Ikon Science Ltd., a global geoscience technology company, entered into an agreement with the Instituto Alberto Luiz Coimbra de Pós-Graduação e Pesquisa em Engenharia (COPPE), part of the Technology Center of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, to conduct joint industry-funded research projects in the field of geoscience software and related subjects for oil companies operating in Brazil.
COPPE supports the growth of Brazilian universities; thereby contributing to the country’s overall development. Founded in 1963 by the engineer Alberto Luiz Coimbra, the institution made it possible to create graduate courses in Brazil.
COPPE has awarded more than 12,000 masters and doctoral degrees in its 12 graduate masters and doctoral courses. Presently, the institution has 325 faculty members, 2,800 students and 350 employees. COPPE also has 116 modern laboratories, which together constitute the country’s largest engineering laboratory complex.
Ikon Science provides industry leadership in the prediction of reservoir properties, pressures and fluids. The company’s RokDoc® software, quantitative interpretation and geopressure services leverage the power of rock physics to integrate well, geopressure and seismic data to understand the subsurface.