The Motley Fool's energy analyst, Taylor Muckerman, recently interviewed Larry Ryan, the business president of energy and water solutions at The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW), while at the 2014 Offshore Technology Conference in Houston. Ryan is also the general manager of oil and gas at The Dow Chemical Company, a leading specialty chemical developer.

In part one of this three-part interview, Ryan talks about the fluids and chemicals Dow has developed to help the oil-drilling industry. Find out more in the short video clip below.

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