High Demand for Specialty Chemicals in Middle East & Africa

The growing specialty chemicals distribution sector is gaining attention of companies in the Middle East & Africa oilfield chemicals market. For instance, in October 2019, Azelis-a distributor of specialty chemicals and food ingredients, has announced to acquire Orkila-a supplier of specialty chemical products in Middle East & Africa to capitalize on opportunities in the specialty chemicals distribution sector. The specialty chemicals distribution sector is one of the fastest growing industries worldwide. Hence, companies in the market for Middle East & Africa oilfield chemicals are meeting growing demands for specialty chemicals arising from stakeholders in major multinationals and local producers in MEA.

The demand for specialty chemicals is anticipated to grow in the coming years, since stakeholders are seeking an added value for their brand. Hence, companies in the Middle East & Africa oilfield chemicals market are entering into strategic partnerships with end-use stakeholders, since stakeholders are in the need for reliable suppliers that help them to achieve success in the rapidly growing marketplace.

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Manufacturers are Committed toward Business Expansion with Regional Producers

In order to boost the company’s credibility credentials in the highly competitive Middle East & Africa oilfield chemicals market, market players are eyeing opportunities in the regional market to generate stable revenue streams. For instance, in November 2019, Evonik-a German specialty chemicals company revealed that the company participated in the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference in order to connect with regional oil and gas producers who are aiming toward maximizing their production targets. This is evident since production chemicals application segment is estimated to lead the Middle East & Africa oilfield chemicals market. The Middle East & Africa oilfield chemicals market is projected to reach a value of ~US$ 3.7 Bn by 2027.

Companies in the market for Middle East & Africa oilfield chemicals are committed toward strengthening their supply chains with regional producers and offer them innovative solutions that help them achieve production efficiency. Manufacturers in the Middle East & Africa oilfield chemicals market are focusing on product portfolio expansion by introducing high-performance polymer membranes and specialty methacrylate monomers to generate incremental opportunities.

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Untapped Potential in Saudi Arabia Create Incremental Opportunities

Various drivers such as innovation and the localization mission in Saudi Arabia are catching the attention of companies in the market for Middle East & Africa oilfield chemicals. As revealed by the U.S.-Saudi Arabian Business Council (SABIC), Saudi Arabia is undergoing massive industrial transformation under the Vision 2030 initiative catering toward untapped potential in energy, logistics, and industry 4.0. This is well-justified, since Saudi Arabia is expected to lead the Middle East & Africa oilfield chemicals market, in terms of volume, and the total market is estimated to reach an output of ~3,100 kilo tons by the end of 2027.

Favorable business environment and access to greenfield projects in Saudi Arabia are some of the key drivers contributing toward the growth of the Middle East & Africa oilfield chemicals market. However, insufficient coordination across multiple government agencies and private companies pose a challenge for companies in the market for Middle East & Africa oilfield chemicals. Hence, innovative government programs such as NUSANED are aimed at addressing the issues of investors.

Winning Imperatives: Distribution in North America and Expansion of Product Portfolio

Due to the high prevalence of oil reserves in Middle East & Africa, companies are aiming toward strengthening their supply chains with stakeholders in other regions. For instance, North America is one of the leading consumer of biocides, corrosion inhibitors, and other oilfield chemicals. This is evident since biocides are anticipated for exponential growth in the Middle East & Africa oilfield chemicals market and the market is estimated to progress at a CAGR of ~4% during the forecast period. Hence, manufacturers in the Middle East & Africa oilfield chemicals market are collaborating with stakeholders in North America to establish harmonious business activities.

On the other hand, companies in the market for Middle East & Africa oilfield chemicals are increasing their production capabilities to develop cementing fluids. For instance, Solvay-an advanced materials and chemicals company has a rich product portfolio in cementing such as the Rhodibloc® FL Series and the Rhodibloc® GC surfactant system.

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Analysts’ Viewpoint

Specialty methacrylate monomers are being highly publicized for the production of fluid loss agents, hydrate inhibitors, and water clarifiers. This is evident since fluid loss additives are expected to witness a rise in demand in the Middle East & Africa oilfield chemicals market. Companies should increase their efficacy in services catering to analytical price forecasting and reservoir audits to gain competitive edge over other market players.

Saudi Arabia is emerging as a hub for innovative projects associated with oilfield chemicals. However, challenges such as shortage of capabilities to execute and operate efficiently pose a restraint for manufacturers. Hence, companies should participate in localization initiatives driven by SABIC to address issues faced by potential investors.

Middle East & Africa Oilfield Chemicals Market: Overview

  • In terms of value, the oilfield chemicals market in Middle East & Africa is expected to cross US$ 3.5 Bn by 2027
  • Functional effects of oilfield chemicals are anticipated to fuel the demand for oilfield chemicals in Middle East & Africa during the forecast period
  • Increase in oil and gas extraction activities, especially in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the UAE, and Iran, led by high demand for oil and gas products from various countries across the globe, is estimated to boost the demand for oilfield chemicals in Middle East & Africa during the forecast period

Middle East & Africa Oilfield Chemicals Market: Key Drivers and Restraints

  • According to the OPEC annual statistics, 1,492.6 billion barrels of proven crude oil reserves are currently available across the globe. Of these, more than 80% reserves are under the control of the OPEC. This is projected to drive the demand for oilfield chemicals in the Middle East during the forecast period.
  • Advancements in the well stimulation technology are estimated to lower costs and improve the efficiency of well stimulation activities in the next few years. Companies operating in the oilfield chemicals market have started focusing on well stimulation activities to cater to the rising demand for crude oil and natural gas. For instance, Wavefront Technology Solutions, a company engaged in well stimulation and enhanced oil recovery, has commenced a new well stimulation campaign for seven wells in Saudi Arabia. Thus, enhanced oil recovery and well stimulation activities are likely to increase significantly in Middle East & Africa during the forecast period. This, in turn, is projected to boost the demand for oilfield chemicals in the region in the next decade.
  • Environment-related concerns regarding oil production and political unrest in oil producing geographies are likely to hamper the oilfield chemicals market in Middle East & Africa during forecast period

Middle East & Africa Oilfield Chemicals Market: Key Product Segments

  • Based on product, the oilfield chemicals market in Middle East & Africa has been broadly segregated into biocides, corrosion & scale inhibitors, de-emulsifiers, surfactants, polymers, lubricants, hydrogen sulfide scavengers, fluid loss additives, and others
  • The threat of internal substitution among various oilfield chemicals is estimated to remain high in the oilfield chemicals market in Middle East & Africa during the forecast period. A single product formulation can be used in multiple applications. For instance, hydrogen sulfides are employed in exploration and production of crude oil. Oilfield chemicals are anticipated to remain susceptible to the threat of external substitution from eco-friendly alternatives during the forecast period.

Middle East & Africa Oilfield Chemicals Market: Key Segments

  • Based on application, the oilfield chemicals market in Middle East & Africa has been divided into production chemicals, drilling fluids, well stimulation fluids, cementing fluids, enhanced oil recovery, and workover & completion
  • Corrosion and scale inhibitors are expected to remain the high-value products of the oilfield chemicals market in Middle East & Africa during the forecast period. They reduce the risk of corrosion and scale deposition in certain operations such as drilling, production, stimulation, and transport in the oilfield sector. Inhibitors need to be used in these operations to avoid the risk of corrosion and scale formation.
  • The de-emulsifiers segment is anticipated to expand at a significant pace during the forecast period, since de-emulsifiers are used for separation of emulsions in oilfield operations

Saudi Arabia Expected to be Highly Lucrative Region of Middle East & Africa Oilfield Chemicals Market

  • As per Saudi Vision – 2030, Saudi Arabia aims to reduce its reliance on oil and diversify its economy. This is expected to offer significant opportunities to invest in the domestic petrochemicals business.
  • The oilfield chemicals market in Saudi Arabia is anticipated to expand at a fast-paced CAGR during the forecast period. On the other hand, the oilfield chemicals market in Oman is estimated to expand at a moderate pace in the near future.

Middle East & Africa Oilfield Chemicals Market: Competition Landscape

  • The oilfield chemicals market in Middle East & Africa is export based, due to low production of chemicals in the region
  • Major players operating in the oilfield chemicals market in Middle East & Africa include
    • Baker Hughes
    • Halliburton
    • Solvay S.A.
    • BASF SE
    • Schlumberger Limited
    • Albemarle Corporation

Middle East & Africa Oilfield Chemicals Market – Scope of the Report

A new study on the oilfield chemicals market in Middle East & Africa published by Transparency Market Research (TMR) presents a wealth of information on key market dynamics, including drivers, market trends, and challenges, as well as structure of the oilfield chemicals market in the region. TMR’s study offers valuable information on the oilfield chemicals market in Middle East & Africa to illustrate how growth would discern during the forecast period of 2019–2027.

Key indicators of market growth, which include value chain analysis as well as supply chain analysis and compounded annual growth rate (CAGR), are elucidated in TMR’s study in a comprehensive manner. This data can help readers interpret quantitative growth aspects of the oilfield chemicals market in Middle East & Africa during the forecast period.

An extensive analysis of leading market players’ business strategies has been also featured in TMR’s study on the oilfield chemicals market in Middle East & Africa. This can help readers understand principal factors to foresee growth of the oilfield chemicals market in Middle East & Africa. In this study, readers can also find specific data on avenues for qualitative and quantitative growth of the oilfield chemicals market in Middle East & Africa, which would guide market players in making apt decisions in the near future.

Key Questions Answered in TMR’s Study on Middle East & Africa Oilfield Chemicals Market

  • What would be the Y-o-Y growth rate of the oilfield chemicals market in Middle East & Africa between 2019 and 2027?
  • What is the influence of changing trends in technologies on the oilfield chemicals market in Middle East & Africa?
  • Would Saudi Arabia continue to remain the most profitable market for manufacturers of oilfield chemicals in the near future?
  • Which factors would impede the growth of the oilfield chemicals market in Middle East & Africa during the forecast period?
  • Which are the leading companies in the oilfield chemicals market in Middle East & Africa?

Research Methodology

A unique research methodology has been utilized by TMR to conduct comprehensive research on the oilfield chemicals market in Middle East & Africa and arrive at conclusions on future growth prospects for the market. This research methodology is a combination of primary and secondary research, which helps analysts warrant the accuracy and reliability of the conclusions drawn.

Secondary resources referred to by analysts during the production of the report on the oilfield chemicals market in Middle East & Africa include statistics from company annual reports, SEC filings, company websites, World Bank database, investor presentations, regulatory databases, government publications, and market white papers. Analysts also interviewed senior managers, product portfolio managers, CEOs, VPs, and market intelligence managers, who contributed to the production of TMR’s study on the oilfield chemicals market in Middle East & Africa as a primary resource.

These primary and secondary resources provided exclusive information during interviews, which served as a validation from leading players operating in the oilfield chemicals market in Middle East & Africa. Access to an extensive internal repository and external proprietary databases allows this report to address specific details and questions about the oilfield chemicals market in Middle East & Africa with accuracy. The study also uses a top-down approach to assess numbers for each segment and bottom-up approach to counter-validate them. This has helped in making TMR’s estimates on future prospects of the oilfield chemicals market in Middle East & Africa more reliable and accurate.

Middle East & Africa Oilfield Chemicals Market – Segmentation

TMR’s study on the oilfield chemicals market in Middle East & Africa segments the market based on product, application, and country and sub-region. Changing market trends and other crucial market dynamics associated with these segments of the oilfield chemicals market in Middle East & Africa have been discussed in detail.

Product

  • Biocides
  • Corrosion & Scale Inhibitors
  • De-emulsifiers
  • Surfactants
  • Polymers
  • Lubricants
  • Hydrogen Sulfide Scavengers
  • Fluid Loss Additives
  • Others (including Clay Stabilizers and Emulsifiers)

Application

  • Production Chemicals
  • Drilling Fluids
  • Well Stimulation Fluids
  • Cementing Fluids
  • Enhanced Oil Recovery

Country and Sub-region

  • Oman
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Kuwait
  • UAE
  • Iran
  • Nigeria
  • Rest of Middle East & Africa

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