European Patent Office: RESMAN Update
RESMAN AS (“RESMAN”) (www.resman.no), the world’s leading provider of wireless reservoir surveillance has successfully defended its European Patent EP 2 633 152 (“the Patent”) in opposition proceedings in the European Patent Office (“EPO”). The Patent covers RESMAN’s method for estimating influx profiles in hydrocarbon reservoirs using tracers.
The opposition brought by an industry entity was rejected by the EPO on all points and secured RESMAN’s exclusive rights under the patented method.
After the hearing at the EPO, Thomas Sperle, RESMAN’s Chief Technology Officer said that: “We are delighted at the outcome. RESMAN invests a significant amount of it’s revenues in R&D to improve the value for our customers in the data we provide in relation to wireless reservoir monitoring. The decision of the EPO in relation to the Patent is further recognition of the pioneering and innovative R&D work undertaken by RESMAN for the benefit of its customers in the oil and gas industry”.