About Us

Established in 1987 by Michael Hind and Carlton Colcord, SIP Speciality Oils and Fluids has successfully evolved from a base oil trading company to a well-established and recognised independent marketer of speciality oils and fluids throughout Europe and beyond.

For more than 35 years SIP Speciality Oils and Fluids has been a respected and recognised independent marketer and distributor.  Based in London we have been supplying customers in Europe and the wider African and Middle Eastern markets for many years. SIP has one of the most comprehensive product portfolios, covering a wide range of base fluids for many product applications.

We are especially known for our extensive range of viscosity grades of mineral white oils with Halal, Kosher and Vegan approvals, and our premium oils for industrial and drilling applications.  We manage our own vessel and road tanker operations in-house, based around our storage hub in North West Europe.

We pride ourselves on our ability to deliver where our competitors cannot by giving you tight lead times, support for unusual viscosity grades, and our own experienced in-house technical services and operations team who offer a bespoke service.

SIP Vision

To build upon our long-established identity and expertise to become your partner of choice for speciality oils and fluids.

SIP Values

Customer Focussed

We value face to face customer interaction and close working relationships, which allow us to fully understand your needs and provide a responsive and tailored service offering


We use our collective experience and expertise to anticipate and adapt our service offering to meet your business requirements


We conduct our business in a manner that values and respects not only our market position and reputation but also the business partnerships we have built over the last thirty years


We firmly believe in honest and transparent working relationships, built on trust to generate loyalty

Company History


Michael Hind and Carlton Colcord established SIP Limited


Commenced marketing of Medicinal White oils throughout Europe, Africa and Middle East


Entered drilling fluids market


Ceased Group I trading to concentrate on marketing speciality oils and fluids


Commenced development and marketing of Isomerised Dewaxed industrial base oils

2003 to 2007

Five major corporations added to our supplier base


Entered European Group III base oil market


SIP was one of the first European oil and chemical companies to achieve the updated ISO 9001:2008 registration

2009 to 2013

Developed partnerships in the Chemical Industry for speciality fluids


Appointed a full time regulatory and product stewardship manager

SIP appointed as the European Distributor for Novvi LLC renewable base oils


Launch of SIPDRILL RS, the first renewable hydrocarbon drilling base fluid for high performance drilling mud systems

SIP board appoints Commercial Director and Finance Director


Appointed European Distributor for NIS Nanolub® technology


SIP celebrates 30 years in the speciality oils and fluids business


Appointed European Distributor for BST Biosynthetic® Technologies


Appointed European Naphthenics Distributor for Calumet Specialty Products Partners LP


SIP celebrates 35 YEARS as Independent Marketer of Speciality Oils and Fluids