Unveils the Opening of Customer Experience Center (CEC) in Abu Dhabi, designed for Oil and Gas Industry
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 8 November 20153M Gulf
announced today its debut participation at the upcoming Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC). The science-based multinational company will showcase nearly 30 solutions that improve productivity for the oil and gas industry, protect and extend the life of critical assets, and protect people and the environment in which they operate.
"With current situation in the oil industry, more and more oil and gas companies are looking at solutions that improve productivity and lower operational costs," said Deba Sen, Global Business Director for 3M Oil and Gas Solutions. "At 3M, we understand the challenges the industry is now facing and as thus we work closely with the oil and gas companies to help them conserve resources by doing more with less. Our technologies and products, which exceed 10,000 solutions for the oil and gas industry alone, help these companies solve complex products across the industry's upstream, midstream and downstream segments," she added.
To encourage live interaction with its existing and potential customers, 3M will feature its new LifeLab, an interactive in-booth experience to give attendees an opportunity to test and experiment with 3M technologies and materials. Attendees for example will be able to see how 3M Glass Bubbles make cement float and how 3M Ceramic Sand Screens mitigate the risk of erosion in downhole equipment.
"We are delighted to participate for the first time at the region's leading oil and gas industry event. With global volatility in the Oil & Gas market, we believe that the demand for innovative solutions that increase efficiency and lower costs is at its peak these days," said Wajid Abbas, Leader of 3M Gulf's Oil and Gas Solutions. "We are also very excited to announce that our Customer Experience Center will be officially opened in Abu Dhabi within the next few weeks. Dedicated to the oil and gas industry, this center is among the very first 3M customer centers of its kind in the region."
3M Gulf established its Oil and Gas Solutions in Abu Dhabi in September last year to oversee the markets of the UAE, Kuwait and Qatar. Over a span of one year, the company's oil and gas solutions business in the region witnessed a growth of almost 25 percent, mainly driven by the company's close proximity to its customers through one customer-facing entity.
3M offers more than 10,000 products that are used at all points in the oil and gas industry - from exploration, production and refining, to transportation and marketing. Capitalizing on the company's 46 technology platforms, 3M's solutions are mixed and matched in seemingly unique and uncommon ways to create products for the industry's most pressing needs.
At 3M, we apply science in collaborative ways to improve lives daily. With $32 billion in sales, our 90,000 employees connect with customers all around the world. Learn more about 3M's creative solutions to the world's problems at www.3M.com or on Twitter @3M or @3MNewsroom.
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