- Consumption of emulsion breakers is totally dependent upon the oil & gas operations across the world.
- Discovery of new oil fields & development of extensive pipeline transportation infrastructure for oil & gas is expected to boost the demand for emulsion breakers.
- Toxic chemicals used in the synthesis of emulsion breaker acts as a stumbling block to market growth.
Emulsion breakers are identified in category of specialty chemicals and often employed to separate emulsions such as oil-in-water and water-in-oil. Water & oil are two immiscible liquids but often found with each other in nature in the form of emulsions, thus creating the requirement for emulsion breaker. During upstream activities, crude oil that is extracted through the wells has a considerable amount of water content, which further acts as a root cause for corrosion occurrence in the vessels & pipeline during transportation. In order to get effective and efficient oil recovery, and to enhance the quality of the recycled water, emulsion breakers are used. In order to optimize the refinery process, it is prerequisite that the crude oil that needs to be processed must be free from water and salt content, thus treated with emulsion breakers. If crude oil is not treated with emulsion breaker, water & salt content in the oil will lead to corrosion activity in pipelines vessel and refinery equipment, thus results in frequent shutdown and maintenance activities which further increases the transportation and maintenance cost. In the market place, there is a huge demand for emulsion breaker that can showcase exceptional efficacy to inhibit the occurrence of repeated emulsion formulation, in order to cater this market challenge synthetic emulsion breaker are used. In the commercial marketplace, there is an extensive range of emulsion breakers are available because of two specific reasons; major players are commercializing and manufacturing their demand and high demand for tailor-made emulsion breakers.
Consumption of emulsion breakers is totally dependent upon the oil & gas operations across the world. Increase in upstream & downstream activities in the oil & gas sector more the demand space for emulsion breakers. In order to cater to the ever-increasing demand for energy, upstream players are focusing on intensifying the exploration activities, thus creating huge consumption potential for emulsion breakers. Also, Discovery of new oil fields & development of extensive pipeline transportation infrastructure for oil & gas is expected to boost the demand for emulsion breakers. On the flipside, the toxic chemicals used in the synthesis of emulsion breaker have some negative impact towards an individual and the environment which further acts as a stumbling block in the emulsion breaker market growth. However, suppliers and manufacturers are intensifying their R&D activities in order to formulate a novel green emulsion breaker in order to address the industry challenge.
The global Emulsion Breaker market can be segmented on the basis of material type, Solubility and application
On the basis of material type, the global Emulsion Breaker market can be segmented as:
Phenol Formaldehyde Resin
Acid PF resin
Base PF resin
On the basis of Solubility, the global Emulsion Breaker market can be segmented as:
Water soluble emulsion breaker
Oil soluble emulsion breaker
On the basis of End-use the global Emulsion Breaker market can be segmented as:
Sludge oil treatment
Oil Based Power plants
Crude oil Production
Oil Pipeline transportation
Some of the market participants identified across the value chain
Baker Hughes Incorporated
The Dow Chemical Company
Croda International Plc
Momentive Performance Materials, Inc.