The most Innovative and Knowledgeable Brazilian R&D, Testing, Reporting, Equipment Provider and Asset Management Company for Flexible Risers, Flowlines, TCPs, Pipelines and Control Umbilicals for Oil & Gas Industry
Founded in October 06, 2009 in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul - Brazil, Simeros was born with inspiration and focus in technological innovation. The initial idea was to use the technical knowledge acquired in the academic formation of its founding partners to provide consultancies in companies of the state of Rio Grande do Sul.
Around 2011, Simeros was sought out and contracted by Wellstream (currently Baker Hughes) to carry out in-situ instrumentation of a high technical commitment. This work, alongside the promising economical moment for the area in Brazil, led the founder’s vision towards the oil and gas market. Since then, all the company efforts were concentrated in developing specialized products and services for the oil and gas sector, more specifically to the subsea flexible pipes and umbilicals area.
Later on 2012 Simeros made a partnership with TMSA (Tecnologia em Movimentação S.A.) to submit a product development project in the Technological Innovation Program launched by the Brazilian R&D financing institution - FINEP, Brazilian Development Bank - BNDES and PETROBRAS, denominated INOVAPETRO. Within this Program, Simeros and TMSA submitted a project for the development of end fittings and subsea flexible pipe and umbilical accessories. The project was approved and was able to capitalize TMSA and Símeros to develop its products and position itself in the market.
In 2013, Simeros wrote and deposited four international patents related to subsea flexible pipe and umbilical end fittings, and had the opportunity of creating a deep relationship with PETROBRAS, mainly with the researchers of CENPES, through joint developments, and finally, in this same year could get even closer to the main manufacturers of flexible pipes and umbilicals.
In the year of 2014, Simeros conducted several projects of verification and qualification for subsea flexible pipes and umbilicals through experimental tests, usually full-scale. Also, in 2014, Símeros was contemplated with the edict of Economic Subsidy for the development of innovative products promoted by FINEP in partnership with FAPERGS, the TECNOVA RS program. Inside TECNOVA RS, Símeros started the development of an innovative technique to monitor the structural integrity of subsea flexible pipes and umbilicals in offshore operations.
The year of 2015 presented another historical milestone for the company, as Simeros designed and build its own laboratories and testing facilities, which brought to the company new services and agility in its developments.
Nowadays, Simeros Projetos Eletromecânicos is called Simeros Technologies and provides on-demand engineering services, performs qualification and research tests on flexible pipes and umbilicals, designs its own dynamic test benches, customized to its needs, and develops applications using instrumentation and monitoring technologies for its own use and for external site applications.
Simeros’ staff is composed, on its majority, by Master level Engineers, with expertise in product development, instrumentation and signal conditioning, processing and analysis of large quantities of data in real-time and execution on the most diverse tests.
Simeros also counts on the vast and proven expertise of its Board of Directors, formed by the most knowledgeable technical executives from the "SURF" (Subsea Umbilicals Risers & Flowlines) Industry, coming from Petrobras, World Class OEMs and Best of Brazilian Academy.
CENTRIC is partner of SIMEROS on Business Development for its Services and Products Portfolio in Brazil and Overseas
SIMEROS Headquarters, Testing and R&D Facilities - Cachoeirinha / Rio Grande do Sul - Brazil