About Us

The Energy Production Innovation Center (EPIC), formerly Engineering Research Center in Reservoir and Production Management (ERC-RPM), was founded at the University of Campinas (UNICAMP) in December 2018 with the financial support of the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) and Equinor Brasil Energia (EQUINOR).

The Center aims to find innovative solutions for production optimization and management, looking to increase efficiency in the recovery of the petroleum resources of Brazilian offshore fields.

Currently, EPIC develops research in three main Research Lines (RL1, RL2, and RL3) and involves professors, researchers and students from the Center for Petroleum Studies (CEPETRO/UNICAMP), the School of Mechanical Engineering (FEM/UNICAMP), the School of Technology (FT/UNICAMP), the Institute of Computing (IC/UNICAMP), the Institute of Geosciences (IG/UNICAMP), the School of Civil Engineering (FEC/UNICAMP), and the Escola Politécnica at the University of São Paulo (POLI/USP).