Proppants Market by Type (Frac Sand, Resin-Coated, and Ceramic), Application (Shale Gas, Tight Gas, Coal Bed Methane, and Others): Global Market Size Estimates and Forecast (2022-2030)

Code: BMIRE00026693 | Pages: 100 | Industry: Chemicals and Materials | Date: Oct 2022 | Type: Global

The market crossed US$ 9.2 billion mark in 2022 and is expected to hit US$ 22.2 billion by 2030, recording a CAGR of 11.6% during the forecast period.

Improvement in fracturing technology and new drilling techniques is augmenting the market growth 

Increase in hydraulic fracturing activities along with rise in application of proppants in hydraulic fracturing to keep the fractures open is bolstering the market growth. Moreover, many countries are investing in discovering untapped hydrocarbon reserves, during the exploration process, proppant is used to keep the induced fracture open, this factor is proliferating the market growth. Also, large technically recoverable reserves coupled with increasing consumption of proppant per well is augmenting the market growth. In addition, the introduction of multi-stage fracturing resulting in an increased number of fracturing stages is anticipated to drive the product consumption.  

Within the report, the market is segmented into type, application, and geography. By type, the market is further segmented into frac sand, resin-coated, and ceramic. By application, the market is categorized into shale gas, tight gas, coal bed methane, and others. Geographically, the market is sub segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South & Central America, and Middle East & Africa.

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Growing natural gas demand to ensure energy security is driving the proppants market

A proppant is a solid material, typically sand, treated sand or man-made ceramic materials, designed to keep an induced hydraulic fracture open, during or following a fracturing treatment. It provides high conductivity for hydrocarbons to improve extraction of liquid, gas, or other substance. The growing environmental considerations over carbon emissions and low prices of natural gases as compared to other substitutes has led to an increase in demand for natural gas. Therefore, the rising demand for natural gas is surging the hydraulic fracturing activities which is boosting the proppants market.

The market is being driven by rising popularity of ceramic proppants

Proppants are used in extraction of shale gas, tight gas, coal bed methane, etc. The rising popularity of ceramic proppant on account of excellent properties including high strength, conductivity, and crush resistance are playing an important role in driving the market. Moreover, an increasing number of horizontal wells in various regions is resulting in a higher demand for proppants which is having a positive impact on market growth. Further, increase in demand for vehicles is anticipated to increase crude oil production. This is turn is contributing to the proppants market growth.

Recent strategic developments in proppants market

The proppants market has undergone several significant developments, and a few of these have been mentioned below:

  • In December 2019, Select Sands Corporation’s subsidiary Select Sands America Corp. signed a pact to supply proppants. The company serves the production in the Eagle ford basin. Select sands provide reliable and high-quality proppant the achieve the production results.  
  • In May 2019, Hi-Crush Inc. acquired Proppant Logistics LLC which owns Pronghorn Logistics LLC. The company provides end-to end logistic services for proppants.


The proppants market is driven by several players implementing strategic activities such as investments, new launches, mergers & acquisitions, and partnerships. Carbo Ceramics Inc., COVIA, JSC Borovichi Refractories Plant, U.S. Silica Holdings Inc., Hi-Crush Inc., Mineração Curimbaba, Emerge Energy Services LP, Xinmi Wanli Industry Development Co. Ltd., Atlas Sand Company, and HEXION, are among the prominent players operating in the market.

Target audience for the report:

  • Raw material providers
  • Proppants providers
  • Natural gas providers
  • Environment-related associations, organizations, forums, and alliances
  • Government bodies, such as regulating authorities and policy makers
  • Venture capitalists, private equity firms, and start-up companies
  • Natural gas distributors and sales firms
  • End users of proppants
  • Research institutes, organizations, and consulting companies

Scope of the report:

In this report, the market has been segmented on the basis of:

  • Type:
    • Frac Sand
    • Resin-Coated
    • Ceramic
  • Application:
    • Shale Gas
    • Tight Gas
    • Coal Bed Methane
    • Others
  • Region
    • North America
    • Europe
    • Asia Pacific (APAC)
    • South & Central America
    • Middle East & Africa
  • Companies profiled
    • Carbo Ceramics Inc.
    • COVIA
    • Mineração Curimbaba
    • Emerge Energy Services LP
    • HEXION

The List of Companies
- Carbo Ceramics Inc.
- Minera??o Curimbaba
- Emerge Energy Services LP

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