Engineering Research Centre in Reservoir and Production Management

FAPESP and Equinor (former Statoil), a Norwegian multinational energy company, announce the result of a call for proposals launched with the aim of establishing an Engineering Research Center in Reservoir and Production Management, in Brazil.

The focus of the Center at a strategic level will be to undertake R&D into production optimization, enhanced/increased oil recovery, and water handling.

FAPESP’s support will be provided under the aegis of its Engineering Research Center Program (ERC).

Funding from FAPESP and Equinor is not expected to be the sole and exclusive support of the Center. Partnerships with governmental or non-governmental agencies that are responsible for public policies are foreseen, as well as the creation of startups to be supported by FAPESP’s Innovative Research in Small Business Program (PIPE).

The Engineering Research Centre in Reservoir and Production Management will be located at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in the University of Campinas (UNICAMP). Professor Antonio Carlos Bannwart will coordinate the Center.