Welcome to OSP – microbial identification, control and scale inhibition for energy related water management markets in Canada and the United States.

We provide technical solutions for your microbial and scale problems.

OSP was founded in 1988 by Calgary-based entrepreneur Michael McLennan, who saw a need for improved microbial control in the oil and gas industry. Today, OSP’s high-level technical expertise provides customers with unparalleled access to application experience, support and product recommendations to target, test and treat microbial and scale related issues.

Microbial Testing Technology

Get access to immediate results of total bacteria with LifeCheck ATP Test Kits.
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Microbial Identification and Evaluation Services

Hit your targets with reliable, accurate DNA technology.
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Specialty Chemicals We Offer

Reliable, persistent, long term control can be achieved with our highly compatible 2K7 biocide.
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LifeCheck Resources

The first step in resolving issues dealing with microbial influenced corrosion is to understand the microbial population present.  LifeCheck Resources targets your problem through testing, and gathering data concerning overall microbial load, species present and associated risks based on genus and species present.

Specialty Chemical Resources

Microbial growth, as a result of the introduction of microbes through water-based applications can result in infection of the completed well, and in worst case, provide an environment conducive to souring of a field. Specialty Chemical Resources treats your targeted problem through our application expertise, specific formulations and delivery systems.


I wanted to take a moment to say thank you so much for our partnership. I cannot ask for a better partnership than the one I have with OSP. The dedication, time and effort to help us get up and going with ATP testing is something that has not gone unrecognized. It is truly amazing to see that wonderful customer service still lives in our industry. This type of partnership is one we will continue to have and grow together.

Courtney, Kel-Tech, A Clariant Company

Since 2014, Omega Treating Chemicals has been engaging OSP and their team for science related challenges, technical lab support, microbial testing services, scale support and sales support. The team at OSP feels like an extension of our team, always willing and able to respond, offering holistic client support from lab to field to sales. With a fantastic collaborative partnership over the years, when we are looking to problem solve, we never hesitate to call OSP.

Leah Duran, Technical Director, Omega Treating Chemical, Inc.

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Canada: 403-291-1658
USA: 281-497-2692

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