Petrobras Boosts Application Performance on Offshore Oil-Drilling Platforms with Riverbed®
Engineer is collecting data of oil refinery through his iPad.


  • Data replication from 40 offshore drilling platforms to distant land-based facilities
  • Slow application performance on oil platforms
  • Backup process interrupted by lack of bandwidth
  • Network and application latency


  • Backup window reduced from 34 hours to four hours
  • Workers on oil platforms receive LAN-like application performance
  • Dramatically improved worker productivity and job satisfaction


Petrobras is a Brazilian integrated energy company that specializes in oil and oil byproduct exploration, production, refining, marketing, and transportation. Headquartered in Rio de Janeiro, Petrobras operates in 27 countries and has more than 75,000 employees worldwide. The company runs 112 production platforms, 16 refineries, 30,000 kilometers of ducts, and over 8,000 service stations. Its stock is traded in the world?s main stock exchanges.

Petrobras demonstrates a commitment to sustainable development through allying integrated growth with profitability and social and environmental responsibility in the countries where it operates. Petrobras responds to the global energy production challenges by seeking to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in processes and products and to achieve ecoefficiency.

Petrobras boosts application performance on offshoreoil-drilling platforms with Riverbed



“Each time the process was paused, the backup process had to be restarted.”

Carlos Alberto Lage, Land Coordinator of Information Technology and Communication (ITC)





Energy and Utilities

Mining Oil and Gas

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