The Oil of Brazil

Exploration, Technical Capacity, and Geosciences Teaching (1864-1968)

  • Drielli Peyerl

Part of the Historical Geography and Geosciences book series (HIGEGE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Drielli Peyerl
    Pages 1-6
  3. Drielli Peyerl
    Pages 7-34
  4. Drielli Peyerl
    Pages 35-64
  5. Drielli Peyerl
    Pages 107-112
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 113-128

About this book


This book investigates the role of the National Petroleum Council (CNP) and especially of Petrobras in the construction and shaping of courses in Geosciences, as part of the historical process of the search for and exploration of oil, which began in Brazil in 1864 and ended in 1968 with the discovery of the first offshore well.

The book explores the history of the discovery of oil in Brazil together with the historical development of oil research and geosciences in Brazil. It also elucidates significant events and developments which occurred between 1864 and 1968 such as the foundation of the Ouro Preto Mining School, the foundation of the CNP and Petrobras and other scientific societies and universities and their contributions to the formation and constitution of geosciences in Brazil. This book also discusses the massive investments by CNP and Petrobras in technical and scientific research for oil exploration in the Brazilian territory.This unique book appeals to scientists, students and professionals in geosciences, history and related fields.


Oil and Gas Exploration Oil and Petroleum Industry in Brazil Field Exploration Geosciences Education Petrobras Professionalism and Teaching in Geosciences National Petroleum Council Brazil

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Energy and EnvironmentUniversity of São PauloSão PauloBrazil

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