ($MILLION)
 TABLE 91 SAINT-GOBAIN: NET SALES, BY SECTOR, 2011
 TABLE 92 SAINT-GOBAIN: SINTERED BAUXITE PROPPANTS & ITS DESCRIPTION
 TABLE 93 SANTROL: PRODUCTS & ITS DESCRIPTION
 TABLE 94 SUPERIOR SILICA SANDS: PRODUCTS & ITS DESCRIPTION
 TABLE 95 UNIMIN: PRODUCTS & ITS DESCRIPTION
 TABLE 96 US SILICA: ANNUAL REVENUE, BY SEGMENTS, 2010 – 2011 ($MILLION)
 TABLE 97 US SILICA: PRODUCTS & ITS DESCRIPTION
 TABLE 98 YIXING ORIENT: PRODUCTS & ITS APPLICATIONS


LIST OF FIGURES

 FIGURE 1 COMPOSITION OF CHEMICAL ADDITIVES
 FIGURE 2 TYPES OF PROPPANTS
 FIGURE 3 COMPARISON: PROPPANTS FOR VARYING CLOSURE STRESS
 FIGURE 4 PROPPANTS: SAND, RCP, CERAMIC
 FIGURE 5 CONDUCTIVITY COMPARISON: COATED VS UNCOATED PROPPANTS, UNDER STRESS
 FIGURE 6 TYPES OF RESIN COATED PROPPANTS
 FIGURE 7 TECHNOLOGY EVOLUTION: FRACTURE CONDUCTIVITY, 1947 – 2012
 FIGURE 8 PROPPANTS: SELECTION CRITERIA
 FIGURE 9 PROPPANTS: SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
 FIGURE 10 NATURAL GAS PRICES, 2008 – 2012 ($/MMBTU)
 FIGURE 11 GUAR GUM PRICE TRENDS ($/POUND)
 FIGURE 12 HYDRAULIC FRACTURING WATER CYCLE & CORRESPONDING IMPACT ON POTABLE WATER SUPPLIES
 FIGURE 13 VALUE CHAIN ANALYSIS
 FIGURE 14 PORTER’S FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS
 FIGURE 15 GLOBAL CERAMIC PROPPANT MARKET: MARKET SHARE ANALYSIS, 2011
 FIGURE 16 PATENT ANALYSIS, BY COMPANY, 2010 – 2012
 FIGURE 17 PATENT ANALYSIS, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2010 – 2012
 FIGURE 18 PATENT ANALYSIS, BY TYPE, 2010 – 2012
 FIGURE 19 EUROPE: PRIMARY ENERGY CONSUMPTION, 2011
 FIGURE 20 WORLD PRIMARY ENERGY MIX, 2011
 FIGURE 21 MARKETS DIRECTLY AFFECTING PROPPANT DEMAND
 FIGURE 22 NORTH AMERICA & ROW: GLOBAL PROPPANT PRODUCTION TREND, 2009 – 2017
 FIGURE 23 NORTH AMERICA: PROPPANT PRODUCTION SHARE, 2011
 FIGURE 24 PROPPANT: PRODUCTION SHARE, BY TYPE, 2012
 FIGURE 25 GLOBAL PROPPANT MARKET SHARE, BY GROWTH STRATEGY, 2010 – 2012

Hydraulic fracturing is propagation of fractures through layers of rock using pressurized fracturing fluid. This technique is primarily used in the extraction of resources from low permeability reservoirs such as shale gas, tight gas, and unconventional liquids; which are difficult to recover through regular drilling procedures.

In this process fracturing fluid is used. It consists of water, proppant, chemical additives, and guar gum. The proppant is the most integral constituent of the fracturing fluid after water. Proppant material keeps the generated fractures propped open and continues the oil and gas recovery.

The hydraulic fracturing market is mainly concentrated in North America; hence the demand for proppant is largest in North America where many leading oil field service companies operate. There are many important players in North America in proppant market such as Cadre Proppants, Momentive, Saint Gobain proppants, Carbo Ceramics, etc.

While the North American hydraulic fracturing market is reaching maturity, the Rest of the World’s (ROW) market is still in its infancy stage. However, ROW has significant share in proppant manufacturing. Proppants are exported from China, Russia, Brazil, and India to North America. The exports from China to North America are significant and Chinese exports are growing with high speeds.

This report estimates the proppant market in terms of volume and value. This has been broken down into component regions and further split into countries.

Proppant Market Share, by Geography, 2012 – 2017

Proppant Market
Source: Secondary Research, Expert Interviews, MarketsandMarkets Analysis

The global market for proppants is estimated at 24.4 million tons in 2012, and is expected to grow up to 43.8 million tons by 2017, at a CAGR of 12.4% from 2012 to 2017.

North America holds the majority of the proppant production market with share of almost 80%. Proppant supply chains are well established in North America, since hydraulic fracturing is a well established technology in the region. There is a combination of drivers, which is pushing its hydraulic fracturing market such as the favorable Government regulations with regard to oil and gas exploration. For example, in the U.S. landowners hold the rights to reserves, which give them motivation to sign leases with oil and gas firms to receive royalties. Also, the geology in North America is more favorable than in other parts of the world, and resources are more accessible. This is due to decades of conventional oil and gas exploration; the U.S. and Canada also have a robust pool of skilled competitive labor. Although the potential impact of hydraulic fracturing has been a worry to North Americans, the density of population is low.

Proppant production in ROW accounts for about 20% of the global production. However, production in this region is expected to grow at a higher CAGR due to two main reasons. First, players in low cost manufacturing destinations such as India and China are expected to multiply due to the export opportunities to North America. In addition, hydraulic fracturing is poised to take off in some countries such as Poland and China. Production is also expected to commence to cater to these new demand canters. The hydraulic fracturing market in ROW is in its nascent stage, and as the technology finds wider use the production of proppants is also expected to take off. Proppant production in ROW is expected to grow from 5.2 million tons in 2012 to 10.9 million tons by 2017.

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