Produced Water Treatment Market

Produced Water Treatment Systems Market: Global Industry Analysis and Opportunity Assessment 2014 - 2020

Produced Water Treatment Systems Market Overview

Global produced water treatment systems market is projected to reach US$6.2 billion by 2020 at an estimated CAGR of 6.1% during the forecast period. Produced water has few chemical characteristics of hydrocarbon formations as it has been in contact with hydrocarbons such as oil & gas. This generated water from oil and gas industry is either reused or disposed of due to stringent water disposal norms. Produced water may consist of water from the reservoir, previously injected water and production enhancement chemicals. Therefore, treatment of such water requires series of treatment processes to ensure quality of treated water.

Technology Overview

On the basis of technology, produced water treatment technologies market is segmented as primary treatment systems, secondary treatment systems and tertiary treatment systems. Secondary treatment systems segment dominates the total market accounting around 38.1% of market revenues in 2014. Despite being the smallest segment is 2014, tertiary treatment systems is identified as the fastest growing market during the forecast period with CAGR of 9.1%. Though, primary treatment systems accounts for a significant market share in 2014, it is projected to grow at lower CAGR during the forecast period.

Water treatment technologies such as ultra-filtration (polymer membrane), forward osmosis, membrane distillationand adsorption are likely to emerge as commercially available water treatment technologies by 2020.

Regional Overview

As of 2014, North America dominates the market and accounts for around 37.1% of the global market, followed by Asia Pacific and Europe. North America produced water treatment systems market is expected to reach US$2.6 Bn by 2020. In 2014, Europe and Asia Pacific were other major contributors to the total market. These regions together accounted for around 43% of the global market in 2014. Though, Latin America accounted for miniscule share in the total market, it is expected to register a substantial growth rate during the forecast period.

Drivers and Trends

Increasing unconventional oil & gas production, rising oil to produced water ratio, growing regulatory standards and water scarcity are few of the key driving factors of the global produced water treatment systems market. Produced water reinjection is becoming the norm in the petroleum industry. In 2014 alone, 201.4 Bn barrels of produced water were generated from oil and gas wells across the globe. Of these, 68% barrels water was disposed of, and rest was re-injected into oil fields, both onshore and offshore. As resultant, produced water volumes are expected to rise to over 340 Bn barrels by 2020. In addition, offshore reinjection is anticipated to display a fastest CAGR of 23% from 2014 to 2020, followed by onshore reinjection.

The report profiles the key strategies and financial outlook ofSiemens AG, Alderley plc, Frames Group, Aker Solutions, Aquatech International, Schlumberger Limited, FMC Technologies, Inc., Veolia, CETCO Energy Services, Eco-Tec, ThermoEnergy Corporation, Ecosphere Technologies, Inc., Miox Corporation, Ovivo and Global Water Engineering. The report also analyses future market strategies of treatment systems manufacturers to sustain the competition.

Produced Water Treatment Systems Market

The global produced water treatment systems market is expected to witness a significant growth, by registering a robust growth rate of nearly 6.1% between 2014 and 2020. Increasing unconventional oil & gas production, rising oil to produced water ratio, growing regulatory standards and water scarcity are among the prominent factors driving the demand for produced water treatment systems across the globe. 

Also, an influx of new treatment system and water treatment technologies by key players such as MIOX Corporation and Aker Solutions ASA is expected to bolster the market growth, thereby increasing competitiveness in the market. Geographically, North America represents a huge market potential followed by MEA and Europe wherein tertiary treatment system holds a significant share.

In this study, we analyze the Global Produced Water Treatment Systems during 2014-2020. We focus on:

  • Market size and forecast, 2013-2020

  • Key drivers and developments in produced water treatment systems

  • Key Trends and Developments of produced water treatment systems primary, secondary and tertiary systems

  • Key Drivers and developments in particular regions such as North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, MEA and Latin America

Onshore and offshore produced water reinjection and disposal trends in all four regions

Key Segments Covered

  • Produced Water End-use

Onshore reinjection, offshore reinjection and disposal

  • Produced Water Treatment Systems

  • Primary, secondary and tertiary

Key Geographies Covered


North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, MEA and Latin America

Other Key Topics

  • Onshore and offshore produced water generation, oil:water and gas:water ratios, water treatment technologies, produced water treatment systems

Examples of key CompaniesCovered

Siemens AG, Alderley plc, Frames group, Aker Solutions ASA, Aquatech international, Schlumberger Limited, FMC Technologies, Veolia, Cetco Energy Services, Eco-tec, ThermoEnergy and eco-sphere

Table Of Content

1. Global Produced Water Treatment Systems Market – Executive Summary

2. Global Produced Water Treatment Systems Market – Acronyms and Assumptions

3. Global Produced Water Treatment Systems Market – Research Methodology

4. Global Produced Water Treatment Systems Market Taxonomy

5. Global GDP & Energy Demand Outlook

5.1. Global GDP forecast
5.2. Global Energy Demand by Source Type

6. Global Crude Oil and Natural Gas Production Outlook
6.1. Global Oil & Natural Gas Production Outlook
        6.1.1. Global Onshore and Offshore Crude Oil Production
        6.1.2. Global Onshore and Offshore Natural Gas Production Outlook
6.2. Regional Oil & Natural Gas Production Outlook

7. Produced Water Production Outlook
7.1. What is Produced Water?
7.2. Water:Oil Ratio & Water:Natural Gas Ratio
7.3. Global Produced Water Production
7.4. Global Produced Water Production from Oil by Source
        7.4.1. Global Onshore Produced Water Production from Oil
        7.4.2. Global Offshore Produced Water Production from Oil
7.5. Global Produced Water Production from Natural Gas by Source
        7.5.1. Global Onshore Produced Water Production from Natural Gas
        7.5.2. Global Offshore Produced Water Production from Natural Gas
7.6. Global Produced Water Production by Region
        7.6.1. North America Produced Water Production Outlook
        7.6.2. Europe Produced Water Production Outlook
        7.6.3. Asia Pacific Produced Water Production Outlook
        7.6.4. MEA Produced Water Production Outlook
        7.6.5. Latin America Produced Water Production Outlook

8. Global Produced Water Volume by End-use
8.1. North America Produced Water Volume by End-use
        8.1.1. North America Produced Water Onshore Reinjection Volume
        8.1.2. North America Produced Water Offshore Reinjection Volume
        8.1.3. North America Produced Water Disposal Volume
8.2. Europe Produced Water Volume by End-use
        8.2.1. Europe Produced Water Onshore Reinjection Volume
        8.2.2. Europe Produced Water Offshore Reinjection Volume
        8.2.3. Europe Produced Water Disposal Volume
8.3. Asia Pacific Produced Water Volume by End-use
        8.3.1. Asia Pacific Produced Water Onshore Reinjection Volume
        8.3.2. Asia Pacific Produced Water Offshore Reinjection Volume
        8.3.3. Asia Pacific Produced Water Disposal Volume
8.4. MEA Produced Water Volume by End-use
        8.4.1. MEA Produced Water Onshore Reinjection Volume
        8.4.2. MEA Produced Water Offshore Reinjection Volume
        8.4.3. MEA Produced Water Disposal Volume
8.5. Latin America Produced Water Volume by End-use
        8.5.1. Latin America Produced Water Onshore Reinjection Volume
        8.5.2. Latin America Produced Water Offshore Reinjection Volume
        8.5.3. Latin America Produced Water Disposal Volume

9. Produced Water Treatment Technology Overview
9.1. Treatment Technology by Type
        9.1.1. Primary Treatment
        9.1.2. Secondary Treatment
        9.1.3. Tertiary Treatment
9.2. Global Produced Water Treatment Technology TMAP Analysis

10. Global Produced Water Treatment Systems Market by Value
10.1. Global Produced Water Treatment Systems Market Share by Technology
10.2. Global Produced Water Treatment Market by Region
        10.2.1. North America Produced Water Treatment Systems Market by Technology
        10.2.2. Europe Produced Water Treatment Systems Market by Technology
        10.2.3. Asia Pacific Produced Water Treatment Systems Market by Technology
        10.2.4. MEA Produced Water Treatment Systems Market by Technology
        10.2.5. Latin America Produced Water Treatment Systems Market by Technology

11. Global Produced Water Treatment System Market - Competitive Landscape
11.1. Global Produced Water Treatment System Market – Market Offerings
11.2. Global Produced Water Treatment System Market – Competitive Dashboard
11.3. Global Produced Water Treatment System Market – Competitive Benchmarking

12. Global Produced Water Treatment System Market – FMI Recommendations

List of Tables

Table 1 North America Produced Water Volume Forecast by Source Type, 2012-2020 (Bn Barrels)

Table 2 Europe Produced Water Volume Forecast by Source Type, 2012-2020 (Bn Barrels)

Table 3 Asia Pacific Produced Water Volume Forecast by Source Type, 2012-2020 (Bn Barrels)

Table 4 MEA Produced Water Volume Forecast by Source Type, 2012-2020 (Bn Barrels)

Table 5 Latin America Produced Water Volume Forecast by Source Type, 2012-2020 (Bn Barrels)

Table 6 Global Produced Water Volume Forecast by End-Use 2012-2020 (Bn Barrels)

Table 7 Global Produced Water Treatment Systems Market - Technologies (1/5)

Table 8 Global Produced Water Treatment Systems Market - Technologies (2/5)

Table 9 Global Produced Water Treatment Systems Market - Technologies (3/5)

Table 10 Global Produced Water Treatment Systems Market - Technologies (4/5)

Table 11 Global Produced Water Treatment Systems Market - Technologies (5/5)

Table 12 Global Produced Water Treatment Systems Market Value, 2012-2020 (US$ Mn)

Table 13 Global Produced Water Treatment Systems Market - Competitive Landscape (1/5)

Table 14 Global Produced Water Treatment Systems Market - Competitive Landscape (2/5)

Table 15 Global Produced Water Treatment Systems Market - Competitive Landscape (3/5)

Table 16 Global Produced Water Treatment Systems Market - Competitive Landscape (4/5)

Table 17 Global Produced Water Treatment Systems Market - Competitive Landscape (5/5)

List of Figures

Figure 1 Global GDP Forecast, 2012 - 2020 (US$ Tn)

Figure 2 Global GDP Absolute $ Growth, 2012 - 2020 (US$ Tn)

Figure 3 Global Energy Demand Forecast by Source Type, 2012 - 2020 (Qn Btu)

Figure 4 Global Onshore and Offshore Crude Oil Production Volume Forecast, 2012 – 2020 (Bn Barrels)

Figure 5 Global Onshore and Offshore Natural Gas Production Volume Forecast, 2012 - 2020 (Tn Cubic Feet)

Figure 6 Global Crude Oil Production Volume Share by Region, 2012 & 2020 (%)

Figure 7 Global Natural Gas Production Volume Share by Region, 2012 & 2020 (%)

Figure 8 Global Crude Oil Production Volume Forecast by Region, 2012, 2014 & 2020 (Bn Barrels)

Figure 9 Global Natural Gas Production Volume Forecast by Region, 2012, 2014 & 2020 (Tn Cubic Feet)

Figure 10 Global Produce Water:Oil Ratio & Gas:Water Ratio Forecast, 2012 – 2020

Figure 11 Global Produced Water Volume Forecast, 2012-2020 (Bn Barrels)

Figure 12 Global Produced Water Volume Share by Source Type, 2012-2020 (Bn Barrels)

Figure 13 Global Produced Water from Crude Oil Volume Forecast, 2012-2020 (Bn Barrels)

Figure 14 Global Produced Water Volume from Crude Oil: Absolute Annual Increase Forecast, 2012-2020 (Bn Barrels)

Figure 15 Global Produced Water from Natural Gas Volume Forecast, 2012-2020 (Bn Barrels)

Figure 16 Global Produced Water Volume from Natural Gas: Absolute Annual Increase Forecast, 2012-2020 (Bn Barrels)

Figure 17 Global Produced Water Volume Share by Region, 2012-2020 (Bn Barrels)

Figure 18 North America Produced Water Volume, Y-o-Y Growth, 2013 – 2020 (%)

Figure 19 Europe Produced Water Volume, Y-o-Y Growth, 2013 – 2020 (%)

Figure 20 Asia Pacific Produced Water Volume, Y-o-Y Growth, 2013 – 2020 (%)

Figure 21 MEA Produced Water Volume, Y-o-Y Growth, 2013 – 2020 (%)

Figure 22 Latin America Produced Water Volume, Y-o-Y Growth, 2013 – 2020 (%)

Figure 23 Global Produced Water Volume, Y-o-Y Growth, 2013 – 2020 (%)

Figure 24 North America Onshore Produced Water Reinjection Volume Forecast, 2012 - 2020 (Bn barrels)

Figure 25 North America Offshore Produced Water Reinjection Volume Forecast, 2012 - 2020 (Mn barrels)

Figure 26 North America Onshore Produced Water Disposal Volume Forecast, 2012 - 2020 (Bn barrels)

Figure 27 Europe Onshore Produced Water Reinjection Volume Forecast, 2012 - 2020 (Bn barrels)

Figure 28 Europe Offshore Produced Water Reinjection Volume Forecast, 2012 - 2020 (Mn barrels)

Figure 29 Europe Onshore Produced Water Disposal Volume Forecast, 2012 - 2020 (Bn barrels)

Figure 30 Asia Pacific Onshore Produced Water Reinjection Volume Forecast, 2012 - 2020 (Bn barrels)

Figure 31 Asia Pacific Offshore Produced Water Reinjection Volume Forecast, 2012 - 2020 (Mn barrels)

Figure 32 Asia Pacific Onshore Produced Water Disposal Volume Forecast, 2012 - 2020 (Bn barrels)

Figure 33 MEA Onshore Produced Water Reinjection Volume Forecast, 2012 - 2020 (Bn barrels)

Figure 34 MEA Offshore Produced Water Reinjection Volume Forecast, 2012 - 2020 (Bn barrels)

Figure 35 MEA Onshore Produced Water Disposal Volume Forecast, 2012 - 2020 (Bn barrels)

Figure 36 Latin America Onshore Produced Water Reinjection Volume Forecast, 2012 - 2020 (Bn barrels)

Figure 37 Latin America Offshore Produced Water Reinjection Volume Forecast, 2012 - 2020 (Mn barrels)

Figure 38 Latin America Onshore Produced Water Disposal Volume Forecast, 2012 - 2020 (Bn barrels)

Figure 39 Global Produced Water Treatment Systems Market Value Share by Region, 2012 & 2020 (%)

Figure 40 Global Produced Water Treatment Systems Market Value Y-o-Y Growth, 2013 – 2020 (%)

Figure 41 Global Produced Water Treatment Systems Market Value Share, by Technology, 2012 & 2020 (%)

Figure 42 North America Produced Water Treatment Systems Market Value Forecast, 2012-2020 (US$ Mn)

Figure 43 North America Produced Water Treatment Systems Market Value Share by Technology, 2012 & 2020 (%)

Figure 44 Europe Produced Water Treatment Systems Market Value Forecast, 2012-2020 (US$ Mn)

Figure 45 Europe Produced Water Treatment Systems Market Value Share by Technology, 2012 & 2020 (%)

Figure 46 Asia Pacific Produced Water Treatment Systems Market Value Forecast, 2012-2020 (US$ Mn)

Figure 47 Asia Pacific Produced Water Treatment Systems Market Value Share by Technology, 2012 & 2020 (%)

Figure 48 MEA Produced Water Treatment Systems Market Value Forecast, 2012-2020 (US$ Mn)

Figure 49 MEA Produced Water Treatment Systems Market Value Share by Technology, 2012 & 2020 (%)

Figure 50 Latin America Produced Water Treatment Systems Market Value Forecast, 2012-2020 (US$ Mn)

Figure 51 Latin America Produced Water Treatment Systems Market Value Share by Technology, 2012 & 2020 (%)

Figure 52 Global Produced Water Treatment Systems Market – Competitive Benchmarking