Key facts Patent Landscape Report - Shale Oil and Gas

There are approximately 4,000 published patent families related to shale oil and gas worldwide.

Patenting activity in this industry sub-sector has increased 188% between 2000 and 2012.

The top 5 applicants represent 12% of total patenting activity worldwide.

Top applicants are involved in some level of collaboration, primarily with partners in their own country.

The top 3 worldwide applicants are:

  • Sinopec (China)
  • JX Nippon Oil and Energy Corp. (Japan)
  • Exxon Mobil Corp. (US)

The top 3 Canadian applicants are:

  • Trican Well Services Ltd.
  • Envirollea Inc.
  • GASFRAC Energy Services Inc.