Petróleo Brasileiro S/A - Petrobras is the largest company in Brazil—and one of the largest in the world. It focuses on the extraction, production, refining, sale, and transport of oil, derivatives, natural gas, biofuels, electricity, and other, renewable, energy sources. The publicly-traded company—whose majority shareholder is the Brazilian government—has more than 100 drilling platforms, 16 refineries, and 6,000 gas stations in 28 countries.
The company’s business plan sets goals for intensifying oil production and doubling its number of wells by 2020. To strengthen internal communications during this expansion process, Petrobas developed a corporate portal based on Oracle WebLogic Portal. The new portal brings together all of the company’s news, technical expertise, business knowledge, information, and portlets, eliminating a number of smaller sites that local managers had been maintaining—and the costs associated with those sites.
“Oracle Consulting and Oracle Product Team professionals were present at all times and were very capable,” said Ana Cláudia Pinheiro, site andp department manager, Petróleo Brasileiro S/A – Petrobras. “They supported us and proved critical to the project´s success. We also counted on an internal team that was trained in Oracle products, and we conducted exhaustive performance tests to ensure a stable portal like the one we have today.”