Our Canadian Proppant Manufacturing Plant is Expanding

Hexion’s proppant plant located in Sturgeon County, north of Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, Canada is in the process of a phased expansion project which will significantly increase capacity and logistics capability to efficiently service the Canadian market.  These improvements will provide significant additional manufacturing capacity to support the future growth in the Canadian proppant market. 

The expansion project includes the purchase of additional land for the installation of track that will accommodate over 100 railcars.  New storage silos will ensure ample sand supplies, especially during peak seasons.  Production capacity improvements will allow for quicker response to market demand and on-time delivery of product through Hexion’s industry-leading transloading network that services the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin.

“Hexion is a leading supplier of resin coated proppants to the oil and gas industry and this expansion will increase our manufacturing and delivery capabilities to meet the needs of our customers,” said Jerry Kurinsky, Senior Vice President and General Manager, OTG.  “These investments demonstrate our continued commitment to our customers in Canada.  Hexion will be ready to meet the demands of the industry when the market recovers.”

This plant is the only proppant manufacturing facility in Canada and produces a variety of products such as Hexion’s Yukon Black™ proppants, which are a next-generation resin coated sand that bonds at low temperatures.  These proppants are ideal for fracture treatments in the low temperature reservoirs in Canada where flowback control is necessary.  Low temperature bonding down to 70°F (21°C) bottom-hole static temperature is achieved without the use of a consolidation aid.