TechnipFMC Awarded Subsea Contract for Petrobras Offshore Project

(P&GJ) — TechnipFMC has been awarded a large subsea contract for infrastructure to support drilling operations in the pre-salt Mero field off the coast of Brazil. 

The Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation (EPCI) contract was awarded by Petrobras, the leader and operator of the Libra Consortium, consisting of Petrobras, Shell Brasil, Total, CNPC, CNOOC Limited and Pré-sal Petróleo SA (PPSA).

The Mero field is located in the Santos Basin (Brazil) at 2,100 meters deep.

The contract covers EPCI and pre-commissioning of the infield rigid riser and flowlines for production, including the water alternate gas wells. 

It also comprises the installation and pre-commissioning of service flexible lines and steel tube umbilicals, as well as towing and hook up of the floating production storage and offloading unit (FPSO).

The offshore campaign is scheduled to start in 2022.

“We are delighted to have been awarded another EPCI contract by the Libra Consortium, which reinforces the long-standing relationship between Petrobras and TechnipFMC.” Arnaud Pieton, President Subsea at TechnipFMC, said.

For TechnipFMC, a “large” contract ranges between $500 million and $1 billion.

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