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Drilling & Cementing

Workers on the job on an oil drilling rig

A variety of 3M technologies are enabling more efficient and productive oil exploration and drilling supplies for your operations. These materials, from specialty additives to superabrasives, are engineered for high performance under the most demanding conditions.

Purification filter installation

Production & Completion Fluids Filtration

Avoid fouling, enable more open formations and enhance oil recovery by removing contaminants. 3M Purification keeps a wide range of fluids clean, including:

  • Injection and produced water
  • Completion and workover fluids
  • Frac water and well stimulation fluids

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Oil drilling rig

Lightweight Drilling

Lightweight oil well drilling fluids formulated with high-strength, density-reducing 3M™ Glass Bubbles provide:

  • Downhole stability, control and cleaning
  • At balance, near balance or underbalanced drilling
  • Reduced risks of formation damage, circulation loss

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oil well cementing cutaway

Lightweight Cementing

Lightweight cement slurries formulated with 3M™ Glass Bubbles allow cementing deep wells in a single stage, reducing rig time and formation damage.

  • Cost-effective alternative to aeration or water dilution
  • High compressive strength
  • Minimal wait on cement

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