TechnipFMC Lands Mero 1

TechnipFMC has been awarded a contract by Petrobras, on behalf of the Libra Consortium, for engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) works on the Mero 1 pre-salt field, offshore Brazil.

The field is located in the Santos Basin, at 2,100 meters of water depth.

The contract, said to be between $500 million – $1 billion, covers engineering, procurement, construction of all rigid lines, as well as the installation and pre-commissioning of all the infield riser and flowline system for interconnecting 13 wells (6 production and 7 water alternate gas) to the FPSO.

It also includes the installation of rigid pipelines (including corrosion resistant alloy and steel lazy wave risers), flexible risers and flowlines, steel tube umbilicals and other required subsea equipment.

Arnaud Piéton, president Subsea at TechnipFMC, said: “We are extremely honored to have been selected to execute this EPCI project for the Mero 1 pre-salt field in Brazil. We are looking forward to collaborating with the Libra Consortium in the development of this important project. TechnipFMC is a long-term partner of Petrobras, committed to deepwater and to helping Brazil develop its natural resources.”

TechnipFMC runs a global Subsea Technology Center in Brazil, which focuses on subsea production systems and flexible pipes. The company also operates a fleet of 8 specialized vessels based in Brazil, which includes the recently named Skandi Olinda, a Brazilian-built pipe lay support vessel.

Libra Consortium comprises of Petrobras, Shell, Total, CNOOC Limited, CNPC and Pré-Sal Petróleo (PPSA).

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