The Business Area of Oil & Gas is dedicated to find synergies between technologies developed within INESC P&D Brasil universe that could be applied in the oil industry. The Brazilian undeniable vocation for the oil & gas exploitation on hostile environments under high risks, and the need to explore resources increasingly farther from the coast and in greater depths in global oceans has caused an increased interest in the development of an equipment and solutions industry that involves a technology level with high standards of safety and control. This business area has the assignment of following the technological advances related to the exploitation of complex petroleum. Keep up with the paradigm change of oil & gas exploitation from low to higher depths, and identify the technological challenges related to this industry. This business area has a close connection with all other areas of IB.