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Upstream: Oil & Gas Exploration & Production

Oil and Gas Exploration Rig at Sea

Every day, exploration, recovery and production operations around the world are putting advanced 3M technologies to use, helping to:

  • Enhance the efficiency of directional drilling operations
  • Reduce downtime and maintaining risers, pipeline and equipment
  • Protect the health and safety of workers in hazardous environments
We're in all the world’s major oil producing regions.

Cutaway view of cementing a well

Drilling & Cementing

Density-reducing additives, filtration for production fluids, and other advanced 3M technologies specially engineered to optimize performance in extreme environments and downhole operations.

Oil and gas production umbilical

Flow Assurance

Help ensure reliable product flow by reinforcing umbilicals, risers and flowlines, and by protecting them from high pressures, extreme cold and corrosive chemicals.

Coated pipes

Tubular & Casing Corrosion Protection

Corrosion protection solutions from 3M help to extend the life of steel pipelines, flowlines and structural components – reducing downtime, maintenance costs and the risk of pipeline failure.

Metal disk grinder

Rig Fabrication & Maintenance

From essential construction tools and abrasives to personal protective equipment, 3M provides a wide variety of proven technologies to help you get the job done the right way – quickly, safely, and built to last.

Oil and gas exploration workers

Rig & Platform Safety

3M is committed to helping you create a safer workplace for your people. Safeguard equipment, reduce accidents, protect health and safety – and keep your oil and gas exploration operations going.


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Saudi Downstream 2014

King Fahd Civic Centre, Yanbu Al-Sinaiyah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia