Area Development
The Oilfield Technology Group of Hexion Inc. completed its resin coated proppant manufacturing plant expansion, north of Fort Saskatchewan, in Sturgeon County, Alberta, Canada.

According to company officials, this manufacturing plant significantly increased the company’s capacity and logistics capability to efficiently serve the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin. It produces a variety of products such as kRT 100 resin coated sand. These proppants are used to stimulate microfractures within the reservoir and extend propped fracture length.

It also provide all the traditional benefits of resin coated proppants, such as reducing proppant flowback and creating fewer proppant fines than uncoated frac sand. This expansion provides a more efficient supply of proppants to service companies and operators in the oil and gas industry, officials said.

Working with their primary rail service provider, CN Rail, Hexion said it has expanded and redesigned the Sturgeon plant’s rail yard to accommodate over 100 rail cars. This expansion, along with the production capacity enhancements, will significantly improve logistics and allow for quicker response to market demand.

“This expansion increases our manufacturing and delivery capabilities to meet the needs of our customers in Canada,” said Jerry Kurinsky, Senior Vice President & General Manager, OTG. “These investments demonstrate our continued commitment to our customers as the market recovers.”

Company officials said “we offer well stimulation solutions with our advanced resin coated proppants and a variety of performance additives for oilfield applications. Our products also include production chemicals such as hydrogen sulfide scavengers for crude oil and natural gas production. Hexion is committed to enhancing its industry leadership and meeting its customers' specific application needs with a total solutions approach of quality products and services.”