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Geochronology laboratory with high resolution ionic microprobe: support for development of high technology geoscientific projects in oil exploration

Grant number: 03/09695-0
Support Opportunities:Research Grants - Research Partnership for Technological Innovation - PITE
Duration: February 01, 2005 - January 31, 2008
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Geosciences - Geology
Principal Investigator:Colombo Celso Gaeta Tassinari
Grantee:Colombo Celso Gaeta Tassinari
Host Institution: Instituto de Geociências (IGC). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Host Company: Petróleo Brasileiro S/A (PETROBRAS)
City: São Paulo


The objective of this project is the implementation of a Geochronological Laboratory with a high resolution ionic microprobe on the campus of the University of São Paulo (USP), in the city of São Paulo. The proposal is to develop, in the area of geosciences, projects geared towards the exploration / exploitation of oil. They should be related to the study of the source of the sediments forming the reservoir bedrocks and to the study of the precise dating of diagenetic processes and of the characterization of the tectonic evolution of potentially oil-bearing sedimentary basins. The project will also train human resources in high geoscientific technology geared to applications in the oil industry in order to meet market demand. It is important to highlight that the implementation of the laboratory will afford technological innovations in other areas, such as in the study of the evolution of the continents and in the mineral industry. In addition to Petrobras and USP, the São Paulo State University (UNESP) and the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP) will also be partners in this work. (AU)

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