Multidisciplinary research in Computing and Geoscience for building computer systems to support activities in the petroleum exploration and production chain, especially:
Integrated Geological modeling
Studies in information integration along of the upscaling chain by knowledge and information modeling and the adoption of open standards for exchanging information.
Systems for Petrology and Stratigraphy
Geological knowledge management by capturing and sharing information on reservoir evaluation activities, lithostratigraphic correlation and petrogenetic studies. Legacy data translation to new formats.
Geochemical modeling Inorganic
Numerical modeling for geochemical characterization of sedimentary rocks and the diagenetic evolution of reservoirs.
Computing and Scientific Visualization
Study of interactive computer graphics techniques applied to the information analysis and understanding of geological data.
Monitoring, Control and Automation Wells and Platforms
Integrated architectures and wireless communication systems applied to real-time monitoring and control of sensors and actuators in oil and gas automation plants. Information security and fault tolerance for critical real-time applications.
Robotics for sensing and inspection
System control and sensing for vehicle inspection and correction in production plants and pipelines. Data capturing using robots and drones.
Registration in ANP No. 403/2014
Recent projects or ongoingin cooperation with industry
PETROBRAS – CENPES
PETROBRAS – Corporate University
The group has developed dozens of software and hardware products for the oil area; three of them became commercial products of successful international marketing.
Creation of Endeeper, a knowledge-system company ( www.endeeper.com ), with support of innovation and entrepreneurship programs of the Federal Government and Petroleum Special Fund.