Environmental Mandates will Drive Investments in Produced Water Treatment Systems

TMR forecasts that the global produced water treatment systems market is on pace to exhibit a 6.1% CAGR from 2014 through 2020, by which year the market’s valuation will be US$6.2 bn. The grip of environmental agencies is tightening on the oil and gas industry and this presents a large opportunity for companies providing produced water treatment systems and services.

As competition intensifies in the wake of growing demand for treating produced water, product differentiation and securing patents on innovative technologies will be central to the competitive strategies of key players. However, companies will have to prioritize their growth in keeping with the prevailing trends in regional markets, recommends TMR. Packages for mobile treatment and rental services is an emerging trend in the market.




Produced Water Treatment Systems Revenue to Show Fastest Growth in North America

In North America, unconventional oil exploration and the rigid regulatory environment have compelled companies in the oil and gas sector to spend more on produced water treatment services and systems. The CAGR (in terms of revenue) of the produced water treatment systems market in North America will be the highest through the forecast period. In the Middle East and Africa, the demand for both rental systems and onsite services is on the rise. This factor opens a window of opportunity for manufacturers and rental service providers of produced water treatment systems in MEA.

The dynamics in Asia Pacific, on the other hand, vary slightly. The demand for treating produced water is expected to remain strong and given the emergence of new oilfields in the region, Asia Pacific will climb to the second highest position globally by 2020.

Spending on Tertiary Water Treatment Systems to Rise Rapidly Through 2020

The global produced water treatment technologies market is composed of primary, secondary, and tertiary treatment systems. The highest revenue contribution to the produced water treatment systems market came from secondary treatment systems in 2014 with the segment representing 38.1% of all market revenues in that year.

Although tertiary treatment systems stood as the smallest segment in 2014, it is expected to grow the fastest. TMR expects the tertiary treatment systems market to log a 9.1% CAGR through the forecast period of the report. On the other hand, despite holding a significant share in the pie in 2014, primary treatment systems will log a lower CAGR from 2014 through 2020, says TMR.

The dynamics of the market will change further after 2020, predicts TMR, as the wide-scale commercialization of technologies such as forward osmosis and ultra-filtration (using polymer membrane) becomes a global reality.

Flurry of Patent Development Activity Expected as Competitors Vie for Higher Revenues

The development of patents in tertiary water treatment segments is a trend that’s catching the interest of several leading companies. With product and service differentiation being integral to success in this space, a flurry of patent-related activity is expected to be reported in the tertiary water treatment systems segment through the report’s forecast period.

The financial standing and key strategies of leading companies such as Siemens AG, Aker Solutions, Alderley plc, Schlumberger Limited, CETCO Energy Services, and others are assessed in the report.

Produced water is a blend of organic and inorganic compounds that are produced during the extraction of oil and gas. Produced water is usually generated in large quantities. Currently, there is no separation between oil management and produced water in terms of administrative divisions. There are, however, multiple stages within oil management that cater to the management of produced water.

The primary aim of any oil management body is to minimize the amount of water produced in order to reduce the volume of water that is lifted and pumped and consequently reduce the volume of water being treated and disposed. Most conventional oil production scenarios witness an exponential proportion between the amount of oil extracted and the volume of water produced. Unconventional oil production methods show an inverse proportion between oil and water.

This research report on the global produced water treatment market provides descriptive analysis of all the features that drive it as well as the obstacles that it faces currently. The report derives relevant and valuable data from a curated archive and presents it to the user in a format that applies to the current and future trends in the global produced water treatment market. The research is conducted in a segmented manner based on the various types of treatment, including membrane, physical, and others.

The report provides a holistic study of the trends in the global produced water treatment market through the eyes of its top players, regions, and other categories. The report incorporates all the recent developments that have occurred in the global produced water treatment market, along with conclusive applications of top rated research methodologies such as Porter’s five force analysis and SWOT analysis.

Overview of the Global Produced Water Treatment Market

The global produced water treatment market is currently expected to grow at a steady rate. One of the major drivers of the global produced water treatment market is the increase in the rate of exploration of on-shore and off-shore oil and gas resources. Extraction procedures have scaled up in terms of number of installations as well as production volume, further propelled by a growing demand for oil and gas on a global level. The global produced water treatment market also benefits from the growing prevalence of fracking, or land gas drilling through the use of hydraulic fracturing. As the production rates of the oil industry increase, so will the demand from the global produced water treatment market.

The market is also propelled by the constantly reducing supply of usable water in developing countries such as India and China, thereby increasing the demand for better water treatment solutions.

The market is, however, restrained by the high installation costs and operation costs. Most top players in the oil and gas industry are concerned about the scaling of water treatment processes with their growing production of oil. They have also expressed concern regarding the high maintenance costs of operating large-scale water treatment equipment.

Regional analysis of the global produced water treatment market reveals North America to have led in the recent past, owing to an increase in oil exploration and tightening government regulations over the release of treated and polluted water in larger water bodies.

Companies Mentioned in the Research Report

The key players in the global produced water treatment market are Siemens, Veolia, Cetco Energy Services, Baker Hughes Inc., Schlumberger, FMC Technologies, Ovivo, Halliburton, GE Water, and Enviro-Tech Systems.