The innovators of TATNEFT commemorated the World Intellectual Property Day this year with registration of the title of protection for the result of intellectual activity.
Russian Federation Patent No. 2446317 for the invention "Method of transportation of highly watered oilfield wells production" obtained by TATNEFT company has become the 5,000th in the history of the inventive activity. The invention is aimed at reducing the pressure in the pipelines for transportation of fluids produced from the wells and reducing the costs of pumping, treatment of crude oil and water conditioning at the process facilities.
The employees of TATNEFT have been traditionally active in the field of technical creativity. Throughout the history of the Joint Stock Company this activity was confirmed by a large number of intellectual property items. The one thousandth title of protection was obtained in 1987, 2,000-th - in 2002, 3,000-th - in 2006 and 4,000-th in 2008.
The Company's advanced technologies are also patented in foreign patent offices.
OAO TATNEFT possesses 17 foreign patents at present.
World Intellectual Property Day is annually celebrated by the World Intellectual Property Organization on April 26. In 2012, it is dedicated to visionary innovators, who by their achievements in the inventive activities defy stereotypes and open up new vistas for creativity, as well as possess the ability to predict future needs and interests of mankind.