About us

LaMEP – Petroleum Engineering Modelling Laboratory – was a start-up project sketched around 2016 by researchers of the Department of Scientific Computing at the Federal University of Paraíba, located in João Pessoa, a seashore city in Brazil’s northeast region. However, it was at the beginning of 2017 that the lab had its creation officially approved by the Center of Informatics’ Council.

Our group is focused on applied research to oil, gas and energy sector by working at the interfaces between mathematical modeling, computational sciences, and engineerings (in particular, mechanical and petroleum engineering), whose team gathers researchers and students with distinct expertise and backgrounds. Our current research lines cover topics of interdisciplinary interest, such as reservoir characterization, digital petrophysics, image processing, multiphase computational fluid dynamics, petroleum data analysis, intelligent systems, and enhanced oil recovery techniques.

LaMEP is recognized by the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development – CNPq as a research unit and accredited by the National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels – ANP as a technical body allowed to run R&D activities. Our management plan is underpinned by the four-pillar RDI&T motto (research, development, innovation and technology transfer), by which we believe that Brazil’s academic environment can bring ideas to life and convert them into value for the society. Several partners and scientific collaborators of the academy both from Brazil and abroad are part of our cooperation portfolio. In the private sector, a few examples we have are Petrobras, Petrosynergy (Brazil), Paradigm-Emerson and Cagepa (Paraíba Water and Sewerage Company).

We are committed to producing standout research with an innovation spirit envisioned on win-win cooperations and strive for implementing strategic alliances that provide high-end solutions for challenging problems that arise in the industry or society and foster our economy.


To produce high-quality science in our fields of action and make valuable
contributions to academy, private sector and society.


To be a reference in research, development, innovation and technology transfer.


  • Valorize human resources and professionalism;
  • Help Federal University of Paraíba to grow and expand;
  • Act as stakeholder in projects of collaborators and partners;
  • Encourage investments in science and technology.