Deep-water Research Centre - 21/09/2009

Schlumberger has signed a joint cooperation agreement with the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) to build an international research centre on the university's campus. The agreement marks the first research and geosciences center to be located at UFRJ Technology Park. The partners will focus on research and development activities in the deep-water pre-salt environment.



The emphasis will be placed on the development of geosciences software for the exploration and production sector; new technologies to meet reservoir challenges in pre-salt environments; and the creation of a geophysical processing and interpretation Center of Excellence covering time-lapse seismic and combined electromagnetic and seismic measurements.

Brazil was selected as the site for the centre due to the availability of highly skilled professionals from many recognised universities, the broad availability of high-tech suppliers and the challenging technological needs of pre-salt reservoirs.


Last updated: 28/08/2020