Oilfield Biocides Market Size & Share, by Type {THPS (Tetrakis Hydroxymethyl Phosphonium Sulfate), TTPC (Tributyl Tetradecyl Phosphonium Chloride), QAC (Quaternary Ammonium Compounds), DBNPA (2-Dibromo-3-Nitrilopropionamide)}; Application (Downstream, Midstream, Upstream) - Global Supply & Demand Analysis, Growth Forecasts, Statistics Report 2023-2035

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  • Published Date: Jul 27, 2023
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Global Market Size, Forecast, and Trend Highlights Over 2023 - 2035

Oilfield Biocides Market size is projected to cross USD 40 Billion by the end of 2035, growing at a rate of 7% during the forecast period, i.e., 2023 – 2035. In the year 2022, the industry size of oilfield biocides was USD 18 Billion. The reason behind the growth is impelled by the growing oil & gas industry across the world. The oil and gas industry uses oilfield biocides and bio-solvents on a massive scale since the oil and gas production well and equipment include a variety of bacteria.

Typically, biocides are employed throughout the whole oilfield development process which allows common forms of bacteria to grow less rapidly. In 2020, global oil production was estimated to be about 90 million barrels per day, which surged to over 95 million barrels per day in 2021. The demand for crude oil per day is estimated to reach approximately 100 million barrels globally by 2026.

The rising utilization of hydraulic technology for oil extraction is believed to fuel oilfield biocides market growth. For instance, oil and natural gas are extracted from the planet's interior using the drilling technique known as hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking" by using specialized, pressurized fluids that are pushed far underground. Moreover, biocides are essential parts of hydraulic fracturing since they increase productivity and lower operating costs.

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Oilfield Biocides Market: Growth Drivers and Challenges

Growth Drivers

  • Increasing Demand for Petroleum-Based Products– It is expected that rapid economic expansion is driving the demand for petroleum-based products which are chemicals made from crude oil. Therefore, to meet this demand oil & gas companies frequently expand their operations which necessitates the use of oilfield biocide. The demand for crude oil worldwide was over 90 million barrels per day as of 2021 estimations.
  • Stringent Safety Regulations- Exposures to risks present in the oil and gas well drilling, service, and storage industry are heavily regulated at various levels of government since oil and gas corporations with operations all over the world are plagued by the risk of microbial contamination which can cause a variety of infectious waterborne diseases, including cholera, typhoid, and hepatitis. As a result, biocides are extensively being used to reduce the growth of bacteria leading to health hazards.


  • Side Effects of Biocides - The presence of side effects of biocides such as rodenticides and insecticides can even cause damage to the environment. The use of anticoagulants for rodents can also cause toxicity for birds and other predatory animals. Occupational and domestic exposure to biocides can cause side effects in humans. Hence only professionals and required industries are intended to use these products.
  • Convenient Access to Alternative Products in the Market
  • Increasing Electric Vehicle Adoption

Oilfield Biocides Market: Key Insights

Base Year


Forecast Year




Base Year Market Size (2022)

~ USD 18 Billion

Forecast Year Market Size (2035)

~ USD 40 Billion

Regional Scope

  • North America (U.S., and Canada)
  • Latin America (Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America)
  • Asia-Pacific (Japan, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, NORDIC, Rest of Europe)
  • Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC North Africa, South Africa, Rest of the Middle East and Africa)
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Oilfield Biocides Segmentation


The DBNPA segment in the oilfield biocides market is estimated to gain a robust revenue share in the coming years owing to its significant utilization in the paper & coating industry and slurries. As per a report by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), DBNPA is utilized as a vital biocide in water applications owing to its quick chemical breakdown and immediate antimicrobial activity. Increasing uncontrolled microbial activity in the water-containing oilfield chemicals is estimated to hike market growth.

Also, the DBNPA is the most widely used biocide in oilfields. The DBNPA is a fast-acting, non-oxidizing biocide that can control aerobic and anaerobic bacteria, fungi, and algae growth which is expected to boost the market growth in the coming years.

Application (Downstream, Midstream, Upstream)

Oilfield biocides market from the upstream electronics segment is set to garner a notable share shortly driven by increasing exploration activities such as generating geological surveys, land rights, and production activities including offshore and onshore drilling. From the initial drilling of the wells to the ongoing production of oil and gas, biocides are utilized at all stages of oilfield development, since biocide has the right mix of physical and chemical qualities, which helps to limit and control bio growth in the subsurface, and are required for the good decontamination phase to manage organisms introduced during drilling and completion procedures.

Our in-depth analysis of the global oilfield biocides market includes the following segments:


  • THPS (Tetrakis Hydroxymethyl Phosphonium Sulfate)
  • TTPC (Tributyl Tetradecyl Phosphonium Chloride)
  • QAC (Quaternary Ammonium Compounds)
  • DBNPA (2-Dibromo-3-Nitrilopropionamide)


  • Downstream
  • Midstream
  • Upstream

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Oilfield Biocides Industry- Regional Synopsis

North American Market Forecast

Oilfield biocides market in North America is predicted to account for the largest share of 30% by 2035, impelled by the presence of multiple key companies. Moreover, in North America, the two biggest markets for oilfield biocides are the US and Canada since the companies in both countries have well-established industrial infrastructure and are continuously investing in research & development activities, to develop advanced oilfield biocides to maintain operational efficiency and prevent contamination.

APAC Market Statistics

The Asia Pacific oilfield biocides market is estimated to be the second largest, during the forecast timeframe led by the increasing use of industrial and consumer goods. Asia's consumer packaged products sector is changing as a result of changing customer habits which is likely to increase the consumption of consumer products. The production of such goods involves water systems and cooling towers which necessitates the need for oilfield biocides to maintain the efficiency of these systems in the region.

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Companies Dominating the Oilfield Biocides Market

    • Evonik Industries AG
      • Company Overview
      • Business Strategy
      • Key Product Offerings
      • Financial Performance
      • Key Performance Indicators
      • Risk Analysis
      • Recent Development
      • Regional Presence
      • SWOT Analysis
    • Baker Hughes Company
    • CES Energy Solutions Corp.
    • Albemarle Corporation
    • Zirax Limited
    • Flotek Industries, Inc.
    • Huntsman Corporation
    • Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, LLC
    • Gumpro Drilling Fluids Pvt. Ltd.
    • Big Oil Co.

In the News

  • Evonik Industries launched a new photovoltaic wafer cutting with an enhanced processing aid to improve its overall performance.
  • Zirax Limited became a participant in the 20th anniversary of “Equipment and Technology for the Oil and Gas Complex”, an international exhibition held in Moscow, Russia.


Author Credits:  Smruti Ranjan, Rajrani Baghel

  • Report ID: 4129
  • Published Date: Jul 27, 2023
  • Report Format: PDF, PPT

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Growing oil & gas industry across the world and the rising utilization of hydraulic technology for oil extraction are the major factors driving the growth of the market.

The market size of Oilfield Biocides is anticipated to attain a CAGR of 7% over the forecast period, i.e., 2023 – 2035.

The major players in the market are Evonik Industries AG, Baker Hughes Company, CES Energy Solutions Corp., Albemarle Corporation, Zirax Limited, Flotek Industries, Inc., Huntsman Corporation, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, LLC, and others.

The DBNPA segment is anticipated to garner the largest market size by the end of 2035 and display significant growth opportunities.

The market in the North American region is projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2035 and provide more business opportunities in the future.
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