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Oilfield surfactants are the part of specialty oilfield chemicals that are used in drilling, production and stimulation. Surfactants in oilfields act as detergents, corrosion inhibitors, emulsifiers and so on. Surfactants are in wide ranges that can be classified as anionic, nonionic, cationic, amphoteric and others. These surfactants are used for augmenting the recovery process of petrochemicals from the wells. This is a niche market of the overall speciality oil field chemicals. The market is segmented into various types, applications, substrates along with detailed geographic analysis.
Anionic surfactants when dissociated in water produce amphiphilic anion and a cation. They are primarily used as wetting agents, dispersants, emulsifiers, foaming agents and corrosion inhibitors. The growing number of oil spills has resulted in increased use of dispersants in order to separate the oil particles for cleaning. Nonionic surfactants have no charge on the hydrophilic head when dissociated in water and are the second largest segment in the oilfield surfactants market, after anionic surfactants. Nonionic surfactants are environmentally and biologically safe due to low carcinogenic and mutagenic toxicity.
The advent of enhanced oil recovery technologies has facilitated increased use of surfactants. Surfactants that meet the environmental regulations and performance norms witness high demand. The most popular surfactant is anionic due to its properties and is of low cost compared to other surfactants. However, the types of surfactant to be used is end user specific based on the end location to be used.
The report analyses the oilfield surfactants market in various applications and covers the market demand with respective regions. The global oilfield surfactants market is segmented into North America, South America, Europe, APAC and RoW. In 2014, North America is the major market followed by Europe and Middle East Africa.
Sample Companies Profiled in this Report are:
The Lubrizol Corporation
The report analyses the oilfield surfactants market demand with various regions. Competitive landscape for top five oilfield surfactants market is highlighted and market players are profiled with attributes of company overview, financial overview, product portfolio and recent developments.
Original Article: Oilfield Surfactants Market: By Types Anionic, Nonionic, Cationic, Amphoteric and Others; By Substrate Synthetic and Biobased; By Applications Emulsifiers/Demulsifier, Lubricants, Dispersants, Corrosion inhibitors, Foaming Agent, Wetting and suspending agNEXT ARTICLE