The oil & gas industry of today has innumerable obstacles to overcome, from extreme underwater pressures to hostile weather conditions. Whether in drilling, production or subsea equipment, components must withstand harsh conditions and work effectively to improve reliability and efficiency while reducing downtime and energy consumption. Specially formulated to meet the demands of the oil & gas industry, products from Klüber Lubrication help operators extend maintenance intervals, increase equipment availability and achieve optimum results. On both offshore and onshore rigs, equipment is exposed to harsh environmental influences and demanding conditions. They have to resist high pressures, wide temperature ranges, aggressive media and long operating hours.

Specialty lubricants for demanding applications

Klüber Lubrication’s various specialty lubricants have been developed to provide excellent performance under toughest conditions in various applications:

  • Valve sealing agents - fracking, Christmas tree valves, gas storage plants, wellhead
  • Fluid-end/ power-end greases - fracking pumps
  • Wire rope lubricants - offshore and onshore drilling rigs, drillships
  • Bearing greases - shale shakers, mud pumps, electric motors
  • Gas compressor oils - FPSOs, gas processing plants, LNG terminals, LNG plants & regasification units   
  • Refrigeration compressor oils
  • Air compressor oils
  • Open gear lubricants - offshore cranes, jack-up rigs
  • Single-point mooring systems, turrets - FPSO, FLNG
  • Hydraulic oils
  • Turbine oils
  • High-temperature anti-seize compounds - aeroderivative turbines
  • Electric submersible pump (ESP) oils
  • High-temperature greases - dampers, downhole tools
  • Wireline greases
  • Iron roughnecks
  • Swivel joint greases - marine loading arms for LNG
  • Maintenance lubricants - varnish removal and descalers

Paving the way to a sustainable future with biodegradable lubricants

Most oil & gas operators are looking for sustainable solutions to reduce environmental impact and harm to the planet. Our readily biodegradable lubricants manufactured from renewable raw materials are non-toxic and help you comply with stringent regulations such as OSPAR. With high hydrolysis stability, they can withstand the harshest environmental conditions: salt water, rain, wind, and extreme temperatures. This leads to low lubricant consumption, less downtime due to maintenance and repair, and long component life. Our brochure shows the specialty lubricants designed as biodegradable to reduce harm in case of accidental discharge.

Improving energy efficiency through high-performance synthetic oils and cleaner operation

Choosing a high-quality synthetic gear oil enables end users to save energy and reduce operating costs through less maintenance, longer oil change intervals and less wear. Synthetic gear oils from Klüber Lubrication offer high oxidation resistance and thermal stability and a lower friction coefficient resulting in less power loss and longer service life compared with a standard mineral oil.

Using our fluid conditioner Varnasolv helps you achieve additional energy savings by reducing varnish deposits and cleaner operations.

You can optimise your energy consumption and reduce your CO2 emissions with our internationally recognised measurement and verification methods.

Predictive maintenance and Total Productive Management (TPM)

Oil and gas equipment is located in remote, inaccessible areas and must withstand harsh conditions and a dirty environment – yet equipment reliability is critical to the plant’s output. Unplanned downtime is expensive and must be avoided.

Through our Total Productive Management Strategy, we can continuously monitor the condition of the equipment in your plant and advise you on how to extend equipment life. Putting the focus on predictive maintenance will save more money in the long term and will provide the greatest improvement in Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).

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Whether you’re involved in drilling, fracking or production, we can help you improve your plant efficiency through our optimised lubrication management strategy. Contact us to learn more!

Drilling applications found in land and offshore applications

Drilling applications found in land and offshore applications

At a glance: specialty lubricants for the oil & gas industry

  • Oil and gas production equipment is subject to harsh environmental stresses.

  • Investment in specialty lubricants can reduce downtime, extend maintenance intervals, and increase safety, reliability, and equipment availability.

  • Our expert consulting offers you measurable added value.


  • As part of our Total Productive Management strategy, our predictive maintenance saves money in the long term and optimally reduces Total Cost of Ownership.

  • Our specialty lubricants, gear oils and greases can help you optimise your energy consumption, reduce your CO2 emissions, and attain your sustainability goals.

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