Petrobras Creating a World-Class Technological Park in Brazil

Brazilian Petrobras With the presence of Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and the chairman of Petrobras, José Sergio Gabrielli, Petrobras, the Brazilian state-controlled oil and gas multinational, and the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) have inaugurated Thursday, April 30, the Laboratory of Corrosion and Non-Destructive Testing, located in campus Cidade Universitária, in the capital of the state of Rio.

The laboratory will be one of the world's most advanced for testing on corrosion, material inspection and soldering, the highlights being testing and research required for oil production in the pre-salt layer.

The result of a partnership between Petrobras and UFRJ, it has received 26 million reais (US$ 11.9 million) in investment by the state-managed company. By 2011, investment should total approximately 30 million reais (US$ 13.7 million).

According to information disclosed in a press release, the technological challenges posed by the pre-salt layer demand testing in singular conditions, similar to those founding the fields discovered. The laboratory was conceived so as to enable testing at high pressures and temperatures, and with the presence of corrosive fluids.

The construction of the laboratory is part of Petrobras' strategy of investing in experimental infrastructure and human resource formation in Brazilian universities and research institutes, under a model of sustainable relations, by means of the establishment of Networks for technological partnership in areas of strategic interest to the company.

Petrobras is investing around 400 million reais (US$ 183.1 million) a year, since 2006, in 36 different thematic networks, involving approximately 100 universities and research institutes across the country. Thanks to these technological partnership, a world-class technological park for the oil, natural gas and energy fields is being built in Brazil.

Mercopress

Tags:

  • Show Comments (1)

  • ch.c.

    yeahhhhh “World-Class Technological Park in Brazil ”
    Total investment US$ 13 millions…by 2011 !!!!!!

    Hmmmmmmm…..with such an amount invested, doubtful it will be a World-Class Technological PARK !

    A drop in the ocean, nothing more !!!!

    Even Petrobras with their yearly Us$ 183 millions investements in 100 universities AND RESEARCH institutes. Total is only around US$ 2 millions…PER UNIVERISTY/RESEARCH CENTER…ON AVERAGE !!!!!

    You wont go very far with such side pocket money in R&D for so many different projects !

    66 % of your total exports will remain in BASIC COMMODITIES as is the case now, for decades to come !
    And even in your total exports, most of them are due to FOREIGN FIRMS, including your grains made by foreign companies seeds, foreign companies tractors, foreign companies pesticides and fongicides, or cars exports made by foreign companies…IN BRAZIL !!!!!!

    Yeahhhhh…..Viva Brazil…the worst of the BRIC…until proven otherwise !!!!!!

    This said, I remain Bullish Brazil, due to EXTERNAL FACTORS…AS USUAL !

    😀 😉

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

comment *

  • name *

  • email *

  • website *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Ads

You May Also Like

Brazil Confirms US Wants to Block Sale of Airplane to Venezuela

Brazil’s Foreign Minister has said he has seen indications the United States wants to ...

Record Crop to Boost Brazil’s Sugar Exports by 17%

The record sugarcane crop that Brazil should pick this year opens perspectives for greater ...

Globo soap opera

The Brazilian Mating Game: You Can’t Win It!.

A few hours after saying goodbye to my son before he boarded a bus ...

In Brazil Electoral Rules Are Strict, But Candidates Know How to Get Round Them

Yesterday, July 19,  was the deadline for the registration of financial committees for presidential ...

Brazilians Are Paying 54% a Year in Interest for Personal Credit

Brazil's National Financial System volume of credit reached 1.085 trillion reais (US$ 669 billion) ...

Ireland’s JetBird Increases to 53 Number of Brazilian Embraer Jets Ordered

Dublin-based air taxi operator JetBird confirmed three options for the Phenom 100 jet manufactured ...

Missing US Teen Found Safe in Salvador, Brazil

Mykensie Martin, 17, an American exchange student who was missing since last weekend, was ...

Brazil Confirms Large Oil Reserves

State-controlled Brazilian oil and gas multinational Petrobras found large oil and gas reserves in ...

Bank of Brazil Opens Branch in Dubai to Draw Arab Investment

The Bank of Brazil should open its office in Dubai, in the United Arab ...