Demulsifier Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The Demulsifier Market is segmented by Type (Water Soluble and Oil Soluble), Application (Sludge Oil Treatment, Petro Refineries, Crude Oil Processing, Oil-based Power Plants, Lubricant Manufacturing, and Other Applications), and Geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, South America, and Middle-East and Africa).

Market Snapshot

demulsifier market overview
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Middle-East and Africa
Largest Market: Middle-East and Africa
CAGR: >4 %
demulsifier market major players

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Market Overview

The demulsifier market is expected to witness a CAGR of over 4%, during the forecast period. One of the main factors driving the market is the growing demand from the increasing production of crude oil. However, strict environmental regulation on the use of chemical demulsifiers is expected to hinder the growth of the market studied.

By application, a demulsifier from the crude oil processing plant is expected to dominate the market, over the forecast period.

The growing demand for biodegradable polymer-based demulsifier is likely to act as an opportunity for the market studied in the future.

The Middle-East and African region is expected to dominate the market, with the largest consumption from countries, such as Saudi Arabia, Iran, and the United Arab Emirates.

Scope of the Report

The report on the demulsifier market includes:

By Type
Water Soluble
Oil Soluble
By Application
Sludge Oil Treatment
Petro Refineries
Crude Oil Processing
Oil-based Power Plants
Lubricant Manufacturing
Other Applications
By Geography
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
South America
Rest of South America
Middle-East and Africa
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Rest of Middle-East and Africa

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Key Market Trends

Growing Demand from Increasing Production of Crude Oil

  • Demulsifiers, or emulsion breakers, are a class of specialty chemical that is used to separate emulsions. They are commonly used in the processing of crude oil, which is typically produced, along with significant quantities of saline water.
  • Demulsifiers are surface-active agents, which act 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.
  • According to the US Energy Information of America, global petroleum and liquid fuel demand are expected to rise by less than 0.4 million b/d in 2020, and by 1.7 million b/d in 2021.
  • Furthermore, owing to the above-mentioned factors, the application of demulsifiers from crude oil processing is likely to dominate the market studied, during the forecast period.
demulsifier market trends

Middle-East and Africa to Dominate the Market Studied

  • Middle-East and Africa is expected to dominate the market for demulsifier, during the forecast period. The rising demand for demulsifiers from crude oil production in countries, like Saudi Arabia and South Africa, is expected to drive the demand for demulsifier in this region.
  • The largest producers of demulsifiers are located in Middle-East and Africa. Some of the leading companies in the production demulsifier are Baker Hughes Company, Schlumberger Limited, Halliburton Company, Clariant AG, and Ecolab Inc., among others.
  • According to current estimates of the US Energy Information of America, 79.4% of the world's proven oil reserves are located in the OPEC countries, with the bulk of OPEC oil reserves in the Middle East, amounting to 64.5% of the OPEC's total.
  • Africa’s share of global oil production has slightly increased by 0. 3% since last year to 8.7% standing at 8.1 million bbl/day. The main contributors continue to be Nigeria, Angola, Algeria, and Egypt.
  • Owing to the above-mentioned factors, the demulsifier market in Middle-East and Africa is projected to grow significantly, during the forecast period.
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Competitive Landscape

The global demulsifier market is partially fragmented in nature, with only a few major players dominating the market. Some of the major companies are Baker Hughes Company, Schlumberger Limited, Halliburton Company, Clariant AG, and Ecolab Inc., among others.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 Growing Demand from Increasing Production of Crude Oil

      2. 4.1.2 Other Drivers

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 Strict Environment Regulation on the Use of Chemical Demulsifier

      2. 4.2.2 Volatility in Price of Crude Oil

      3. 4.2.3 Other Restraints

    3. 4.3 Industry Value Chain Analysis

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers

      3. 4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 By Type

      1. 5.1.1 Water Soluble

      2. 5.1.2 Oil Soluble

    2. 5.2 By Application

      1. 5.2.1 Sludge Oil Treatment

      2. 5.2.2 Petro Refineries

      3. 5.2.3 Crude Oil Processing

      4. 5.2.4 Oil-based Power Plants

      5. 5.2.5 Lubricant Manufacturing

      6. 5.2.6 Other Applications

    3. 5.3 By Geography

      1. 5.3.1 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. South Korea

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      2. 5.3.2 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      3. 5.3.3 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Italy

        5. Rest of Europe

      4. 5.3.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.3.5 Middle-East and Africa

        1. Saudi Arabia

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle-East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements

    2. 6.2 Market Share/Ranking Analysis**

    3. 6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 Baker Hughes Company

      2. 6.4.2 Schlumberger Limited

      3. 6.4.3 Halliburton Company

      4. 6.4.4 Clariant AG

      5. 6.4.5 Ecolab Inc.

      6. 6.4.6 BASF SE

      7. 6.4.7 Akzo Nobel NV

      8. 6.4.8 Croda International PLC

      9. 6.4.9 The Dow Chemical Company

      10. 6.4.10 Dorf Ketal

      11. 6.4.11 PT.Eonchemicals Putra

      12. 6.4.12 National Chemical & Petroleum Industries Co.(NCPI)

      13. 6.4.13 *List not exhaustive

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Growing Demand of Biodegradable Polymer-based Demulsifier

    2. 7.2 Other Opportunities

**Subject to Availability

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Demulsifier Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Demulsifier Market is growing at a CAGR of >4% over the next 5 years.

Middle-East and Africa is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

Middle-East and Africa holds highest share in 2020.

Schlumberger Limited, Baker Hughes Company, Halliburton Company, Clariant AG, Ecolab Inc. are the major companies operating in Demulsifier Market.

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