Demulsifier Market: Current Analysis and Forecast (2021-2027)


Emphasis on Type (Oil Soluble, Water Soluble); Application (Crude Oil, Petro Refineries, Lubricant Manufacturing, Oil-Based Power Plants, Sludge Oil Treatment and Others); and Region and Country









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Demulsifier Market 1
Demulsifier Market 1

The market of demulsifier was stood around $2.0 billion in 2020 and is projected to showcase significant growth of around 4% during the forecast (2021-2027). Demulsifiers, or emulsion breakers, are a class of specialty chemical that is used to separate emulsions. Demulsifiers are majorly used in the processing of crude oil, along with significant quantities of saline water. These are surface-active agents, which is used to neutralize the effect of emulsifying agents and act on the emulsion by flocculation of oil droplets, dropping of water, and coalescence of the water droplets. Additionally, demulsifiers are used in the chemical analysis of oil and synthetic muds and to treat produced hydrocarbons. The factors that are driving the market is the rising demand for oil and related derivatives necessitates the high production of crude oil. However, strict environmental regulation on the use of chemical demulsifiers is expected to hinder the growth of the market in the forecasted period. 

The outbreak of coronavirus in 2020 had severely impacted the economic conditions around the globe. The oil industry from past few years had seen slumped in the prices and oil exporting countries had faced travel restrictions during covid-19 has doubled the effect on the fossil fuel industry. In addition, oil and gas industry is highly dependent on foreign investment of machinery for the exploration and shutdown of all the activities had put halt in the project implementation. Hence, demand for demulsifies significantly impacted due to Covid-19.

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“Amongst type, oil soluble segment dominated the market in 2020.”

Based on type, the global demulsifier market is bifurcated into oil soluble and water soluble. Currently, oil soluble segment dominates the market and expected to grow at an influential rate in the forecasted period as well. It is mainly owing to the increasing demand for this type of demulsifier in emulsion breaking. As oil soluble demulsifiers are extremely effective in separating water in oil emulsion, as the water is in the dispersed phase, while oil is in the continuous phase.

 “Amongst application, crude oil segment dominated the market in 2020.”

Based on application, the market is segmented into crude oil, petro refineries, lubricant manufacturing, oil-based power plants, sludge oil treatment and others. The crude oil segment witnesses significant demand post covid-19. It is mainly owing to the surging demand for petroleum and petroleum products coupled with discoveries of new oil fields and crude oil reserves expected to positively influence the market demand for demulsifier.

 “Middle East and Africa represents as the largest markets in the Global Demulsifier Market.”

For a better understanding of the market adoption, report provide detailed analysis for major region and countries including North America (US, Canada, Rest of North America), Europe (Germany, UK, France, Spain, Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, India, Australia, Rest of APAC), Middle East & Africa (UAE, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Egypt, Nigeria, Rest of Middle East and Africa), and Rest of World. Currently North America dominated the market and is expected to maintain its dominance throughout the forecast period. However, Middle East is expected to witness highest CAGR growth during the forecast period. Some of the major companies profiled in the report Clariant, The Dow Chemical Company, Croda International, Ecolab Inc., Halliburton, Schlumberger Limited, BASF SE, Nouryon, Momentive Performance Materials, Nova Star LP, SI Group, Impact Chemicals Technologies, Innospec Inc. and Dorf Ketal.

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1.1. Market Definitions
1.2. Limitation
1.3. Stake Holders
1.4. Currency Used in Report

2.1. Research Methodology for the Global DEMULSIFIER Market
2.1.1. Main Objective of the Global DEMULSIFIER Market

7.1. Oil Soluble
7.2. Water Soluble

8.1. Crude Oil
8.2. Petro Refineries
8.3. Lubricant Manufacturing
8.4. Oil-based Power Plants
8.5. Sludge Oil Treatment
8.6. Others
8.6.1. Dyes & Pigments
8.6.2. Cotton Seed Oil
8.6.3. Pharmaceuticals
8.6.4. Pesticides

9.1. North America DEMULSIFIER Market
9.1.1. United States
9.1.2. Canada
9.1.3. Rest of North America
9.2. Europe DEMULSIFIER Market
9.2.1. Germany
9.2.2. United Kingdom
9.2.3. France
9.2.4. Spain
9.2.5. Rest of Europe
9.3. Asia Pacific DEMULSIFIER Market
9.3.1. China
9.3.2. Japan
9.3.3. India
9.3.4. Australia
9.3.5. Rest of Asia-Pacific
9.4. Rest of World DEMULSIFIER Market

10.1. Market Drivers
10.2. Market Challenges
10.3. Impact Analysis

14.1. Demand Side Analysis
14.2. Supply Side Analysis
14.2.1. Top Product Launches
14.2.2. Top Business Partnerships
14.2.3. Top Business Expansions, Investments and Divestitures
14.2.4. Top Merger and Acquisitions

16.1. Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
16.1.1. Bargaining power of Supplier
16.1.2. Bargaining power of Buyer
16.1.3. Industry Rivalry
16.1.4. Availability of Substitute
16.1.5. Threat of new Entrants
16.2. Competitive Landscape
16.2.1. Company Shares, By Revenue

17.1. Baker Hughes Incorporated
17.2. Clariant
17.3. The Dow Chemical Company
17.4. Croda International
17.5. Ecolab Inc.
17.6. Halliburton
17.7. Schlumberger Limited
17.8. BASF SE
17.9. Nouryon
17.10. Momentive Performance Materials
17.11. Nova Star LP
17.12. SI Group
17.13. Impact Chemicals Technologies
17.14. Innospec Inc.
17.15. Dorf Ketal

Research Methodology

Analyzing the historical market, estimation of the current market, and forecasting the future market of the demulsifier were the three major steps undertaken to create and analyze its adoption across the globe. Exhaustive secondary research was conducted to collect the historical market numbers and estimate the current market size. Secondly, to validate these insights, numerous findings and assumptions were taken into consideration. Moreover, exhaustive primary interviews were also conducted, with industry experts across the value chain of the demulsifier industry. Post assumption and validation of market numbers through primary interviews, we employed a bottom-up approach to forecast the complete market size. Thereafter, market breakdown and data triangulation methods were adopted to estimate and analyze the market size of segments and sub-segments the industry pertains to. Detailed methodology is explained below:

Analysis of Historical Market Size

Step 1: In-Depth Study of Secondary Sources:

Detail secondary study was conducted to obtain the historical market size of the demulsifier market through company internal sources such as annual report & financial statements, performance presentations, press releases, etc., and external sources including journals, news & articles, government publications, competitor publications, sector reports, third-party database, and other credible publications.

Step 2: Market Segmentation:

After obtaining the historical market size of the demulsifier market, we conducted a detailed secondary analysis to gather current market insights and share for different segments & sub-segments for major regions. Major segments included in the report are by type, and application. Further regional and country-level analyses were conducted to evaluate the overall adoption of the demulsifier globally.

Step 3: Factor Analysis:

After acquiring the historical market size of different segments and sub-segments, we conducted a detailed factor analysis to estimate the current market size of demulsifier. Further, we conducted factor analysis using dependent and independent variables such as growing industrial sector, growing demand for electricity due to growing urban population etc. A thorough analysis was conducted for demand and supply-side scenario considering top partnerships, merger and acquisition, business expansion, and product launches in the Demulsifier industry.

Current Market Size Estimate & Forecast

Current Market Sizing: Based on actionable insights from the above 3 steps, we arrived at the current market size, key players in the global demulsifier market, and market shares of each segment. All the required percentage shares split, and market breakdowns were determined using the above-mentioned secondary approach and were verified through primary interviews.

Estimation & Forecasting: For market estimation and forecast, weights were assigned to different factors including drivers & trends, restraints, and opportunities available for the stakeholders. After analyzing these factors, relevant forecasting techniques i.e., bottom-up approach was applied to arrive at the market forecast to 2027 for different segments and subsegments across the major regions globally. The research methodology adopted to estimate the market size encompasses:

  • The industry’s market size, in terms of value (US$) and the adoption rate of demulsifier across the major markets
  • All percentage shares, splits, and breakdowns of market segments and sub-segments
  • Key players in the demulsifier market in terms of services offered. Also, the growth strategies adopted by these players to compete in the fast-growing market.

Market Size and Share Validation

Primary Research: In-depth interviews were conducted with the Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs) including Top Level Executives (CXO/VPs, Sales Head, Marketing Head, Operational Head, and Regional Head, Country Head, etc.) across major regions. Primary research findings were then summarized, and statistical analysis was performed to prove the stated hypothesis. Inputs from primary research were consolidated with secondary findings, hence turning information into actionable insights.

Split of Primary Participants in Different Regions

Market Engineering

Data triangulation technique was employed to complete the overall market estimation and to arrive at precise statistical numbers of each segment and sub-segment of the global demulsifier market. Data was split into several segments & sub-segments post studying various parameters and trends in the areas of type and application.

The main objective of the demulsifier market study

The current & future market trends of global demulsifier were pinpointed in the study. Investors can gain strategic insights to base their discretion for investments from the qualitative and quantitative analysis performed in the study. Current and future market trends would determine the overall attractiveness of the market at a country level, providing a platform for the industrial participant to exploit the untapped market to benefit as a first-mover advantage. Other quantitative goals of the studies include:

  • Analyze the current and forecast market size of demulsifier in terms of value (US$). Also, analyze the current and forecast market size of different segments and sub-segments
  • Segments in the study include areas of type and application
  • Defined analysis of the regulatory framework for the demulsifier industry
  • Analyze the value chain involved with the presence of various intermediaries, along with analyzing customer and competitor behaviors of the industry
  • Analyze the current and forecast market size of the demulsifier for the major countries
  • Major regions/countries analyzed in the report includes North America (US, Canada, Rest of North America), Europe (Germany, UK, France, Spain, Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, India, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific), Middle East & Africa (UAE, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Egypt, Nigeria, Rest of Middle East & Africa), and Rest of World
  • Company profiles of the demulsifier market players and the growth strategies adopted by them to sustain in the fast-growing market

Deep dive country level analysis of the industry