Market research

DataSolve™ Report No 7

The Worldwide Market for Low Dosage Gas Hydrate Inhibitors in the Upstream Oil Industry

Over the last ten to fifteen years major oil companies, notably BP, Shell and ExxonMobil, have pioneered the development and exploitation of novel low dosage gas hydrate inhibitors (LDHI) to offset the increasing costs of handling large volumes of thermodynamic gas hydrate inhibitors, such as methanol. Two types of LDHI, kinetic hydrate inhibitors (KHI) and anti-agglomerants (AA) are now established for oilfield gas hydrate flow assurance management.

 

DataSolve™ Report No 6

The Worldwide Market for Gas Hydrate Control Chemicals in the Upstream Oil Industry

The traditional method for gas hydrate control involves injection of large volumes of methanol or glycol thermodynamic inhibitors in pipeline systems. In the last decade major oil companies, notably BP, Exxon and Shell, have pioneered the development of novel low dosage hydrate inhibitors to offset the high CAPEX and OPEX costs associated with handling large volumes of chemicals, particularly in offshore developments. Two distinct additive types, kinetic or threshold hydrate inhibitors and hydrate growth inhibitors or anti-agglomerants, have been developed with initial commercial utilisation in key markets such as the Gulf of Mexico and the North Sea.

 

DataSolve™ Report No 5

The European Market for Cold Flow Improvers in Middle Distillate Fuels (2000)

The worldwide cold flow improver market for middle distillate fuels is estimated at 74,000 metric tonnes, valued at 125 million US Dollars in 1999. Europe is the largest and most technically sophisticated regional market with 36,000 metric tonnes/60 million US Dollars of cold flow improver consumption in 1999. N. America and the Far East represent about 25% and 11% of the worldwide market respectively.

 

DataSolve™ Report No 4

The West European Market for Refinery Fuel Additives and Process Chemicals

This report, originally published by KEWA Contract Services Limited in 1998, provides a comprehensive review of the West European market fuel additives and process chemicals supplied to the refining sector of the oil industry. In particular, the report is underpinned by a detailed introduction to the chemistry, manufacture and application of specific additive types used in refinery processes and formulated fuels.

 

DataSolve™ Report No 3

The West European Market for Fuel Additives

This report, originally published by KEWA Contract Services Limited in 1996, provides a comprehensive review of the West European fuel additives market, excluding oxygenates. In particular, this study is underpinned by a detailed introduction to the chemistry, manufacture and application of each additive type used in fuel formulations for automotive, marine and other industrial applications.

 

DataSolve™ Report No 2

The North Sea Market for Corrosion Inhibitors in Oil Production Operations (1999)

The North Sea corrosion inhibitor market is estimated at $20 million in 1999. This market has grown significantly over the past 5 years but slower growth rates are predicted in the period to 2005 primarily due to the increased utilisation of corrosion resistant alloys in oilfield production systems.

 

DataSolve™ Report No 1

The North Sea Market for Scale Inhibitors in Oil Production Operations (1999)

The North Sea scale inhibitor market is valued at over $40 million in 1999. This market has increased significantly over the last five years and is estimated to grow by over 8 % per annum in volume terms in the period to 2005. Although the UK is the largest national market, strongest growth rates are anticipated in Norwegian sector over the next 5 years.