partnerships that unlock technological potential
At Chevron Brasil, technology plays an important role in helping us deliver affordable, reliable energy that fuels human progress and economic growth.
It enables us to access data and information to maximize resource recovery, improve operational efficiency, maximize reliability and production efficiency from existing assets and develop new oil and gas reserves in deeper water as well as more complex formations.
It also helps us to integrate data and information so that we can manage and develop our assets efficiently while reducing our environmental footprint.
We use this technology to help develop Brazil's vast energy resources as well as to support the industry grow research capabilities and unlock technological advancements. As the digital transformation gathers pace, Chevron is focused on applying data science, predictive technologies, workflow automation and robotics to improve the safety and reliability operations.
Over the years, Chevron partnered with leading Brazilian universities*, in a range of projects in research and development (R&D) to support the:
- Mapping of fauna in the Brazilian coast;
- Study of possible environmental impacts of oil exploration; and
- Development of technology and software to better understand the geological formations of different basins in the country.
*Collaborative partnerships included the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), the Fluminense Federal University (UFF), the National University of Brasilia (UNB), the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN) and the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC).
Did you know?
Research and Development (R&D) projects in Brazil are linked to the volume of production and their implementation is supervised by the Brazilian National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels (ANP). The R&D clause establishes that expenditure in research and development must be made in an amount corresponding to 1% (one percent) of gross production revenue from fields that pay Special Participation.