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Applied geophysics in Brazil and the development of a national oil industry (1930-1960)

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Author(s):
Peyerl, Drielli [1] ; de Mendonca Figueiroa, Silvia Fernanda [2]
Total Authors: 2
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Energy & Environm, Res Ctr Gas Innovat, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Univ Estadual Campinas, Sch Educ, Dept Teaching & Cultural Practices, Campinas - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: HISTORY AND TECHNOLOGY; v. 36, n. 1 MAY 2020.
Web of Science Citations: 0
Abstract

From the late nineteenth century onwards the Brazilian state founded several public institutions involved in oil exploration: the Geographical and Geological Commission of Sao Paulo (CGG, 1886), the Geological and Mineralogical Survey of Brazil (SGMB, 1907), the National Oil Council (CNP, 1938), and the state-run oil company Petrobras (1953). This article details the history of geophysical exploration in Brazil over the first half of the twentieth century and its role in transforming the country into a major oil producer, stressing the involvement of foreign experts and the role of imported technology. It focuses on the close relationship between Brazil and the United States in applying geophysics techniques to scrutinize Brazilian territory in the search for oil while unveiling the commercial and political dimensions of such technoscientific exchanges. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 14/50279-4 - Brasil Research Centre for Gas Innovation
Grantee:Julio Romano Meneghini
Support type: Research Grants - Research Centers in Engineering Program
FAPESP's process: 18/26388-9 - Transitions in Energy History: development and new perspectives about the natural gas in Brazil
Grantee:Drielli Peyerl
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Young Researchers
FAPESP's process: 17/18208-8 - Transitions in energy history: development and new perspectives about the natural gas in Brazil
Grantee:Drielli Peyerl
Support type: Research Grants - Young Investigators Grants
FAPESP's process: 14/06843-2 - A North American at the Petrobras: the trajectory of the geologist Walter Link (1902 - 1982) at the Exploratory Department - DEPEX/Petrobras (1954 - 1960) and his influence in the technical and exploratory process of oil in Brazil
Grantee:Drielli Peyerl
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 15/03244-3 - The model of the United States oil industry in Brazil: the case of the North American geologist Walter link (1902 - 1982)
Grantee:Drielli Peyerl
Support type: Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Post-doctor