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Demulsifier Market by Type (Oil Soluble and Water Soluble), Application (Crude Oil, Petro Refineries, Lubricant Manufacturing, Oil-based Power Plants, Sludge Oil Treatment), by Region - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Investment, and Forecast (2022–2027)

Published: January, 2022
ID: 8491
Pages: 175

Demulsifier Market Size & Growth 2022-2027

Demulsifiers Market size is predicted to reach $ 2.2 billion in 2026, up from $ 2.8 billion in 2021, at a CAGR of 4.4%. The growing call for oil and related derivatives requires a high production of crude oil.

Worldwide crude oil production grew until 2019, and most countries focused on extracting more from existing reserves, as well as new and unconventional ones. An increase in crude oil production following the COVID-19 pandemic is predicted to boost the market for demulsifiers throughout the foreseen period. Crude oil is produced as oil in water throughout oil exploration and production activities. The presence of oil in the water causes corrosion in pipelines and ships. This has a significant impact on the cost of transportation. Demulsifiers are active chemicals used to separate emulsified water from crude oil throughout production processes. Demulsification is an important process that is carried out to remove salt and water from the emulsion. Demulsification takes place before refining the crude oil. If ignored, the salt and water present in the emulsion can cause discomfort throughout the refining process. This can cause severe corrosion of the equipment. Demulsifiers mainly counteract repeated oil emulsion formulation. To do this, synthetic demulsifiers are added to the emulsion to separate the oil from the water through the sedimentation process.

Demulsifier Market Trends:

The demulsification process can be critical due to the short residence time. With this in mind, the main market players maintain a regular stock of a wide variety of demulsifiers made from different chemicals to offer a high-performance solution tailored to the customer. For example, BASF SE offers the Basarol range of demulsifiers specially designed for the rapid fall, drying, and desalination of water. To maintain their competitive position in the market, the main players have adopted the strategy of introducing customer-centric solutions to optimize the efficiency of the refining process.

Demulsifier Market Drivers:

Rapid industrialization, together with an escalating number of power plants, is the crucial factor in the expansion of the demulsifier market throughout the foreseen period from 2022 - 2027. The escalating production of crude oil, and the escalating number of demulsifiers are also expected green products produced by environmentally friendly chemicals, escalating call for crude oil and escalating worldwide call for energy will enhance market expansion. The expansion of demulsifiers is directly proportional to the production of crude oil. One of the main drivers of crude oil production is the escalating call for energy. This, in turn, is predicted to increase the call for demulsifiers in the near future. The market for demulsifiers includes rapid industrialization, a growing call for fuel-efficient vehicles, and escalated spending on research activities. Furthermore, the call for demulsifiers is predicted to grow significantly throughout the evaluation period due to the boom in the oil and gas industry. Escalating crude oil production around the world is predicted to be a major driver for the demulsifiers market throughout the review period. Escalated car production and sales, as well as escalated lubricant consumption, are believed to drive market expansion.

Demulsifier Market Restraints:

Strict environmental regulations and geopolitical issues will hamper the emulsifier market expansion throughout the aforementioned foreseen period.

Opportunities in the Demulsifier Market:

The discovery of oil fields coupled with the expansion of aging oil fields will further stimulate several new opportunities that will lead to the expansion of the demulsifier market throughout the foreseen period mentioned above. The emphasis on the use of environmentally friendly demulsifiers, made from environmentally friendly chemicals, is predicted to provide lucrative opportunities for the market throughout the foreseen period. Furthermore, rapid urbanization, coupled with rising disposable income in emerging economies, is predicted to drive market expansion over the evaluation period, 2022 - 2027. Demulsifierexpansion is directly related to oil production stupid. The growing call for energy will further stimulate crude oil production. This, in turn, will stimulate the market calls for demulsifiers.

Challenges in the Demulsifier Market:

The harmful impacts of chemicals employed in demulsifiers on the environment and the implementation of strict government rules are predicted to hamper calls for demulsifiers throughout the foreseen period.




Market Size Available

2021 – 2026

Base Year


Forecast Period

2022- 2027



Segments Covered

By Type, By Application

Various Analyses Covered

Global, Regional & Country Level Analysis, Segment-Level Analysis, DROC, PESTLE Analysis, Porter’s Five Forces Analysis, Competitive Landscape, Analyst Overview on Investment Opportunities

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America, Middle East & Africa

Market Leaders Profiled

Baker Hughes Incorporated (US), Clariant (Switzerland), The Dow Chemical Company (US), Croda International (US), Ecolab Inc. (US), Halliburton (US), Schlumberger Limited (US), BASF SE (Germany), Nouryon (Netherlands), Momentive Performance Materials (US), Nova Star LP (US), SI Group (US), Impact Chemicals Technologies (US), Innospec Inc. (US), Dorf Ketal (India).

Market Segmentation:

Demulsifier Market By Type:

  • Oil-soluble demulsifier
  • Water-soluble demulsifier

The Water-Soluble Demulsifier is a completely organic, water-soluble, oil-soluble surfactant solution for oil in water demulsification.

Demulsifier Market ByApplication:

  • Crude oil
  • Sludge oil treatment
  • Petro refineries
  • Lubricant manufacturing
  • Oil-based power plants
  • Others

The crude oil segment is the largest demulsifier application section based on the increase in crude oil production in the world. Currently, the call for crude oil is escalating around the world.

Demulsifier Market Regional Analysis:

The Demulsifier report includes the segmentation of Regions:

  • North America 
  • Europe 
  • Asia Pacific
  • Latin America 
  • Middle East & Africa 

The Middle East is predicted to account for the majority of the worldwide demulsifier market throughout the foreseen period, in terms of volume and value. Crude oil is the main demulsifier application in this region. Although most of the production comes from onshore reserves, there are offshore reserves that are developed in the Red Sea region by Saudi Aramco, a Saudi Arabian state company. Offshore exploration and production have a long history in the UAE, with projects, such as the Upper Zakum oil field, contributing large volumes of production and containing nearly 50 billion barrels of economically viable reserves. Escalated exploration activities in the region are predicted to boost the demulsifiers market.

The Middle East and North America dominated the demulsifiers market in 2016 due to the presence of large oil and gas reserves in the region. The Middle East is a lucrative market for emulsifiers. Major oil-producing countries in the region, such as Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Kuwait, are predicted to drive a call for demulsifiers in the near future. The North American demulsifiers market is predicted to see significant expansion throughout the foreseen period due to the shale gas boom in the United States and plans to produce oil from tar sands in Canada and the Gulf of Mexico.

Recent Developments in the Demulsifier Market:

  • Nouryon introduces more sustainable demulsifiers for the oilfield market. Nouryon has introduced a line of demulsifiers that provide oil producers with a more sustainable option for separating crude oil from natural gas and water.

  • GE Advanced Materials introduces a line of Silbreakdemulsifiers for a quick and clean division of crude oil. The long-unexplored science of crude oil demulsification is gaining momentum and GE's new family of Silbreak silicone-based demulsifiers is delivering tangible benefits to end-users.

Demulsifier Market Key Players:

  1. Baker Hughes Incorporated (US)

  2. Clariant (Switzerland)
  3. The Dow Chemical Company (US)
  4. Croda International (US)
  5. Ecolab Inc. (US)
  6. Halliburton (US)
  7. Schlumberger Limited (US)
  8. BASF SE (Germany)
  9. Nouryon (Netherlands)
  10. Momentive Performance Materials (US)
  11. Nova Star LP (US)
  12. SI Group (US)
  13. Impact Chemicals Technologies (US)
  14. Innospec Inc. (US)
  15. Dorf Ketal (India)
  16. Huntsman Corporation (US)
  17. Chemiphase Ltd. (UK)
  18. Direct-N Pakt Inc. (US)
  19. MCC Chemicals Inc.(US)
  20. Rimpro India (India)
  21. Oil Technics Holdings (UK)
  22. Egyptian Mud Engineering
  23. Chemicals Company (Egypt)
  24. Roemex Limited (India)
  25. Reda Oilfield (UK)
  26. Aurorachem (China)

1. Introduction                                 

                1.1 Market Definition                    

                1.2 Study Deliverables                  

                1.3 Base Currency, Base Year and Forecast Periods                          

                1.4 General Study Assumptions                

2. Research Methodology                                           

                2.1 Introduction                               

                2.2 Research Phases                      

                                2.2.1 Secondary Research           

                                2.2.2 Primary Research 

                                2.2.3 Econometric Modelling      

                                2.2.4 Expert Validation  

                2.3 Analysis Design                         

                2.4 Study Timeline                          

3. Overview                                       

                3.1 Executive Summary                

                3.2 Key Inferences                         

                3.3 Epidemology                              

4. Drivers, Restraints, Opportunities, and Challenges Analysis (DROC)                                    

                4.1 Market Drivers                          

                4.2 Market Restraints                    

                4.3 Key Challenges                         

                4.4 Current Opportunities in the Market                              

5. Market Segmentation                                              

                5.1 Type                              

                                5.1.1 Introduction           

                                5.1.2 Oil Soluble               

                                5.1.3 Water Soluble        

                                5.1.4 Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, By Type     

                                5.1.5 Market Attractiveness Analysis, By Type   

                                5.1.6 Market Share Analysis, By Type     

                5.2 Application                 

                                5.2.1 Introduction           

                                5.2.2 Crude Oil  

                                5.2.3 Petro Refineries   

                                5.2.4 Lubricant Manufacturing   

                                5.2.5 Oil-based Power Plants     

                                5.2.6 Sludge Oil Treatment          

                                5.2.7 Others      

                                5.2.8 Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, By Application         

                                5.2.9 Market Attractiveness Analysis, By Application       

                                5.2.10 Market Share Analysis, By Application      

6. Geographical Analysis                                              

                6.1 Introduction                               

                                6.1.1 Regional Trends    

                                6.1.2 Impact Analysis     

                                6.1.3 Y-o-Y Growth Analysis        

                                       By Geographical Area

                                       By Type

                                       By Application

                                6.1.4  Market Attractiveness Analysis     

                                       By Geographical Area

                                       By Type


                                6.1.5  Market Share Analysis      

                                       By Geographical Area

                                       By Type

                                       By Application

                6.2 North America                          

                                6.1.1 Introduction           

                                6.1.2 United States         

                                6.1.3 Canada     

                6.3 Europe                         

                                6.2.1 Introduction           

                                6.2.2 U.K             

                                6.2.3 Spain         

                                6.2.4 Germany 

                                6.2.5 Italy            

                                6.2.6 France       

                6.4 Asia-Pacific                 

                                6.3.1 Introduction           

                                6.3.2 China         

                                6.3.3 India          

                                6.3.4 Japan         

                                6.3.5 Australia   

                                6.3.6 South Korea           

                6.5 Latin America                             

                                6.4.1 Introduction           

                                6.4.2 Brazil          

                                6.4.3 Argentina

                                6.4.4 Mexico     

                                6.4.5 Rest of Latin America          

                6.6 Middle East & Africa                               

                                6.5.1 Introduction           

                                6.5.2 Middle-East            

                                6.5.3 Africa         

7. Strategic Analysis                                       

                7.1 PESTLE analysis                         

                                7.1.1 Political     

                                7.1.2 Economic 

                                7.1.3 Social         

                                7.1.4 Technological         

                                7.1.5 Legal          

                                7.1.6 Environmental       

                7.2 Porter’s Five analysis                              

                                7.2.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers        

                                7.2.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers    

                                7.2.3 Threat of New Entrants     

                                7.2.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services              

                                7.2.5 Competitive Rivalry within the Industry     

8. Market Leaders' Analysis                                        

                8.1 Schlumberger Limited                            

                                8.1.1 Overview 

                                8.1.2 Product Analysis   

                                8.1.3 Financial analysis  

                                8.1.4 Recent Developments       

                                8.1.5 SWOT analysis       

                                8.1.6 Analyst View          

                8.2 Aurora Chem                             

                8.3 Halliburton                  

                8.4 Huntsman International LLC                

                8.5 Baker Hughes Incorporated                

                8.6 Oil Technics Ltd.                        

                8.7 BASF SE                        

                8.8 Cochran Chemical Company                

                8.9 Ecolab Inc.                   

                8.10 Weatherford International Limited                

9. Competitive Landscape                                           

                9.1 Market share analysis                            

                9.2 Merger and Acquisition Analysis                       

                9.3 Agreements, collaborations and Joint Ventures                         

                9.4 New Product Launches                         

10. Market Outlook and Investment Opportunities                                         


                a) List of Tables                

                b) List of Figures                              

  1. Global Demulsifier  Market By Region, From 2022 - 2027 ( USD Billion )
  2. Global Demulsifier  Market By Type, From 2022 - 2027 ( USD Billion )
  3. Global Oil Soluble Market By Region, From 2022 - 2027 ( USD Billion )
  4. Global Water Soluble Market By Region, From 2022 - 2027 ( USD Billion )
  5. Global Demulsifier  Market By Application, From 2022 - 2027 ( USD Billion )
  6. Global Crude Oil Market By Region, From 2022 - 2027 ( USD Billion )
  7. Global Petro Refineries Market By Region, From 2022 - 2027 ( USD Billion )
  8. Global Lubricant Manufacturing Market By Region, From 2022 - 2027 ( USD Billion )
  9. Global Oil-based Power Plants Market By Region, From 2022 - 2027 ( USD Billion )
  10. Global Sludge Oil Treatment Market By Region, From 2022 - 2027 ( USD Billion )
  11. Global Others Market By Region, From 2022 - 2027 ( USD Billion )

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