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Schlumberger opens Brazil research and geoengineering center

Posted on 06 December 2010

Image courtesy of Schlumberger.

Image courtesy of Schlumberger.

A new research and geoengineering center was opened by Schlumberger in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in November. The center, the first such Schlumberger facility in the southern hemisphere, was inaugurated to promote the integration of geosciences and engineering to improve hydrocarbon production and recovery from the complex deepwater reservoirs and pre-salt carbonates offshore Brazil.

The center includes a geoengineering research center, a geoengineering technology center, and a GeoSolutions hub in addition to reservoir laboratories. The center covers a 10,000-sq-m floor area, and when fully staffed, up to 300 scientists, engineers and technical staff working in multidisciplinary, collaborative teams will work on the development of innovative solutions to the technical challenges associated with the complex formations found deep offshore Brazil. Continuing a theme that now runs across all Schlumberger research centers, the new Brazil facility is located close to the leading academic expertise of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, and is located on the same campus that houses the Petrobras CENPES Research Center.

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