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Global Oilfield Thickener Market by Type (Drilling Thickener, Slurry Thickener, Others), By Application (Oil and Gas, Shale Gas) And By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa), Forecast From 2022 To 2030-report

Global Oilfield Thickener Market by Type (Drilling Thickener, Slurry Thickener, Others), By Application (Oil and Gas, Shale Gas) And By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa), Forecast From 2022 To 2030

Report ID: 143574 3300 Chemical & Material 377 240 Pages 4.6 (34)

Market Overview:

The global oilfield thickener market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.5% during the forecast period from 2018 to 2030. The market growth can be attributed to the increasing demand for oil and gas across the globe. In addition, the shale gas boom in North America is also contributing to the growth of this market. The drilling thickener segment is expected to dominate the global oilfield thickener market during the forecast period from 2018 to 2030. This segment accounted for more than 60% of the total market share in 2017 and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.8% duringthe forecast period from 2018to2030.

Global Oilfield Thickener Industry Outlook

Product Definition:

An oilfield thickener is a device used to increase the viscosity of drilling mud or other fluids used in an oilfield. This is important because it helps keep the drill bit from becoming clogged with sediment and also helps to carry cuttings up to the surface.

Drilling Thickener:

Drilling thickener is a type of fluid additive used in drilling mud to reduce drill cuttings and carry them away from the drill hole. The primary function of drilling thickener is to keep the cuttings together so that they can be removed by the mud during normal circulation. Drilling thickeners are not required for all types of drilling operations; however, they are widely used owing to their benefits such as cost-effectiveness and safety.

Slurry Thickener:

A slurry thickener is a type of viscosity augmenting agent used to increase the viscosity of a liquid without altering its other properties. It can be made from synthetic as well as natural products. The most commonly used natural product is starch, which is obtained from corn and wheat.

The global oilfield thickener market size was valued at USD 3,867 million in 2016.

Application Insights:

The oil and gas segment accounted for the largest market share in 2017. The growth of this application can be attributed to the growing need for crude oil-based fluids in shale plays across the world. Moreover, increasing investments by companies operating in this sector are expected to drive product demand over the forecast period.

The shale gas segment is projected to exhibit a CAGR of XX% from 2018 to 2030 owing to its ability to produce cleaner natural gas without any harmful emissions compared with other fossil fuels such as coal and crude oil-based fuels. Furthermore, technological advancements relatedto drilling and completion processes coupled with high exploration activities are anticipated fuel industry growth over the coming years.

Regional Analysis:

North America was the second-largest regional segment in 2017. The U.S., being a major oil and gas producer, is expected to be a key market for global oilfield thickener industry over the forecast period. However, sluggish growth of shale plays in this region owing to various factors such as low well productivity and high cost of drilling may impact its demand for thickening solutions negatively.

Asia Pacific is anticipated to witness significant growth over the coming years on account of increasing exploration activities coupled with growing need for efficient production facilities in countries like China and India due to rapid industrialization along with population expansion that has led to increased energy consumption in these economies.

Growth Factors:

  • Increasing demand for oilfield thickener from the shale gas industry as it helps in improving the production process and reduces environmental impact.
  • Rising investment by oilfield service companies to increase their production capacity and meet the growing demand for oilfield thickener products.
  • Growing use of advanced technologies such as horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing that has led to an increase in shale gas production, thereby driving the growth of the global oilfield thickener market.
  • Proliferation of new applications for oilfield thickeners such as enhanced recovery, water shutoff, and well stimulation that is expected to create new opportunities for market players over the next few years.

Scope Of The Report

Report Attributes

Report Details

Report Title

Oilfield Thickener Market Research Report

By Type

Drilling Thickener, Slurry Thickener, Others

By Application

Oil and Gas, Shale Gas

By Companies

Schlumberger, Halliburton, DowDupont, Nalco Champion, BASF, GE(Baker Hughes), Chevron Phillips, CESTC, Clariant, Flotek Industries, Croda, Innospec, Kemira, Huntsman, CNPC, CNOOC

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America, MEA

Base Year


Historical Year

2019 to 2020 (Data from 2010 can be provided as per availability)

Forecast Year


Number of Pages


Number of Tables & Figures


Customization Available

Yes, the report can be customized as per your need.

Global Oilfield Thickener Market Report Segments:

The global Oilfield Thickener market is segmented on the basis of:


Drilling Thickener, Slurry Thickener, Others

The product segment provides information about the market share of each product and the respective CAGR during the forecast period. It lays out information about the product pricing parameters, trends, and profits that provides in-depth insights of the market. Furthermore, it discusses latest product developments & innovation in the market.


Oil and Gas, Shale Gas

The application segment fragments various applications of the product and provides information on the market share and growth rate of each application segment. It discusses the potential future applications of the products and driving and restraining factors of each application segment.

Some of the companies that are profiled in this report are:

  1. Schlumberger
  2. Halliburton
  3. DowDupont
  4. Nalco Champion
  5. BASF
  6. GE(Baker Hughes)
  7. Chevron Phillips
  8. CESTC
  9. Clariant
  10. Flotek Industries
  11. Croda
  12. Innospec
  13. Kemira
  14. Huntsman
  15. CNPC
  16. CNOOC

Global Oilfield Thickener Market Overview

Highlights of The Oilfield Thickener Market Report:

  1. The market structure and projections for the coming years.
  2. Drivers, restraints, opportunities, and current trends of market.
  3. Historical data and forecast.
  4. Estimations for the forecast period 2030.
  5. Developments and trends in the market.
  6. By Type:

    1. Drilling Thickener
    2. Slurry Thickener
    3. Others
  1. By Application:

    1. Oil and Gas
    2. Shale Gas
  1. Market scenario by region, sub-region, and country.
  2. Market share of the market players, company profiles, product specifications, SWOT analysis, and competitive landscape.
  3. Analysis regarding upstream raw materials, downstream demand, and current market dynamics.
  4. Government Policies, Macro & Micro economic factors are also included in the report.

We have studied the Oilfield Thickener Market in 360 degrees via. both primary & secondary research methodologies. This helped us in building an understanding of the current market dynamics, supply-demand gap, pricing trends, product preferences, consumer patterns & so on. The findings were further validated through primary research with industry experts & opinion leaders across countries. The data is further compiled & validated through various market estimation & data validation methodologies. Further, we also have our in-house data forecasting model to predict market growth up to 2030.

Regional Analysis

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa
  • Latin America

Note: A country of choice can be added in the report at no extra cost. If more than one country needs to be added, the research quote will vary accordingly.

The geographical analysis part of the report provides information about the product sales in terms of volume and revenue in regions. It lays out potential opportunities for the new entrants, emerging players, and major players in the region. The regional analysis is done after considering the socio-economic factors and government regulations of the countries in the regions.

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Frequently Asked Questions?

Oilfield Thickener is a type of chemical used to increase the viscosity or thickness of oil and gas liquids. It can be used in drilling fluids, production fluids, and pipeline additives.

Some of the key players operating in the oilfield thickener market are Schlumberger, Halliburton, DowDupont, Nalco Champion, BASF, GE(Baker Hughes), Chevron Phillips, CESTC, Clariant, Flotek Industries, Croda, Innospec, Kemira, Huntsman, CNPC, CNOOC.

1. Executive Summary

2. Assumptions and Acronyms Used

3. Research Methodology

4. Oilfield Thickener Market Overview
   4.1. Introduction
      4.1.1. Market Taxonomy
      4.1.2. Market Definition
   4.2. Macro-Economic Factors
      4.2.1. Industry Outlook
   4.3. Oilfield Thickener Market Dynamics
      4.3.1. Market Drivers
      4.3.2. Market Restraints
      4.3.3. Opportunity
      4.3.4. Market Trends
   4.4. Oilfield Thickener Market - Supply Chain
   4.5. Global Oilfield Thickener Market Forecast
      4.5.1. Oilfield Thickener Market Size (US$ Mn) and Y-o-Y Growth
      4.5.2. Oilfield Thickener Market Size (000’ Units) and Y-o-Y Growth
      4.5.3. Oilfield Thickener Market Absolute $ Opportunity

5. Global Oilfield Thickener Market Analysis and Forecast by Type
   5.1. Market Trends
   5.2. Introduction
      5.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
      5.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   5.3. Oilfield Thickener Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      5.3.1. Drilling Thickener
      5.3.2. Slurry Thickener
      5.3.3. Others
   5.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Type
   5.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Type

6. Global Oilfield Thickener Market Analysis and Forecast by Application
   6.1. Market Trends
   6.2. Introduction
      6.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
      6.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   6.3. Oilfield Thickener Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      6.3.1. Oil and Gas
      6.3.2. Shale Gas
   6.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Application
   6.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Application

7. Global Oilfield Thickener Market Analysis and Forecast by Sales Channel
   7.1. Market Trends
   7.2. Introduction
      7.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Sales Channel 
      7.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Sales Channel
   7.3. Oilfield Thickener Market Size and Volume Forecast by Sales Channel 
      7.3.1. Manufacturer/Distributor/Service Provider
      7.3.2. Aftermarket
   7.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Sales Channel
   7.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Sales Channel

8. Global Oilfield Thickener Market Analysis and Forecast by Region
   8.1. Market Trends
   8.2. Introduction
      8.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Region
      8.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Region
   8.3. Oilfield Thickener Market Size and Volume Forecast by Region
      8.3.1. North America
      8.3.2. Latin America
      8.3.3. Europe
      8.3.4. Asia Pacific
      8.3.5. Middle East and Africa (MEA)
   8.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Region
   8.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Region
   8.6. Global Oilfield Thickener Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2026

9. North America Oilfield Thickener Market Analysis and Forecast
   9.1. Introduction
      9.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      9.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
   9.2. North America Oilfield Thickener Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      9.2.1. U.S.
      9.2.2. Canada
   9.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   9.4. North America Oilfield Thickener Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      9.4.1. Oil and Gas
      9.4.2. Shale Gas
   9.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   9.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   9.7. North America Oilfield Thickener Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      9.7.1. Drilling Thickener
      9.7.2. Slurry Thickener
      9.7.3. Others
   9.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   9.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   9.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      9.10.1. By Country
      9.10.2. By Product Type
      9.10.3. By Application
      9.10.4. By Sales Channel
   9.11. North America Oilfield Thickener Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2026

10. Latin America Oilfield Thickener Market Analysis and Forecast
   10.1. Introduction
      10.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      10.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      10.1.3. Latin America Average Pricing Analysis
   10.2. Latin America Oilfield Thickener Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      10.2.1. Brazil
      10.2.2. Mexico
      10.2.3. Rest of Latin America
   10.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   10.4. Latin America Oilfield Thickener Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      10.4.1. Oil and Gas
      10.4.2. Shale Gas
   10.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   10.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   10.7. Latin America Oilfield Thickener Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      10.7.1. Drilling Thickener
      10.7.2. Slurry Thickener
      10.7.3. Others
   10.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   10.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   10.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      10.10.1. By Country
      10.10.2. By Product Type
      10.10.3. By Application
      10.10.4. By Sales Channel
   10.11. Latin America Oilfield Thickener Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2026

11. Europe Oilfield Thickener Market Analysis and Forecast
   11.1. Introduction
      11.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      11.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      11.1.3. Europe Average Pricing Analysis
   11.2. Europe Oilfield Thickener Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      11.2.1. Germany
      11.2.2. France
      11.2.3. Italy
      11.2.4. U.K.
      11.2.5. Spain
      11.2.6. Russia
      11.2.7. Rest of Europe
   11.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   11.4. Europe Oilfield Thickener Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      11.4.1. Oil and Gas
      11.4.2. Shale Gas
   11.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   11.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   11.7. Europe Oilfield Thickener Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      11.7.1. Drilling Thickener
      11.7.2. Slurry Thickener
      11.7.3. Others
   11.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   11.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   11.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      11.10.1. By Country
      11.10.2. By Product Type
      11.10.3. By Application
      11.10.4. By Sales Channel
   11.11. Europe Oilfield Thickener Demand Share, 2019-2026

12. Asia Pacific Oilfield Thickener Market Analysis and Forecast
   12.1. Introduction
      12.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      12.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      12.1.3. Asia Pacific Average Pricing Analysis
   12.2. Asia Pacific Oilfield Thickener Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      12.2.1. China
      12.2.2. Japan
      12.2.3. South Korea
      12.2.4. India
      12.2.5. Australia
      12.2.6. Rest of Asia Pacific (APAC)
   12.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   12.4. Asia Pacific Oilfield Thickener Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      12.4.1. Oil and Gas
      12.4.2. Shale Gas
   12.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   12.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   12.7. Asia Pacific Oilfield Thickener Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      12.7.1. Drilling Thickener
      12.7.2. Slurry Thickener
      12.7.3. Others
   12.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   12.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   12.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      12.10.1. By Country
      12.10.2. By Product Type
      12.10.3. By Application
      12.10.4. By Sales Channel
   12.11. Asia Pacific Oilfield Thickener Demand Share, 2019-2026

13. Middle East & Africa Oilfield Thickener Market Analysis and Forecast
   13.1. Introduction
      13.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      13.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      13.1.3. Asia Pacific Average Pricing Analysis
   13.2. Middle East & Africa Oilfield Thickener Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      13.2.1. Saudi Arabia
      13.2.2. South Africa
      13.2.3. UAE
      13.2.4. Rest of Middle East & Africa (MEA)
   13.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   13.4. Middle East & Africa Oilfield Thickener Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      13.4.1. Oil and Gas
      13.4.2. Shale Gas
   13.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   13.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   13.7. Middle East & Africa Oilfield Thickener Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      13.7.1. Drilling Thickener
      13.7.2. Slurry Thickener
      13.7.3. Others
   13.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   13.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   13.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      13.10.1. By Country
      13.10.2. By Product Type
      13.10.3. By Application
      13.10.4. By Sales Channel
   13.11. Middle East & Africa Oilfield Thickener Demand Share, 2019-2026

14. Competition Landscape
   14.1. Global Oilfield Thickener Market: Market Share Analysis
   14.2. Oilfield Thickener Distributors and Customers
   14.3. Oilfield Thickener Market: Competitive Dashboard
   14.4. Company Profiles (Details – Overview, Financials, Developments, Strategy) 
      14.4.1. Schlumberger Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.2. Halliburton Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.3. DowDupont Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.4. Nalco Champion Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.5. BASF Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.6. GE(Baker Hughes) Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.7. Chevron Phillips Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.8. CESTC Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.9. Clariant Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.10. Flotek Industries Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.11. Croda Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.12. Innospec Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.13. Kemira Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.14. Huntsman Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.15. CNPC Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.16. CNOOC Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.17. COMPANY 17 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.18. COMPANY 18 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.19. COMPANY 19 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.20. COMPANY 20 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook

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