Fracking Proppants

Fracking proppant is a solid material, typically sand, treated sand or man-made ceramic materials, designed to keep an induced hydraulic fracture open, during or following a fracturing treatment

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    Global Proppants Market Outlook

    • The COVID-19 outbreak is having adverse effects on the oil & gas industry. The outbreak that started in China thrived into a global pandemic. Companies, globally, are being squeezed by the COVID-19 outbreak through labor market and supply chain disruptions. Travel restrictions on workers are hindering the normal recommencement of work. Oil prices have collapsed to its lowest since 2002, due to oversuppl y and low demand
    • Crude oil prices have dropped down significantly since the outbreak of coronavirus which has weaken the demand for oil. The demand forhydraulic fracturing likely to go down as well
    • According to Beroe’s analysis, the consumption and price of crude oil are expected to dip furthermore and cause ripple effects throughout the world


    Fracking Proppants Demand Forecast 2022: Global

    • The global proppants market is 89.03 million tons, and it is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.4 percent to reach 114 million tons
    • North America accounts for approx. 78 percent of the global proppants market, and it is expected to increase marginally, due to increase in shale activities in the US and Canada
    • The APAC accounts for approx. 17 percent of the global proppants market, and it is expected to witness a growth, due to a large number of upcoming hydraulic fracturing projects in China and Australia, and also due to shale gas extraction projects

    Global Proppants Market

    Global Proppant Market by Type: 2018 (by volume)

    • Frac sand accounts for ~86 percent by volume and ~84 percent by value of the overall proppants market and is expected to dominate the market (in volume), due to its availability and low price
    • Ceramic proppants account for ~8 percent by volume and ~8 percent by value of the overall proppants market, and it is  expected to increase marginally, due its physical properties, stability and is superior to other types of proppants
    • Resin coated proppants account for ~6 percent by volume and ~6 percent by value of the overall proppants market, and it is expected to increase marginally, due to its excellent physical properties, however, its high cost could limit the volume growth

    Proppants Market by Region: 2018

    • North America is the most mature market for proppants. The US is the largest market, in terms of both consumption and production, mainly due to strong demand from the unconventional oil & gas exploration industry, like shale and tight oils
    • China is the largest market in the APAC region and a net exporter of the ceramic proppants, and it is expected to remain the largest, due to the increase in the domestic demand for frac sand from the unconventional shale and CBM exploration
    • The proppants market in India and Australia are the second and third largest markets in the APAC region and it is expected to grow, due to the increasing demand from CMB exploration
    • Russia, one of the key exporters of the Frac sand to the North America region, is the fastest growing market in ROW, due to its efforts to tap the potential shale reserves and due to the availability of high quality sand reserves

    Global Proppants Drivers and Constraints


    Increase in demand for well completion activities in the North American market and rebounding of oil price are seen as the key market drivers for proppants

    Increase in production from unconventional fields

    • Increased focus on resource recovery has led to the adoption of high volume usage of proppants per well and use of more efficient proppant mix for the fracking process
    • Potential exploitable reserves are expected to drive the market in the coming quarters

    Increase in demand for well completion 

    • Increase in demand for well completion activities in the North American market is seen as the key driver for proppants demand
    • With lower oil price affecting the spend of shale operators in the US, the number of unfinished wells in the key shale basins went close to 1500, an all-time high

    Increase in crude oil price

    • Increase in crude oil price has triggered the demand for proppants
    • With oil prices rebounding, oil companies are expected to increase the spend on well completion service


    Regulations on environmental concerns and constrained production from suppliers are the key constraints affecting the growth of proppants market

    Environmental regulations

    • Stringent government and environmental concerns are constraints to the growth of proppant market

    Lower profit margins

    • Over the last two years, proppant suppliers had lower margins, due to fall in demand
    • Added with supply surplus state, it affected the supplier margins, leading to constrained production

    Why You Should Buy This Report

    The report provides information about the global and regional proppants market with a regional snapshot of the proppant industry in India, North America, etc. It provides the cost breakup of proppants and explains the best industry practices. The report lists out the industry drivers and constraints and gives key profile of global proppant suppliers like U.S. Silica, Hi Crush Partners LP, Hexion Inc., etc.