Postdoctoral Fellowship - Petroleum Engineering for Pre-Salt (Brazil)

Aug 04, 2019
Sep 03, 2019
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
We are seeking candidates for post-doctoral fellowship positions for up to 4 years to work at the Center for Petroleum Studies (CEPETRO) ( ) and at the Reasoning for Complex Data (Machine Learning, Lab.) at the University of Campinas, Unicamp ( ), Campinas, SP, Brazil.

These positions are part of a partnership between the university and private companies in the oil and gas field. The project, entitled Machine-Learning development for Analysis of Complex Production data in a Pre-Salt carbonate field, aims at designing, developing and combining new machine learning techniques to support the pre-salt production fields. The envisioned background of the candidate is in Petroleum Engineering or related fields.

In this project, we focus on tackling heterogeneous data from oil and gas production in order to find possible flaws and to improve wells, reservoir and facility management towards reaching higher better recovery factors. One branch of the project shall investigate and understand the data gathered from a set of sensors and different sources and thus establishing relationships with reservoir lifetime phases. In this vein, this research project focuses on understanding different pieces of information associated with an object of interest and finding their temporal and spatial relations. Another branch of research focuses on seeking a transformed and unified feature space (manifold), allowing machine learning techniques to highlight relevant information from heterogeneous sources. The goal is not only to pinpoint abnormal behavior but also to support the solution identification and to explore unseen opportunities for production improvements.

Each post-doctoral fellowship includes a monthly stipend of R$ 7,373.10 (about USD 2,000 and EU$ 1,800) adjusted according to Fapesp values, and access to the health-care system of Unicamp.

Interested candidates should fill the online application form below adding the listed documents.
  • A motivation letter for the application
  • A recommendation letter from a previous supervisor
  • Curriculum vitae with a list of publications, education background, research track-record and experience, and copy of diplomas/degree certificate(s).

Additional Information

Eligibility Criteria Ph.D. in Geological, Petroleum Engineering or related areas. In case you have any doubt about a possible related area, drop an email to Prof. Denis Schiozer ( ), Alessandra Davolio ( ) or Prof. Anderson Rocha ( ).

Selection process It will be based on the motivation letter for the application, recommendation letter from a previous supervisor, curriculum vitae with a list of publications, education and experience, and copy of diplomas/degree certificate(s). An interview with the finalists shall take place via Telecom.

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