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Jan 27, 2020
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Prysmian Group has been awarded a contract by Libra, a consortium of prime international oil & gas operators, for steel tube umbilicals to be installed in the Mero offshore oilfield.

The award is for Mero 1, an ultra-deep-water project, which will consist of up to 17 wells and one FPSO, situated approximately 180 km offshore Rio de Janeiro in the pre-salt area of the Santos basin at a water depth of approximately 2,000 meters below sea level with oil production due to commence in 2021.

The Mero 1 is the first project in the region to use Steel Tube Umbilicals.

The contract includes the supply of approximately 60 km of Steel Tube Umbilicals consisting of 9 and 12 functions 1/2“ diameter 10kpsi super duplex steel tubes that will be manufactured in the Group’s production unit in Vila Velha.

The Libra Consortium is led by Petrobras – with a 40 per cent interest – in partnership with Shell Brasil (20%), Total (20%), CNPC (10%) and CNOOC Ltd. (10%). The consortium also has the participation of the state-owned company Pré-Sal Petróleo SA (PPSA) as manager of the Production Sharing Agreement.

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