About Research

Innovation and governance for purpose-oriented research

Research, Technology and Innovation

Our research seeks to provide knowledge and potential solutions to the main challenges in the areas of petroleum, gas, energy and the environment, connecting the demands of society with science.

The Institute has a research coordination to guide the entire process of ideation and preparation of proposals and project management in an agile way, aligned with the needs of our strategic partners.

Our laboratory tests produced by research activities follow strict international quality standards, generating reliable and traceable results.

Lines of Research

Our broad lines of research are aligned with global trends and demands.

Biological Sciences




Molecular Biology

Data Science and Information Intelligence

Data Science

Life-Cycle Assessment

Modeling in Process Engineering

Computational Chemical Modeling

Machine Learning


Petrology and Sedimentology

Organic and Inorganic Geochemistry


Applied Geophysics

Geological Modeling


Environmental Characterization and Diagnosis


Contaminated Areas

Environmental Remediation

Petrophysics and Reservoirs


Reservoir Modeling

Fluid-rock Interaction

Enhanced Oil and Gas Recovery

Quality and Metrology

Certified Reference Materials (CRMs)

Proficiency Testing Program (PEP)

Validation and Uncertainty


Energy Transition Technologies and Materials Development

Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS)

Underground Hydrogen Storage (UHS)

Green Hydrogen

Advanced Biofuels

Gas Hydrates

Shale Gas


Energy Storage Batteries and Fuel Cells