Dr. Ismael Santos holds an MSc in Applied Mathematics from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (IM-UFRJ) and a PhD in Computer Graphics from Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (DI-PUC/Rio). He has been working for Petrobras since 1987 as a scientific software engineer architect and developer with extensive experience in the development of large-scale applications for the E&P segment.
In his master degree (1997), he developed a Neural Network based application to address the First Break Picking problem. From 2003 to 2004 he worked as a guest research scientist at the Virtual Environment division of the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft in Sankt Augustin, Germany. He developed many VR techniques applied to Geosciences and Engineering areas. In his PhD (2010), he has developed a Collaborative Virtual Engineering Environment for integrating Engineering simulators and a 3D Immmersive Visualization tool.
From 2007 to 2013, he worked, as a Petrobras’ IT representative, in the Project Assurance Review process of the DRMS (Digital Reservoir Modeling System) project. DRMS is a joint project with Petrobras, Shell and Computer Modeling Group (CMG), a Canadian company specialized in the development of reservoir simulators.
Dr. Ismael Santos has more than 27 years of experience of scientific software development using OO design and more recently SOA. He has also lead many scientific and visualization software development projects, applying Agile methodologies, mixing Scrum, Kanban and Lean principles. He is also an instructor of many computer science courses at both Petrobras and universities in Brazil.
Currently Dr. Ismael coordinates research on BigData and Analytics techniques in order to increase the operational efficiency of Petrobras's stationary production units (SPUs). In the E&P offshore logistics segment we investigate solutions to reduce service time (lead-time) for delivering the requested materials too SPUs and optimize warehouse inventories.