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Published Date: 2016-01-22Number of Pages: 126

Clear Brine Fluids (Potassium Chloride, Calcium Chloride, Sodium Chloride, Potassium Bromide, Calcium Bromide, Sodium Bromide, and Others) Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2015 - 2023

Clear brine fluids are industrial fluids used in various operations, such as completion, work-over, and drilling, in the oil & gas industry. These fluids are specifically manufactured to control formation pressure as well as reduce damage in the reservoir. Clear brine fluids are segmented into potassium chloride, calcium chloride, sodium chloride, calcium bromide, potassium bromide, sodium bromide, and others (including zinc bromide and ammonium chloride).

The report comprises in-depth analysis and forecast of the clear brine fluids market on a global as well as regional level. The report includes forecast for the period from 2015 to 2023 in terms of volume (kilo tons) and revenue (US$ Mn). Quantitative data has been derived through extensive secondary research of the global clear brine fluids market. Secondary sources typically include company websites, relevant magazines, government documents, and press releases. The top-down approach has been adopted to derive the regional numbers from global revenue and volume figures. Furthermore, the bottom-up approach has been employed to derive data for various product segments based on demand for clear brine fluids in each geographic segment. A combination of top-down and bottom-up approaches helps in validation of the quantitative data of the market. The data was further validated with the help of primary research with industry experts to ensure accuracy of derived numbers.

Detailed analysis of various factors driving the global clear brine fluids market has been included for astute decision making. Impact of these drivers during the forecast period has been included with data to substantiate research findings. Furthermore, factors restraining market growth have been included for better understanding of the market. Impact of these restraints has been analyzed over the forecast period. The report also comprises various opportunities available for market growth over the next eight years. Opportunities entail untapped or recently explored factors that are anticipated to drive the clear brine fluids market during the forecast period.

The report includes value chain analysis to help understand the industry thoroughly. Value chain analysis comprises detailed evaluation of the roles of various entities involved in the clear brine fluids industry, from raw material suppliers to end-users. Various processes employed in the manufacture of clear brine fluids have been included in the value chain analysis. Porter’s Five Forces model has been employed to determine the degree of competition in the market during the forecast period. Company market share analysis has been included for better understanding of the competitive landscape. Company market share analysis includes the market share of dominant players in 2014, based on their production capacities. Furthermore, market attractiveness analysis has been conducted to analyze product segments that are expected to be lucrative during the forecast period. This is based on various factors such as market size, growth rate, profitability, raw material procurement, and competition in each product segment.

Based on product type, the clear brine fluids market has been segmented into potassium chloride, calcium chloride, sodium chloride, calcium bromide, potassium bromide, sodium bromide and others (including zinc bromide and ammonium chloride). The report comprises detailed analysis of all the segments in the regional and global markets and forecast based on current and future trends in the industry in terms of volume (kilo tons) and revenue (US$ Mn). In terms of region, the market has been segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. Demand for clear brine fluids in each of its application segment has been analyzed and forecast for a period of eight years.

The report also comprises profiles of leading companies in the clear brine fluids market. These include Israel Chemicals Ltd., Albemarle Corporation, TETRA Technologies, Inc., and Great Lake Solutions. Various attributes of these companies such as company overview, business strategies, and recent developments form the core of the company profiles section. 

This report segments the global clear brine fluids market as follows:

  • Clear Brine Fluids Market – Product Segment Analysis
    • Potassium chloride
    • Calcium chloride
    • Sodium chloride
    • Potassium bromide
    • Sodium bromide
    • Calcium bromide
    • Others (zinc bromide, aluminum chloride, etc.)
       
  • Clear Brine Fluids Market - Regional Analysis
    • North America
      • U.S.
      • Rest of North America
    • Europe
      • U.K.
      • Spain
      • France
      • Germany
      • Italy
      • Rest of Europe
    • Asia Pacific
      • China
      • Japan
      • ASEAN
      • Rest of Asia Pacific
    • Latin America
      • Brazil
      • Rest of Latin America
    • Middle East & Africa (MEA)
      • GCC countries
      • South Africa
      • Rest of MEA


Chapter 1 Preface
1.1 Report Description
1.2 Research Scope
1.3 Assumptions
1.4 Market Segmentation
1.5 Research Methodology

Chapter 2 Executive Summary
2.1 Global Clear Brine Fluids Market, 2014 - 2023, (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)
2.2 Clear Brine Fluids: Market Snapshot 

Chapter 3 Clear Brine Fluids Market – Industry Analysis
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Value Chain Analysis
3.3 Market Drivers
     3.3.1 Developed Nations Striving for Energy Security Driving the Clear Brine Fluids Market
3.4 Restraints
     3.4.1 The Shale Gas Situation Coupled with the Political Imbalance in the Middle East
3.5 Opportunity
     3.5.1 Focus on Exploring Unconventional Resources such as Shale Gas and Coal Bed Methane
3.6 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
     3.6.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
     3.6.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers
     3.6.3 Threat of New Entrants
     3.6.4 Threat of Substitutes
     3.6.5 Degree of Competition
3.7 Clear Brine Fluids: Market Attractiveness Analysis
     3.7.1 Attractiveness Analysis: By Product type
     3.7.2 Attractiveness Analysis: By Country
3.8 Clear Brine Fluids Market: Company Market Share Analysis, 2014

Chapter 4 Price Trend Analysis
4.1 Clear Brine Fluids Price Trend, 2014–2023 (US$/Ton)

Chapter 5 Clear Brine Fluids Market – Product Segment Analysis
5.1 Global Clear Brine Fluids Market for Potassium Chloride, 2014 – 2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)
5.2 Global Clear Brine Fluids Market for Calcium Chloride, 2014 – 2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)
5.3 Global Clear Brine Fluids Market for Sodium Chloride, 2014 – 2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)
5.4 Global Clear Brine Fluids Market for Potassium Bromide, 2014 – 2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)
5.5 Global Clear Brine Fluids Market for Sodium Bromide, 2014 – 2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)
5.6 Global Clear Brine Fluids Market for Calcium Bromide, 2014 – 2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)
5.7 Global Clear Brine Fluids Market for Others, 2014 – 2023 (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn)

Chapter 6 Global Clear Brine Fluids Market: Regional Analysis
6.1 Global Clear Brine Fluids Market: Regional Overview
6.2 North America Clear Brine Fluids Market, 2014 and 2023
     6.2.1 North America Clear Brine Fluids Market Volume, Product Segment Analysis, 2014 – 2023 (Kilo Tons)
     6.2.2 North America Clear Brine Fluids Market Revenue, Product Segment Analysis, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Mn)
     6.2.3 U.S. Clear Brine Fluids Market Volume, Product Segment Analysis, 2014 – 2023 (Kilo Tons)
     6.2.4 U.S. Clear Brine Fluids Market Revenue, Product Segment Analysis, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Mn)
     6.2.5 Rest of North America Clear Brine Fluids Market Volume, Product Segment Analysis, 2014 – 2023 (Kilo Tons)
     6.2.6 Rest of North America Clear Brine Fluids Market Revenue, Product Segment Analysis, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Mn)
6.3 Europe Clear Brine Fluids Market, 2014 and 2023
     6.3.1 Europe Clear Brine Fluids Market Revenue, Product Segment Analysis, 2014 – 2023 (Kilo Tons)
     6.3.2 Europe Clear Brine Fluids Market Volume, Product Segment Analysis, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Mn)
     6.3.3 Germany Clear Brine Fluids Market Volume, Product Segment Analysis, 2014 – 2023 (Kilo Tons)
     6.3.4 Germany Clear Brine Fluids Market Revenue, Product Segment Analysis, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Mn)
     6.3.5 UK Clear Brine Fluids Market Volume, Product Segment Analysis, 2014 – 2023 (Kilo Tons)
     6.3.6 UK Clear Brine Fluids Market Revenue, Product Segment Analysis, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Mn)
     6.3.7 Rest of Europe Clear Brine Fluids Market Volume, Product Segment Analysis, 2014 – 2023 (Kilo Tons)
     6.3.8 Rest of Europe Clear Brine Fluids Market Revenue, Product Segment Analysis, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Mn)
6.4 Asia Pacific Clear Brine Fluids Market, 2014 and 2023
     6.4.1 Asia Pacific Clear Brine Fluids Market Volume, Product Segment Analysis, 2014 – 2023 (Kilo Tons)
     6.4.2 Asia Pacific Clear Brine Fluids Market Revenue, Product Segment Analysis, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Mn)
     6.4.3 China Clear Brine Fluids Market Volume, Product Segment Analysis, 2014 – 2023 (Kilo Tons)
     6.4.4 China Clear Brine Fluids Market Revenue, Product Segment Analysis, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Mn)
     6.4.5 Japan Clear Brine Fluids Market Volume, Product Segment Analysis, 2014 – 2023 (Kilo Tons)
     6.4.6 Japan Clear Brine Fluids Market Revenue, Product Segment Analysis, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Mn)
     6.4.7 ASEAN Clear Brine Fluids Market Volume, Product Segment Analysis, 2014 – 2023 (Kilo Tons)
     6.4.8 ASEAN Clear Brine Fluids Market Revenue, Product Segment Analysis, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Mn)
     6.4.9 Rest of Asia Pacific Clear Brine Fluids Market Volume, Product Segment Analysis, 2014 – 2023 (Kilo Tons)
     6.4.10 Rest of Asia Pacific Clear Brine Fluids Market Revenue, Product Segment Analysis, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Mn)
6.5 Latin America Clear Brine Fluids Market, 2014 and 2023
     6.5.1 Latin America Clear Brine Fluids Market Volume, Product Segment Analysis, 2014 – 2023 (Kilo Tons)
     6.5.2 Latin America Clear Brine Fluids Market Revenue, Product Segment Analysis, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Mn)
     6.5.3 Brazil Clear Brine Fluids Market Volume, Product Segment Analysis, 2014 – 2023 (Kilo Tons)
     6.5.4 Brazil Clear Brine Fluids Market Revenue, Product Segment Analysis, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Mn)
     6.5.5 Rest of Latin America Clear Brine Fluids Market Volume, Product Segment Analysis, 2014 – 2023 (Kilo Tons)
     6.5.6 Rest of Latin America Clear Brine Fluids Market Revenue, Product Segment Analysis, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Mn)
     6.6 Middle East & Africa Clear Brine Fluids Market, 2014 and 2023
     6.6.1 Middle East & Africa Clear Brine Fluids Market Volume, Product Segment Analysis, 2014 – 2023 (Kilo Tons)
     6.6.2 Middle East & Africa Clear Brine Fluids Market Revenue, Product Segment Analysis, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Mn)
     6.6.3 GCC Clear Brine Fluids Market Volume, Product Segment Analysis, 2014 – 2023 (Kilo Tons)
     6.6.4 GCC Clear Brine Fluids Market Revenue, Product Segment Analysis, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Mn)
     6.6.5 South Africa Clear Brine Fluids Market Volume, Product Segment Analysis, 2014 – 2023 (Kilo Tons)
     6.6.6 South Africa Clear Brine Fluids Market Revenue, Product Segment Analysis, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Mn)
     6.6.7 Rest of Middle East & Africa Clear Brine Fluids Market Volume, Product Segment Analysis, 2014 – 2023 (Kilo Tons)
     6.6.8 Rest of Middle East & Africa Clear Brine Fluids Market Revenue, Product Segment Analysis, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Mn)

Chapter 7 Company Profiles
7.1 Albemarle Corporation
7.2 Egyptian Mud Engineering & Chemicals Company (EMEC)
7.3 Geo Drillings Fluids, Inc.
7.4 Great Lake Solutions
7.5 Israel Chemicals Ltd.
7.6 Zirax Ltd.
7.7 Solent Chemicals
7.8 TETRA Technologies, Inc
7.9 Cabot Corporation
7.10 Clements Fluids
7.11 Others

Chapter 8 Primary Research – Key Findings

Clear brine fluids are salt-based fluids that are used for drilling and completion processes. These are utilized after the completion of the drilling procedure in the oil & gas industry. Clear brine fluids play an important role in oil exploration and development. They are available in an extensive range of densities that meet the unique pressure characteristics of each well, and fulfill the stringent requirements of the oil & gas industry. Potassium chloride is the most preferred choice of clear brine fluids due to its superior inhibiting properties. Various manufacturers offer a wide range of clear brine fluids that are displaced in the reservoir after the completion of the drilling phase. These fluids are specifically designed to reduce formation damage and control formation pressures in the reservoir. Chloride brines are preferred for onshore drilling activities, while bromide brines are preferred for offshore drilling activities.

Energy security sought after by developed nations is estimated to be one of the major factors driving the clear brine fluids market. The dominance of Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in fixing the global crude oil prices has compelled major developed nations to explore alternative energy resources in order to gain energy security and reduce their dependence on OPEC for demand for energy. Major developed nations such as the U.S., the U.K., Canada, and Australia have been striving to achieve complete energy self-sufficiency since the past few years. Development of shale reserves has been one of the key steps toward achieving this objective. This has led to a rise in drilling and exploration activities, which in turn has resulted in increased demand for clear brine fluids. The trend is expected to continue during the next few years. However, shale gas explorations have added to the already bourgeoning supply in the oil and gas industry. The clear brine fluids market has been further hampered by the subsequent political imbalance in the Middle East. However, increasing exploration of several unconventional resources such as coal bed methane (CBM) and shale gas is anticipated to boost demand for drilling activities. This, in turn, is estimated to provide new growth opportunities for the clear brine fluids market.

In terms of volume, potassium chloride accounted for the largest share of over 20% of the market in 2014. The segment serves as an economical source of potassium for inhibitive water-based completion and drilling fluids. Demand for other brine fluids has also been high due to wide usage in the formulation of fluid systems for controlling formation pressures. Clear brine fluids such as calcium chloride are extensively employed in the oil & gas industry, wherein the inhibitive properties of calcium fluid are required to prevent hydration and migration of swelling clays. Potassium chloride is also anticipated to be the fastest growing product segment during the forecast period.

Demand for clear brine fluids was the largest in North America in 2014, due to the presence of a large number of oil and gas resources and development of shale gas resources in the region. Oil manufacturers have expanded their drilling operations away from the shore and shifted their focus toward onshore drilling activities owing to rapid advancement in technology over the years. This has boosted the demand for completion fluids such as clear brine fluids that are widely used in drilling operations, particularly in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. However, the clear brine fluids market in emerging economies of Asia Pacific is likely to witness the fastest growth rate (CAGR of over 5%) in terms of volume between 2015 and 2023.

Major players operating in the clear brine fluids market include Israel Chemicals Ltd., Albemarle Corporation, TETRA Technologies, Inc., and Great Lake Solutions.

 

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