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Hidden in plain sight

From the humble Post-it note to the oil well, 3M is a company that has perfected the art of being in every part of your life without you knowing it – this is a mixed blessing when you’re also directly dealing with the oil and gas industry. Read article from Pipeline Magazine...

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3M will continue to focus on Oil & Gas sector in Kuwait

3M will continue to bring innovative solutions and products to Kuwait. Martin Parsons, 3M Country Manager for Kuwait and Qatar talks to Kuwait Times about 3M's focus to create value for it's customers in the region. Read article...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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..

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3M's Ceramic Sand Screens Boost Oil Production

Joel South, Motley Fool's energy analyst, explores how 3M's latest innovation in sand screens has enhanced the productivity of oil production.

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A Look at 3M's Oil and Gas Innovation Lab

The Motley Fool's Energy Bureau chief, Joel South, interviews 3M about their latest innovation to help the oil and gas industry. - Joel South -...

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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). Read More

Innovation Lab

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:

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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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