Technology & Innovation

Technological innovation and development are the mainstay of all our activities. We are only able to overcome our challenges and gear up for the future because we have great researchers and technological resources that allow us to anticipate scenarios, diversify power generation, improve our products, and make our business more and more sustainable.

Selo_otc_eng_hor.jpgFor the pioneering technologies we developed with partners and suppliers, we were granted in 2015, for the third time, the OTC Distinguished Achievement Award for Companies, Organizations, and Institutions – the highest technology recognition an oil company can get as an offshore operator.


Our Research and Development activities are centralized at the Leopoldo Américo Miguez de Mello Research & Development Center (Cenpes), in Rio de Janeiro. Occupying a total area of 300,000 square meters, it is one of the world's most important applied research complexes. Besides advanced laboratories, it has simulation and process immersion rooms of the energy industry.

Network Technology

We have developed a new technological partnership model with universities and research institutes that work in collaborative networks. These partnerships include the creation of cutting-edge laboratories, training researchers and project development.

Get to know the thematic networks and their goals (in portuguese).

Petrobras Technology Award

To encourage innovative ideas, we created the Petrobras Technology Award, which offers awards and scholarships for undergraduate, master's degree or doctoral projects carried out at Brazilian educational institutions on technological issues related to the energy industry and to environmental preservation.

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Petrobras Technology Report

The report brings together the main results achieved in technology. By announcing these results, we showcase a few trends we are investing in aiming to ensure sustainable growth.

Download our last reports: Petrobras Technology 2013, Petrobras Technology 2012 and Petrobras Technology 2011.

Technologies of the Future

Enhancing Limits

Thinking beyond possibilities that have already been mapped and creating innovative models was what allowed us to overcome the challenge of reaching the Pre-Salt.

Adding Value and Diversifying Products

Improving the quality and performance of our products, diversifying our portfolio, is an important driver of our activities.

Energy Industry Sustainability

We seek sustainability for our business, reducing operating costs, generating ever more efficient products, and helping mitigate the effects of climate change.