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3 stages of oil and gas production

The 3 stages of oil and gas production and what they entail

Max Elias
by Max Elias | Reading time: 1 minute

It is important for any oil and gas business to understand the phases of oil and gas production and the industries associated with each. The 3 stages of oil and gas production refer to upstream, midstream, and downstream oil and gas.

3 stages of oil and gas infographic

Upstream oil and gas businesses explore potential reservoirs and extract the raw materials from them. If a site does not have enough resources for drilling, it is abandoned. Midstream oil and gas companies process the materials that upstream businesses extract, removing some amount of impurities.

The processed raw materials are transported to oil refineries and processing plants, where downstream businesses create finished products from natural gas and oil. Even though different businesses are responsible for different things, each stage of oil and gas production depends on the previous stage.

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Max Elias

Max Elias

Max is a Content Writer at Lumiform originally from New York, NY. Before Lumiform, he worked at the fintech company SumUp, writing on a range of fintech-related topics. He has experience writing blogs, CRM communication, guides, and landing pages. In addition to a love of content writing, Max is passionate about standup comedy and cooking.