Water-based Drilling and Completion Fluids Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2018 - 2028

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Water-based Drilling and Completion Fluids Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2018 - 2028

Status : August, 2020 | Energy & Mining | PPT format

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Global Water-based Drilling and Completion Fluids Market: Overview

Drilling and completion fluids of different rheological properties serve several purposes of oil and gas drilling operations. Water-based drilling fluid also called mud fluids facilitate oilfield service operations by meeting numerous reservoir conditions for a cost-effective and reliable borehole drilling. Hydrocarbon exploration and oil and gas producing companies, world over, have been extensively using water-based drilling and completion fluids in large-scale operations. Their characteristic non-toxicity makes them preferable than most other types.

Drilling engineers try various additives in water-based drilling and completion fluids to improve the drilling-fluid properties of the resultant formulations, so that overall this leads to higher cost savings in well drilling. The global water-based drilling and completion fluids market will see a large number of avenues from growing number of drilling activities in challenging oilfield environments.

Global Water-based Drilling and Completion Fluids Market: Notable Developments

Rapidly rising numbers of offshore oil and gas explorations over recent years has stimulated mud engineers to fine tune rheological properties. This has increased the scope of novel additives, mainly based on environmentally acceptable alternatives.

  • A case in point is the growing popularity of polyanionic cellulose as an oilfield chemical in the water-based drilling and completion fluids market. The additive allows drilling engineers to control the viscosity and filtration properties of water-based drilling and completion fluids. In the past couple years, this has been found to be more beneficial than conventional clay used as the additive. In the late 2018, one of the novel formulations of water-based drilling and completion fluids with high-temperature tolerance was designed and tested in oil reservoir lying offshore Sarawak, Malaysia.
  • Extraction of oil resources in new finds with demanding reservoir conditions has made it imperative for using better water-based drilling and completion fluids for environmental risk assessment.
  • A case in point is the recent discovery of Brulpadda gas in southern coast of South Africa. The production hasn’t taken off but the oil and gas industry has been cautious in following all protocols to avoid accident risk. In these measures, water-based drilling and completion fluids have come to occupy an important position.

Some of the most prominent competitors operating in the competitive landscape of global water-based drilling and completion fluids market include –

  • Weatherford
  • Schlumberger
  • National Oilwell Varco
  • Baker Hughes 

Global Water-based Drilling and Completion Fluids Market: Key Growth Dynamics

Rising rig count activity in a number of countries has propelled attractive strides witnessed by the global water-based drilling and completion fluids market in recent years. This in part is fueled by tougher environmental regulations. The water-based drilling and completion fluids market is notably bolstered by growing need for better lubricants for developing formulations for demanding reservoir conditions.

Good drilling practices make it imperative for mud engineers to modify the rheological properties of water-based drilling and completion fluids to meet reservoir pore pressure and temperature conditions. These changes are mostly pertain to viscosity and cuttings carrying capacity.

Numerous findings from recent testing and development initiatives by companies have cemented the efforts of drilling engineers to aim for better chemistries in water-based drilling and completion fluids. Such pursuits fuel the growth dynamics of the water-based drilling and completion fluids market. Environmentally acceptable alternatives for conventional additives have also gained striking traction in the water-based drilling and completion fluids market.

The advent of nanotechnology has enabled mud engineers to enhance the thermal and electrical properties of water-based drilling and completion fluids. Recently, nanofluids-enhanced water-based mud has come to hold a promising potential in this direction.

Global Water-based Drilling and Completion Fluids Market: Regional Assessment

Regionally, North America hold vast potential in the water-based drilling and completion fluids market. Swelling exploration and production activities in the oil and gas industry has been offering a large, sustained momentum to the regional market. Some of the other promising regional markets for water-based drilling and completion fluids market are Asia Pacific and the Middle East. The growth is also propelled by rising numbers of exploration of new gas reservoirs.

The study presents a granular assessment and quantitative evaluation of:

  • Key growth factors and prominent trends
  • Size and share of key segments in overall market
  • Key challenges and winning imperatives
  • Factors shaping competitive landscape
  • Insights into how contours of market will change in coming years
  • Technological advances
  • New avenues and imminent investment pockets
  • Regulatory landscape shaping current and future strategies of companies

The region-wise assessment includes market dynamics in:

  • North America
  • Asia Pacific
  • Europe
  • Latin America
  • The Middle East and Africa

The study is prepared with the help of an extensive primary and secondary research. Primary research includes but not limited to interactions, interviews, surveys, and events. Opinions of policy makers and industry experts are carefully integrated into the insights to complement primary research. Volumes of secondary data gleaned through renowned paid sources, annual statements, reputed journals, and government documents offer insights into current dynamics and key evolution trajectories the market is likely to assume. The research employs various industry-wide analytics methods and well-established methodologies to ascertain the attractiveness of key segments. Further, it evaluates the lucrativeness of key regions and factors underlying their maturity. The insights notably include a detailed analysis of forces behind vendor differentiation and offers insight into investment-decision making by prominent players.

The report strives to enlighten businesses and industry stakeholders on multiple facets of the growth dynamic of the market, the key of which include answers to:

  • Which key factors will shape the competitive landscape?
  • Which trends will stimulate research and development activities in different geographies?
  • Which are the lucrative growth areas and what is the size of potential they are likely contribute to the overall market?
  • Which disruptions in market growth are likely to come with the new business models?
  • Which are some of the recent overhauls in policies that may change the course of the market significantly?
  • Which are the geographies that will form sizable sources of new streams to new and established players alike?
  • How are top players likely to realign their strategy to counter the forces of competition?
  • Which key strategies emerging players are likely to focus on to consolidate their position?
  • Which changes in end-user preferences might affect the status quo held by the leading players?
  • Which are some of the game-changing innovations influencing the projected share and revenue of the market and its segments?

Note: Utmost care has invariably been taken to present data and arrive at statistics at all the TMR Research reports. Meanwhile, some recent developments and new industry trends may take time to be included in the reports.