The company has announced to the market that some of its priorities are the reduction of its debt and the sale of assets. However, during the OTC Houston 2019, the company’s technology and production development director Rudimar Andreis Lorenzatto said that technological innovation for deepwater exploration is also on the agenda. On the company’s radar, there are solutions like digital twins to help optimize production, CO2 and gas separation, safety oversight systems and stand-alone safety-focused inspection.
Lorenzatto said that digital transformation is a “business strategy” for Petrobras, not just a technical challenge. The executive added that these new technologies will significantly alter the company’s processes and activities, bringing more efficiency and improving results.
With the use of technology, the director said that the company managed to reduce the days of ramp-up for pre-salt projects by 42% in the last seven years. Improvements included, for example, a reduction in the number of well construction days by 51% in the Búzios field since 2014.
The executive also commented on some other aspects of the company. He said the P-68, the first platform for the Iara area, is almost ready with entry scheduled for the second half of this year. Lorenzatto also recalled that the company plans to invest US $ 69 billion, with the Libra area to receive US $ 3.5 billion. Petrobras also promises to increase exploration investments, with resources in this area rising to about $ 11 billion by 2023.