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Notably, the number of artificial intelligence-related patent applications in the oil & gas industry was 305 in Q2 2023, versus 273 in the prior quarter.

The top five companies accounted for 52% of patenting activity

Analysis of patenting activity by companies shows that Halliburton filed the most artificial intelligence patents within the oil & gas industry in Q2 2023. The company filed 50 artificial intelligence-related patents in the quarter, compared with 23 in the previous quarter. It was followed by Schlumberger with 38 artificial intelligence patent filings, Saudi Arabian Oil (30 filings), and China Petrochemical (21 filings) in Q2 2023.

Patenting activity was driven by the US with a 43% share of total patent filings

The largest share of artificial intelligence related patent filings in the oil & gas industry in Q2 2023 was in the US with 43%, followed by China (19%) and South Korea (5%). The share represented by the US was 18% higher than the 25% share it accounted for in Q1 2023.

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This content was updated on 2 August 2023

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