Peak Oil and Thermoplastics Demand to be Imminent Post COVID-19

The widespread impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has radically altered global oil sector. Analysts of the Transparency Market Research (TMR) opine that peak oil demand has either passed or is imminent in the upcoming months. This has created hope for economy revival with context to companies in the Americas & Europe thermoplastic composite market for oil & gas industry. As such, volatile demand and supply in the oil & gas industry is anticipated to accordingly manipulate the business of thermoplastic products.

The COVID-19 outbreak has now laid emphasis on the contribution of companies in the Americas & Europe thermoplastic composite market for oil & gas industry toward the environment and low-carbon emissions. This trend is expected to support the business of thermoplastic products since these materials can be easily reused and recycled.

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Can Thermoplastics Replace Steel in Oil & Gas Industry?

The Americas & Europe thermoplastic composite market for oil & gas industry is projected to reach a valuation of US$ 2 Bn by the end of 2030. Composites are in demand for various operations that involve the replacement of metal in subsea piping. However, the transition toward thermoplastic composites for oil & gas companies is relatively slow. Moreover, oil & gas companies are sowing reluctance for thermoplastic adoption due to the absence of global design and qualification standard. In order to overcome these challenges, oil & gas organizations are introducing strategic initiatives to push sales for thermoplastic composites.

Saudi Aramco— a multinational petroleum and natural gas company, has announced to sign a charter with TWI Ltd. and the National Structural Integrity Research Center to create the Non-Metallic Innovation Center (NIC), which promotes the widespread adoption of thermoplastic products. Manufacturers in the Americas & Europe thermoplastic composite market for oil & gas industry are taking cues from such companies to tap into incremental opportunities in deep-sea applications.

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Viability and Cost-efficiency of Thermoplastic Products Boost Market Growth

Thermoplastic composite pipes are in high demand for the Americas & Europe thermoplastic composite market for oil & gas industry. Manufacturers are increasing their R&D efforts to adapt and adopt technologies from the aerospace industry to manufacture innovative thermoplastic composite pipes. Thermoplastic products are being highly publicized for their cost-efficiency attributes when compared to steel for hydrocarbon operations and production. This trend is predicted to benefit companies in the Americas & Europe thermoplastic composite market for oil & gas industry, as the past decade has seen rapid advancements in the application and qualification of thermoplastic composite pipes.

Commercialization of thermoplastic products is contributing toward market growth, where the market is slated to grow at a favorable CAGR of ~7% during the forecast period.

Optimal Material Solutions Help Thermoplastic Composite Manufacturers Gain Market Recognition

Manufacturers in the Americas & Europe thermoplastic composite market for oil & gas industry are aggressively increasing production output for pipes. America’s multinational oil and gas corporation ExxonMobil has approved the application of Airborne Oil & Gas company’s thermoplastic composite pipes for a range of static and dynamic deep-water applications. In order to gain recognition, thermoplastic manufacturers are running through qualification tests and record to bolster the uptake of thermoplastic products. They are increasing the availability of intrinsically non-corroding and spoolable lightweight thermoplastic pipes.

Thermoplastic composite manufacturers are driving innovations in pipes with the help of glass fibers and polyethylene materials. These materials are gaining popularity as a fitting alternative to rigid steel pipes. Optimal material solutions are being highly preferred by companies in the oil & gas industry. Thermoplastic composite manufacturers are increasing their research in fiber and polymer materials to meet demanding applications as per pressure, service, needs, and temperature.

Steel Pipes versus Thermoplastic Pipes: Which is better for Natural Gas Distribution?

Reinforced thermoplastic pipes are playing a pivotal role in natural gas distribution. High strength reinforcements for their design facilitate spoolable high-pressure pipeline systems. Companies in the Americas & Europe thermoplastic composite market for oil & gas industry are unlocking growth opportunities in upstream oil & gas applications such as gas gathering, water injection, water disposal, and the likes. As such, companies are expanding their business for gas distribution applications throughout Canada.

Until now, steel pipes have been the gold standard for gas pipelines, owing to their cost, strength, and usability. However, issues of corrosion resistance are arising, which have led to the popularity of thermoplastic pipes. Hence, companies in the Americas & Europe thermoplastic composite market for oil & gas industry are capitalizing on this opportunity to expand their business in natural gas distribution.

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Advanced Engineered Polymer Solutions in Components Support Extreme Corrosive Environments

Advanced engineered polymer solutions are helping manufacturers in the Americas & Europe thermoplastic composite market for oil & gas industry gain a competitive edge over other market players. For instance, the Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials company based in Switzerland is increasing its focus in high-performance thermoplastic materials that comply with extreme environments in the oil & gas industry. Apart from pipes, companies in the Americas & Europe thermoplastic composite market for oil & gas industry are increasing their output capabilities in tubing, pressure armors, tanks, and umbilical, among others.

Manufacturers are utilizing materials that support cutting-edge applications in pumps and compressors. They are adhering to ISO (International Organization for Standardization) standards to meet versatile oil & gas applications. Manufacturers are producing labyrinth seals, biodegradables, and polymer sealing components that resist extreme corrosive environments.
 

Analysts’ Viewpoint

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought companies in the Americas & Europe thermoplastic composite market for oil & gas industry under scrutiny for increasing their focus in renewables to contribute in low carbon energy applications. However, lack of global qualification standards and reluctance in adoption of thermoplastic materials are causing a hindrance for manufacturers. Hence, manufacturers should increase their R&D in advanced engineered polymer solutions to support demanding applications and deploy commercialization of thermoplastic composites. They should make use of high-performing polymers to meet industry standards and bolster their credibility credentials in the market landscape. Innovative thermoplastic composite pipes are emerging as a suitable alternative to rigid steel pipes in deep water applications.
 

Americas & Europe Thermoplastic Composite Market for Oil & Gas Industry: Overview

  • Thermoplastic composites are primarily composed of three types: reinforcement charge, matrix, and optional additives. Reinforcement charge is composed of carbon fiber or glass fiber, which is concentrated with most of the mechanical properties of the finished part. Resin matrix penetrates the reinforcement and solidifies, while optional additives are used to enhance the properties of the resin.
  • Thermoplastic composite materials are primarily used in the oil & gas industry to manufacture risers, drill pipes & tubing, pressure vessels, and tanks and pipe systems for fluid transport. Additionally, these materials are employed in grids and gratings, handrails, cable trays, ladders, and decking and flooring of offshore platforms.
  • According to Transparency Market Research’s latest research report on the Americas & Europe thermoplastic composite market for oil & gas industry for the historical year 2019 and the forecast period 2020 to 2030, usage of thermoplastic composite in pipes, tubes, and composite risers in oil & gas sector is a key factor that is expected to boost the Americas & Europe thermoplastic composite market for oil & gas industry during the forecast period
  • In terms of revenue, the Americas & Europe thermoplastic composite market for oil & gas industry is estimated to reach US$ 2 Bn by 2030, expanding at a CAGR of ~7% during the forecast period

Replacement of Metallic Structure in Offshore Drilling Fields with Non-metallic Structure: Key Driver

  • Currently, thermoplastic composites are extensively employed in the oil & gas industry to replace metal-based components such as metal or steel pipes and tubes, and other components. Thermoplastic composites are employed in extraction, storage, and distribution of oil & gas to provide corrosion resistance, lightweight, and strength to pipes, tanks, and other products used in the process.
  • Repair of offshore pipes in offshore drilling and extraction is of utmost importance, as corrosion can adversely impact the production process. Damaged area can be fully replaced or partially covered using a layer of welded steel. However, this is considered an inconvenient process, especially when performed underwater. Non-metallic structures such as thermoplastic composites with carbon or fiberglass reinforcements are considered optimal alternative solution for the repair of these tubular structures, owing to their strong corrosion resistance and excellent properties when subjected to fatigue loading conditions.
  • Major producers of thermoplastic composites, such as Toray Advanced Composites, have manufacturing facilities in North America. Manufacturers focus on the production of thermoplastic composites for oil & gas applications.
  • The trend of substituting traditional materials with composites in the oil & gas industry has been gaining momentum since the past few years in Europe. This trend is leading to considerable innovations and developments of various types of composites, including thermoplastic composites in countries across Europe. Fiberglass reinforced thermoplastic composite is a highly attractive segment, owing to the increase in demand for composites in piping systems.

Increase in Application of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastic Composite in Oil & Gas industry

  • Based on material, the carbon fiber reinforced segment is expected to expand at a significant pace during the forecast period. The high strength-to-weight ratio of carbon fiber is anticipated to offer significant expansion opportunities for carbon fiber reinforced thermoplastic composites over the next few years.
  • Carbon fiber and composite manufacturers are focused on the development of low-cost carbon fiber composites to cater to the demand from end-use industries. Rise in applications of carbon fiber reinforced thermoplastic composites and development of low cost carbon fiber are anticipated to make the segment highly attractive for various products used in the oil & gas industry in the near future. This can be ascribed to the consistent demand for carbon fiber reinforced thermoplastic composites in various applications such as composite risers, pipes & tubes, and pressure sensitive equipment.
  • The fiberglass reinforced segment accounted for major share of the Americas & Europe thermoplastic composite market for oil & gas industry in 2019. The segment is expected to maintain its dominance during the forecast period. Fiberglass-based thermoplastic composite is primarily employed in various applications such as composite risers and pipes & tubes in the oil & gas industry.

Americas & Europe Thermoplastic Composite Market for Oil & Gas Industry: Competition Landscape

  • Detailed profiles of providers of thermoplastic composite have been included in the report to evaluate their financials, key product offerings, recent developments, and strategies
  • Key players operating in the Americas & Europe thermoplastic composite market for oil & gas industry are
    • Solvay S.A.
    • TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    • Celanese Corporation
    • and Evonik Industries
    • SABIC
    • Koninklijke DSM N.V. (Royal DSM)
    • Avient Corporation
    • RTP Company

Americas & Europe Thermoplastic Composite Market for Oil & Gas Industry: Key Developments

  • Key providers of thermoplastic composites, such as Solvay S.A., TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC., Celanese Corporation, Evonik Industries, are focusing on capacity expansion and production of thermoplastic composites, especially in oil & gas applications, to attract more customers. Other prominent developments in the Americas & Europe thermoplastic composite market for oil & gas industry are highlighted below:
  • In October 2019, Solvay S.A. opened two dedicated thermoplastic composites (TPC) innovation centers in Brussels, Belgium, and Alpharetta, Georgia, and the U.S. to boost the development of thermoplastic composites materials
  • In April 2018, Solvay S.A. launched Evolite F1050, a high quality thermoplastic composite with carbon fiber reinforcement, especially designed for oil & gas applications (pipes). It combines the chemical and temperature resistance of polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) with carbon fiber reinforcement, which act as lower weight and cost-effective alternatives of steel pipes used in the oil & gas industry.
  • In January 2019, Celanese Corporation completed the acquisition of Next Polymers Ltd., which is engaged in the manufacture of engineering thermoplastic compounds. The acquisition is expected to consolidate the company’s position in the market in India.
  • In the Americas & Europe thermoplastic composite market for oil & gas industry report, we have discussed individual strategies, followed by company profiles of providers of thermoplastic composites. The ‘Competition Landscape’ section has been included in the report to provide readers with a dashboard view and company market share analysis of key players operating in the Americas & Europe thermoplastic composite market for oil & gas industry.

Americas & Europe Thermoplastic Composite Market for Oil & Gas Industry – Scope of the Report

The latest study collated and published by Transparency Market Research (TMR) analyzes the historical and present-day scenario of the Americas & Europe thermoplastic composite market for oil & gas industry in order to accurately gauge its future growth. The study presents detailed information about important growth factors, restraints, and trends that are creating a landscape for the growth of the Americas & Europe thermoplastic composite market for oil & gas industry so as to identify growth opportunities for market stakeholders. The report also provides insightful information about how the Americas & Europe thermoplastic composite market for oil & gas industry would expand during the forecast period of 2020 to 2030.

The report offers intricate dynamics about different aspects of the Americas & Europe thermoplastic composite market for oil & gas industry, which aids companies operating in the market in making strategic development decisions. TMR’s study also elaborates on significant changes that are highly anticipated to configure growth of the Americas & Europe thermoplastic composite market for oil & gas industry during the forecast period. It also includes a key indicator assessment that highlights growth prospects of the Americas & Europe thermoplastic composite market for oil & gas industry and estimates statistics related to growth of the market in terms of value (US$ Mn) and volume (tons).

This study covers a detailed segmentation of the Americas & Europe thermoplastic composite market for oil & gas industry, along with key information and a competition outlook. The report mentions company profiles of players that are currently dominating the Americas & Europe thermoplastic composite market for oil & gas industry, wherein various developments, expansions, and winning strategies practiced and implemented by leading players have been presented in detail.

Americas & Europe Thermoplastic Composite Market for Oil & Gas Industry: Segmentation

TMR’s research study assesses the Americas & Europe thermoplastic composite market for oil & gas industry in terms of material, application, and region. This report presents extensive market dynamics and trends associated with different segments of the market and how they are influencing growth prospects for the Americas & Europe thermoplastic composite market for oil & gas industry.

Key Questions Answered in TMR’s Report on Americas & Europe Thermoplastic Composite Market for Oil & Gas Industry

The report provides detailed information about the Americas & Europe thermoplastic composite market for oil & gas industry on the basis of comprehensive research on various factors that are playing a key role in accelerating the growth potential of the Americas & Europe market. Information mentioned in the report answers path-breaking questions for companies that are currently operating in the market and are looking for innovative methods to create a unique benchmark in the Americas & Europe thermoplastic composite market for oil & gas industry, so as to help them design successful strategies and make target-driven decisions.

  • Which material segment of the Americas & Europe thermoplastic composite market for oil & gas industry would emerge as major revenue generator during the forecast period?
  • How are key market players successfully earning revenues out of advantages of pyroxenite?
  • What would be the Y-o-Y growth trend of the Americas & Europe thermoplastic composite market for oil & gas industry between 2020 and 2030?
  • What are the winning imperatives of leading players operating in the Americas & Europe thermoplastic composite market for oil & gas industry?
  • Which application segment is expected to create lucrative opportunities for the Americas & Europe thermoplastic composite market for oil & gas industry during the forecast period?
  • Which are leading companies operating in the Americas & Europe thermoplastic composite market for oil & gas industry?

Research Methodology – Americas & Europe Thermoplastic Composite Market for Oil & Gas Industry

The research methodology adopted by analysts for compiling the Americas & Europe thermoplastic composite market for oil & gas industry report is based on detailed primary as well as secondary research. With the help of in-depth insights of the market-affiliated information that is obtained and legitimated by market-admissible resources, analysts have offered riveting observations and authentic forecasts for the Americas & Europe thermoplastic composite market for oil & gas industry.

During the primary research phase, analysts interviewed market stakeholders, investors, brand managers, vice presidents, and sales and marketing managers. Based on data obtained through interviews of genuine resources, analysts have emphasized the changing scenario of the Americas & Europe thermoplastic composite market for oil & gas industry.

For secondary research, analysts scrutinized numerous annual report publications, white papers, market association publications, and company websites to obtain the necessary understanding of the Americas & Europe thermoplastic composite market for oil & gas industry.

Americas & Europe Thermoplastic Composite Market for Oil & Gas Industry: Segmentation

TMR’s research study assesses the Americas & Europe thermoplastic composite market for oil & gas industry in terms of material, application, and region. This report presents extensive market dynamics and trends associated with different segments of the market and how they are influencing growth prospects for the Americas & Europe thermoplastic composite market for oil & gas industry.

Material

  • Carbon Fiber Reinforced
    • Polyvinylidene Fluoride(PVDF)
    • Nylon6
    • Polyether Ether Ketne(PEEK)
    • Polyimide
    • Polyphenylene Sulfide(PPS)
    • theres
  • Fiberglass Reinforced
    • Polyvinylidene Fluoride(PVDF)
    • Nylon6
    • Polyether Ether Ketne(PEEK)
    • Polyimide
    • Polyphenylene Sulfide(PPS)
  • Others
  • theres(including Natural Fiber Reinforced and Hybrid Composite Materials)

Application

  • Drill Pipes & Tubing
  • Composite Risers
  • Anti-buckling Tape Layer
  • Pressure Armor
  • Tanks & Pipe Systems
  • Grids/Gratings
  • Ladders
  • Umbilical
  • High Pressure Accumulator Bottles
  • Others (including Frac Balls, Frac Plugs, and Caissons)

Region

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe

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