In exploration and production, IFP Energies nouvelles' aim is to develop new methods and technologies to push back the current boundaries of oil and gas reserves while protecting the environment.
IFPEN has built up a network of partnerships with oil, gas and related industries around the globe. It regularly works with more than a hundred partners from the upstream oil sector in some twenty countries.
IFPEN expertise and experimental facilities are used within collaborative R&D programs for bringing solutions to issues raised by the industrial partner. Such programs are jointly funded by IFPEN and its partner, and are performed on an entirely confidential basis.
A driving force for innovation, IFPEN has a portfolio of more than 3,000 active patents in the field of exploration-production corresponding to almost 700 inventions. This means that it can offer industry genuine technology transfers, in which it provides the technical dossier relative to its software, hardware or processes in return for royalties.
IFPEN organizes and coordinates collaborative research projects bringing together several industrial partners who jointly fund a program designed to solve a given problem. This formula means that the financial risks can be shared upstream and the research results downstream.
Exploration and production at IFP Energies nouvelles, 50 years of research and development and international partnerships with industry.