Volume 31, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 0263-5046
  • E-ISSN: 1365-2397


In modern petroleum exploration, a huge amount of information is required to support decision-making. Petrobras adopts a strategy of data governance and management to guarantee the integration of a great variety of data coming from different exploration and production areas. A database has been developed to integrate all the data produced by exploration and production activities, and is populated by systems responsible for managing the various types of information. PROLAB is the proprietary platform for rock data management within Petrobras. It consists of several modules that allow input, manipulation, and visualization of rock data in a consistent way, and supports the whole flow of activities in Petrobras’ exploration and production laboratories. Since the information input by the PROLAB system is stored in the integrated database, these data can be viewed, compared, and correlated to other exploration and production data. The integration of exploration and production information brings a great advantage to interpreters who aim at having a complete view of exploration activity. The objective of this work is to present the issues related to the information management of Petrobras’ exploration and production data, and the strategy for handling the variety of information.


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