TechnipFMC has been awarded a large contract for Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation (EPCI) through a competitive contracting process, by Petrobras, the leader and operator of the Libra Consortium, which was formed by Petrobras, Shell Brasil, Total, CNPC, CNOOC Limited and Pré-sal Petróleo SA (PPSA), for the pre-salt Mero field, located in the Santos Basin (Brazil) at 2,100 metres deep.
The contract covers engineering, procurement, construction, installation 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 (FPSO) unit.
The Company will leverage synergies with the Mero 1 project Subsea EPCI, utilising in-house rigid and flexible lay vessels and its significant local footprint in Brazil, including a spoolbase, logistics base and engineering capabilities. The offshore campaign is scheduled to start in 2022.
Arnaud Pieton, President Subsea at TechnipFMC, comments, “We are delighted to have been awarded another EPCI contract by the Libra Consortium, which reinforces the long-standing relationship between Petrobras and TechnipFMC. By executing and delivering this new flagship project, we are looking forward to supporting Petrobras’s ambition in the pre-salt region and contributing to the development of Brazil.”
Note: For TechnipFMC, a “large” contract ranges between USD 500 million and USD 1 billion.