Schlumberger opens research, geoengineering center in Brazil

Schlumberger has inaugurated its Brazil Research and Geoengineering Center in Rio de Janeiro.

Offshore staff

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – Schlumberger has inaugurated its Brazil Research and Geoengineering Center in Rio de Janeiro. The center will promote integration of geosciences and engineering to improve production and recovery from the “complex deepwater reservoirs and pre-salt carbonates offshore Brazil.”

The facility includes a Geoengineering Research Center, a Geoengineering Technology Center, and a GeoSolutions Hub, in addition to a number of Reservoir Laboratories.

The center covers 10,000 sq m (107,639 sq ft) and will have 300 scientists, engineers, and technicians when fully staffed. It is the first such facility for Schlumberger in the southern hemisphere.

The Research Center is designed to conduct research and development to improve industry understanding of pre-salt formations and their optimal development. The Geoengineering Technology Center will pursue geoscience workflows using state-of-the-art Ocean application development and Petrel seismic-to-simulation software. Regional solutions to the integration of data from seismic and other techniques will be developed in the WesternGeco GeoSolutions Hub, while three reservoir laboratories provide facilities to test and evaluate reservoir rocks and fluids under controlled conditions for multiple applications including well construction and reservoir stimulation.

11/16/2010

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