Get to know Cenpes, the Petrobras research center
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Created in 1963, Cenpes is one of the biggest applied research complexes in the world
Fields of activity
Main transformations led by Cenpes
Innovation to develop refining and boost the country
Still headquartered in Praia Vermelha, in Rio de Janeiro, our main focus of action at Cenpes was the refining area, as the objective at the time was to foster the national capacity for processing and producing fuels to supply the domestic market.
Technologies to transform the offshore segment
We inaugurated the Cenpes facilities in Cidade Universitária, in Rio de Janeiro. In the same period, the Exploration & Production area had its research intensified after the discovery of the Garoupa field, on the coast of Rio de Janeiro, which marks the beginning of the series of discoveries of the offshore fields of the company in the Campos Basin.
Partnerships to enable production in deep waters
Petrobras made great discoveries at unprecedented depths. At that time, there was no proven technology in the world to make oil production feasible in giant fields at depths close to a thousand meters. Faced with this challenge, we seek international references, develop partnerships with suppliers, work together with universities and research centers and develop our own technologies.
In 1986, the Deep Water Training Technological Program (Procap) was created to generate technological support in Marlin and Albacora, making it possible for us to produce in up to a thousand meters of water depth.
Technologies with worldwide impact and recognition
In 1992, the second phase of Procap began with Procap 2000, focusing on the production of Marlim Sul and Roncador, the latter with 1,730 meters of water depth, considered the largest Brazilian deposit until then. The positive impact on the global segment of the technologies that made production possible in the Marlim fields was recognized, with Petrobras receiving two Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) awards.
Pioneering technologies to produce ultra-deep waters
A new exploratory frontier for oil and gas began in the pre-salt region with the discovery of the Tupi field. Once again, Petrobras identified a great opportunity for growth, with an important change in the level of the world industry. The third phase of Procap, Procap 3000, was also started, which generated technological support for the production of the ultra-deep phases of Marlim Sul and Roncador.
Intensified focus on eco-efficient solutions, for Petrobras and the market
At that time, Procap Visão Futuro was created, facing solutions that increase efficiency and production results in deep and ultra-deep waters. The Cenpes Expansion facilities were inaugurated and are distinguished by advanced eco-efficiency concepts.
Principais transformações lideradas pelo Cenpes
O Cenpes tem a missão de imaginar, criar e fazer hoje o futuro da Petrobras. Dessa maneira, possibilita a criação de tecnologias e processos pioneiros para todo o setor global. Conheça algumas dessas transformações.
Scientific cooperation and open innovation
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