3M Oil & Gas News
3M's Oil & Gas Customer Engagement Center demonstrates commitment to innovation
3M has opened the doors of its Customer Engagement Centre (CEC) in Altens to showcase some of the 40 different technologies that are relevant to the oil and gas industry. The facility has been created to encourage collaborative working across the oil and gas sector; a hub where business partners and customers can develop innovative ideas. Read Story...
New generation 3M proppants application in hydraulic fracturing
One of the new areas of development for 3M are additives for hydraulic fracturing with ultra-lightweight proppants that withstand pressure up to 8000 PSI allowing them to securely fix the fracture in the open position. Sergey Papkov, 3M Russian Application Development Engineer writes about the important role played by 3M proppants. Read more...
Forever Blowing Bubbles
Hector T.B. Medeiros, Sergio E.A. Filho, Clara E. Mata, and Mikaella B. Oliveira, 3M, discuss the use of glass microspheres (or bubbles) in the cementing and completions process. Reprinted from June 2014 Oilfield Technology. Read more...
3M Oil & Gas “Greats of Golf” Returned for Another Successful Year
3M Oil & Gas sponsored the Insperity Invitational 3M Greats of Golf scramble at The Woodlands Country Club Tournament Course. Fans and customers had the rare opportunity to see the game’s greatest legends compete. Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player and Lee Trevino played in a special competition on May 3, 2014 during the Inspertity tournament. Photography by Insperity Invitational/Paul Lester. View highlights..
3M proves it's more than Post-It® Notes at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, TX
Brad Johnson, 3M Abrasive Solutions Division, gave a grinding carbon steel presentation with 3M™ Cubitron™ II Bonded Abrasives on May 5, 2014 in the NRG Center at the OTC conference in Houston, TX (Photo: Thomas B. Shea/For the Chronicle).
3M Oil & Gas to Exhibit at Offshore Technologies Conference May 5-8, 2014
Are you going to be at the OTC 2014 Offshore Technology Conference? At 3M we continually challenge ourselves to leverage our existing technologies and innovation in new and unexpected ways. Visit us at Booth #5617, and experience 3M Innovation first-hand. Learn more about the Lab experiments at
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First place awarded to 3M ESK Ceramics at BG's Chief Executive Innovation Awards 2013. (December 2013)
ESK Ceramics, a Kempten 3M subsidiary, was awarded first place within the "integrated technology application" category; one of only three award categories, for harnessing the use of ceramic sand screens to increase gas production from underperforming wells.
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3M wins the '2013 Arts and Business Scotland' award for Cultural Branding after providing an unexpected fusion between technology, art and science during British Science Week at an Aberdeen art gallery with a special exhibition made entirely from 3M products. (November 2013)
The centerpiece was an artwork by Aberdeen artist Mark McCracken representing the Dana Petroleum 'Hanze' oil rig and created from more than 2,000 3M™ Post-it® Super Sticky Notes. The creation of the artwork can be seen via a time-lapse video on YouTube at:
This month's Industrial Fire Journal features fire protection of cable trays and includes an article from 3M outlining design consideration that specifiers need to consider. (October 2013)
When a fire occurs at a refinery, offshore facility or petrochemical plant,
protecting the electrical systems which serve critical areas such as control
rooms, process equipment, ventilation, sprinklers, alarms and other
emergency systems is essential.
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