Petrobras has awarded TechnipFMC with an engineering, procurement, construction, and installation (EPCI) contract for the Mero 1 pre-salt field, located in the Santos Basin at 2100 m offshore Brazil. The contract covers the engineering, procurement, and construction of all rigid lines, as well as the installation and precommissioning of all the infield risers and the flowline system for interconnecting 13 wells (6 production and 7 water alternate gas) to the FPSO.
The contract also includes the installation of rigid pipelines (including corrosion-resistant allow and steel lazy-wave risers), flexible risers and flowlines, steel tube umbilicals, and other required subsea equipment.
The ultradeepwater Mero field is located in the northwestern area of the Libra block, which is approximately 112 miles south of Rio de Janeiro. Petrobras is the operator of the consortium developing the Libra area. Shell, Total, CNOOC Limited, and CNPC are partners, and Pré-Sal Petróleo manages the production-sharing contract.
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