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Oil sands

Deep experience and solutions for your oil sands operation 

Univar Solutions is a leading supplier to facilities operating in Alberta’s oil sands region. Through our global network, we have access to locations, markets, and manufacturers around the world — and security of supply unmatched by any other oil sands chemical supplier and distributor.

Our large-capacity Edmonton warehouse, Sturgeon transload facility, and strong supply chain network enable us to extend our comprehensive product line to remote locations via road and rail. Our local account managers in Alberta and dedicated team of sales reps across Western Canada can help meet your changing day-to-day needs with the large volumes of chemicals necessary to keep your operations up and running.

We specialize in products and solutions to support the following areas of your oil sands business.

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With Univar Solutions' comprehensive line of silicone, poly glycol, and polyalcohol antifoam products such as Xiameter 0544, you can ensure your equipment continues to operate at peak efficiency — and prevent costly and time-consuming mechanical problems.

Catalyst and specialty

Univar Solutions' full offering of catalyst and specialty chemicals complement all areas of your facility, from catalysts and support media to molecular sieve and dimethyl disulfide.

Gas sweetening

We supply commodity amines and are the exclusive distributor of formulated Ucarsol products used in the sweetening process. We also offer local and supplier technical support, sampling, optimization, simulation, and troubleshooting.

Heat transfer fluids

Our heat transfer fluids ensure high-temperature operating stability and high-quality corrosion inhibition. Univar Solutions carries Dowtherm, Therminol, and Syltherm products, and we are the exclusive distributor of Ucartherm and Norkool. We also offer a premium inhibitor package to prevent corrosion and keep your assets operating at peak levels.


Univar Solutions has local blending capabilities, direct access to raw materials, and the industry’s most comprehensive line of mining products, including polymers, coagulants, ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA), membranes, cleaners, and antiscalants.We also offer a tailored fuel additive package for mine diesel that controls emissions and improves lubricity and detergency.


Leveraging our direct access to manufacturers and raw materials, we can supply hydrogen sulfide scavengers and oxygen scavengers to reduce emissions in your operations.

Water treatment

Extend your membrane life with our full line of water treatment products, including ion exchange resin, specialty cleaners, RO membranes, and Univar Solutions' exclusive Vanblend coagulants.

360 Preventative Maintenance Program for Gas Plants

With our 360 Preventative Maintenance Program, we can identify the presence of contaminants using a comprehensive process of sampling and analyzing glycols, heat transfer fluids, and more. If our analysis indicates issues with your samples, our seasoned energy experts will help you understand the source of the problems and create a detailed plan with recommendations to mitigate issues before they impact your site further. Learn more.

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