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The South America Proppants Market was valued at USD 1006.3 million in 2015 and is projected to reach USD XX.XX million by 2020, at a CAGR of 15.9% during the forecast period from 2015 to 2020. Proppants solid material, generally sand or other granular substances injected into the fractures to hold or keep fracture open created by hydraulic fracturing. Although, they have been used in oil and gas production for 70 years now, however, with the recent emergence of horizontal drilling technology with multistage hydraulic fracturing in shale gas extraction, has created new opportunities for the growth of the proppants market in the mid-2000s.

They are vital materials in the process of hydraulic fracturing, used extensively for the extraction of shale gas and oil from shale rocks. The quantity of proppants used depends on the thickness of shale rocks and the length of the well. On an average, for one horizontal well approximately 1,600 tons of proppants are used during the first stage of drilling. For instance, for one fracking length of 200-300 meters of well, about 100-160 metric tons of proppants are utilized. However, the aforementioned quantity depends on the rock’s condition and the properties deep in the ground.

This market is driven by a number of factors, such as improvements in the fracturing technology and manufacturing of better quality frac sand. However, factors such as growing environmental concerns related to the fracturing technology and high costs of the ceramic proppants may act as a roadblock to the growth of the market.

The South America Proppants market, on the basis of product type can be broadly segmented into frac sand, resin coated, and ceramic. The market has also been geographically segmented into Brazil, Argentina, and Rest of South America. In terms of market revenue in 2015, Argentina led the market with a share of XX.XX%. It was followed by Brazil. Argentina is the largest producer as well as the consumer of natural gas in South America. The country has about 150 shale gas wells for the production and the number are expected to increase in the coming years, as the country is witnessing a steady increase in the demand for energy. This in turn will have a positive impact on the South America Proppants market. However, the high cost of the ceramic proppants may hinder the growth of this market.

Some of the major companies dominating this market for its products, services, and continuous product developments are Saint-Gobain Proppants, CARBO Ceramics, Hexion Inc., and Superior Silica Sands

Key Deliverables in the Study

Market analysis for the South America Proppants Market, with region specific assessments and competition analysis on global and regional scales
Market definition along with the identification of key drivers and restraints
Identification of factors instrumental in changing the market scenarios, rising prospective opportunities, and identification of key companies that can influence this market on a global and regional scale
Extensively researched competitive landscape section with profiles of major companies along with their market shares
Identification and analysis of the macro and micro factors that affect the South America Proppants market on both global and regional scales
A comprehensive list of key market players along with the analysis of their current strategic interests and key financial information
A wide-ranging knowledge and insights about the major players in this industry and the key strategies adopted by them to sustain and grow in the studied market
Insights on the major countries/regions in which this industry is blooming and to also identify the regions that are still untapped

Table Of Contents

South America Proppants Market - Segmented By Material Type and Geography - Growth, Trends and Forecasts (2015-2020)

1.1 Research Methodology

1.1.1 Definition of the Market

1.1.2 Report Description

1.1.3 Executive Summary



3.1 Market Segmentation

3.2 Overview

3.3 Industry Value Chain Analysis

3.4 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's 5 Force Analysis


4.1 Introduction

4.2 Drivers

4.3 Constraints

4.4 Opportunities

4.5 Porter's Five Forces

4.5.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

4.5.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers

4.5.3 Threat of New Entrants

4.5.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services

4.5.5 Degree of Competition

4.6 Industry Value Chain Analysis

5. Technology Overview

5.1 Technology Snapshot

6. Different types of proppants

6.1 Frac Sand

6.2 Resin Coated

6.3 Ceramic


7.1 Regional Market Segmented by Type (Market Size, Forecast and CAGR)

7.1.1 Frac Sand

7.1.2 Resin Coated

7.1.3 Ceramic

7.2 Regional Market - Segmented By Country

7.2.1 Argentina

7.2.2 Brazil

7.2.3 Others

8. Competitive Landscape

8.1 Mergers and Acquisitions

8.2 Joint Ventures

8.3 New Product Launches

8.4 Biggest Companies by Revenue

8.5 Most active companies in the past three years

9. Company Profiles

9.1 Saint-Gobain Proppants

9.1.1 Overview

9.1.2 Major Products and Services

9.1.3 Financials

9.1.4 Recent Developments

9.2 CARBO Ceramics

9.2.1 Overview

9.2.2 Major Products and Services

9.2.3 Financials

9.2.4 Recent Developments

9.3 Fores

9.3.1 Overview

9.3.2 Major Products and Services

9.3.3 Financials

9.3.4 Recent Developments

9.4 Halliburton

9.4.1 Overview

9.4.2 Major Products and Services

9.4.3 Financials

9.4.4 Recent Developments

9.5 Baker Hughes

9.5.1 Overview

9.5.2 Major Products and Services

9.5.3 Financials

9.5.4 Recent Developments

9.6 Santrol

9.6.1 Overview

9.6.2 Major Products and Services

9.6.3 Financials

9.6.4 Recent Developments

9.7 Unimin Corporation

9.7.1 Overview

9.7.2 Major Products and Services

9.7.3 Financials

9.7.4 Recent Developments

9.8 Borovichi Refractories Plant (Borprop)

9.8.1 Overview

9.8.2 Major Products and Services

9.8.3 Financials

9.8.4 Recent Developments

9.9 Badger Mining

9.9.1 Overview

9.9.2 Major Products and Services

9.9.3 Financials

9.9.4 Recent Developments

9.10 Hi-Crush Partners LP

9.10.1 Overview

9.10.2 Major Products and Services

9.10.3 Financials

9.10.4 Recent Developments

9.11 Momentive Speciality Chemicals Inc.

9.11.1 Overview

9.11.2 Major Products and Services

9.11.3 Financials

9.11.4 Recent Developments

9.12 Yixing Orient Petroleum Proppant Co. Ltd

9.12.1 Overview

9.12.2 Major Products and Services

9.12.3 Financials

9.12.4 Recent Developments

9.13 Superior Silica Sands

9.13.1 Overview

9.13.2 Major Products and Services

9.13.3 Financials

9.13.4 Recent Developments

10. Appendix

10.1 Abbrevations

10.2 Sources

10.3 Bibliography

10.4 Disclaimer

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