Oil & Gas IP: The Perils of Theft, Joint Ventures and Patents vs. Trade Secrets

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Whether it be pushing production optimisation through digital oilfield infrastructure or innovations in hydraulic fracturing, it is widely recognised that advances in oil and gas technology will be the major propellant for the industry’s success in the coming decades.

From bitumen and extra-heavy oil to shale and high pressure/high temperature wells, the fast pace of technological progress has meant that intellectual property in the conventional and unconventional arena, is worth its weight in black gold, and should be either zealously guarded or keenly acquired.

In the following report, we take a look at three of the biggest concerns in oil and gas intellectual property and how these can be remedied.

Tim Haðdar is the Editor In Chief at Oil & Gas IQ. Reach Him At Twitter Or OGIQ