Production Chemicals: UnaProChem

Unaoil’s production chemicals business, UnaProChem, is currently active in various territories.

UnaProChem provides a comprehensive range of chemicals for use in the production, transportation and processing of oil and gas. We often work in partnership with world-class production chemicals technology companies and local partners, to provide best-in-class products and services with the maximum amount of local content possible. Our product portfolio includes:

  • Corrosion inhibitors
  • Scale inhibitors
  • Bactericides
  • Demulsifiers
  • Wax and asphaltene inhibitors
  • Water treating chemicals
  • Antifoams
  • Hydrogen sulphide scavengers
  • Hydrate inhibitors
  • Drag reducers (flow improvers)
  • Commodities
  • Cleaning compounds


For example: Our presence in Nigeria is anchored through Unaoil Ltd (Nigeria), and other local partners, where they bring synergy.  This provides us with a substantial pool of both human resources (technical, commercial, administrative) and infrastructure (offices, storage, yards). We combine this local presence with Unaoil’s knowledge of the production chemical sector and an exclusive alliance with a world-renown chemicals technology partner. We are currently supporting our local partners in servicing several International Oil Companies in Nigeria, providing a full range of chemistries and in-field services.

This venture is a prime example of our integration business model. We are integrating world-class production chemicals technology with local content, providing high specification products through local entities and operating in complete compliance with local content requirements.

Unaoil’s involvement with Production Chemicals began in 2004 when we started supplying the South Oil Company of Iraq with much needed Emulsion Breaker (Demulsifier) under very challenging circumstances. Within two years, Unaoil had established UnaChem Ltd which employed a dedicated and experienced team of locals and ex-pats, as well as its own blending facility.

By combining this with the Group’s existing resources and infrastructure, we were able to cover all the skills and resources required of an independent Production Chemical company while at the same time providing on-site support to clients in Iraq. 

Between 2006 and 2008 we secured over 80% of the production chemical market in Southern Iraq, delivered 40,000 drums of Demulsifier to SOC and were amongst the pioneers in qualifying and winning large contracts for the supply of Corrosion Inhibitor for SOC’s water injection facilities. Consequently one of our technical partners, Weatherford International, purchased UnaChem in 2008.